Pink Submission #13 “ToyArt-Creativity Unleashed” Editor’s Picks

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Pink Submission #13 “ToyArt-Creativity Unleashed” Editor’s Picks

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02nd February 2016, SingaporePINK Photographers Singapore (PPSG) – the 13th Edition of Pink Submissions revolves around an interesting and upcoming trend of shooting (photographing) toys. Following our ToyArt Workshop last month, Toy Photography is all about managing ratio, selecting the right toys, choosing an appropriate background and many experimentation – to get that one perfect shot while while creating a realistic scene with an unreal subject.

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From the 1000+ entries (Combined) that we had received, including those who had hashtagged us on Instagram and some from emails (people with no Facebook account), this theme attracted all sorts of toy images. We asked all submissions to be  captioned & hashtagged (#pinksubmissions13 + #ourshutterjourney + #toyart ) but sadly many nice works were rejected as they failed to meet the required conditions. (Reading instructions is important people!)

Together with the judges (Sponsor), We have selected the below images that best represent this theme and several things were considered before the image made it here. From compositions, exposure, image quality and clarity to final delivery and captions. Before we get to the selected entries, let’s hear what the sponsor Alan Photo Trading  & the Editor AL have to say about the entries.

“ToyArt is not about just placing a toy in front of the camera and shoot. I had said this many times during my workshops but still many failed to understand the logic of it all. However, this round submission I saw some really cool works and I am impressed. While sadly, many nice images were rejected due to missing captions or inappropriate captions. Please try harder ladies!
Those who had their images made it here, Congrats and Good Job!”
 AL, Editor.

“We never knew that ToyArt or Toy Photography has such a huge following in Singapore. Shutter Journey & Pink Photographers are definitely the market leaders for this art and from the entries received, we ended up looking at each image longer than expected. We simply got transported to another world – an interesting and cute world to be exact. Nice work Pink Ladies!”
– John Chong, Alan Photo Trading.

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Enjoy the Editor’s Picks (Selected entries)!
(Winners Announcement after the jump)
(Appearance in NOT in any Order)

Pink Submission #13 “ToyArt” Editor’s Picks

Selected Featured Entry #01
Title (Caption): Rock “N” Roll.
Photographer: Adelene Ng
Editor’s Note:
“What looks like a exercise machine or bicycle became the stage for this figurine. The lines & the colors was creatively used which perfectly fit the figurine & its guitar.”
– AL.

adelene ng Caption Rock n Roll

 

Selected Featured Entry #02
Title (Caption): I am Tired, But I won’t give up.
Photographer: Alice Chia
Editor’s Note:
“A few Danbos placed on an inclined root of a tree while creating a storyline that these Danbos are trying to get to the top. Simple yet meaningful.”
– AL.
alice chia I am tried but I wont give up

 

Selected Featured Entry #03
Title (Caption): We Are In It Together.
Photographer: Alice Chia
Editor’s Note:
“Similar to the previous entry, it employs the same concept, but creatively done. An additional pebble was noted to create the height difference making this shot even more creative and powerful than the previous entry by Alice.”
– AL.
alice chia We are in it togather

 

Selected Featured Entry #04
Title (Caption): You Need Patience to draw the love out of someone.
Photographer: Alice Chia
Editor’s Note:
“A 3rd entry by Alice Chia was selected again for her creative use of Yotsuba scribbling a love shape and matching captions. Good Job Alice!”
– AL.
Alice chia You need patience to draw the love out of someone 


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Selected Featured Entry #05
Title (Caption): The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promised to keep and miles to go before I sleep – Robert Frost
Photographer: Celestine Lim
Editor’s Note:
“Good quoted caption and placement of this Lego figurine, nicely delivered!”
– AL.
Celestine Lim The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promised to keep and miles to go before I sleep - Robert Frost

 

Selected Featured Entry #06
Title (Caption): A Day at the Park.
Photographer: Cheryl Lincoln
Editor’s Note:
“A simple depiction of a typical scene at the park. Although the shot was a little under-exposed, the PlayMobil figures are well-positioned and recreated the scene nicely.”
– AL.
cheryl lincoln A day at the park

 

Selected Featured Entry #07
Title (Caption): Out On Tour.

