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The Canon amateur photographer competition needs a winner...

And it’s up to you – pick your favourite Irish amateur photographer today.

OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION is coming to a close and we need your help.

Over the last few weeks we’ve shown you the work of Dervilla KeeganAnna O’Rourke and Linda Foley - all amateur photographers selected by Dave McKane, principal of The Institute of Photography, who were then given a Canon EOS 750D DSLR camera and a Canon PowerShot SX710 each and sent off to take some shots.

We’ve shown you the photos that they took and now we need your help to choose a winner.

Simply have a look at their photos and pick which photographer should win by taking the poll below.

A. Dervilla Keegan

Dervilla Keegan Dervilla Keegan

To recap – here is Dave’s opinion on Dervilla Keegan‘s work -

She is a visual correspondent, recording what she sees as she moves between these different worlds. She essentially points her camera at what interests her, which is pretty much everything she sees in Leitrim.

B. Anna O’Rourke

Anna O'Rourke Anna O'Rourke

He said this about Anna O’Rourke‘s:

She has an unerring ability to capture scenes that show her subjects in a precious moment of movement, wrapped up in their own tiny world.

C. Linda Foley

Linda Foley Linda Foley

And about Linda Foley‘s work, Dave says,

Living on the edge of a big city has given her a lot of advantages; proximity to sea, open spaces, as well as the people of Donabate. So it made sense to make her ‘Sense of Place’ focus on this vibrant seaside community, with it’s vital rail link to the city, and all places north as well.
If you want to see more of the photographer’s work, check out their photos in the links above and get voting.

Now it’s up to you – who’s your favourite amateur photographer? Take the poll and help pick a winner.


Poll Results:

Linda Foley (2260)
Anna O'Rourke (1846)
Dervilla Keegan (814)

The three photographers’ work will be shown on the 10 September at Teelings Whiskey Distillery – and you could be there. Just email competitions@thejournal.ie if you’d like to attend and eight readers (and their guests) will be selected.

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