Photo Challenge

March 31, 2015
by Carole


I came up with this weeks challenge after Katy asked what software was used to create the ‘two pictures in one’ for last weeks challenge.

Whilst I couldn’t use it this evening to put diptychs together for last weeks challenge, this website is very useful in making photo mosaics –  I first came across it on New Years Day when another challenge website I participate in set it as a topic for us to create one with our favourite 12 photos from last year (1 from each month).

This week I want everyone to tell a story through your photography and then showcase it by creating a mosaic.  The story can be of anything you want – a day out of your week, a photo a day, a day in the life of a teddy bear going on a picnic! Just be as creative as you feel like :)

March 31, 2015
by Carole

One shot, two ways – results

Evening All,

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments on the arrival of my daughter! It has been a whirlwind few weeks so thank you Jonathan for setting the challenge on my behalf last week :)  Hopefully this challenge again made you think more about the composition of your photos.

Apologies that the photos below are not in the usual grid format.  My IT skills to make diptychs from everyones entires was a little bit beyond my current baby brain.

Well done to all that entered – 11 entries this week.








CaroleCarole 2





Kate 2


RoseRose 2


TwiggyTwiggy 2



Kisty 2Kirsty








ChloeChloe 2





March 24, 2015
by Carole

One shot, two ways

This challenge was Carole‘s idea but she’s somewhat busy with a baby this week, so I grabbed her draft post and neatened it up for publication :)

Carole wants us to read this tutorial and then have a go at the challenge. Basically you have to find a shot, and then take two versions of the same shot. This could be portrait and landscape orientation, different viewpoint, different zoom, or something else. Send in both shots for comparison.

Please send your two shots in by by noon on Tuesday 31st March, and let’s see what everyone can come up with!

March 17, 2015
by Jonathan

Trains, Planes & Boats

We’ve had transport-themed challenges before but this time I want us to focus specifically on trains, planes and boats. They’re a little harder than the car photos we’ve had in the past, but this is the Photo Challenge!

Try and incorporate one of these land, air or sea-going vehicles into an interesting scene that would make a nice photograph.

Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 24th March. Good luck!

Composition – Results

March 17, 2015 by Jonathan | 7 Comments

Huge thanks to Carole for sorting out the Photo Challenge for the last couple of weeks – and even bigger congratulations to her on the birth of her daughter this week :D

Anyway, you’re stuck with me this week, and I’m delighted to present thirteen fantastic pictures. Carole suggested a number of different composition techniques you could use, so why not write something in the comments about which technique you used, and why? :)

March 10, 2015
by Carole


This week I thought it would be good to think more about what elements make a good photo.

Composition is something that I myself am keen to improve and in searching the web stumbled across this website –  I found it to be a really interesting read as it explains 10 different composition rules *.

The 10 rules this website suggests are:

  • Rule of thirds
  • Balancing elements
  • Leading Lines
  • Symmetry and patterns
  • Viewpoint
  • Background
  • Depth
  • Framing
  • Cropping
  • Experimentation

The challenge this week is to take a photo of anything you want by using one of these rules.

As always, please submit your photo by Noon on Tuesday 17th March and remember – have fun! :)

*Other websites may suggest other/more/less composition rules!

March 10, 2015
by Carole

Me and my camera – results

What a great response we have had again this week – 14 entries for the first challenge I’ve set :)

Well done everyone, some really well thought out entries.

March 3, 2015
by Carole

Me and my camera

Firstly, need to say a big thank you to Jonathan for trusting me to take the reins this week – I am very much looking forward to helping with the admin and coming up with new ways to inspire us all!  If anyone has any photo challenges (or techniques) they would like to explore don’t hesitate to let Jonathan or me know :)

The idea for this weeks challenge came to me as we have so many new people participating in the recent weeks that I thought it might be good to get to know a little bit about each other through our kit!

All you need to do is include you and your camera!

Below are some of my favourites from flickr for inspiration……..

I am Back

right way

Me, my camera and... [ mise in abyme ] 210/365

Nothing to do

Two cameras

selfie ;-)

Please send your entires by Noon on Tuesday 10th March – i’m looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with :)

March 3, 2015
by Carole

Greed – Results

Hey Everyone,

Here are the results for last weeks challenge – great again to see so many entries :)

Hopefully I’ve not missed anyones entires however give me a loud shout if I have!