Winners SkyPixel eighth Annual Contest


Winners SkyPixel 8th Annual ContestSkypixel Publicizes Winners of eighth Annual Photograph & Video Contest

by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby

In the present day, SkyPixel introduced the winners of its eighth Annual Photograph & Video Contest. This 12 months’s contest, co-organized with DJI, obtained over 65 thousand submissions – a 120% improve from final 12 months’s occasion. The theme of this 12 months’s contest, “The Story Behind,” urged customers to share what mattered to them most by means of each their submissions and the reflections shared on their submission web page.

The eighth Annual Photograph & Video Contest was assessed by a Judging Panel of business professionals together with Claudio Miranda (Academy Award-winning cinematographer), Anne Farrar (Assistant Managing Editor of Images for Nationwide Geographic Journal), Phil Pastuhov (Director of Cinematography for movies reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings), Hasselblad Grasp Benjamin Everett, Air Pixels founder Tobias Hägg, photographer George Steinmetz, Director of Images Toby Sturdy, cinematographer Jingping Yu, and photographer Wang Ning.

This 12 months’s video judging panel selected Bashir Abu Shakra’s “Why I Journey the World Alone,” an autobiographical quick movie 4 years within the making that mixes sweeping mountaintop landscapes with Shakra’s childhood household recordings to share his private journey. Decide Jingping Yu recommended Shakra, stating that he “Cares in regards to the magnificence in entrance of him, but in addition locations his braveness and bravado in it, and the peak is not restricted to the magnificence in entrance of him. There may be magnificence within the dialogue he’s having with himself.”

“Lots of of items of footage needed to be compressed into solely 4 minutes of video,” stated Shakra. “In such large initiatives, endurance is the important thing. I stored my greatest pictures unpublished for years ready for the entire challenge to be accomplished. I even needed to take semesters off in faculty simply to have the ability to journey and full this challenge, however that’s how a lot I believed in it.”

This 12 months’s photograph judging panel selected Khánh Phan’s “Floral Costume,” a hen’s-eye portrait of two girls in a pond accumulating a harvest of water lilies, with white and magenta blooms forming a floating floral costume. “A near-perfect coloration scheme with beautiful waves of flowers transferring throughout the body, this stunning picture is so well-composed and balanced, it brings a way of magnificence and tranquility,” stated Decide Anne Farrar.

Phan captured the photograph in her hometown of Lengthy An, Vietnam, with the objective of sharing a practice of her ancestors. “They’ve labored as water lily pickers for a few years, having discovered the craft from their moms and grandmothers. I imagine these girls are most stunning when working as a result of labor creates worth and happiness,” defined Phan. “In addition they let me categorical my mission to create what is tough to think about, and I’m really grateful to them.”

As Annual Finest Work winners, Shakra and Phan will every obtain over USD $15K in prizes, together with the Hasselblad 907X Anniversary Version Package, a trophy, and award certificates. The SkyPixel contest additionally awarded a number of different winners in each classes. High 10 Photograph and High 10 Video winners will every obtain the DJI Mavic 3 Fly Extra Combo (DJI RC Professional) or its DJI Credit score equal, a trophy, and award certificates, with a complete worth of USD $4048. The ten Nominated Prizes will every obtain the Osmo Motion 3 Journey Combo and award certificates, with a complete worth of USD $439. Lastly, the ten Individuals’s Selection Prizes will every obtain the Osmo Cell 6 and award certificates, with a complete worth of USD $159.

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.