David Chantrey

Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

The fundamental rules of firework photography

In the build up to Bonfire night, Photocrowd user Christine Matthews shares her tips and advice for setting up and shooting the perfect firework photo.
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The beginner's guide to tattoo photography

“Ich dien” is the German phrase on the Prince of Wales’ heraldic badge.
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Behind the lens

In the playground

Erika Eros, winner of the crowd vote in our Theme Parks contest, shares the story behind her winning photo 'In the playground'.
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A local's guide to shooting waves in Hawaii

Here in the islands we like to say “Lucky we live Hawaii”.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Bogdan Zarkowski

Top 1000 photographer and Photocrowd favourite Bogdan Zarkowski puts some time aside to talk to us about his artistic beginnings as a designer, his most-used techniques and some of his all time favourite photography role models.
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Photographing London from below: Shooting angles and perspectives

Simon Hadleigh-Sparks is one of our top photographers, and a much-loved member of the Photocrowd community. In this post, he tells us a little about his background, and gives us an insightful look into capturing beautiful architecture from below, shooting clean angles - making it all come together.
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The insider's guide to event photography

"Protect your camera like it's your last Rolo". We hear from Photocrowd user, Andy Cruxton, on his experiences as a charity event photographer, and why the "proper" camera is still king.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with Kathy Medcalf

The winner of many Photocrowd awards including first place in our 'Flowers' contest, Kathy Medcalf is one of our top photographers. Today, we speak to her about photographing nature, exposure techniques and early influences.
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Step by step

The winner of our recent Steps and stairs contest, Gilbert Claes, gives us some background on his winning image, and the processes behind it.
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Photocrowd member spotlight: Interview with David Ball

The images of award-winning photographer David Ball are among the most loved among Photocrowd experts and voters. We spoke to David to find out more about him and his photography.
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Capturing vibrancy, light and emotion in your photos

In this blog post, we hear from award-winning Photocrowd user Guy Berresford on club shots, self-creating images and the only really important thing to consider when taking a shot.
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Post Processing Tips – 8 ways to go extreme

Everyone loves a pretty picture, right? Perfectly Instagrammed selfies, flawless skin, beautiful shots that defy belief. But sometimes, you want something with a bit more character.
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12 essential tips and tricks for photographing children

Photographing children can be a joyful and rewarding process, but it’s also uniquely challenging – so we asked three of the top child photographers on Photocrowd to share their advice.
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Behind the lens

Sweet Embrace

This warm image by Elena Paraskeva won the crowd vote in our Summer Portraits contest. Here's how Elena captured the moment.
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My Vegetal Spine

"Only a gifted photographer would spot the potential in the shadows cast by palm trees…" our expert judge said of this image by Amélie Berton, which won the expert vote in 'Summer Portraits'. Here's the story behind Amélie's intriguing shot.
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Surfing

Sometimes photography is all about opportunity. This shot by Kelly Headrick won the expert vote in July's 'Freezing Movement' contest. Here's how Kelly captured that moment.
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Horse on a Misty Morning in the Country

Karen James won the crowd vote in our 'Country Life' contest with this magical image. Here's the story behind the shot.
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Cuckmere Haven

This image by Alex Taylor won the expert vote in our 'Country Life' contest. Here's Alex's account of getting the shot.
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Sunset Ride

Sandi Bertoncelj won our 'Summer Sun' contest with this image. Here's the story behind the shot.
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Holocaust memorial

This stunning photo by Ian Howard won the expert vote in our 'Black & white photography' contest. Here Ian tells us the story behind the image...

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Swamp garden

Bob Blevins took the crowd vote winning shot in our 'Gardens' contest. Here's the story behind the image.

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Behind the lens: The queue

This photo by David Jacks won the expert vote in our 'farm animals' contest. Here David tells us what it took to get the shot...

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Behind the lens: Glow

Lee Acaster won the expert vote in our Gardens contest with this image. Here's the story behind the shot...

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Behind the lens: Summer time

Here's the story behind this wonderful shot by Andrew Lipovsky, who won the expert vote in our City Life contest.

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