Photo Finish – High End Reality TV Starts On ABC TV Thursday Nights at 8.00pm
Reality TV is a broad genre, at one end of the spectrum you can have shows like Being Lara Bingle, and Beauty and The Geek to shows that showcase phenomenal talent both of amateurs and professionals.
Photo Finish which starts tonight on ABC TV is a high end a competitive reality TV show with the subject being photography. It involves amateur photographers that compete each week in a challenge that showcases a different type of photography style each week.
The show is hosted by the affable Andrew Gunsberg, formerly known as Andrew G, who is an avid amateur photographer himself and very knowledgeable on the topic.
The other judges are Curator from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Anne Loxley, and a different guest judge each thirty minute episode who is an expert in the challenge style.
A good reality show should entertain, have an interesting cast who have talent, create chatter, have some tension, impart information, be fast paced, and have a good prize.
Photo Finish ticks all those boxes. Well almost all it does not have a big prize except for the kudos of winning the challenge, after all it is the ABC!
Each week three new contestants who are thrown into the deep end, and they range from mums at home, to people who may have a background in the Arts but are not professional photographers.
The first episode tonight the three contestants have to photograph a portrait and to make it all the more daunting they have to shoot famous people, actor Vince Colosimo, business man Dick Smith and performer Christa Hughes. It is worth watching just to seen stay at home mum wrangling Vince.
The guest judge Gary Heery is made for reality TV and it is a pity this will be the only episode we will see him on.
The following weeks episode sees three new contestant’s go to Tasmania to shoot a landscape photograph.
If you liked Work Of Art that was on Studio or just like uncontrived reality TV this is the show for you.
Photo Finish starts on ABC tonight at 8.00pm and will screen every Thursday night at 8.00pm.