2016 in pictures

2016 in pictures

Hello Photoion students and photography fans. 2016 is over already; and what a year it has been! It seems like just yesterday that we were looking back together on our 2015, and here we are doing the same for 2016 already.

So just what made 2016 such a good year for us?

Well, in January we announced the first winner of our “Photo of the Month” competition – where we give you a theme or topic and you go out and create stunning images. We’ve continued to run the competition each month throughout the year and have seen many incredible photographs as a result.

(c) Tammy Marlar, the winner of the March 2016 Photo of the Month Competition

(c) Tammy Marlar, the winner of the March 2016 Photo of the Month Competition

(c) Mohamed Ersath Noushad Hussain, the winner of the June 2016 Photo of the Month Competition

(c) Mohamed Ersath Noushad Hussain, the winner of the June 2016 Photo of the Month Competition

In March we published our Photoion Awards book. 2016 marked our third year publishing the awards book. It’s one of our favourite events of the year as it allows us to gather a collection of the stunning work our students have done throughout the year, and it is always very difficult to choose who makes it into the final publication.

(c) Clive Seymour, 1st Prize winner of the Photoion Photography Awards 2015

(c) Clive Seymour, 1st Prize winner of the Photoion Photography Awards 2015

In May we ran our first ever Photography Holiday. We were very excited by this trip – the chance to take a group of students to another country to expand their skills and enjoy a dedicated getaway was a great idea. It was also very frightening as we had no idea if it would be well received or how well it would go.

(c) Tatiana Zigar, taken during our Photography Holiday in Montenegro

(c) Tatiana Zigar, taken during our Photography Holiday in Montenegro

Luckily, we didn’t need to worry and the trip was an amazing success!

Captured during our Montenegro trip

Captured during our Montenegro trip

Our students in action, Kotor town, Montenegro

Our students in action, Kotor town, Montenegro

The trip was so successful that just a month later we announced our second photography holiday trip – Photography Holiday in La Palma!

Selfie taken by our tutor Ion Paciu in La Palma, Canary Islands

Selfie taken by our tutor Ion Paciu in La Palma, Canary Islands

(c) Ion Paciu, La Palma

(c) Ion Paciu, La Palma

As we came to August, it was the perfect weather for some outdoor workshops, and we ran plenty of them as the summer months came to a close.

Image taken on our Speedlite photography workshop

Image taken on our Speedlite photography workshop

2016 in pictures

2016 in pictures

In September we ran our first Street Portrait Workshop. Street photography is a huge part of what we do ourselves as photographers, so it was great to begin offering it as a course to our students, and the results were amazing.

(c) Janet Francis, taken during our Street Portrait photography workshop

(c) Janet Francis, taken during our Street Portrait photography workshop

The autumn wasn’t bad either and we enjoyed photographing the beautiful sunsets across London.

Image taken from the window of classroom by our tutor Ion Paciu while he was running one of our courses.

Image taken through a window of our classroom by our tutor Ion Paciu while he was running a course.

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Another dramatic cityscape taken through a window of our classroom during a photography course

Another dramatic cityscape taken through a window of our classroom during a photography course

As the weather began to turn and autumn fell, we began running our night photography courses. Night photography is such a different beast to capturing subjects during the day, and it was great to be able to share our experience with the students.

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2016 has been a wonderful year for us as we’ve grown and expanded our courses. We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning with us or following along, and we can’t wait to share 2017 with you.

So get your camera ready, get out there, and create some beautiful images!

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We are the Photoion Photography School, and we love everything to do with Photography. We are always reading about the latest techniques, equipment, and accessories. We endeavour to share what we are passionate about with you. Enthusiasm is contagious; and we would love for our readers to be as enthusiastic about Photography as we are. We are constantly teaching, shooting, and posting great images and stories so stay tuned!

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