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Hi Everyone, a big thank you for submitting your pictures to our Creative Shutter Speeds Photo Competition

The winning shot was awarded to Karen Brickley. Congratulations!

Picture title – “Ghosting”. Long exposure shot of the old West Pier at Brighton. It was taken early morning from the beach, a 30-second exposure using a 10 stop filter. I really liked the effect created by the birds moving during the exposure, somehow the impermanence echoed that of the decaying pier.

I used a Canon 550D, on a tripod, with the 18-55mm kit lens at 34mm (54 FFE), f16 and ISO 100.

Karen Brickley photography competition winner

One more picture from Karen

Selected pictures from all submitted

Simon Pampling

Stewart Ryan

Elia Passa
Elia Passa

Andy Barnett

Renu Kumar

Sarah Woodward

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 —