“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
– Paul Caponigro
People are fascinating subjects to photograph. They have the power to shape the world around them. A portrait can symbolise character, importance, power, beauty, weakness and innocence. The identifying characteristic is the human element and conveying this through the image is what can make a truly incredible portrait
The portrait category is broad in scope. It considers a wide variety of portraiture from posed studio photography, to environmental portraiture, candid portraits, self-portraits to abstract portraits that may even be difficult to identify as human.
Entrants are encouraged to submit emotive and original portraiture that captures the essence of their subject. We want to see original work, new ideas as well as imagery that has not been seen before. Although we accept imagery that has been entered in other competitions we are on a mission to find original, undiscovered work we have not seen before.
HOW MUCH TO ENTER?
- Entries must be 100% photographic and all elements must be produced by the entrant, including textures or borders.
- No stock photography is allowable.
- Composite Photography should be entered into the Open category. However diptychs, triptychs and sequences are allowable.
- The use of texture overlays is allowable provided the origin is photographic and produced by the entrant.
- Removal of elements including the removal of blemishes or strands of hair is allowable, however the addition of new elements is not allowable.
- Please do not add any watermarks to your entries as the judging is anonymous. All entries with watermarks on will be disqualified.
- Please do not enter any images that have been entered into APA in previous years as they will be disqualified.