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Hi Everyone, it’s time for another photo competition!

Spring is almost here… but not yet… so we will keep that theme for another time. (April?)

While scouting for the best locations to run a new edition of our Travel Photography course I’ve spent a lot of time around London Bridge, Tower Hill, Monument, Covent Garden, and WOW I have to say that architecture in London is really amazing!

Well, we kind of know it, but also take it for granted. It’s the city where we work, 9 to 5, daily routines .. and we just pass all these buildings every day, without looking at them properly.

So I thought, hey, let’s slow down this month and look at the buildings around us, both old and the modern architecture.

Ok, so the theme for March – ARCHITECTURE

Few tips:

– Shoot in a variety of weather conditions and times of the day. (Strong light can emphasise the lines and add drama, or if you like, go for a moody silhouette, or maybe a nighttime long exposure.)

– Try different angles.

– Look for lines and shapes.

– Explore details as much as the whole.

– Be sensitive to the direction of light as this can increase contrast, shadows, textures and reflections.

– A wide-angle lens (24mm, 18mm or less) is ideal as it will enable you to frame the entire building within its environment. Or zoom in to show patterns.

– Keep it sharp – use narrower apertures like f11, f16, f22, …; and if you have one – use a tripod to stabilise the shot and to avoid camera shake.

Below are few pics I shot on Tuesday afternoon walking from London Bridge station to the City Hall.

London architecture - photo competition

London architecture - photo competition

London architecture - photo competition

As always I’ve created a Pinterest board to inspire you a bit, but you are the artist, so feel free to experiment!

Pinterest board London architecture

Remember that the winner will receive £50 in course vouchers. Please submit maximum three of your best pictures. We’ll choose the winner and publish a selection of our favourite images.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries!!!

It is easy to enter, and the competition is open to everyone. Entry closes on 31st March 2019.

Your pictures should be saved as jpg files and not bigger than 3MB. Remember to name your files e.g. katesmith1.jpg

Please email your best pictures (3 max) to [email protected]

We will notify the winners on 15th April 2019.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All images submitted must be the work of the individual submitting them and not in breach of any copyright.
  2. Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants. However, you give permission to DSLR Photography Courses to feature your images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.
  3. Only 3 images per person are allowed.
  4. The images should be in JPEG format and not bigger than 3MB, with the resolution not smaller than 150dpi. Entries must be labelled with the entrant’s name.
  5. Images should be emailed to [email protected]
  6. The judges’ decision is final.
  7. The winner will be notified within seven days of the closing date of the competition via email and announced on DSLR Photography Courses website and social media.
  8. The prize vouchers will be valid for 12 months, and there are no cash alternatives. The voucher can be used for half a day courses and workshops to the value of the voucher, as well as a part payment for any other full day or specialised courses we offer of a higher value.
  9. Only three images per person will be accepted per month, and each image can be entered only once and not be used for the future competitions.
  10. DSLR Photography Courses reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of the competition rules.
  11. Any personal details of the competitors will be used only for the administering purposes and not published or provided to third parties. DSLR Photography Courses reserves the right to publish the winner’s name on their website and media sites and publications.
  12. Any late or corrupted files won’t be accepted.
  13. Promoter: DSLR Photography Courses, Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Road, London SW17 0BB.
Roland Pokrywka

Professional photographer passionate about capturing the beauty of nature, landscapes, and travel —