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Hi Everyone, thank you for all the entries to the SUMMER & SUN competition.

The winning shot was awarded to Kevin Byrne – Congratulations!

Title – “Sun Dancer”. It was shot at Cadbury Castle, Somerset. The model was an amazing dancer named Serena. Camera was a Nikon D750, with a 70-200mm 2.8 lens.
Kevin Byrne - photography competition winner

Runner-up pictures

Annie Wignall

Mark Tilbury – “Oceania Dusk”, Fiji, Robinson Crusoe Island

Jane Mendoza

Jon Broome – “Head Above the Clouds”, Madeira

Renu Kumar – “Caprese Summer”, island of Capri, also called the Pearl of Tyrrhenian

Colin Smith “Colours and Shadows”, taken in Arona, a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy

Karen Brickley – “A new day beckons”, The picture is of the Beacon Windmill at Rottingdean, taken about 10 minutes before sunrise. I shot quite a few that morning, through the blue hour, sunrise and to the golden hour. It was a pretty magical morning with constantly changing light conditions, playing on the grasses and wildflowers in the nature reserve around the windmill. This was taken at 28mm f/25 8/5s ISO 100 and I used a tripod.

Steve Marshall – “Never-ending Sunflowers of the Poitou Charentes”,

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 —