How the winning photo of the "Portrait" contest was made
By decreed in Photo Contests on Apr 27, 2021
Many thanks to all the folks who voted for my photo “The Gaze” in the March 2021 “Portrait” Photo Contest – I saw that it was attracting interest during the shortlisting process and was thrilled to get into the last 15 but never thought that it would eventually win the competition.
As stated in the comments for “The Gaze” it was taken during one of Selsey Camera Club’s final few live club meetings in February 2020 before the pandemic forced us to close shop. Selsey Camera Club is a small but enthusiastic camera club based in a small town at the bottom end of a peninsula on the south coast of England near Chichester, the county town of West Sussex.
We hold a regular portraiture workshop every year – an event, organised by club member Bob Hoare who always finds an interesting but contrasting pair of models including attractive young ladies, a rugby football player (in playing kit), a fireman (also in kit – with accessories) and my personal favourite - older gentlemen (preferably with a full beard).