Find Your Own Angle: Damien Poulain

Win a Canon EOS 60D camera and lens kit worth £849.95 in our reader competition. All you have to do is submit images that you feel fit the campaign theme Find Your Own Angle to our Flickr page…

Send us your photographs and you could win a Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-55mm Lens Kit, worth £849.95 in our reader competition

As part of Canon’s Find Your Own Angle campaign for the camera, we are running a reader competition to win a Canon EOS 60D. All you have to do is submit images that you feel fit the campaign theme to our Flickr page. They can be on any subject, you can send in pre-existing images or shoot something new. The images will not be used for anything else – just to enter the competition. And you, of course, retain all copyright. We will then pick our favourite to win the prize.

To get things started and give you an idea of what to submit, we have commissioned images from three artists: art director and designer Trevor Jackson, Gemma Shiel, founder of independent graphic and illustration label Lazy Oaf and art director Damien Poulain. They were each asked to use the 60D to shoot something ‘from their own angle’.

Jackson and Shiel’s images can be found here and here. For his set, Damien Poulain “created a series of sculpture images made of photographed objects that surround me. The aim was to create graphic images playing with angles within the image and installing them in balance within the frame. I’ve worked with ordinary objects shot from different points of view to highlight the graphic aspect of those that surround us in our everyday life. I wanted the banal to become angular and almost architectural.”

Poulain says he found the 60D’s moveable screen particularly useful: “I used it a lot, as I had to shoot lots of it on my own, shooting my hand or working on still life with the screen facing me to work on the set up in live. This was an amazing tool as it saved me lots of time, I do normally have to continuously go from the still life set to the camera, which is exhausting when the operation is repeated many times. The multi-shot option is amazingly smooth and quick too even though it doesn’t appear in those images I did many tests with it but didn’t use those images in my final edit.”

Click here for more details on the Canon EOS 60D.

To enter our Find Your Own Angle competition, submit your work to our Flickr page here: [url to come]

Deadline: September TBC




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