This month there was a lot of action, adjustment of ISO, cute animals, fast cars. You name it! There are even more to see on our facebook page.
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We chose warmth as the photography mentoring service theme this month in a naked attempt to save on heating bills. The plan was that looking at warmth pictures all day would keep us warm. It worked! We’ve also been encouraging people to check out our Ask PMS section on the website, which is basically questions people ask a lot!
We had very varied set of pictures as usual with this theme, but lots of fire and Spring related –things. You can’t be much more Spring related than this picture from John, one of the best ones we’ve ever had:
We think it’s very hard to look at this picture and not feel Springy. the composition here is almost perfect, there is sparkle in the eye, daffodils in the background – what’s not to like? One of the best photographs that has ever been sent into us. John has managed to capture something of the animal’s spirit, which is in the end of the day all we are trying to achieve.
Equally, Karen’s picture shows a different kind of warmth. Some people don’t like pictures taken from behind, but it helps to make the picture more general and universal. As a result emotionally we can all feel it more than looking at a child is cheesy grin! Lovely black-and-white treatment here too.
Lynda took this at Blists Hill Victorian museum, taken with a very low exposure compensation in the dark conditions. We like the light of the fire on the blacksmith’s face.
We can feel the warmth of the sunshine on the floor in Sarah’s picture. Very nice composition, having the dog looking out of the picture is less important since it is so sleepy – if it were alert we want to know what it was looking at.
Sometimes it seems like a lot of work to run PMS, drive thousands of miles, try to find subjects to photograph in the rain and cold, and figure out ancient low-spec cameras.
And then you get an email like this, and it’s all worthwhile:
This month’s theme was intended to give both an easy way out, and to provide a thought-provoking avenue for those who wanted to take it. We had pictures from Shanghai to San Francisco to the Scottish Isles to Iceland, which as always makes us feel parochial and untravelled. Oh well….
We have been travelling ourselves, teaching the Army in Woolwich and the WI in Weston, but it’s not the same!
Some lovely pictures, this month and not all from the usual suspects – this month has really pulled some interesting shots out of some of our mentoring customers – fantastic. Next month promises to be very different – looking forward to it.