March 17th, 2015
I just got finished studying all the contestants for March photographer/kitchen of the month. Several jurors have remarked that the quality of the entrants of this contest keeps increasing.
There are 61 entries from 8 countries this month and there is a lot to be learned from studying and comparing the photos. Here are some of my observations:
- The best photos combine great photography and a great kitchen design. You can’t win with just one, you have to have both. If your photography is perfect and the kitchen is boring, your photography can’t fix boring.
- Composition and attention to detail at this level is a huge factor.
- The distortion caused by shooting too wide can easily become a big distraction.
- The decor objects in the kitchen can make a big difference in the image. If you have too many decor objects they become a distraction and if you don’t have enough the photo “shouts” vacant.
Your first reaction to browsing through all 61 of these kitchen shots may first be… they all look the same but there is one that stands out above the others. I noticed it as the entrants were submitting their entries and my feeling has been confirmed by 3 of the jurors that have voted so far. Can you see which one it is?