“I thought of the silver lining of the cooler bag and became curious about how it would reflect light. I then thought it would be amusing to capture an image from the perspective of being trapped inside the bag and BAM my inspiration was born.”
Congratulations to Diploma of Photo Imaging student, Honey Skinner, for winning the T3 2019 Frame+Work competition! Discover how Honey created her award-winning photo below.
Can you describe the photo you submitted for the competition?
'Out of the bag' was a bit of fun and truly, a perspective I have never experienced. I framed the bird with the opening of the cooler bag and made it an almost metallic black and white to give it a punchy edge and a bit of 'tude.
How do you feel your studies impacted your submission? Did you use what you’ve learnt in class?
My studies helped me to understand how to achieve the image I originally envisaged, for example, understanding the depth of field. My learnings from class really helped me to confidently mould the composition, exposure, and light in my photograph.
What was your inspiration for the piece?
My attempts to MacGyver a reflector for an assessment. I thought of the silver lining of the cooler bag and became curious about how it would reflect light. I then thought it would be amusing to capture an image from the perspective of being trapped inside the bag and BAM my inspiration was born.
What are you passionate about? What keeps you driven?
Taking over the world, one photograph at a time! I am passionate about growing and improving. I get a lot out of seeing improvement in my work. I ultimately want my work to be well respected in the industry.
How do you feel Billy Blue has allowed you to keep that passion alive?
Nearly every lesson has assisted me to improve my photography! It’s addictive. The lecturers are so knowledgeable and patient. The style of teaching really focuses on my learning. The encouragement to keep things fun also helps!
What is the best part about studying at Billy Blue?
The part between the beginning and the end. I never dreamt that studying at university could be such a fun and rewarding experience.
How did you feel when you found out you won?
Shocked, speechless then ecstatic!!
Check out the Frame + Work Top 10 submissions here.
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