From the award’s inception, we received a tremendous amount of responses from around the world. With each Photo of the Day
announcement, responses spread and grew to such an extent, that no award has ever seen. Our team works very hard to ensure every
single photo reaches the vast audience. Not only do we Tweet and Share photos, but we listen to photographers,
and help in describing their photographs the best possible way.
This is the reason Light & Composition exists…to show case the genuine work of art for this and generations to come.
We are not Magnum or National Geographic and do not want to become these over time, because we value authenticity most. Our work is creating opportunities for genuine artists, whether writers, photographers, or individuals who want to express a unique vision through their important work. But most importantly, to connect artists with vast information highways, which is usually difficult for a person to reach individually. Becoming a winner in Photo of the Month is a small foray into this vision.
Daily traffic insight from Facebook, September 30, 2012.
Once you become winner of Photo of the Month, millions see this, know, and remember who you are. How you captured that special moment, where you found all the inspiration, and then created successful art. Yes, we believe an interview is one of the ultimate rewards a person can achieve, where you can express everything in your own style.
The realization to work with passion is important. When one works, one must do it with passion
and an interview should reflect this passion.
Typically, the interview starts with a question about how you feel, selected as the winner. Then we want to know how you took the winning photograph. How the place where you grew up or live in influenced your work, what genres you like most, and how you do the visualization. We also want to know your experience in exhibiting your work and with what photographic organizations you are involved. However, these are typical questions and we want you to develop the interview in your own style.
Present the whole photo story that makes your photograph standout from the rest or simply make it more interactive by telling us what you like most about photography, and your best and worst experience as a photographer. Tell us what quality a genuine photographer must have or give advice to our readers who want to take part in the journey to the world of photography. The canvas is yours. We provide some typical questions but it is up to you to make it distinctive from other interviews.
We publish the interview at the beginning with your Biography (around 150-200 words), which broadly expresses you and your achievements. This is followed by a filmstrip of several of your best photographs, and then with the interview.
Some typical questions you can answer in the interview include:
1. How does it feel to be selected the winner of Photo of the Month?
2. Tell us more about your experience of taking the winning photograph.
3. Besides this winning photograph, many people liked and voted for other photographs of yours in the Photo of the Day contest. You must be proud. How do you see your journey to the world of photography so far?
4. How did the place you grew up, or live influence your work. Do you think the rich diverse cultural and artistic heritage of that place portrays a different essence to you?
5. Do you like a particular genre of photography and if so, why?
6. One of the keys to any style of photography is visualization. Please tell us how you started this process and what you did afterwards.
7. Have you ever exhibited your work? If so, then tell us about your first exhibiting experience.
8. Are you involved with any photography organizations? How does this help you in your photography?
9. What advice would you give our readers who want to take part in the journey around the world with Photo of the Day?