I have learnt a lot from competitions; they push me into areas of photography I would never venture into otherwise. I like the challenge of doing something new, learning about topics I know nothing about, and believe that my photography has improved from the constant stretching of my abilities.
This little ant who lives in a gutter in a suburban street
in Shoal Bay was an unlikely model for a photo I
took for the 2009 Canon Photo5 competition.
My photo was one of ten finalists, selected by
the judges from a pool of over 1,200 photos.
The photo did not win the major prize, but it is used on television commercials and citylight advertisements each subsequent year to promote the competition.
A selection of photos from the 2011 Canon Photo5 competition. The categories, panning, low-light and action.