Lock Down Judging Week 3
Once Upon My Childhood week 3 judging is with Photographer Beno Saradzic - Emmy Award, Cannes Festival winning Photographer Cinematographer and visualisation specialist (alongside being a big fan of breakfast.)
This week's winner was Anna Jugovaya...
"Just like every other kid, I had a weird childhood. Nothing extraordinary. My dad left us, then my sister escaped. Both were my best friends, actually. And both were looking for a better life. At some point with new things coming into my life, I had to grow up a bit faster. And while my both best friends were looking for that better life, and my mom was working two shifts, I was looking at the window and waiting for them to come back. Everyday I was looking at that window. And even though nothing was about to happen, I still loved that window. Window of hopes and expectation.
There is still that child in me. The child who left that window of hopes open." Anna Jugovaya
The Beginners Workshop increased my understanding of some basic concepts eg the compressing effect of zooming in and also making minor changes in your position. I was aware of these in theory beforehand but the workshop really helped cement them. Also I learnt how to take long exposure shots of moving water and am keen to practice this.