Photographer: Cheryl Lincoln.
Editor’s Note:
“Another interesting entry from Cheryl. Using PlayMobil figures, this scene is depicted with a figurine on a wheeler-walker at a monument. Great shot!”
– AL.

cheryl lincoln Out on tour

 

Selected Featured Entry #08
Title (Caption): I Am Anti-Dengue Ambassador

Photographer: Soh Chui Lian
Editor’s Note:
“Using the recent & trending Pose-able Skeleton figurine, Chui Lian created quite a fair number of images with this figurine. This entry is one of those really interesting one.”
– AL.

chui lian I am anti-dengue ambassador


Selected Featured Entry #09
Title (Caption): Smoking is Injurious to Health.

Photographer: Soh Chui Lian
Editor’s Note:
“Using the same poseable skeleton, this time Chui Lian pair it up with an incense holder in the form of a person smoking. The caption are ticklishly hilarious!”
– AL.
Chui Lian Smoking is injurious to health

 

Selected Featured Entry #10
Title (Caption): I love to be surrounded by these beautiful flowers!

Photographer: Tan Hui Hui
Editor’s Note:
“Using the bright and colorful pink Bougainvillea bush as a secondary subject & background, this Minion is delighted – as always. Nice contrasts of colors and sweet tones across the image!”
– AL.

huihui i love to be surrounded by these beautiful flowers

 

Selected Featured Entry #11
Title (Caption): Help! I am locked up here with a Doggy!

Photographer: Janet Toh
“Good Fenced-up perspective of 2 toy pet figurines and humorous caption! Although we know most Dogs & Cats can’t get along, it sure get more dramatic when one of each are being locked up together – chaos ensured.”
– AL.

janet toh Help, I am locked up here with a doggy

 

Selected Featured Entry #12
Title (Caption): Feeling Emo. Time to Self-Reflect.

Photographer: Joanna Ng
“Coming from a Toy Photography expert, Joanna Ng is known for her creative work with toys. This below image shows Yotsuba kneeling down in front of a pool of puddle and certainly looked emo. Well done Joanna!”
– AL.

joanna ng emo feeling, reflect on self

 

Selected Featured Entry #13
Title (Caption): Shelter Yourself from the Storm

Photographer: Joanna Ng
“Another interesting image from Joanna Ng. Here, a Danbo is holding on a leave in its attempt to shelter himself from the rain and right at the foot of a tree – simply brilliant & creative!”
– AL.

joanna ng Shelter yourself from the storm

 

Selected Featured Entry #14
Title (Caption): Rain, Rain, Go Away.

Photographer: Cindy S. (Muse2)
“We do not know if the rain is real, however this is creative level 99. We simply love this shot!”
– AL.

Muse Rain, rain, go away!

 

Selected Featured Entry #15
Title (Caption): I Think I Need a Boat.

Photographer: Nicole Teo
“Nicole placed the Lego Stormtrooper figurine on a stone while (we suspect rain water) surrounded by ‘deep’ water – yeah, he need a boat!”
– AL.

Nicole Teo I think I need a boat.

 

Selected Featured Entry #16
Title (Caption): Chilling against the wall and watching the world go by.

Photographer: Long Siow Leng
“We were told that Siow Leng is kinda new to ToyArt and what surprised me more was 3 of her entries were picked from the pool of submissions. Here, Yotsuba is depicted as ‘leaning against a wall’, nicely angled and nicely delivered.”
– AL.

siow leng Chilling against the wall and watching the world go by

 

Selected Featured Entry #17
Title (Caption):  Hello there! During Evening walk against a setting sun.

Photographer: Long Siow Leng
“Another excellent shot of Yotsuba strolling around a HDB estate, with flowers (ixora) and waving Hello! to everyone! Nicely delivered!”
– AL.

siow leng Hello there  while walking in the evening with the setting sun

 

Selected Featured Entry #18
Title (Caption): Laid To Rest.

Photographer: Long Siow Leng
“Using the Poseable Skeleton, Siow Leng arranged some pebbles and flowers and depicted an open grave where the skelly seems to be enjoying himself, totally laid back and resting. This is definitely not the work of a photographer who is new to Toy Photography!”
– AL.

Siow Leng Laid to rest

 

Selected Featured Entry #19
Title (Caption): Found someone who loves flowers as much as me.

Photographer: Susan Gwee
“Susan had won prizes before in the past Toy Photography Competitions and we are not surprised that her work got picked up by our sponsors this round. The Danbo right in front of a Butterly perching on a flower – just perfect!”
– AL.

