Canon Photo 5 Competition 2011

If you haven’t heard, Canon run a competition every year called the Canon Photo 5. They send out a cardboard box to registered participants containing briefs.

The objects must be used in the creation of 5 different photos. In the past I have entered, never won but it is such fun to try and come up with a creative idea.

This year the four briefs are: Powder – Fast Shutter,  Foam- Macro, Ribbon – Panning, Sequins – Low Light, and the open brief, Through a Pet’s Eyes.

I have done 3 of the 5 entries so far.

Canon Photo5 Ribbon


Canon Photo 5 Foam Macro


Canon Photo 5 Sequins

I don’t think I will win anything with these photos but it is fun to try. The most difficult part is coming up with something no one else has done, I think of ideas and then log on and someone has already done it, so then I have to try think of something else.

Hopefully I will get all the briefs completed in time!

Have you entered the Canon Photo 5 before? What do you like/dislike about the competition?

6 Comments Canon Photo 5 Competition 2011

  1. MummyK October 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Wow!! Great concept for the themes! I’m not sure I’m joining. I’ve never joined before!

    1. Nicole Hastings October 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM

      You can register your interest if you sign up as a member to the canon australia website, this years boxes have already been sent out but perhaps next year you can join in.

  2. ally October 17, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    I’ve never entered but it looks like fun – next year!!

  3. Anna October 18, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    Great Idea!! I will try locating some photos, although I am far from being good but I can get some professional advices for them:)

  4. Veronica @ Mixed Gems October 20, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    I’ve never entered a photo comp though I should probably challenge myself to do so one day. The foam one is quite fascinating. Do they need to be closeups or macros? Is it really possible tob e totally original with photography other than maybe have your own signature style? I wonder…….. Good luck with it.

    1. Nicole Hastings October 21, 2011 at 11:18 AM

      The foam one had to be a macro. True about originality, I had an idea and then someone had done it, but I guess I could do the same idea, just a different way.


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