About the Judge
The guest Judge for this month is Seng Mah. He is owner and lead instructor at Venture Photography Workshops and Tours. He has a rich background in teaching and mentoring, having taught in schools, universities and designed courses for educational institutions.
In Venture Photography Workshops, he combines his love of photography and teaching into a job that's rewarding for him and great for photographers wanting to learn from someone who is an experienced educator. Seng enjoys traveling, so much so that he now takes photographers on tours so that he can share his love of these destinations with other like-minded people.
He is also involved in many community-based photography projects and events -- including FotoFreo, CanTeen, Propel Youth Arts, and is a regular judge at photography exhibitions and competitions.
Seng is a committee member of the West Australian Photographic Judges Association (WAPJA) and was on the organising committee for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize 2017. He is also an award-winning photographer and an accredited professional photographer with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP).
Macro/Close up: Time to get up close and personal. A picture of a small subject/object at close range, e.g. one tenth to 10 times magnification. Photographs taken through a microscope are excluded.
NB: Not all Gold/Silver images have been submitted for publication.