Child Photo Competition 2017 No 2 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $710.00
  • Judges Comment
  • A beautiful and touching moment. Sensitive, fragile and poetic. The head of this child is framed and protected with hands. The tonality of the two different skins support this scene in a good way. The fact that is not perfectly in focus is not really important, the blurry lines and contrasts transfer the picture in a dreamy and poetic mood. There are not too many details you need to look at, you focused on the essential! Congrats to this beautiful work and to the first price of the I-shot-It Child competition!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so much!! My name is Agnieszka Maruszczyk and I'm from Poland. I'm particularly happy about this photo being recognized, since it's very special to my heart and comes from a personal "Father and Son" project. It was one of the every-day moments, which however represents everything important between them two. More of my child, travel and street photography can be found on Instagram and FB. I shoot with Nikon D750 and 24-70 Nikkor lens
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A photo that shows a different kind of childhood. The surrounding of these children shows their everyday life. The light that shines into this place makes this picture really special. It is dynamic and mysterious. You need to look at this picture again and again, you find so many interesting details in it. Congrats to this beautiful photograph!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A boy on his way to be a man. His facial expression is so serious. The photo is fragile and powerful at the same time. You can see his strong character and decisiveness. The background and the black and white tonality underlines this in a great way. Thank you for this great picture!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for recognizing my picture. My name is Agnieszka Maruszczyk and I'm from Poland. That's a portrait of my son, since children are the once I like photographing most - capturing some real moments, how they change over time, who they are. I was in a park with my son and asked him to take his t-shirt off and show me how strong he was. I'm still having a smile on my face when looking at this show of strenght he gave me... Picture taken with Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm lens + basic post-processing in LR
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A funny picture caught in the right time!
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  • Beautiful picture full of power and a good sense for timing.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A child with her dog protected under a huge, fury blanket. I really like the soft and lightning tonality, the composition and the originality of your picture! It transfers a special mood when you look at it. A fabulous picture!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so much! My name is Ashley Petersen and I photograph lifestyle and conceptual portraiture in the San Francisco bay area. I really like working with kids and animals, they are so spontaneous, which makes the process very fun to document. There is something special about the dynamic between animals and people. I shot this at Kirby Cove, in Sausalito, CA. I used a Nikon D750 with a 50 mm lens and post processed in Photoshop.
  • www.ashleypetersenphoto.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A little girl and a small creature. Beautiful captured! It transfers a lot of emotions. They seem as they communicate with each other. Well done, beautiful work!!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • I really like this picture of this little rockstar! He looks relaxed and self-confident. The composition and the beautiful light support this in a good way. Well done!!
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  • An honest moment full of tension. You tell a story in you picture. Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the recommendation and congratulation to the winner. My name is Peter Dietz, father of four, living in Germany. The picture shows my daughter and my son Nr. 2 playing chess while summer holidays last year.
  • www.peter-dietz.de
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • What a great composition in this beautiful black and white picture! Everything works perfectly together. A beautiful moment!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for recognizing my picture. My name is Agnieszka Maruszczyk and I'm from Poland. That's a portrait of my son when we took a trip to London. While I photograph children most, I also do street photography and I guess this picture is a combination of both. Picture taken with D750 + 24-70 lens
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • An extraordinary picture. A boy trying to hide behind a bundle of chickens. You need to count their heads, otherwise it is not clear how many there are. There are a lot of details to look at. But the one eye of this boy is the center of your picture. It tells the story! Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A funny and outstanding close-up portrait. Respect for this brave model! Technically perfectly executed!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for recognizing my picture. My name is Agnieszka Maruszczyk and I'm from Poland. That photo was taken during Easter. The weather has been far from perfect, but kids were playing outside and building a house for snails. I asked Agata if she would be brave enough to put her little friend on her face. And she was! Picture has been taken with Nikon D750 + 24-70 lens
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • These boys are having a blast. You can see pure and honest emotions in this picture. I also like the tonality and the contrasts. Great work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks a lot for choosing this picture as a finalist. It was a very funny moment in a community in the island of Marajó, Brazil. Canon 5D Mark III-24-105mm Canon Lens- post processing in lightroom
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Two boys, maybe brothers, who communicate only with their expressions. I am sure they hatch a plot together. You tell story with your picture. Well done!!
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  • A picture that strikes through it's colors, tonality and composition. Everything fits perfectly together!
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  • A great picture! Technically it is really perfect. I am sure it is not the first picture you have taken. I like how the colors work together, the contrasts between this lighting yellow jacket and the background fits perfectly together. And of course it is a lovely moment captured in the right moment!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Life can be so easy. A beautiful picture!!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so much for this honour. This is a picture of my boyfriend's nephew, taken with a Fujifilm x100t.
  • www.jamieleighphotography.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • I really like the moment you captured in this photograph. The girl stands in the middle of a crowd of people and her facial expression is captivating. If you look at this picture you really want to know more. What happens? What is she looking at?