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A few years ago I was highly commended for my image A Tapestry of Leaves by the International Garden Photographer of Year Competition 13.

A Tapestry of Leaves – SJ Butler

I travelled down to London to see my image on show and to see the other winners which were on show in Kew Gardens.
I would have loved to spend more time exploring the gardens but it was a bitter cold day and my train home was leaving at 16:00. Hopefully I will get back there in the Summer to have a longer look.

Kew Gardens

Discover the world of science behind our botanical collections,
with over 50,000 living plants to be found across our UNESCO World Heritage site.

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International Garden Photographer of the Year

Seductive Wings by Claudia Gaupp

The results of the IGPOTY Competition 15 have been announced. What a famtastic collection and I can’t wait to buy the book! These are some of my favourite winners although it was very hard to choose.

A butterfly perches on a flower
Magdalena Wasiczek has been named International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) entitled The Stardust.
Fungi in rain in Marbury Country Park, Cheshire, England
The World of Fungi, First Place: Mycena Swirl, Tony North
An edited photo of poppy seed heads in blue tones
Ingrid Popplewell
Garden Stained-Glass by Ian Gilmour
My entries this year – SJ Butler

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IGPOTY – Results

Hope everyone’s having a great week so far?

We are in the final week of October as it is the first of November on Monday. Who’s having a Halloween party or have decorated your house or carved a pumpkin?

The results of the IGPOTY results for Square Crop Competition are in. Unfortunately I was not shortlisted this year but I’m not surprised as the winners are absolutely fantastic. Next year maybe!?

https://igpoty.com/competitions/square-crop-15-results/

Seductive Wings by Claudia Gaupp
IGPOTY Winner

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IGPOTY

Deadline 1st October


Well I have chosen some images for the square crop competition but bit unsure which 4 (if any) I should enter. Here are my possibilities.

About Square Crop

Judges will be looking for beautiful botanical subjects perfectly suited to a square crop. Use inspiration from the other categories as a guide to the subject matter to create a stunning crop image. As always IGPOTY is looking for plant life to be visible within your capture.

Insights

Making full use of the frame is the key to success as well as utilising the right subject elements with style and clarity to form an impactful cropped photo.  

As Tyrone McGlinchey, Managing Director of International Garden Photographer of the Year says:

“The art of the crop can make or break an image and a square crop really forces us to consider the place of every element and its contribution to the composition. This photo project then is all about balance, critical ability and subject understanding.”

Tyrone McGlinchey

Wider benefits

The photo projects offer an opportunity to focus on specific skills and effective crop/composition is a significant skill to master, particularly within the genre of garden photography. Communicating the beauty of plants within a box can be difficult, but a cropped image can help focus the mind on specific details or aspects of a larger scene.


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