January 2011: Photo Comp Results

Winning Photo

Theme:  “Smiles”



Photo By Aviana:

Sony Alpha100, F5, 1/500sec, ISO 200, 75mm FL, WB: Auto

Why Aviana Won:

We not only loved the lighting and composition of this photo but the movement of it as well. The woman swinging her hair up and away from the camera gives us a very unique perspective into the warm hearted nature of the woman. She seems so happy and vibrant, and with the big smile on her face, the photo seems even more appealing.

From a technical perspective, the cool temperature of the photo worked very well with the white background and the subjects natural colouring. The fast shutter speed was very well done, as everything is in focus whilst maintaining the topic of this photo.

Great work Aviana! Well done!

Amy & Paul

P.S And thank you to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.

Special Mention Entries:

(simply click on a photo to enlarge and see camera data)

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your photos. You have done a great job. We have a limitation of one Winner and twelve finalists photos. This is due to the wonderful success and popularity of Focus Ezine and that we are now getting a large number of entries each month. If you don’t see yours here it’s not because we didn’t like it, it’s simply because of space limitations.

Please add your comments to any of  these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.

Next Month’s (February) Theme Is:


The closing date is the 25th of January 2011

Lets take a look at some examples of “Yellow” to give you an idea of what we have in mind for the competition…



As you can see, you can submit anything to the comp that you have taken that represents “Yellow”.

If you think it’s the shot then submit it and you may win yourself $50us.

Please Note: you must be a subscriber to Focus eMagazine to enter. If you are interested in a subscription to Focus eMagazine simply go here:

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About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

Comments (13)

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  1. kenny says:

    Excellent photos. Very tallented group of subscribers you got there.

  2. Adam says:

    Awesome winning shot! Aviana you are a great photographer.

  3. James says:

    Excellent photos. I like the winning shot plus the one of the old lady.

  4. Sam says:

    The winner is a great photogrpaher. How did you get that so clear with the movement and everything?

  5. Evan says:

    great photos

  6. Darrel says:

    These photos are really good. The winning shot is excellent. I will enter next month.

  7. Cathy says:

    Amy I would like to enter next month, how do I do that? I am not a subscriber though.

    • Hi Cathy, we would love to have you on board. Just go to that link and take up a subscription, then you can enter. Please read the terms and conditions and be clear about them so you don’t miss out. Can’t wait to see your entry! :)

  8. Sylvia says:

    Excellent winning photo! The others are really good too. I love the little girl at the piano. Such great work, well done to all.

  9. Manny says:

    I like the baby on the piano.

  10. Kurt says:

    Amy, how do i join?

  11. Jacob says:

    excellent photos

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