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.
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.
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 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.