Susan Gwee Found someone who love the flower as much as I do...

 

Selected Featured Entry #20
Title (Caption): Cooling Day for Shooting Outdoor Family Portrait.

Photographer: Trisha Lim
“A family of bunnies from the Sylvanian Families series, posing against the soon-to-be-demolish Rochor Centre colorful government housing. We like this scene!”
– AL.

Trisha lim Cooling day for a family portrait shoot

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And the Winners are!!!!

1st Place – Laid to Rest
Photographer: Long Siew Leng
Editor’s Note: When the Judges (Sponsor) sent me his selection, this photo already caught my eyes but simply cannot remember where I saw it – then I remember, it was by Siow Leng! The creativity for this image is beyond most people and if I am to put it in words, Siow Leng is a genius! Very nicely done and we love it!”
– AL.
Congratulations Siow Leng!- You’ve Won a Casio SHEEN (Gold Color) Watch!
* Battery NOT Included. (Sorry have to put this due to past bad experience.)
Siow Leng Laid to rest

 

2md Place – Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Photographer: Cindy S. (Muse2)
Editor’s Note: “This is Cute Cute Cute! Adding effects such as rain (or is this real??) does increase the storyline level in your toy photos, in this case, Cindy had done it right. We like how the scene is depicted and that look on the Danbo sitting on the ground! There’s so much warmth in this image, nice work Cindy!”
– AL

Congratulations Cindy S!- You’ve Won a Casio SHEEN (Gold Color) Watch!
* Battery NOT Included. (Sorry have to put this due to past bad experience.)
Muse Rain, rain, go away!

 

3rd Place – You Need Patience to draw the love out of someone.
Photographer: Alice Chia
Editor’s Note: “When I found out this shot was from Alice Chia, I am not surprised, she had been pursuing toy photography all these while and there are mark improvement in her work. Although she is known to place toys of varying ratio together, there are also times where she produces high quality image like this winning entry! Keep it up Alice!”
– AL.
Congratulations Alice!- You’ve Won a Casio SHEEN (Gold Color) Watch!
* Battery NOT Included. (Sorry have to put this due to past bad experience.)

Alice chia You need patience to draw the love out of someone 

 

1st Special Mention – Out on Tour.
Photographer: Cheryl Lincoln.
Editor’s Note: “Well composed, right place, right toy, right time. Need me say more?”
– AL.
Congratulations Cheryl!- You’ve Won a Casio SHEEN (Silver Color) Watch!
* Battery NOT Included. (Sorry have to put this due to past bad experience.)
cheryl lincoln Out on tour

 

2nd Special Mention – Cooling Day for Shooting Outdoor Family Portrait.
Photographer: Trisha Lim
Editor’s Note: “OK, I was at the same outing, but little I expect the shot to turn out so nice and eventually got selected by the judges (Sponsor). Well deserved Win!”
– AL.
Congratulations Trisha!- You’ve Won a Casio SHEEN (Gold Color w Leather Strap) Watch!
* Battery NOT Included. (Sorry have to put this due to past bad experience.)
Trisha lim Cooling day for a family portrait shoot

ALL Prizes are Proudly Sponsored by Alan Foto!

All Winners Will Be Notified via FB Messenger on the Collection Details.
Congratulations Ladies!

Special Thanks to Alan Photo Trading for sponsoring the prizes!
For those that didn’t win, please try harder next time.
Thank you for your participation Ladies!

Join PINK Photographers Singapore (PPSG)’s Next Upcoming (Photo Outing)! Click here for more details!

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Pink Submissions #13 “ToyArt – Creativity Unleashed”
(Read carefully – any condition not met your entry will be disqualified!)
As mentioned in my workshop, ToyArt is not about having the toy in front of you and shooting it. You have to manage the ratio and the angle of view. In this Pink Submission #13, not only you have to shoot a toy, you have to creatively present it. I am sure you Ladies can do it!

Prizes this Round – Sponsored by Alan Foto
And We Have managed to secure another 05 Watches to Give Away!
(1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize, and 2 prizes for Editor’s Mention!)

*All Submissions must be captioned & hashtagged
#pinksubmissions13 + #ourshutterjourney + #toyart
Submission Deadline: 28th January 2016. 6.00pm
Prize Collection will be on 30th Jan at our event.
Good Luck Ladies!

About Editor AL

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