Top 10 Photos of the Month

March 2021

Each month the iPhotography™ Gallery sees hundreds of images uploaded by our students. Here are the Top 10 most popular images from the last 4 weeks:

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 1
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

YAY! Whoop Whoop! Well done Carol these little things are so FAST! 😀

“Thanks Carol! I must give this another try! Well worth it when you get a shot like this!.

I think the background is perfect. Why the left wing tip feathers and tail feathers are blurred is interesting. It doesn’t seem like depth of field is an issue and that speed seems plenty fast! Great detail!

2. David Allerton

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 2
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

What a fun idea. Well captured too. Love the slightly out of this world lighting.

This is awesome David a very clever idea and the backlighting is a great idea to give the characters a little bit of a shadowy feel 🙂

Can’t help but smile. Well done

3. Barbara Coulson

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 3
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Love this! What a great composition Barbara. The best is your ability to expose the apparition in the coffee. Now I know why I am so possessed after my morning coffee ritual.

“I love this too… composition, imagination, and the coffee is an inspiration”

Ditto from me to all the above. So well put together Barbara.

 

4. Anne Luther-Gandy

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 4
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Just beautiful Anne. How lucky to have it sitting amongst the blossom.

Wow. Sharp head/eye detail, beautiful coloured blossoms and the tones of the background make this a super image.

Congratulations on your first POTD Anne – Richly deserved with this fabulous shot 🙂

 

5. Christina Noordberger

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 5
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

You’ve got it really right Christina 🙂 I love the styling of the shot. You’ve done the right thing making the background a slightly off-white/light grey to give your shoulders a clear outline. Great entry 🙂

Is there such a thing as a perfect shot? If not, I think this is as near as can be!

I agree with the above comments, Christina. This is a beautiful shot and perfect entry for the high key competition. Love the detail in the eye and hair.

 

6. James Palmer

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 6
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

This is great James. I think this version is spot on. The lighting works beautifully and it tells a very good story.

I haven’t seen the original James but the eyes really are compelling. I wouldn’t like to meet you on a dark night : ) Great low key portrait.

Making a quick comparison of the two shots even without looking at the focus and the finer details I much prefer this one. There’s a compelling intensity here that isn’t so strongly present in your first shot which is mostly to do with a subtle change in the position of your head, the expression in your eyes and the way they are framed by your baseball cap. It’s amazing how much these small differences can change the feel of an image like this.

 

7. Isabelle Hunt

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 7
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

This is very clever. I like how the music reflects in the spoons.. lovely.

A great idea which is perfect in black and white. I wonder if you play the spoons? It was something my Uncle used to do well.

This is fab isabelle! Great DOF love the black and white.

8. Carol Fourie

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 8
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Yummy! I can almost taste them, Carol. Great texture!

Lovely Carol. The texture is great. I’m enjoying your home photography shots.

Fab shot. You could almost taste them, the textures are edible 🙂.

 

9. David Khorsandi

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 9
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Thanks for straightening up from the first posting – looks a lot better! 🙂 I love this idea. Since I saw it the first time I’ve been meaning to try. Is it shot on a granite worktop? Adds nice texture to the reflections. I’d love there to be as much space at the bottom of the reflections as there is at the top to give it room to breathe. The lighting’s really good and I like the B&W edit.

Nicely done David – like the addition of the moon.

I love this, what a great idea. I love that you have even created a reflection of the staple buildings. Awesome, well done David 😀

 

10. Craig Holzem

Top 10 Photos of the Month Number 10
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

I agree. A wonderful shot. Such vibrant colours and although your wife is integral to the scene I like the way the children’s faces are the stars.

Fabulous Craig. This shot has everything for me. The composition, the vibrancy of the colours, the curiosity and trust in those beautiful eyes and the energy of the little girl. And above all, the story. Profoundly moving.

Wonderful shot with beautiful vibrant colours, love the story this portrays.

Congratulations to everyone who featured in the Top 10 this month. Thank you to all of our students who have uploaded images this past month and for all of those who have taken the time to comment and rate their fellow students work. Keep the amazing images coming and see if you can become one of the Top 10 images next month.

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