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Photography Mentoring Service Pictures – this month’s theme was “Never Gonna Happen”

Posted in Mentoring Service on February 12th, 2016 by Phil – Be the first to comment

I wasn’t entirely sure about this theme, to be honest. It was a blatant attempt to get a few narrative-driven pictures. Themes that seem to have grabbed the attention are the National Lottery and camel/eye of needle combinations. Also a slightly defeatist view of abstinence – fair enough!

Picture of the month came from Elaine, although as you can see at this resolution the picture is a little out of focus.   We particularly like the aspirational backdrop to this hopeful purchase, and the shallow depth of field putting the emphasis on the ticket.  This is the kind of picture that works really well on social media – clear even when really small!

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A selection of photographs from this month’s Photography Mentoring Service – the theme was “Alight”

Posted in Mentoring Service on January 5th, 2016 by Phil – Comments Off

A genuine variety of photographs this month – not just the expected candle flames.

Man of the match this time goes to David for this fine shot – the colours and composition are superb here. Nikon D610 (full frame), 85mm f3.5, 1/125th, 1800 ISO. (It must have been pretty dark, if you think about it!)

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A selection of pictures from this month’s Photography Mentoring Service, the theme was Decadence.

Posted in Mentoring Service on November 14th, 2015 by Phil – Comments Off

A wide variety of shots this month.  Picture of the month must go to Rob for his carefully constructed decadent mini world.  Shot at f16, to get a deepish depth of field on such a small subject.  Here we don’t want it to look like a tiny world, the opposite of tilt-shift:

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Honorable mentions must also go to David’s well-executed Venice pictures, and Dave’s 1.3 second long exposure of Chateau Impney, the French castle improbably cited in Droitwich.

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Selection of Picture from the Photography Mentoring Service, the theme was Doom and Gloom.

Posted in Mentoring Service on October 13th, 2015 by Phil – Comments Off

A select group of pictures this month, as people struggled with a tricky theme and the days drawing in rapidly.

Standout picture for me is from David – I think the shallow depth of field captures the gloominess of losing the chess game perfectly.

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