Novice Portfolio 2019

Nine portfolio entries were received this year. Well done to everyone who participated.

The competition was judged by Matty Smith.

Congratulations to the winners:

First Place – Tony Bensted

Judge’s Comment: A beautifully coloured, sharp and well exposed portfolio that leapt out at me. This photographer obviously pays great attention to detail and composition. A clear winner, congratulations.

Second Place – Janet O’Brien

Judge’s Comment: This portfolio showed me a range of skills across wide angle and macro genres as well as good control of lighting in different situations. Well done.


Highly Commended – Lauren Bensted

Judge’s Comment: A nice control of light and composition, technically very good. Well done.

The Novice Portfolio is sponsored by Perth Scuba, many thanks for their support of this competition.

2019 Image of the Year

Congratulations to Tammy Gibbs, winner of the WAUPS 2019 Image of the Year competition. Tammy’s image of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins in The Bahamas was voted the winner by the members at the AGM.

The Image of the Year competition is generously supported by Bluefish Photo.

Humour winner

Congratulations to Patricia Swallow, winner of the 2019 Wayne Storrie Underwater World of Humour Award! Pat cleverly edited her rhinopius photo to make us all laugh during the voting. Well done Pat!

Amanda Blanksby was the runner-up with her image of a high-jumping weedy seadragon. Well done Amanda!

The Humour Award is generously sponsored by Willyabrup Dreaming Pottery.