Bud­ding pho­tog­ra­pher closer to dreams

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

YOUNG Coast shut­ter­bugs were re­cently tasked with snap­ping their best pic­ture of an­i­mals and the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment as part of Caloun­dra Ro­tary’s Chil­dren’s Pho­to­graphic Com­pe­ti­tion.

Open to pri­mary and sec­ondary school chil­dren liv­ing in the re­gion, the com­pe­ti­tion re­ceived 85 pho­tos en­tered by 26 stu­dents.

The photo that won 11-year-old Lyla Cast­wood the 10-12 years an­i­mal cat­e­gory was of her long­haired jack rus­sell, Pip.

Lyla said she took a range of pho­tos but this one stood out as it per­fectly cap­tured what Pip loved to do – sleep.

“And she’s very spe­cial to me, be­cause I’ve had her since I was three,” she said.

The Coolum State Pri­mary School stu­dent said she’d been in­ter­ested in pho­tog­ra­phy for a while “be­cause there’s heaps of dif­fer­ent things to take pho­tos of”.

She added she was ex­cited to be­gin us­ing her prize, tu­tor­ing lessons with renowned Sun­shine Coast pho­tog­ra­pher Barry Al­sop, as she one day hoped to “get bet­ter at tak­ing pho­tos”.

Eight win­ners and eight run­ner-ups were cho­sen.

Each win­ning pho­to­graph will be framed and dis­played at the Caloun­dra Arts Cen­tre.

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