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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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Selection of Photography Mentoring Service pictures for August 2015

Posted in Mentoring Service on September 7th, 2015 by Phil – Comments Off

This month there were two themes somewhat related – hanging by a thread and falling apart at the seams.  Can you see which theme the picture was based upon?

Picture of the month this time goes to Marilyn’s Mondrian-esqe shot of the rooftop at Castle Drogo.  We love the composition here – it’s sort of abstract, but real world too – really classy photograph!

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