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Date: 06/07/2014 | By: Heather

Monthly Flickr Photography Challenge – July 2014 – LONG EXPOSURES

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Monthly Flickr Photography Challenge – July 2014 – LONG EXPOSURES

Have you ever set yourself a specific project or challenge to improve your photography? If not, let me tell you that not only is it an excellent way of developing a specific skill, but it also encourages you to learn about a genre in which you may have had very little interest.

Since we as artists all enjoy exercising our creative abilities and sharing our imagery with a wider audience, Mathieu and I at Mirrorlessons in association with Tyson Robichaud Photography Blog have decided to embark on a monthly Flickr photography challenge, and we invite all of you to join us for the ride!

Each month there will be a theme posted in a Theme Thread on our respective Flickr pages. In the thread, participants will be invited to share the photo (medium sized) they’ve created for the challenge along with the gear used, setups, lighting and settings so that we may learn new techniques from each other through this collaborative process.

At the end of the month, Tyson, Mathieu and I will each pick our favourite entry (three images in total), post them on our respective blogs, and open them up for a vote in the comments section. The winner will be invited to choose the theme for the next round.

Last month’s winner Giovanni Tabbò has chosen the theme “LONG EXPOSURES” for the month of July.

I’ve got to say that I was very excited when Giovanni suggested this theme as I have personally been experimenting with long exposures with the wonderful LEE Seven5 filter set, and have been loving the results. I’m sure that the submissions will be a great source of inspiration for anyone with a love for long exposure photography! Below, Giovanni has kindly provided us with two example images from his own long exposure collection to get your brain thinking about some possible ideas. 😉


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As always, make sure to link your image in TRP’S FLICKR THREAD and the MIRRORLESSONS FLICKR THREAD to submit it. You have time until July 31st 2014 to submit your image. On August 1st, voting will commence and on August 5th, the winner will be announced.

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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

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