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World Photography Awards 2014

The publishing world and photography go hand-in-hand. A great article can often be missed without the correct effective photography, or go viral with the right balance. 

Luckily we live in a Camera generation where our kids will have tons of great photos of our life journeys to look through. Many of our readers will agree that when we look for pictures of our parents, we just find a few wedding pictures in a leather bound photo album. Despite this, we can still spend hours being fascinated.

Recently, The World Photography Organisation announced its shortlist of the Sony 2014 World Photography Awards. This is true photography taken to new levels. 

We’ve picked out some of our favourite mesmerising pictures which will make you truly appreciate the art of photography and the power or cameras. 

Sadly it also makes you realised there’s a whole lot more to just pointing and shooting (A few more hours of YouTube tutorials might be needed for us). The shortlisted photos were selected from around 140,000 entries from 166 countries.

LiChen, China
LiChen, China

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony will be held in London on 30th April and we hope one of our top picks win. 

We really like the one by Russell Bruns which shows a portrait of a young whippersnapper at school who looks like he just wants to go home and watch cartoons and eat chocolate. He has a perfect tie, half tucked in shirt and both shoe laces undone - true Sprezzatura! 

Another favourite has to be the one of the stepping stones across a river in China with lots of rainwear and umbrella’s being worn. Maybe it’s because we’re based in London and we’re VERY familiar with this scene...

Sean Batten, United Kingdom
Sean Batten, United Kingdom

The Sony Community team selected 25 amazing photos from all 4 categories, which are, Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. Take a look at some of our other favourites in this article and let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

Our first Digital Camera here at MWS was in fact a Sony Cyber-Shot. It was easy to use, featured a Carl Zeiss lense and was just what we needed. 

Nowadays, we’re more DSLR but our favourite new gadget is by far the Sony QX100. It’s a super clear 20.2MP lense which links up with your smart phone. 

A perfect camera for bloggers who're out and about at press days, runway shows, fashion events or simply need to take pictures of themselves without it looking like a Selfie.

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Reuben Foong, Singapore
Reuben Foong, Singapore
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