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Hi Everyone, thank you for all the entries to the NEED FOR SPEED competition.

It proved to be a very popular theme again and we received a lot of entries.

The winning shot was awarded to Richard Hill – Congratulations!

Richard Hill – “Peloton”. The picture was taken in London on Victoria Embankment, shuter speed: 1/13, aperture: f14, ISO: 160, at 26mm (18-55mm kit lens). It was trial and error as the cyclists took laps of a race, and I fancied trying something a bit different to the standard pan as I was a bit too close to the action to for that to work out well.

Richard Hill winning image from the Need for Speed photography competition

Runner-up pictures

Emma Waddell – “Tea Party” – taken on a Canon 6D, shutter speed: 1/4000, aperture: f2.8

Grace Owen

Anne Bullen – “Red Arrows”

David Jacobson – “whizzing by” taken on a Fujifilm XT-1 with a 55-200 lens, November 2017 in Jaipur, India. The settings were aperture: f11, shutter speed: 1/60, ISO: 200

Iza Komisarska – “Florentine Evening Crowd”, Shutter speed: 2sec, Aperture: f/14, ISO 200

James Tatham

Karen Brickley – “Mind the Gap” – shutter speed: 1/6, aperture: f18, ISO 100, taken with Canon 550D and 18-55mm kit lens.

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 –
The Photographer Eye

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson –


Roland Pokrywka

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