Announcing the winners and runners up to celebrate 10 Years of My Nikon Life.
We’ve held thousands of workshops, met tens of thousands of you and have been inspired by the nearly one million images you’ve shared on #mynikonlife.
To celebrate this milestone, we invited our My Nikon Life members to enter our competition aimed to highlight their best work captured on Nikon equipment over the last decade. 10 Years. 10 Genres. As captured by you.
Entries were open from the 28th of September and closed on the 31st of October.
Winners will receive an exclusive My Nikon Life prize package including:
- Nikon Z 6
- NIKKOR Z 24 - 70mm f/4 S
- FTZ Adaptor
Runners up will receive a $300 Patagonia voucher.
1x winner and 1x runners up for each category have been chosen by our judging panel and we are delighted to announce the winners and runners up for each category:
Astro - Out of this world where wonder and the unknown collide.
Together Alone | Casey Flynn
Judge: Heeso Chung
This epic panorama of the far south coast of NSW has it all. Technical execution, visual impact, solid composition, strong colour management and separation and a commitment to getting the shot. The added human element serves nicely as framing to balance out the composition and keeps the eye in the centre of the image where the bright star/planet is. The night sky is full of detail yet clean, the colour management of the sky and presumably the use of an astro modded sensor creates awesome colour separation to really draw out elements such as stars, nebula and air glow. The foreground is crisp and sharp with minimal noise, has excellent shadow detail but is also kept just subdued enough to keep it interesting but not distracting. Amazing work, I would be proud to have a piece of work like this in my portfolio!
The Hunt's Reward | Benjamin Maze
Landscape - A nod to mother nature's greatest creation.
Reinefjord | Joanna Borgiel
Judge: Elle Chen-Hooley
I chose this image because of the intricate layers of textures and light captured, with the focus on the people at the end of the mountain roads as they enjoy the vista before them. This image not only showcases the photographer's technical skills in colour, texture, composition and light, but also their ability to tell a visual story - an excellent representation of celebrating the 10 year journey of My Nikon Life. Congratulations Nikon, and congratulations to the photographer!
Namibian Sand Dune | Dennis Rickard
Portrait - Subject you; a portrait with a focus on you.
Day Dreamer | Stuart Peterson
Judge: Bobbi Lockyer
I am drawn to this image because of the story it tells. I particularly like how the contrasted lighting in this photograph highlights the striking details in his face and eyes which is visually powerful. The subject in this portrait looks like he has a lot of stories to tell and has a certain mystery to him.
Trevor | Brett Canet-Gibson
Action - Capturing excitement in the heat of the moment.
Inferno | Tony Graziani
Judge: Jasin Boland
It has always been in my top 3 but each time I took another pass I wanted to look deeper into the frame. It’s a great action shot but equally important great storytelling, like a scene from a James Bond movie. I think at times as photographers we don’t think of how powerful our images are in invoking emotion and intrigue. I want to know the story of what the pilot is escaping from. The plane flying to the top right corner and the smoke barreling towards the bottom left corner as the pilot makes an intense getaway from the explosion, it’s just beautiful framing setting up the story! Honestly if I delivered an image like this on one of the big action films I work on you would see it used in every marketing campaign across the world! This shot simply takes my breath away every time I look at it!
Jump Smash | Luis Veniegra
Short Video - Director's choice of a director's cut.
dear nan (hope to see you soon) | Taylor Yates
Judge: Jason Lee
Incredible sound design to open the clip with the lighter and the flickering effect - immediately grabbed my attention. Very emotive soundtrack which perfectly suits the theme of how much he misses his nan. Perfect warm white balance to suit the background and great earthy tones with the colour grading. The depth of the field on the closeups of the ferns and turning of the pages really grabs your attention with effective story-telling - also shows great shooting technique. The excellent sound design continues with the tearing of the pages, the coffee mug and the stickiness of the wax stamp. The composition of the overhead flat lay of the letter is very eye pleasing and well thought out. Overall, it had me glued for the entire duration and made me think of my own nan with a little lump in my throat. What a tear jerker!
10 Years of Time-lapse with Nikon | James Bush
Surf - Swish and swirl, from dusk to dawn.
Holding On | Lynn Stephens-Tait
Judge: Stephanie Gilmore
I love this image because I spent hours as a kid doing exactly this. If we weren’t surfing at Snapper we were in this ‘Barrel Machine’ basically trying to re-create a tube ride by standing next to a rock and waiting for the waves to wash over the rocks. It’s super dangerous but with a couple of friends it’s so much fun! The wetsuit colours and the size of the wave makes this shot awesome!
The Perfect Shipstern Afternoon | Joel Everard
Wildlife - Where the wild things are, living and breathing.
Against All Odds | Hannah Le Leu
Judge: Charles Davis
I have seen many over-under photos of baby turtles but this one was so much more. The feeling of vulnerability created by the circling birds and the massive raindrops coming down is very powerful. These extra elements are hard to introduce into an image but the photographer has done just that and truly created a story with emotion and a longing to know if that little bitty turtle made it out of the shallows into the wider ocean to go live a long turtle life.
The Gift | Gerad Satherley
Live Music - Where the heart beats to the rhythm of the music.
Vintage Trouble | Rebecca Houlden
Judge: Michelle Grace Hunder
This image encapsulates the dynamic nature of the performance and the aim of Live Music Photography is to be able to capture this. I think this photographer does the perfect job of doing this and it’s a very impressive capture.
Stages Of Connection | Dave Kan
Fashion - Trends ignite with hints of flare.
Toni Maticevski - The Elegant Rebel | Mauro Palmieri
Judge: Stef King
A brilliantly composed, thought out photograph. This image is technically spot on with straight clean lines in the studio set, lovely lighting and exceptional exposure on the model's skin and muscles. The image sings to a fashion category as even though the garments look like Grecian gowns you can tell in the fabrics that it's modern-day fashion design. The use of movement and interesting positioning of the models creates energy and movement reminiscent of Grecian gods, with a modern twist.
Florals | Diana Abeleda
Macro - Taking close and personal to a whole new level.
Hairy Craylette | Neil Vincent
Judge: Aaron Molenkamp
The small world of macro photography is amazing. This particular image that I’ve chosen has all my macro rules in place, first of all it’s so striking, a real head turner. The detail is amazing, colour and the composition is top notch. I really love the depth-of-field shown here, from the front to the back it has outstanding sharpness, a wonderful capture and deserves my highest praise. Congratulations!
Warrior wasp | Peter Carlsen
A special thanks to all the My Nikon Life members who entered their submissions into the Ten Years Together Competition.
Congratulations to all the winners and runners up.
Thank you for celebrating 10 Years of My Nikon Life with us.