Round 8: My Life

Round 8 My Life

Round 8, My Life, is perhaps the most straightforward to date of our APOY 2008 themes, but also one of our most challenging. How do you live? That?s what we want to know. This should be reportage with a bit of introspection. Think about how the goings-on around you tie into your own experience and how you can express those visually to give us a flavour of your existence.

Composition is key in this round. Perhaps you run a small business and want to place your camera at till level and set a long exposure to record the customers coming in and out of your shop. Maybe you want a wideangle lens to capture the foot traffic on your high street. Or if you?re home-bound you might consider different techniques or formats to frame your existence there. Is your home life different from your life at work? Maybe combining two images into one frame could express this point. The options are plenty!

The closing date for APOY Round 8 entries is 26 September. See AP 6 September for an entry form.

First Prize

Samsung?s new flagship GX-20 body, worth £650, plus a 12-24mm wideangle lens, worth £549. The winner will also receive an SEF-36 PFZ flash, worth £199. In total, the winner will receive nearly £1400 in Samsung kit

Second Prize

Samsung GX-20 standard kit, worth £700.

Included in the standard kit is the GX-20 camera body and an 18-55mm standard lens. The GX-20 boasts 14.6 million effective pixels, on-sensor dust removal,

wireless flash, post-capture HDR, pixel mapping, a top ISO of 6400 and a wide range of white balance options

Third Prize

Samsung NV24HD compact digital camera, worth £249.99. The 10.2-megapixel NV24HD boasts a 24-86mm (equivalent) wideangle zoom lens, optical image stabilisation, face, blink and smile detection, HD video capability, a wide range of shooting modes

and Samsung?s new organic LED screen (OLED)