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ePHOTOzine members win Practical Photography competition

ePHOTOzine members win Practical Photography competition - ePHOTOzine regulars Paul Stefan and John Patrick took first and second place in Practical Photography's Photographer of the Year competition

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Lust for Life - Paul Stefan
ePHOTOzine members win Practical Photography competition
The Photographer of the Year competition, run by Practical Photography and Jessops, involved an international field of thousands of pros and amateurs over a period of ten months. Following two rounds, John and Paul were the last two in the competition in a head to head final stage. Paul walks away with £4000 of holiday vouchers, and John with £500 of Jessops vouchers.

Both John and Paul are regular posters on ephotozine and got through the first qualifying round of the competition with images from their ephotozine galleries. This image from John won the 'Low Light' round and Paul qualified with this shot, in the 'Travel' category.

Round 2, with a much reduced field of 80 photographers saw a new theme of “On my doorstep”. Following their submissions, both John and Paul were then short listed for the grand final with the theme Lust for Life.

About John:
John bought his first ever SLR a couple of years back and was instantly addicted (i.e. obsessed). He enjoys taking pictures of most stuff, but a love of being outdoors is leading him to specialise more and more in ultra wide angle landscapes and low light work. He's based in the North East of England, and shoots mainly in the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Lake District.

John has a deep affinity for capturing fresh views of his local landscapes, after spending much of his childhood exploring the local countryside in the holidays with his mates. He also enjoys a technical challenge and the low light work particularly appeals to this, often involving tricky long exposures from multiple light sources, and sheer persistence to get the right weather and light conditions. More of John's work can been seen here on ePHOTOzine, on his web site www.newfocusphoto.com.

About Paul:
The first SLR that Paul owned was a Canon EOS 500 which he bought “plenty” of years ago and used right up until he went digital and purchased a Canon 20D when it was first launched. He used to take lots of photographs on film since his early teens but didn’t really understand the fundamentals of what made a good photograph – light, composition, subject etc so finally decided to do a City and Guilds in Photography about 3 years ago where he learnt how a photograph is made, did all his own developing and even made my own pinhole camera!

He has a love for landscape photography but also has a passion for architecture and whenever possible attempts to combine elements from both. Also, in the last year, Paul has developed a strong passion for black and white photography and whenever possible looks for subjects that will work in mono.

More of Paul’s work can be seen here on ePHOTOzine, or on his website at www.paulstefan.co.uk

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Chriscj e2
8 96 1 England
14 Nov 2006 10:10AM
Congratulations you two.

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User_Removed 10 3.3k Russian Federation
14 Nov 2006 11:08AM
Good on yous both!
SuziBlue e2
12 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 Nov 2006 11:21AM
Great news! Congratulations both!
Anthony e2
13 5.6k 17 Scotland
14 Nov 2006 11:23AM
very well done.

14 Nov 2006 11:31AM
Congratulations to you both - Keith
BigCol e2
13 1.8k 1 Scotland
14 Nov 2006 11:58AM
How refreshing it is to see that even the good folks at ePz can't always get it right first time! Check out the links guys!

Congrat's to both John & Paul, it can't have been easy.
BigCol e2
13 1.8k 1 Scotland
14 Nov 2006 11:59AM
How refreshing it is to see that even the good folks at ePz can't always get it right first time! Check out the links guys!

Congrat's to both John & Paul, it can't have been easy.
pennyspike e2
11 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 12:30PM
Well done guys. Enjoy spending the vouchers and the holiday.
10 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 12:40PM
Second year running too, clairabella won it last year.
newfocus e2
8 644 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 12:54PM
Thanks folks Smile

Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
14 Nov 2006 1:02PM
whoops :-( Fixed now.
14 Nov 2006 1:04PM
Thats great news. Congratulations to you both!
User_Removed 9 4.9k England
14 Nov 2006 1:20PM
Congratulations John and Paul
Well done.
paulstefan e2
10 509 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 1:36PM
Yes, thanks everyone - your comments are very much appreciated.
Cheers, Paul
deviant e2
10 3.0k 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 1:58PM
Excellent news and a good recommendation for joining the site :o)
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 2:54PM
Very well done to you both Smile
Bryn_Jones e2
10 186 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 4:32PM
Woo hoo superb, congratulations both very well deserved.

14 Nov 2006 6:06PM
Way to go dudes! Super!
Hanners e2
8 875 10 Ireland
14 Nov 2006 7:42PM
Well done to both of you
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Nov 2006 7:58PM
Well done both. Congratulations.
KathyW e2
11 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
14 Nov 2006 9:04PM
Very well done to both of you.
dougv e2
10 8.4k 3 England
14 Nov 2006 11:31PM
Many congratulations to both.

Interesting fact...
The images from John and Paul mentioned in the above story both had RC's and HC's.
Seems the members and Pete know a good image when they see one.

paulstefan e2
10 509 1 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 7:25AM
Well spotted, Doug Smile

Thank you folks.
Cheers, Paul
15 Nov 2006 11:45AM
Big congrats to you both. You guys produce some great work.
sorry to be a bit late.
Congrats to both of you. Quite an achievement.

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