I have been a reader of the Australian Photography and Digital magazine since a teenager and so when recently ask as a Sydney Food Photographer to be a professional judge I was honoured to be part of a magazine I have been reading since a young age.

The article I was to judge was  “Your Best Shot, Food” for Australian Photography + Digital July  2014 Issue. Readers sent in food based images for me to judge the top 5 entries, give feedback and award an overall winner. It was a little harder than expected remembering the entries were from amateurs and I wanted the feedback to be constructive and not negative. Additional to execution, composition and technique I decided to use some of my image style into the awarding process looking for originality, reviewing food in a different view and final concept.

I awarded Suzanne Opitz image “Line Up” as the overall winner Congrats Suzanne ! Suzanne’s photo took top honours as in my opinion she explored food for more than the obvious. Her composition and execution were well thought giving her a great shot. Commended awards went to Paul Morton and Dana Carruther well done guys.