Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photo showing strong fundamentals of composition in the Compositions 101 Photo contest with chances to win Canon EOS 70D or Nikon D5300 and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Lisa Langell. Lisa is a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer with an international following. She is known for her signature wildlife images that artfully capture breathtaking, split-second moments. Her images evoke both a visual and emotional connection for the viewer, offering not just a photograph—but an intimate experience with nature. Lisa’s artwork has earned recognition and awards from the National Wildlife Federation, North American Nature Photographer’s Association, Professional Photographer’s Association, Arizona Highways, and more.

Grand Jury Winner

"This image of a hotel lobby is both photographed and processed beautifully.  The structure creates beautiful symmetry its own, but the photographer did a fantastic job of composing in such a way as to anchor it, include balance, focus, and the right use of contrast, light and mid-tones to pull the eye through the image over and over again.  This is just an incredibly compelling image and is very deserving of first place in this competition." - Lisa Langell

Runner Up

"I love this image not only for it’s classic composition, but for the photographer’s smart use of foreground, leading lines, rule of thirds, and light to pull my eye gradually through the image.  The repetition of yellow and rust in the foreground leaves and the yellow tree behind the rusty orange building was a smart choice.  The harmonious greens in the image, softly lit to perfection, keep me in the image and give me visual “texture,” that I really enjoy.  This is a beautiful image.  " - Lisa Langell

Runner Up

"The windmills against the foggy trees and dark foreground are so very appealing.  I love the smart use of contrast in the processing of this image.  It also has a wonderful blend of softs in the sky and foggy trees slightly blurred in the background juxtaposed with the sharp and contrasted blades of the windmills.  The photographer also took great care to be positioned in such a way that the windmills are not distractingly merging with one another.  The wise use of negative space and rule of thirds made this image stand out. This is an excellent image and caught my eye immediately." - Lisa Langell

 

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