Birmingham Photo Challenge

We need four wall prints for our new Birmingham store. Can you provide the perfect image?

  

 

 Do you have what it takes to have your work displayed in Wex Photo Video Birmingham?

 

The challenge

To celebrate the opening of Wex Photo Video Birmingham, we are launching our latest city-wide photo challenge. If having your work immortalised on the walls of our new store sounds appealing, read the rules below and submit your entry before the end of March 31st 2018. Each of the four winners will also bag £100 in Wex Photo Video vouchers!

Each winner will receive:
- £100 worth of Wex vouchers
- One image printed and displayed in Wex Photo Video Birmingham

 

The rules

Entrants can submit up to three images, which must be taken within the Birmingham City area. Images of landscape or portrait orientation will be accepted, but the winning images may have to be cropped to fit the available space. All submissions must be at least 4000px on the longest edge, have a minimum resolution of 300dpi and a maximum file size of 5mb. (full terms and conditions)

 

The winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, there were many amazing entries to the competition. The staff of the Birmingham store played a key role in judging the competition and the four winning images are below. 

 

Russ Tierney

Instagram: @fightthelighttog
Website: www.thru-the-lens.co.uk

Camera: Canon 5D mk III with a 17-40L
Settings: ISO 400 f/8 24mm 1/400

"Awarded, Exhibited and Published photographer based in Rhyl, North Wales with a passion for quirky and provocative portraiture.  Bespoke portrait packages are coming soon but I'm also available for corporate and eventing work in the meantime.  I've had photo of the day on Smithsonian and professional photographer magazine, a few pieces on Photoplus and been exhibited in Madrid, New York and Greece.  I kinda shoot off instinct from being self-taught and enjoying and interpreting the genre's as I do without allowing too much external influence, unless of course I seek it out as inspiration." 


Image © Russ Tierney

 

David Evans

Instagram: @dsevo
Website: www.davidsevans.co.uk 

Camera: Sony A7rII
Settings: ISO 400 f/9 1/250s 70mm

"I am a keen amateur photographer and I split my time between the North West and Birmingham.  I am self-taught but have so much more to learn.  The vast majority of my photography is from in and around the incredibly photogenic city of Birmingham.  I’ve enjoyed taking pictures for longer than I can remember but its only over the last few years that I’ve pushed myself to learn more about taking a great image and how to use post processing to really make it my own."


Image © David Evans

 

Glynis Harrison

Instagram: @glynharri

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 with a Lumix G Vario 14-140 f3.5-5.6 Lens
Settings: 1/800 at f5.6 - Focal Length 19mm - ISO 800

"Being retired, photography is my hobby.  I love taking photos of life in Birmingham and the West Midlands, however, I’m not a born and bred Brummie having moved here nine years ago from Wales.  I get a real buzz from Birmingham city life, and coupled with the friendly people here, it’s the perfect place to retire and take photographs.  I belong to Solihull Photographic Society and also the Royal Photographic Society who awarded me their Licentiate distinction (LRPS) in June 2017.  I’m very proud that my Licentiate panel of ten photographs comprised mainly Birmingham photos and that now, one of my images will hang in the WEX store!"


Image © Glynis Harrison

 

Ben McPhee

Instagram: @benmcphee
Website: www.benmcphee.com

Camera: Canon 5DSr
Settings: 1.3 sec, f/18, ISO 200 shot at 15mm

I got into photography in my second year of university; I've not put a camera down since. I've worked as a photographer and designer for over 10 years in a variety of sectors and capacities; commercial, events, weddings, corporate and more. While I've photographed many different things over my career my passion is for buildings, architectural photography and man-made spaces. I work for Birmingham based, Associated Architects and my job has given me access to areas of Birmingham that I wouldn't normally get to: abandoned places, hidden spaces and the tops of some of Birmingham's tallest buildings. 


Image © Ben McPhee

 

If you are interested in our other photo challenges, see all of our current competitions here