David Chantrey

Interviews, news and tips from Photocrowd and the community

Behind the lens: Meet our winners from ‘The colour white’ and ‘Straight lines’

Winners of 'The colour white' and 'Straight lines' contests discuss the hows, wheres and whys of their winning images.

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Photographer Anthony Luvera on how self-portraiture can be a considered mode of art-making

Anthony Luvera on challenging societal preconceptions through self-portraiture and how the genre can still be relevant in the age of the 'selfie'.

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Behind the lens: 'Bridges and crossings', 'Full of sun' & 'Abstract' photo stories

Recent Photocrowd winners share stories behind their winning images.

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From the archives: Photocrowd favourites and their judge reviews

We've put together a selection of some of our favourite images and reviews from past Photocrowd contests. Share your thoughts on the photos, and feel free to agree or disagree with our judges' takes on them in the comments section below. And you can find our previous selections here.

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Behind the lens: Meet the winners of 'Birds' and 'Trees'

In our new blog feature Photocrowd winners from the previous week discuss where, how, and why they took their winning images.

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Member spotlight: Jeff Blucher discusses his work and education in photography

Jeff Blucher on gaining artistic confidence, not obsessing over photographic gear, and the importance of art education.

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Introducing... From the archives!

Having already amassed a fantastic collection of imagery and photography criticism on Photocrowd, we do not want it to simply gather dust in our archives. So we have decided to start sharing some of our favourite images and reviews from past contests on our blog; this is the first in a series of ...

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Member spotlight: photographer Karl Redshaw, winner of the ‘Interiors’ contest

Karl Redshaw on how photography helped him through difficult times, the importance of photographer's personality, and making people feel good about themselves.

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Member spotlight: Fleur Alston discusses her background and methods in photography

Fleur Alston on the rare joy of fully realising her vision, the influence of Sally Mann, and balancing motherhood and photography.

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How breaking the rules gave Tony Antoniou macro photography success!

Photocrowd winner talks about lying in a muddy field for hours, not getting on with darkroom processing and the importance of breaking the rules.

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Instagram Friday 10: blossoms, lions and ladybirds

Spring unashamedly dominates this week's Instagram Friday. Hurray to spring!

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5 great photography videos from Trey Ratcliffe, Museum of London and more…

Mirrorless vs. DSLR, the controversy of the Vivian Maier phenomenon, and why a wide-angle lens can ruin a landscape photo.

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Instagram Friday 9: telephones, sharks and misty roads

Old telephones, shark fins and misty roads in this week's Instagram Friday.

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Member spotlight: Nick Jackson discusses his excellent wildlife photography plus more...

Photocrowd winner Nick Jackson on photographing wildlife, inspirational conversations with strangers and why he loves HDR.

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Instagram Friday 8: windows, horses and cool green bugs

Window watching, horse jumping, and cool green bugs in this week's edition of Photocrowd's Instagram Friday.

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Member spotlight: José Rizo on communicating the feeling of flight in photography

Photocrowd winner José María Ocaña Rizo on communicating the feeling of flight in photography, the influence of Renoir on his work, and why he loves using a fisheye lens.

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Roundup of the best 5 photography videos of the last 2 weeks

Welcome to a new feature on the Photocrowd blog! Starting today, every two weeks we will be sharing our favourite photography videos from the previous two weeks.

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Instagram Friday 7: sunlit streets, chirpy birds and handsome rowers

Sunlit streets, chirpy birds and handsome rowers in this week's edition of Instagram Friday.

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11 tips for great gig photography by expert music photographer Francesca Moore

Taking photos at live concerts can be tricky and frustrating, and the results are often disappointing. Here Francesca Moore, top music photographer and the Expert Judge in our Music contest, shares her wisdom of how to take great gig photos.

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Member spotlight: Mark Chivers talks about his lifelong love affair with photography

Photocrowd winner Mark Chivers talks about his childhood obsession with photography, trying to master time-lapse, and finding that one perfect shot.

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Instagram Friday 6: street dancing, night swimming and cool reflections

Street dancing, night swimming and cool reflections in this week's edition of Photocrowd's Instagram Friday.

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Member spotlight: Sam Cox talks gear-addiction, his love of abstract photography and more

Photocrowd winner Sam Cox talks gear-addiction, his love of abstract photography, and disagreeing with Jim Richardson.

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Instagram Friday 5: moths, cats and very cool hats

Moths, cats and very cool hats in this edition of Photocrowd's Instagram Friday.

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Member spotlight: Simon Lewis talks light painting, benefits of the digital age and more

Photocrowd winner Simon Lewis talks light painting, benefits of the digital age and being overwhelmed by the amount of photographic talent on the Internet.

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