Challenge – Shallow Depth of Field

Posted by on Jul 28, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Shallow Depth of Field

A shallow depth of field (DoF) is the small or narrow area in an image that is in focus. Often, the background is blurred while only the subject stays in focus. This allows you to draw the viewer’s attention to one particular subject or part of your scene. Tips for achieving a shallow DoF: Use a wide aperture Place the camera close to the subject in question, with distance to the backgroundNail the focus. If photographing an animal, focus on the eye nearest to you Some more information: Depth of Field for Beginners: The Essential Guide Adobe Discover – shallow depth of field (Heads up...

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Challenge – Smoke

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Smoke

Chimneys, cigarettes, fires, smoke machines, steam … Here are some tips and inspiration: a tutorial on photographing smoke similar to the activity at our previous activity night How to Light and Photograph Smoke and Steam in a Home Studio Setting Some inspiring images: https://gurushots.com/challenge/smoke7/winners/all (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be shallow depth of field) Here are a few examples from our cluster gallery: by Matt O by Les w by Karren J You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join...

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Challenge – Circles

Posted by on Jul 14, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Circles

This is a very open challenge. Take some photos where the circles are the dominant element in the image. Here are some tips and inspiration: Weekly Photography Challenge – Circles 27 Images Around the World of Circles (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be smoke) Here are a few examples from our cluster gallery: By Felicity J By Les W By Dave T You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you to leave encouraging...

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Challenge – Low Light

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Low Light

Whilst the days are short and the sun is weaker let’s take low light photos. These might be long exposures taken at night or subjects taken indoors with subtle lighting, known as “low key lighting”. Perhaps you’ve been to Awaken and have some photos to share. Here are some tips and inspiration: Weekly Photography Challenge – Low Light Photography Take great pictures without a flash The complete beginners guide to shooting low key Low light photography tips and tricks camera challenge (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be circles) Here are a few...

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Challenge – Bridges

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Bridges

Bridges are such photogenic subjects! Thanks to Alan B for this suggestion. Here are some tips and inspiration: Weekly Photography Challenge – Bridges Weekly Photography Challenge – Bridges Picsart Bridges Photographs (Heads up – next week’s challenge will be Low Light Photography) Here are a few examples from our cluster gallery: by Graeme H by Les W by Glynn M You have until next Tuesday to upload your image to Cluster. Members have all been sent an invitation to join and most have done so already. If you have any trouble feel free to email Esther. We also encourage you...

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Challenge – Vertical Lines

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Activity Night | 0 comments

Challenge – Vertical Lines

Vertical lines have the ability to convey a variety of different moods in a photograph ranging from power and strength (think of skyscrapers) to growth (think of trees). Try to keep your vertical lines as much in line with the sides of your image as possible. This is not always possible if you’re shooting looking up an image as the subject will taper off towards the top – but attempt to keep its center as straight as possible. Some tips and inspiration: https://www.ephotozine.com/article/why—how-to-use-vertical-lines-in-your-photos-16931...

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