Photo of the Month
Each month we pick our favourite shot from our thriving Facebook Student Group. Of course these are just a tiny handful of the many stunning photos posted by students past and present, we just don't have space to show them all.
To qualify your photograph must be an original image shot by yourself at any time, posted on the Going Digital Student Group page, and it must measure at least 1024 pixels wide.
This lovely landscape by Morag Forbes really caught our eye because it is everything a landscape should be: a great composition with layers of interest that lead the eye from front to back; soft, muted colour palette, and detail from the building in the foreground to the hills in the distance.
We chose this shot by Jane Stevenson because we love the composition, the simple colour palette and the way that it leads the eye on a journey until you finally notice that there are also people on the other river bank, in the mist.
Sometimes the simplest images are the best. We love this shot taken by Lois Newell on our Water & Its Moods workshop in North Wales, made perfect by that red leaf.
October was the month for dog photography in the Going Digital Facebook student group, but this super shot by Simone Scott really stood out as it beautifully demonstrates how important it is to get down to the eye-level of your subject and choose an unobtrusive background. Not to mention capturing that quirky expression!
We love this image by Jane Bottomley - a memory of a moment perfectly captured.
This shot by Dawn Saffery had to be our choice this month. A beautifully captured portrait of a technically very challenging subject.
We chose this amazing shot by Paul Shufflebotham at Portland Bill as our July photo of the month, for its atmosphere and technical skill.
For technical perfection, with a lovely colour palette, we just had to choose this shot by Alexander Mac Whinnie.
We just had to choose this superb shot by Hazel Spinlove, taken on a recent Going Digital Birds of Prey Photography workshop, for the amazing detail and intense expression on the owl's face.
This shot of Tintagel Castle by Katherine Frances caught our eye because the more you look at it, the more you see within it. Lovely!
We chose the image by Mark James, taken on a recent Going Digital workshop at the Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn, because he has captured that snarl so perfectly!
It was particularly difficult to choose a winner from February's photographs, because the standard was just so high. Eventually we decided on this striking portrait by Going Digital student Wayne Stant, for his excellent use of light and composition.
Who could resist this delightful red squirrel with so much "aaah" factor, photographed by Keira Thorogood.
We love this Wintry portrait, taken by Dawn Saffery. The focus on the eyes is just perfect, and the snowflakes add atmosphere.
We loved this simple shot taken by Sue Winkcup, From the lovely composition to the way the light glows through the leaves and the simple colour palette, we just couldn't fault it.
It gets more difficult each month to choose just one from among so many amazing images, but this beautiful shot of moving water, perfectly captured by Janet Whitehurst really stood out!
It was tough to choose this month's winner among so many great photos, but this one from Jenny Short stood out because of the perfect light on the bird's eye.
Who could resist this lovely portrait taken by Maggie Ptaszynska of her dog Rusty at Clumber Park.
This shot by Sarah Stevens shows how the right light can take a simple subject to a whole different level.
We love this photo of a sea otter taken by Ian Ireland. A great shot of a difficult subject.
This startling action shot from Jenny Short got our vote this month.
This month we couldn't resist Paul Wesson's super kingfisher shot.
This month we chose this amazing image from Ron Sutton which works on so many levels (and it makes me feel dizzy!).
This super image from Simi Von Cattiva beautifully captures the promise of early Spring.
We just had to choose this dynamic shot by Shaun Casey as our January Photo of the Month. Stunning!
We loved this simple shot by Paul Shufflebotham, which captures a frosty December day perfectly.
We love the way Joe Panter has captured the beams of sunlight in this great shot.
We loved this image by Mark Leppard - the epitome of an Autumn day!
We couldn't resist choosing this gorgeous, atmospheric shot by Kate Lawson as our September photo of the month.
The most 'Liked' image in our student Facebook group this August, we just had to choose this super shot by Carolyn Mallaby.
We love this images taken by Paul Wesson, which really captures the essence of a Scottish landscape. Paul says "On the way back from Mull we decided to visit Glens Orchy and Etive together with Rannoch Moor for classic mountains and waterfalls".
We chose this amazing reflection shot by Averil White, not least because it was one of the most popular in our Facebook student group.
We love this great capture by Paulina Jasko - brilliant!
We couldn't resist this cheeky little shot taken at East Kirkby by Samantha Moore.
We love the detail in Raymond Bridges image of a Giant Millipede.
This shot by Joan Baillie really caught my eye. It's great to see our students developing their skills to such a high level.
We couldn't resist this shot by Phil Courtney. It's a satsuma falling into a glass of milk!
We love this atmospheric shot taken by Dennis Simpson.
November 2015 - Joint Winners
Joanna Araujo. I couldn't resist this lovely shot of Joanna's dogs wearing their poppies.
Keith Adcock - I love the way Keith has captured the feeling of movement and the intense expression on the rider's face.
October 2015 - Joint Winners
As it's our first month, we took the liberty of choosing two super shots. Kingfisher in the rain. Marj Freeston
Rainy day - Sarah Wendel Melhuish.