Arklow Camera Club

February Print of the Month

An unusual result in this months print of the month competition. Unusual in that we had a three way tie!

The winning entries are featured below along with a brief insight from each of the winning photographers immediately after their image.


Manuele Ruzzu:
Out with the Arklow camera Club on a Portrait Studio session.

Model is posing and the photographers are all doing their bit to snap good portraits.

I took a step back and saw in my mind a portrait building up. It included the model and the photographer. A portrait in the portrait. A twist on the original concept.

I wanted to test the OlympusEPM2. Didn’t touch any of the settings in the camera. Just worked on the composition.
The image hasn’t been processed in Photoshop or any other software. Black & White was already set up in the camera. What you see is what came out from the shot.


Tom Gray:
Towards the end of our photoshoot with David Drysdale in Charley Sharkeys studio I noticed that when
other photographers were using the snood attachment on the flash system that the ordinary modelling
light gave our model Shauna a really beautiful 1930s look. I had to set my ISO at 1600 and managed
to hand hold 1/60 sec at f4.

Nikita 2

Alex Weigold:
I’m proud to be a sharing winner in our monthly competition, especially because I’m a bloody beginner when it comes to portraits. This pic of Nikita is a lucky shot I took in my first ever portrait photography session.
I played a bit around with it in PSE 11 until I was happy with it.

And I’m also very happy to get the same amount of votes as the much more experienced club members Tom Gray & Manuele Ruzzu. 🙂

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