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Photo Challenge

August 26, 2014
by Kirsty
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Not sure if this has been done before or recently, but it was inspired by a recent trip to a park where they had 3 original (and probably the only 3 pc) sideshows from early 20th century fairgrounds!
The aim is to produce a photo that tricks, twists and confuddles the minds of the audience through some form of illusion!

As per usual, please make sure that I can download your entry, or email it to :) And all entries in for next Tuesday the 2nd September! Enjoy!

August 19, 2014
by Jonathan


This week the theme is rhythm. Take a photo that somehow directly describes rhythm, or alludes to a rhythmic sound or sensation.

Please send your entry in by noon on Tuesday 26th August. Hope everyone has a good bank holiday weekend!

August 12, 2014
by Jonathan

Closely cropped

One of the most basic principles of photography is the framing of an image – what you include and what you leave out.

One of the techniques that we frequently see used in film and TV is a closely-cropped shot to increase tension.

A subject can be rendered more dramatic when it fills the frame. There exists a tendency to perceive things as larger than they actually are, and filling the frame full fills this psychological mechanism.

This week, I want everyone to use the technique of filling the frame to create an image that is high in dramatic tension. Although the subject is closely cropped, it doesn’t matter whether you zoom in with the camera, or crop it later on the computer. It’s the composition that’s important, not the workflow you use to achieve it.

Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 19th August. Have fun!

August 5, 2014
by Jonathan

Salt & Pepper

I thought we’d try something a bit different this week. I’m going to state a very simple theme – salt and pepper – and see how many different and creative interpretations you can come up with.

Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 12th August. Have fun!

July 29, 2014
by Jonathan

Double exposure

This week, the challenge was suggested by Pascale. The title is double exposure, which is a phrase that dates back to the film days when the photographer would accidentally or deliberately take two photos on top of each other without winding the film on.

These days, it is of course possible to create the same effect with digital cameras and photo editing software and to use it for a wide variety of artistic purposes. Have a look at this blog for some examples and inspiration, and this one for a brief tutorial.

I’ve only used this technique once or twice in the past. I took this picture a few years ago of my now wife using a 1930s Kodak Brownie. No editing!



So there you are. Using whatever equipment and software you like, have a go at making a double exposure. Please send your entries in by noon on Tuesday 5th August. Have fun!