Photo tips: Maker of the Year 2022

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Above: Bunyjul table by William Bayliss, Maker of the Year 2021. Photo: William Bayliss

Wood Review’s Maker of the Year presented by Carbatec is open for entry with over $23,000 in cash and prizes to be won.

Entry is simple, upload 5 images to  Click on the category icons to enter and to check out entries to date, and don't forget we also share selected entries on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

To show your work to best effect you need good photos. Here are a few tips:

1. Aim high

If your photos aren’t hi-res we can’t share or print them. Check your settings.


Daniel Rickey, USA, bedside units. Photo: Ethan Hickerson

2. Viewpoints

Include full view shots and also details.


Marinos Drakopoulos, Round Desk. Photo: Penny Katopodis

3. Light and shade

Avoid backlighting and reflections, we want to see the wood grain too.


Dave Nesbit, the Bridge Sideboard. Kash Photography

4. The background

Avoid distracting backgrounds, patterns and strong colours.


Robert Godoy, NZ, Textura Bench. Photo: Robert Godoy

5. Your story

Tell us about your design inspiration, and the materials and techniques used.

Our Overall Maker of the Year 2022 will be chosen from Australian and New Zealand entries, however there are two awards on offer for international makers within the World category. This year there are separate awards for secondary and tertiary students within the Student category.

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