Anna O’Rourke from Greystones, has been chosen as one of three finalists in the Canon Ireland and TheJournal.ie photography competition. The competition was open to amateur photographers around Ireland and aims to help budding photographers to take their work to the next level and showcase their portfolio on the popular news site.
Entrants were tasked with capturing the essence of their home town or county, showing a unique insight into their area that won’t have been seen before. Anna focussed on the scenic views and nature of her local area in Greystones.
Anna will now go on to the final stages of the competition, where she will have to shoot five photos that continue this theme. All three finalists will receive training from expert photographer Dave McKane from the Institute of Photography and the use of both an EOS 750D DSLR Camera and the PowerShot SX710 Compact Camera to capture their pictures.
Each week the work of each photographer will be profiled on TheJournal.ie, giving readers the finalists unique perspective on modern Ireland through beautiful images. Voting will then be opened up to the public on TheJournal.ie where you can select your favourite photographs. The winner will be announced at a Gallery Showcase event on September 10th at a Dublin city centre location, and will be presented with the grand prize of a Canon 750 DSLR camera, a Selphy CP910 compact photo printer and a half-day DSLR training course. The two runners-up will win a Selphy CP910 photo printer each.
Commenting, Jonothan Sultan, Marketing Manager of Canon Ireland “We are delighted to announce the finalists of this competition, and really feel we have discovered some very talented photographers throughout the process. The entries were testament to the fact that though we all take quick snaps on our phones now, there is really no comparison to the quality and possibilities when using a camera. The talent in the competition was outstanding and it’s wonderful to see Wicklow scenery captured by Anna. The showcase event in September will be a wonderful way to show off the spectacular shots of our three finalists, and hopefully encourage more people to be active in their creativity.”