by Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Wednesday 23 April 2014

This article brought to you by Canon

Earlier this week we showcased some beautiful images from some our favourite local photographers. It’s all part of a new collaborative project (#CanonShine) that celebrates images with a very personal meaning behind them. And you can be a part of it, too. Canon Shine invites amateur and professional photographers to submit a photo to the #CanonShine platform that really captures something important in their world.

The winning entrant will have their image brought to life through a national advertising campaign; a two month display in the NSW State Library; and will made a documentary made about their journey. So get snapping because there’s some stiff competition already! Just look at the quality of imagery uploaded so far to the #CanonShine platform.

Here are a few of our favourite recent entrants.

Photo by KIERAN TUNBRIDGE
‘To keep everything simple, the thing that matters to me is the ocean and the various elements that it requires to sculpt itself in a way that intrigues me and keeps me going back for more. If you open your eyes, there’s more to be seen’.

Photo by Kieran Tunbridge

Photo by MARG
‘People and personality matter to me. Not Western standards of beauty.’

Photo by Marg

Photo by JOSHUA HAKMAN
‘This abstract image looks at a coastal vista from very high up, with sand, sea, boat and a few passersby all combined. I want to create a higher appreciation for what we have in our own back yard.’

Photo by Joshua Hakman

Photo by RENE MARTENS
‘Farming is being affected by Climate Change and we need to put back some trees to replace those that have been removed.’

Photo by Rene Martens

Photo by HARIN
‘The magnificent beast of the ocean, the great white shark, in its natural habitat – the sea, All I ask is: is it fair to cull these magnificent creatures as we are in their environment and their domain?’

Photo by Harin

Photo by DAMIEN KEFFYN
‘This storm produced massive lightning, sparking some very large grassfires in the area. As a volunteer firefighter, it was a pretty busy and dangerous evening!’

Photo by Damien Keffyn