Andre Venter from AFO Photography Club is our October winner!

Andre, congratulations on your winning image - Emotional baggage of a teenager

AFO Photography Club   Andre Venter   Emotional baggage of a teenager 

Andre says:
As the father of a son who had just turned 13 (model in this photo), the story behind this photo is very close to home for me.

Recently so many teenagers have gone missing in our community and surrounding areas. Many times, it is out of free will that these teens leave home, but unfortunately due to external factors. The latest young lady was from my son's school. His reaction to the teen leaving home made me feel so proud of the extremely open channel of communication we have with our boy, but it also made me realize how many teens out there do not have parents who are involved and open to what their kids have to say.

So, with this photo, as a family we would like to inspire parents to really take the time to listen, look further than the eye can see and become deeply involved in your teenager's emotions. Support them in every aspect of their lives and make yourselves available, open, and ready to embrace anything they bring to you.

The idea with the black background was to visually display the immediate darkness that surrounds an individual with heavy emotional baggage. For that person, there is no layer of 'light' surrounding them. The make-up was done in a manner to show the compartmentalizing of one's inner emotions and that your emotional scars are a deep, dark burden that consumes your physical being.

Camera Settings :
Canon 5DIV
Canon 50mm 1.8
1/125
F5.6
ISO 400

Our 1st runner-up is Jayesh Hargovan from Sandton Photographic Society with "Life and Death"

Sandton Photographic Society   Jayesh  Hargovan    Life and Death

 

Our 2nd runner-up is Petri Banks from Midlens Fotoklub with "Where is the barn"

Midlens Fotoklub   Petri Banks   Where is the barn

 

Thank you to the judges:

Lesley Parolis - Cape Town Photographic Society
Rob Heffer - Port Elizabeth Camera Club
Jacoba Van Zyl - Cape Town Photographic Society

 

Click here for the October scoresheet for Juniors

 

OCTOBER JUNIOR CLUB WINNERS FINALISTS (You can click on the images to enlarge them and use the arrows on the image to go back and forth.)

 

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AFO Photography Club - Andre Venter - Emotional baggage of a teenager

AFO Photography Club - Andre Venter - Emotional baggage of a teenager

Alberton Camera Club - Louis Mouton - Elme

Alberton Camera Club - Louis Mouton - Elme

Amber Camera Club - Eric Hamberger - Nosy

Amber Camera Club - Eric Hamberger - Nosy

Ballito Photo Club - Margot Bayne - Lady time

Ballito Photo Club - Margot Bayne - Lady time

Battlefields Camera Club - Trix Hand - Waterbok

Battlefields Camera Club - Trix Hand - Waterbok

Beachcombers Photography Club - Gerrit Dyman - Riding the wind

Beachcombers Photography Club - Gerrit Dyman - Riding the wind

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Mari Manders - Let me go mom

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Mari Manders - Let me go mom

Boksburg Camera Club - Rudi Schmidt - Seseka

Boksburg Camera Club - Rudi Schmidt - Seseka

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Marita Beneke - Peacock Colours

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Marita Beneke - Peacock Colours

Brandpuntfotoklub - Gerhard Potgieter - Dune 45 at sunrise

Brandpuntfotoklub - Gerhard Potgieter - Dune 45 at sunrise

Cape Town Photographic Society - Eric Decloedt - Serenity

Cape Town Photographic Society - Eric Decloedt - Serenity

Centurion Camera Club - Elna Breed - WATERDRUPPELS OP PERDEBLOM

Centurion Camera Club - Elna Breed - WATERDRUPPELS OP PERDEBLOM

Creative Camera Club - Christel Schuttler - Playing with a friend

Creative Camera Club - Christel Schuttler - Playing with a friend

Edenvale Photographic Club - Fabiola Geevan - Tant Sarie

Edenvale Photographic Club - Fabiola Geevan - Tant Sarie

Ermelo Foto Klub - Jane Pretorius - Lotus flower and bee

Ermelo Foto Klub - Jane Pretorius - Lotus flower and bee

F-Stop Fotografiese Vereniging - Daniel  Lotter - Early morning Light

F-Stop Fotografiese Vereniging - Daniel Lotter - Early morning Light

Fish Hoek Photographic  Society - Marielouise Cardwell - Lethal Barbs

Fish Hoek Photographic Society - Marielouise Cardwell - Lethal Barbs

George Camera Club - Shelagh Ryan - Winged earphones

George Camera Club - Shelagh Ryan - Winged earphones

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Keith Opperman - Milky Way

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Keith Opperman - Milky Way

Hermanus Photographic Society - Sheron   Pretorius - The Other Side

Hermanus Photographic Society - Sheron Pretorius - The Other Side

Highway Camera Club - Bruce Mackenzie - Front Wheel Stoppie

Highway Camera Club - Bruce Mackenzie - Front Wheel Stoppie

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Nico Janse van Rensburg - Watch Guards

