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Huawei Photography Masterclass with Mike Kus

- 4 years ago

Driving smartphone photographers and videographers to their established ‘Next Image’ competition, Huawei has been working with Sussex-based designer and photographer Mike Kus, who has produced a photography masterclass to inspire amateur photographers everywhere.

The competition, which Huawei has billed as ‘The world’s biggest smartphone photography competition’ has been devised to celebrate ‘the positive power of creativity’ and remains open for entries through until 31st July 2020.

Huawei Next Image

With a $10,000 grand prize on offer, along with numerous Huawei P40 Pro smartphones, the latest Huawei mega-cameraphone in the brand’s long line of impressive image-making devices, the new masterclass from Mike Kus could just tip the balance in your favour. In the video, Mike offers personal tips on shooting the very best image for each category in the competition.

Entry Categories

  • Near Far: Use your smartphone camera to capture hidden gems and different perspectives – whether you’re inside or out.
  • Good Night: Capture fun moments at night or in a low light environment. Reflect the atmosphere of the moment and get creative.
  • Hello, Life! A picture is worth a thousand words – so capture and share the emotion or inspiration you take from your everyday.
  • Faces: Experiment with identity and the power of portrait photography. Capture the faces of those closest to you.
  • Live Moments: Shoot and produce a short video or mobile movie of up to 10 minutes. Express your creativity and share positive stories in the form of moving images.
  • Storyteller: Use a set of photos to express emotions to tell your personal story. The story must include 3-9 images.

Key competition information

Deadline for entries: July 31, 2020
Competition judging period: August 2020
Results Revealed: September 2020


Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year [3 winners]
$10,000 NEXT-IMAGE Creation Fund [Before Tax]
HUAWEI P40 Pro 8GB+256GB
Electronic award certificate

Category Winners [15 winners]
$1,000 NEXT-IMAGE Creation Fund [Before Tax]
HUAWEI P40 Pro 8GB+256GB
Electronic award certificate

Runners-up [50 winners]
HUAWEI P40 Pro 8GB+256GB
Electronic award certificate

Honourable mentions [5 winners]
HUAWEI P40 Pro 8GB+256GB
Electronic award certificate

Watch the masterclass video from Mike Kus below.

The head to Huawei’s official website for more information and don’t forget to use the two hashtags #HuaweiNextImage and #CapturedOnHuawei for any Instagram posts.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.