Unusual Photo-Journalism
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Unusual Photo-Journalism

It’s a one-in-a-million chance to capture something so unique. The initial idea was to photograph the girl in the sunlight, but then out of nowhere a cyclist passed the frame in the background casting a shadow, and a man with his dog appeared in the foreground. As a result of the funky mural, which looks like it is scolding the cyclist for interrupting the shoot, and the high contrast black and white post-processing of the photo, that outlines all of the participants in the picture, we get a feel of a very lively and abstract scene.

That’s why Michael won both the Silver Distinction Award and 1st Place prize for this image in Non-Wedding Photo-Journalism Category at the WPPI Competition.

To get a Silver Distinction Accolade you need to score an A for the photo or 86 to 89 points out of 100. It helps to be at the right place at the right time, but for meaningful photojournalism to happen, you need to be able to conceptualize the result in a matter of seconds (or less) and intuitively adjust. The latter comes with a higher understanding of the technical side of things.

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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