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Hi Everyone, a big thank you for submitting your pictures to our Best Holiday Pictures Photo Competition

The winning shot was awarded to Katie Greenwood-Skinner@katiegreenwoodskinner. Congratulations!

Picture title – “Simple Pleasures”

The picture was taken in my in-laws garden in Somerset, and of all the holiday photos in I had taken in exotic, far flung places, this one was the best shot of them all and just captured the absolute simple happiness and joy of children running through a water sprinkler on a hot summer day.

Selected pictures from all submitted – in no particular order:

Ian Whitchurch

Sarah Baird

Simon Pampling

Rebecca Patton

Karen Brickley

Sunil Mistry

Claire Scullin

Colin Moore

Andy Hewett

Michael Poyton

Sam Williams

Renu Kumar

Daniela Hladka

Tom Hurst

Massimo Florio

Brian Clifford

Congratulations to all who submitted their entries!

It is really important to go out and practice. Our photography courses can give you all the technical knowledge but by far the best way to improve – is to practice!

For inspiration and to assist your further learning, we highly recommend these books:

The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman –
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Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson –


Roland Pokrywka

My transition from web design to photography started about 15 years ago, after my first trip to Central America. Disappointed with pictures in auto, I decided to take matters into my own hands and learn how to use the camera to its full potential in manual mode and improve my photography. Website: