- Copyright: Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of MUSE Creative Awards to use it for exhibition and publication in any medium, however work entered into the competition can remain private upon written request from the entrant. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the entrant.
- Entry fee: Professional: $35; Amateur & Students: $30
- Entry deadline: 23rd February 2023
- Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide.
- MUSE Photographer of the Year (Professional) – Receive the 2023 MUSE Awards statuette and a $3,000 cash prize
- MUSE Photographer of the Year (Amateur/Student) – Receive the 2023 MUSE Awards statuette and a $2,000 cash prize
- MUSE Category Winners (Professional & Amateur/Students) – $100 cash prize each
Categories: Architecture Photography, Commercial Photography, Editorial Photography, Event Photography, Fine Art Photography, Nature Photography, People Photography, Mobile Photography, Black & White Photography and other special categories, such as Covid-19 Related Photography, Stock Photography, Film Photography, etc.
There are no limits in the number of entries. Online submission of digital images via the website.
Image requirements: JPEG or JPG format; under 4MB, 1,200px wide is preferable, 300dpi, RGB.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR YOU:
In macro photography, you will find that the small vibrations from your hands when holding the camera will be enough to make the whole picture jump around like crazy. Combine this with trying to photograph an insect sitting on a plant that is swaying in the wind, and you have a real challenge on your hands. See the video at the top of this article to understand what I mean.
A high shutter speed is therefore to recommend, especially for beginners. Begin with a shutter speed of 1/250 or faster.
However, the light duration from a speedlight is usually extremely short, and can alone freeze your subject, even combined with a slower shutter speed such as 1/100 s. The reason is that the flash will stand for the majority of the light in the photo, so even if you happen to shake your camera, it will be barely noticeable in the exposure. With a short focal length macro lens, you can take nice looking photos even at 1/40 s shutter speed.
The benefit of using a slow shutter speed is that you can avoid the black background that you otherwise often get in macro photos taken with a flash. Instead, you can get some color into your background, making the photo look a bit better
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