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Yes, it’s time for our new Photography Competition.

“Nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain”

These are the famous lyrics from the “November Rain” song by Guns N’ Roses…

It’s getting dark early, cold (but not too cold), rainy, wet, melancholic, yes, November ticks all the boxes, and sounds like a perfect theme for our next photography competition. So let it be – November Rain.

Although the weather can be a bit unpleasant (still not as cold as in December), we can use it to our advantage and try some creative techniques, capturing rain and reflections in the water. Using manual focus to make things abstract and “blurry”, or max apertures to get beautiful bokeh from the street lights. You can use fast shutter speeds to “freeze” the rainwater or to slow down and create the effect as if raindrops are drawing lines…

To inspire you, we’ve created a Pinterest board, but you are the artist, so feel free to experiment with aperture, shutter speeds, focus, there are so many fantastic effects that you can create!

We’ll choose and publish a selection of our favourite images, and the winner will receive £50 in course vouchers.

We are looking forward to seeing your entries!!!

It is easy to enter, and the competition is open to everyone. Entry closes on 30th November 2019.

Your pictures should be saved as jpg files. Remember to name your files e.g. katesmith1.jpg

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

We will notify the winners by 15th December 2019.

November rain photography competition Pinterest

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 —