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A huge thank you to everyone for submitting their entries to our Portrait photography competition.

All the tutors involved in judging asked me to say that this time in particular – it was very very hard to pick a winner.

Most of the pictures in the runners-up section had at least one or two votes, so please keep up what you are doing! You are doing great! And if you did not win this time, you should still be very proud of yourself, and definitely submit your pics for more competitions.

We’ve received a lot of good entries, and I am sorry for not listing all the pictures. But otherwise, that page would have been very very long and would take ages to load.

Ok, without further ado, the winning shot was awarded to Chris Slack, congratulations!!!

Title: “Fred – Craftsman”. Camera and setting: Nikon D3100, exposure: 1/125 sec, f13, ISO 200, lens 18-135mm – focal length used: 40mm
winning portrait by photographer Chris Slack

Runner-ups and selected pictures from all submitted

Another photo from Chris Slack

Lucy Higgins

Aashfaria Anwar

Alex Powar

Ali Chandler

Charlotte Teager

David Scille

Gina Holt

Karen Brickley

Katie Snape

Laure Brown

Lucy Reeve

Michael Seizanis

Naomi Maxwell

Rachel Firth

Renu Kumar

Roseanne Roblin

Sharon Worthington

Congratulations to all who submitted their entries!

If you’d like to learn more about portrait photography, we highly recommend our course – an Introduction to Portrait Photography & Studio Lighting.

Course outline:

And these fantastic books:

Mastering Portrait Photography by Paul Wilkinson and Sarah Plater –

Portrait Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Erik Valind –

Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits by Gregory Heisler –

Portraits by Steve McCurry –

The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc –

Roland Pokrywka

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