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Winners of the ‘Your Passion Your Story’ Photo Contest with Jeryl Tan

When photography is fuelled by passion the results can be extraordinary, and one such passionate creator is Jeryl Tan.

Also known as @smilewithjeryl, Jeryl recently shared his photography and Lightroom tips he uses to create stunning visuals. If you missed out, watch his Adobe Lightroom CC journey below.

With these nuggets of wisdom, photographers across Asia got behind the camera lens to show off their skills for the ‘Your Passion Your Story’ photo contest. Of the impressive 1,300 submissions we received, we are proud to present the winning entry by @eat0ut, who created a captivating image of a young orphaned boy in Myanmar.

Congratulations on winning an Olympus OM-D E-M10 MARK III Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm EZ kit lens and a 12-month subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps – to help you capture more precious moments like this one.

Winner: @eat0ut – also known as Esther from Singapore.

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Jeryl had much to say about the winning entry: “I love the personal touch in this photo and how the photographer, Esther, describes passion through the eyes of a little boy.

 The photo is also well-composed according to the rule of thirds, which makes the little boy stands out immediately. By playing with the foreground and background, she successfully created a 3-dimensional feel. The colours are also perfect for street lifestyle photography. 

By taking the photo from behind a door, the photographer gives the impression that she wanted to capture a candid shot of the boy, which she achieved with that facial expression.”

Our two runners-up, @gerdiephotography and @_yafiqyusman_, also won themselves a 12-month subscription of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan each! Check out their photos and the other submissions recognised for ‘special mention’ below.

Runner-up: @gerdiephotography also known as Gerdie Hutomo Nurhadi from Indonesia.

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Runner-up: @_yafiqyusman_ also known as Yafiq Yusman from Singapore.

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Special Mentions:

@ryanjamezlimz also known as Ryan James Lim from Singapore.

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@timwah also known as Tim Wah from Singapore.

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@weijiekeithfung also known as Keith Fung from Singapore.

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@jsnjnr also known as Jason Lim from Singapore.

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@qhventures also known as Hoong Qi Hao from Singapore.

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@ben_bejo also known as Ben from Indonesia.

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@angelofan9 also known as Angelo Fan from Philippines.

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Thank you to all who sent in their entries! We are truly inspired by your passion pursuits and can’t wait to see you create more dream shots. If you haven’t tried it yet, download Adobe Lightroom CC for a free trial now.

Stay tuned to Adobe Southeast Asia Facebook for more #ShootYourStory features!

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