Each month we give our Makelight Members a photo challenge. September's was a little more challenging and it pushed people to try things they don't normally do. This is always a great way to grow your skills as a photographer. So many people tell me they don't need to bother with flat lays or outdoor images or landscapes or portraits...whatever it is that they don't feel is anything to do with the photography that they need or want to achieve right now. It can be really hard to convince people to give things a go, especially when they might feel really challenged by them or when they feel like it could be a waste of time.
But that's what I love about these monthly challenges. People can dip in and out of them. When they start sharing them in our private Facebook Group it often encourages other members to have a go too. And I always see their photography grow as a result.
The number of entries we received and the standard was just so wonderful. They were submitted on our new Makelight Review tool as well, which was exciting for us. It's a tool that we've wanted to make all year, so this was a wonderful way for us to test it out. Thank you to everyone who joined in. As you know it's taken us nearly a month to decide on a winner!
But finally, today I'm sharing my two favourite Bingo entries. The first is the runner-up and wins a Skype session with Stef and me. And the second set is the winner who wins a Skype session and £300 to spend on Photography gear!
Congratulations on being our Runner-Up Fay Loewy. We really love you set of images and the tones and cosy feelings they convey. Just perfect for this time of year.
And big congratulations to our Winner, Melanie!
We love your selection of images. The colours, textures, styling and compositions are super. And I love that you've tried something different with your fourth image. It demonstrates that you are really seeing details and images when you are out and about, as well as when you are focused on creating images for your work.
In November the Makelight Membership includes our Photography for Beginners Online Course as well as a brand new mini course, and so much more. We'd love you to join us! xo