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Nico Janse van Rensburg - Watch Guards

Kriel Foto Club - Jan Ferreira - Swart Reier

Kriel Foto Club - Jan Ferreira - Swart Reier

Kroonstad Fotoklub - Chris van den Heever - Passop

Kroonstad Fotoklub - Chris van den Heever - Passop

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Corrie Dempers - UPSIDEDOWN

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Corrie Dempers - UPSIDEDOWN

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Frans Smit - Bad Hair Day

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Frans Smit - Bad Hair Day

Maritzburg Camera Club - Corne Appel - Getting Carried Away

Maritzburg Camera Club - Corne Appel - Getting Carried Away

Midlens Fotoklub - Petri Banks - Where is the barn

Midlens Fotoklub - Petri Banks - Where is the barn

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Anton Pieters - black and white

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Anton Pieters - black and white

On the Rocks Camera Club - Leeann Louw - Radiant Sunset

On the Rocks Camera Club - Leeann Louw - Radiant Sunset

Pretoria Photographic Society - Johan Ver Loren van Themaat - African Jacana

Pretoria Photographic Society - Johan Ver Loren van Themaat - African Jacana

Princes Grant Camera Club - Merten Jansen van Rensburg - Late Evening

Princes Grant Camera Club - Merten Jansen van Rensburg - Late Evening

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Lesley Kearns-Eastwick - Circle of light

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Lesley Kearns-Eastwick - Circle of light

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Angelina Van Rooyen - Life is about moments

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Angelina Van Rooyen - Life is about moments

Sandton Photographic Society - Jayesh  Hargovan  - Life and Death

Sandton Photographic Society - Jayesh Hargovan - Life and Death

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Gerrit Myburgh - 1933 pierce arrow

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Gerrit Myburgh - 1933 pierce arrow

Schools - Charlie Hofmeyr Hoerskool FK - Jani  Van Der Merwe - Ocean Sunset

Schools - Charlie Hofmeyr Hoerskool FK - Jani Van Der Merwe - Ocean Sunset

Schools - Tygerberg Art Centre - Carla Nieuwoudt - Sonskynblom

Schools - Tygerberg Art Centre - Carla Nieuwoudt - Sonskynblom

Schools - Western Cape Youth Photographers - Thomas Bothe - Ou Ruine

Schools - Western Cape Youth Photographers - Thomas Bothe - Ou Ruine

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Judy Joubert - Clarissa mono

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Judy Joubert - Clarissa mono

Springs Photographic Club - Aadil Matwadia - Lotus Kit Car

Springs Photographic Club - Aadil Matwadia - Lotus Kit Car

Swartland Fotografieklub - Belinda Ruhl - Wit hier en daar

Swartland Fotografieklub - Belinda Ruhl - Wit hier en daar

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub - Adriaan van Zyl - Once the perfect spot

Tafelberg Fotografieklub - Adriaan van Zyl - Once the perfect spot

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Alida Hein - Taking off

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Alida Hein - Taking off

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Rika Schoeman - putting pen to paper

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Rika Schoeman - putting pen to paper

Westville Camera Club - Jane Smith - Nkoveni Leopardess In B And W

Westville Camera Club - Jane Smith - Nkoveni Leopardess In B And W

Witzenberg Photographic Society - Denise De Kock - Aronskelk

Witzenberg Photographic Society - Denise De Kock - Aronskelk

 

HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?


This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Junior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image.  The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.  

For the Junior Club Competition Winner of the Month, a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winner via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault can be downloaded here  doc

Frequently we do require high resolutions of these images as PSSA use them for Print Exhibitions to promote PSSA as well as showcasing the work being done around the country.

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Junior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.