A new and improved CPN Editor's Choice will launch on 1 August with guest editor Daniel Glückmann from Getty Images judging readers' images. The first category is 'Darkness'.
This extremely popular initiative, now in its third edition, links CPN readers to the world's best photo editors, and each month allows Canon users to upload their images to be judged and commented on – and this time there's the added excitement of a public vote.
Each month Editor's Choice 3 features a different conceptual/technical category, including comments by the guest editor and advice from a world-renowned professional photographer. The first category, 'Darkness' (low-light shooting), is open to any interpretation. Readers will be able to upload their images from 1 to 31 August.
The pictures will be judged by Daniel Glückmann, Getty Images Country Manager for Iberia, who will comment on his favourite ones for a multimedia package to be published on CPN in September. Top wedding photographer and Canon Ambassador Jeff Ascough gives his advice too, and we've gathered together all the best CPN articles about low-light shooting (see below).
- Category No.1: 'Darkness' – techniques and advice
CPN will publish a large selection of the entries throughout each month, displaying them anonymously so as not prejudice the judging process. The images will be removed from the website at the end of each month, giving way to images from the next category. The public vote will take place once the guest editor has made his or her initial edit, with the final results published soon after.
The first guest editor, Daniel Glückmann, has been Getty Images' Iberia Country Manager since 2008. After leaving Argentina in 1976, he moved to Madrid, building a career as a photojournalist and photo editor at the newspaper Diario 16. He was the Director of the Spanish agency Cover for 11 years before it was acquired by Jupiter Images, which was itself bought by Getty Images in 2009.
"There probably isn't any part of this industry I haven't been involved in, but media changes so much that we have to reinvent every day,” he says. “One of my principles is keeping a focus on excellence both with my work and with that of others. There's no way to tell a good story without an extra helping of quality and passion."
Commenting on the first Editor's Choice category, 'Darkness', Glückmann said: “Photography has historically created incredible and exciting images when showing darkly lit scenes. Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured memorable images of Paris at night, even when films where so slow. Now, with new digital cameras, taking pictures in dark spaces is still challenging but always exciting. If I had to shoot 'darkness' I would probably work with daylight, placing an emphasis on individuals living in uncertain, confusing or challenging situations. So often, emotions and light work together to show darkness as a whole.”
Daniel Glückmann is looking forward to reviewing your 'Darkness' pictures. Uploading your images is quick and easy to do, and you'll be able to submit them at any time between 1 and 31 August. So check out CPN from 1 August on how to submit your entries for the 'Darkness' category. Later categories will include 'Movement', 'Solitude', 'Closeness', 'Perspective' and 'Lightness', and will feature different guest editors from leading agencies and publications.