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Photo Challenge

January 27, 2015
by Jonathan
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Smoke & Mirrors

This week’s challenge was suggested by Rob (thanks!). The theme is smoke & mirrors, and Rob had this to say:

Take a photo that incorporates the use of a mirror (or possibly include reflective surfaces generally)

This sounds like an interesting one! Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 3rd February. Oh, and if you too have a great idea for a future challenge, please pop it in our suggestions box!

January 20, 2015
by Jonathan
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Something you bought

This week, your challenge is to photograph something you buy during the week. It can be anything – a bottle of wine, a carton of eggs, a pair of jeans, a packet of pencils or a Ferrari. Exciting or boring, it doesn’t matter – I want you to try and photograph your new possession as if you were making an advertisement to promote the item.

You could photograph the object in isolation, in its natural environment, or in use by a model.

Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 27th January. Have fun!

Movement – Results

January 20, 2015 by Jonathan | 7 Comments

Well done to everyone who sent in a picture on the theme of movement. There are quite a few unusual techniques this week, so please do say a few words about how you did yours.

January 14, 2015
by Jonathan
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Movement

This is an idea we’ve used before, but it’s a good idea so we’ll do it again. The title of this week’s challenge is movement and it’s up to you whether you want to freeze an object in motion by using a fast shutter speed, or blur an object in motion by using a slow shutter speed.

You’ll want to use shutter priority mode on your camera which is either denoted with Tv or S. If you don’t have modes like this, you can also enable flash and use that to freeze action.

There is endless scope for creativity here so I’m hoping to see some wonderful pictures on Tuesday!

Please send your entries by noon on Tuesday 21st January and I’ll do my very best to publish on time. Have fun!

Fresh – Results

January 14, 2015 by Jonathan | 8 Comments

Sorry for being a day late so soon in the year :( One of my New Years’ Resolutions was actually to be better at publishing the Photo Challenge on time. Yesterday I forgot for some reason, despite having a reminder on my phone, and today everything exploded at work (IT explosions, not actual explosions) and the management declared a “major incident”. That sounds a lot more exciting than it actually is, but it’s still probably frowned upon to write for a photography website on work time when everything is broken ;)

Anyway, better late than never and what a great selection of work we have this week!

January 6, 2015
by Jonathan
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Fresh

Sometimes in the past, our first challenge of the new year has been based on the idea of new starts (for example in 2011). This year, I tried to think of an alternative take on the theme. Thinking about new starts led me to fresh starts, which made me think about things that are fresh.

So that’s our challenge – something based on the theme of fresh. You could interpret this as a fresh start if you want, but it could also include fresh food, fresh smells, fresh underwear or something else completely!

You have one week from today – please get your entries in by noon on Tuesday 13th January. Have fun!

Christmas & New Year – Results

January 6, 2015 by Jonathan | 6 Comments

Happy New Year to everyone! Please give a warm welcome to our new members Alex, Diane, StephenErik and Andreea :) What an excellent start to 2015, and that’s before we’ve even got to the pictures! If you haven’t already done so, you might like to introduce yourself on our say hello page and have a quick glance at our usual rules. Don’t worry, there’s nothing scary.

There are 15 entries this week. If anyone would like to say a few words about their entry, please do in the comments below! And as always, we welcome discussion and comments on other people’s photos too – feedback from peers is one of the best ways to improve.

December 16, 2014
by Jonathan
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Christmas & New Year

We usually have a two-week extended photo challenge over the Christmas break, but the dates are a bit awkward this year so it’s going to be a three-week challenge.

People are busy so the theme is easy and vague – take as many photos as you can and on submission day, send us your personal favourite. This can be anything ranging from a family group photo, an artistic shot of some fancy food, or an excuse to experiment with fairy lights!

Please send your best picture in by noon on Tuesday 6th January 2015. Wishing you all a very enjoyable and relaxing Christmas holiday :)