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Architecture Photography Competition London

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Hi Everyone, it's time for another photo competition! Spring is almost here... but not yet... so we will keep that theme for another time. (April?) While scouting for the best locations to run a new edition of our Travel Photography course I've spent a lot of time around London Bridge, Tower Hill, Monument, Covent Garden, and WOW I have to say that architecture in London is really amazing! Well, we kind of know it, but also take it for granted. It's the city where we work, 9 to 5, daily...
Chris Gillman - City Lights photography competition winner

City Lights Photography Competition Winners

Hi Everyone, a big thank you for submitting your pictures to our City Lights Photography competition!The winning shot was awarded to Chris Gillman. Congratulations!!!Chris Gillman - Instagram @christagman "London Eye, blue hour", settings: ISO 100, 50mm, f/16, 30 second exposure. I had spent a long time on the side of the river as the sun was going down. I had been hoping for an interesting sunset being the houses of parliament but it wasn't amounting to much so I crossed over to...
Rule of Thirds photography competition 2019 02

Rule of Thirds – Photography Competition 2019 02

Hi Everyone, it's time for another photo competition.We've already done all the different technical bits, aperture, shutter speeds, depth of field; now, let's try composition! And start with the "Rule of Thirds" (Wikipedia link).Ok, if you know how to get your exposure right, sharp focus, colours, but still, it feels like your pictures look a bit "ordinary"... changing a viewpoint, or following some simple composition rules can make them more visually appealing. Rule of thirds is...
Festive Spirit photography competition winners

Festive Spirit Photography Competition Winners

Hi Everyone, a big thank you for submitting your pictures to our Festive Spirit Photography competition!The winning shot was awarded to Ewa Zdunska. Congratulations!!!Ewa ZdunskaSelected pictures from all submittedKaren BrickleyClifford BrianClair ButlerClaire ScullinAlan BloorCongratulations to all who submitted their entries!It is really important to go out and practice. Our photography courses can give you all the technical...
City Lights - photography competition London

City Lights – Photography Competition January 2019

Hi Everyone! We are finally back after a Christmas break, and already in 2019!Hope 2018 was a good year for everyone, and let's make 2019 even better photographically :)For our January competition, I suggested a theme "City Lights".A few days ago, I went to central London to photograph the displays of Christmas lights. Oxford Street, Bond Street, Carnaby Street... I left home just after 6pm with a thought that I will stay for max couple of hours, ... well, I got back shortly...
Abstract photo competition 2018 11 winners

Abstract Photography Competition Winners

Hi Everyone, a big thank you for submitting your pictures to our Abstract Photography competition!We've received a great variety of images. The winning shot was awarded to David Seale. Congratulations!!!David Seale - https://www.flickr.com/photos/seale50/ The title I gave to the photograph is "When Worlds Collide", because to me, the spheres look like planets. The image is made from cooking oil on water. The water is in a glass bowl and the bowl is on a glass table. The colour was...
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Festive Spirit – Photography Competition December 2018

Hi Everyone! Yes, it’s time for our next Photography Competition. And yes, you probably guessed it! The festive season is approaching fast - Festive Spirit is our theme. Christmas, New Year, Diwali ... take some new shots or dig out your last year favourites! As before, we have a Pinterest board, but you are the artist, get creative!Remember that the winner will receive £50 in course vouchers. Please submit maximum three of your best pictures. We’ll choose the winner and...
Photography Courses Black Friday sale 2018 - get up to 25% off

Photography Courses Black Friday Sale 2018 – Save up to 25% on Classes and Christmas Gift Vouchers

Photography Courses Black Friday Sale - Save up to 25% on our London courses and Christmas Gift Vouchers. Hi Everyone! The photography courses Black Friday sale event is coming up this week ... and the Cyber Monday next week! This is our only big sale of the year and you will be able to get up to 25% = £50 discount on our photography courses and the Gift Vouchers. There will be no coupons, promo codes or special links. Simply visit our website this coming Friday (Saturday, Sunday or next...
Rain and Water Reflections Photography Competition Winner Announced

Rain and Water Reflections Photography Competition Winners

A big thank you for submitting your pictures to our Rain and Water Reflections Photography competition!I think the good weather is to blame for fewer entries this time. When thinking about a theme, I was hoping for October rain, and we got plenty of sun... Still, thank you everyone for sending your images! We are halfway through November, so you have good two weeks to prepare and submit your entries for the Abstract competition. We hope you are getting creative!Ok, without further...
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Abstract – Photography Competition November 2018

Yes, it’s time for our next Photography Competition, and this month we wanted to try something a bit different - Abstract. November, cold, rainy, a bit miserable ... if you don't want to go out to practice, just have a look round, and you will find plenty of items that up close will make up for perfect subjects! Forks, spoons, grater, pencils, event simple sheets of paper - check out the Pinterest board we've created. And if you are brave enough to go out, you may like to try techniques...
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