Photography never sleeps – #NightLight Contest about to launch!

We are excited to announce that the next Contest launched this Friday 18.01.19 will be #NightLight! It’s time to stay up late and start preparing your best shot(s) for your chance to win $1,000.

This Contest welcomes Peter van Heulen (@petervanheulen) AGORA Contest Finalist and professional photographer from the Netherlands as guest judge who will help the AGORA community to find the world’s best #NightLight photo of the year! Read about his photographical inspirations and what #NightLight photography means to him to improve your chances at becoming this year’s Hero👇

Peter van Heulen

“I’m Peter van Heulen, I live part time in the Netherlands and part time in Sulawesi, Indonesia.  I started photography at the age of 17 and have always been interested in travel and seascape photography, given my upbringing in Zeeland near the sea. Water landscapes hence dominate my work. I love the ocean, the waves the clouds and how they influence the light.

Light cannot be controlled and so you need patience, sometimes even waiting days for the perfect light. I try to do as little as possible in the edition of my photos and prefer to make the most of my time spend outside taking photos and embarking on new adventures. I work a lot with analogue film and use Velvia film which I find really makes the colours pop out in my work.

I love to go out in the night and make night light pictures – at fairs or on streets with low light and long exposure! You need to be creative and plan ahead what you want to shoot. Night light photography can be done everywhere. Think outside of the box, stunning light pictures can be taken anyway – maybe in your hometown. Try when it rains, streets and cars giving great reflection and bokeh. What about capturing the milky way or star trails?”

What you could win  🏆

  • $1,000
  • 100,000 ⭐️s
  • A special Hero T-shirt
  • Feature on the AGORA Review
  • Worldwide coverage of your winning photo through our social media

If you win Hero status 3 times you will earn the title of Super Hero! Super Heroes win: $3,000, 500,000 ⭐️’s, an AGORA Super Hero T-Shirt and an exclusive interview for the AGORA Review.

What’s more… if you win a Contest 10 times you become Enlightened, for which you will receive: $10,000, 1,000,000 ⭐️s, an AGORA Enlightened T-shirt, an exclusive interview and international press coverage.

All 50 finalists of the #NightLight Contest will win:

  • 5,000 ⭐️s

The world is full of Heroes, could you be the next one?

Need some inspiration?

The AGORA Review is full of tips and tutorials to take your photography to the next level. Check out our latest posts on framing and composition and depth of field to improve your chances of being our next Hero.

Have a look at these outstanding photos from the AGORA Community to get your creative juices flowing 👇🏼

@petervanheulen

@sergiovaldez

@ccf21

@azimronnie

@arisdaeng

@sadik 

So what are you waiting for? Photography never sleeps … get out there and capture how alive the night can be!