Practical Photography POTY final

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It's all down to the judges now! Today was deadline day for me and the other five photographers shortlisted for this years top prize.

Our brief was to shoot a self portrait. Not quite as easy as it sounds. Yes the self timer did come in handy, but the tricky bit was deciding what elements of me do I focus on (forgive the pun)

I had a number of ideas. Most of them trying too hard to fit in everything about me. I needed to simplify what my essence is, so I settled on what I think about most of the time and wish I was doing most of the time. Taking and making photos! Pretty obvious to me now, but it took a lot of working out! I love swimming, but when I'm in the pool, I'm thinking about what to take photos of! Had to be me making photos really.

Fingers crossed again!