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Coming Soon: Moments Captured 2021

Each year we choose one winner from a plethora of submissions (from film & moving imagery to photography). We gift them a Sony Camera, a masterclass with our resident adventure photographer Stefan Haworth and $5000 cash to go on an epic adventure of their choice!

Want to know what caught our attention when selecting our Moments Captured winner last year? Below are our top 5 finalist with handy tips from our judging panel!

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What they said
It was January of this year. My brother & I planned an astronaut themed photo shoot 2 days before he passed. Tomorrow is not promised. I couldn’t fathom taking pictures without him, or even picking up my camera. Who could possibly understand my crazy ideas like he did? We had so many adventures together & I will cherish every one of them. The one thing Isaiah would have never wanted was for me to stop creating. I could imagine him laughing at me being a dork running around in a space suit & for the first time in a while, it made me laugh. I did this shoot with my wonderful mother, my biggest encourager. In this life there is pain, loss and uncertainty. Yet, still so much beauty in the midst of it. I love creating, behind the camera and in front of it. I hope as an artist I can capture the beauty that does remain and share it with others. Because there is still hope.

What we saw
Total originality, creativity at its best. The way this images captures a part of our natural world we all know and identify with, along with something that seems so far away from us both physically and fathomably, space and the roles that astronauts play seem so ethereal to most. Combining the composition and these two juxstaposing ideas of our world with the pure emotion intent behind this shot made all of our eyes well with tears. We could sit here forever and review this image but when it comes down to it, its a beautiful ode to a passed loved one. A memory in a moment captured to last eternity.

What they said
I was feeling stuck, so I decided to go on my first solo camping/road trip. I found this place on Google and showed up in the middle of the night, a bit scared and not even sure I was in the right spot. It was so dark and I couldn’t see anything. I slept in my car and woke up for sunrise. It felt like I was on another planet. So I climbed to the tallest point I could see to take it all in. Such an otherworldly place.






What we saw
There are 3 main elements to this wonderfully short yet inspiring clip that caught our attention straight off the bat. The colours and texture of this wildly rugged and mars like landscape told us that this spot was untouched and only discoverable by those in search of an epic adventure. The audio that plays in the background engaged us from the first second, it felt like we were watching the discovery of sacred land. Reading Lindsays caption, we knew we had an avid explorer on our hands with their keen overnight mission to get there, setting up camp in the dark and having absolutley no idea what to expect. This clip was proof that sometimes, having no idea whats going to be on the other side of sunrise can turn out to be spectacular.

“My brother & I planned an astronaut themed photo shoot 2 days before he passed. Tomorrow is not promised. I couldn’t fathom taking pictures without him, or even picking up my camera.”

What they said
Was sitting on top of a hill staring out at the massive icebergs in the icefjord. All of a sudden we noticed a pod of Humpback whales playing in the bay. You can hear the unmistakable sound of these majestic creatures from quite a distance! What an incredible moment and one which I will never forget. Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, Western Greenland.

What we saw
The colours in ths image are incredible! Combined with the crisp resolution and an ariel view point, any viewer is sure to feel calm and in awe of our natural world. The composition of the whale and surrounding ice really brings context and depth into an already epic photo.

What they said
This was moments before he told me he had just come out to his parents. He said it went really well. This wasn't posed or practiced. I think he just felt free.



What we saw

This image feels exactly how it looks. We instantly connected with our own feelings and moments of surrender, letting go, freedom. Stripping back the colour and using a grey scale brings a sense of rawness and vulnerability to it adding to the emotive nature. This is a perfect example of how a picture can speak a thousands words.

“The ability to reminisce, become nostalgic, cry and laugh. This is why we capture and record, for the little details and minutiae of memories. To recall moments.

What they said
Moments coalesce and gather to form some of our best memories. Its always interesting taking a step back and see where they all started. A dive into the unknown, a last minute decision, a desire for change or a turn of the key. The ability to record these memories or capture them at thousandths of a second is something we will always love and cherish, something that ultimately will be all that we have. They will be the things that truly matter. The ability to reminisce, become nostalgic, cry and laugh. This is why we capture and record, for the little details and minutiae of memories. To recall moments.

What we saw
Raw adventure was the first thing we felt when we watched this short but impactful clip. The way the wide shots of changing landscape weaved between close up fire scenes made us feel like we were on the same journey, without ever having been there. Tied together with inspiring audio and a clever rewind to where it all begins - the car ignition, where all great adventures start.

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