Photography Mentoring Program

Well, fair enough, Christmas is a time of jolly cliches, and with this theme what can you do?   So among the Christmas trees, wrapped presents, snow and general Hallmark card stuff, I’ve chosen three particularly good shots that I want to talk about in detail because they are all particularly good: Sue sent this […]

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A good mix of images this month, with light trails, tunnels and caves and some conventional landscapes.  See what you think!   extra bonus for anyone who can identify this oven!! < img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-2359" src="http://photographymadesimple.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/06-Fireworks-Blended-1024x683.jpg" alt="photography mentoring program" width="1024" height="683" />

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This month we had some great stuff, from a shutter speed and temperature point of view. All DLSRs can achieve shutter speeds of 1/4000th or even more, which can stop droplets etc. (Have to say though, if you really like droplets you may want to seek out a camera that can do 1/8000th – even […]

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A restful series of pictures here for August.  Green is difficult for our cameras, as green things tend to be bit not reflective and therefore overexpose.  Also, the super greenery of British foliage can sometimes fool the camera’s white balance system into thinking that it’s actually fluorescent light, and tone the green down a bit, […]

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Not surprisingly, lots of flowers and cobwebs this month, but also the astonishing steelwork from Sheffield, insects, trees and even seafood! Picture of the month goes to Dave, who took this flower picture using flash.  This gives great definition and droplets, but is harder than it sounds as flowers are designed reflect light and can end […]

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Our attempt to catch the zeitgeist, as usual, failed dismally. This month’s theme (set by Conservative Party Headquarters) did however cause the Mentoring students to have a good hard look at their surroundings. On a large scale, this meant bridges and aqueducts, castles and old trees, on a small scale locks and scaffolding. Man of […]

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This month’s theme was Open and Shut – although lots of pics this month didn’t follow it (that’s ok with us, it’s just a guide!)  With an oppositional composition the trick is to try to balance the open/shut, male/female, thing/other thing so that they are as equal as possible, apart from the actual thing.  This […]

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A straightforward theme this time, but some interesting and diverse pictures as usual.  Man of the Match the month goes to Rob, well out of his usual comfort zone with well constructed and thought through graveyard landscapes.  We also liked Geof’s wooden sheep – shot like a real sheep, as well as Moira’s mural detail […]

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Moira’s lovely picture is from the Paul Day mural at St. Pancras station, fantastic detail and exposure. She even managed to compose a nice thirdsy image, and get really good colours too, bravo!

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We always find that the more obvious the theme, the less obvious some of the pictures become. Not all of them, obviously! Our favourite this month is Geof, with his slightly Stalinist footballer at West Brom (more details here – looks like a slightly terrifying hard case in real life). And man of the match […]

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