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Some of the best stuff we’ve ever had on the mentoring service this month – obviously this theme struck a bit of a chord.  Some great ideas and technical skills on show here.

As always, a real mix of experience and cameras, from compacts to a mighty Nikon D3, and people with years of experience alongside people just getting started.

The picture of the little girl is here with the permission of her Dad Dave, who took the shot.  We don’t normally post people pictures, especially children, but we thought this time a gloomy kid fit the theme really well.

Next month will be the first month of Photography Mentoring Service v2.0, taking on-board most of the suggestions that have come from our customers.  Wait and see – it’s gonna be good, and it’s the same price as before, just better organised!!

 

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We think it’s unfair to have favourites, but people have asked us to pick out pics and critique them here – we really like the way that Jane has balanced the gloom and the brightness in this shot from all the way over in Clifton, here in Bristol. Nikon D5300, kit lens(!) 18-55mm zoomed in to 55, f11, 1/100th and 640ISO. We did a little minor tweakery in lowly Picasa to up the contrast by increasing shadows and highlights. Even in her hurry to get the shot she’s thinking about the composition – well done Jane!!

Here’s the original unedited picture from Jane – slightly less direct framing and someone in the background but still a nice atmospheric shot.

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This month we have an even wider range of subjects and concepts than usual. I’ve picked out 20 of the best pictures – there are also a fair few on our Facebook page. I really am constantly amazed by the ingenuity and creativity that people show in taking these pictures. Don’t forget that most of the people here are fairly new to photography, and most of them have fairly old cameras!

We are always keen to get more people involved with  Photography Mentoring Service, and we have now made it easier to sign up for a fixed period, which also enables you to give a few months mentoring as a gift –  Christmas is coming!  If this sounds like a good idea, go here to sign up.

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This month we had the widest geographic range of pictures –  from California to Kamchatka, with a few closer to home – the abandoned village of Tyneham in Dorset, boats at Hayling Island and doorways in Valencia. People have commented that they find these pictures intimidating – these are taken by ordinary people on ordinary [...]

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A small selection of the pictures from this month’s Photography Mentoring Service – perhaps the widest range of subjects and techniques we’ve seen. It is gratifying to see the pictures improving each month, both creatively and technically. Photography Made Simple

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We had a great variety of pictures this month, as some people found this theme much harder than others.  Lots of empty buildings, seeds and fruit, and chairs!  See what you think.   Photography Made Simple

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A small selection of pictures from June’s Mentoring Service, with the theme of “Wet” – as always a great variety and imagination on display. Most of the cameras here (with a few exceptions) and fairly lowly and elderly, and most of the lenses are kit lenses. The flair, however, is clear to see. Photography Made [...]


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