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Reader Photos: Barry Chignell

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The first of the three winners of the Digital Photographer Magazine Facebook Reader Photos Contest hails from all the way across the pond. Barry Chignell is a 33 year old who resides in High Wycombe, Bucks, UK. In his own words, Barry says, “I have been a keen photographer for about three years and am self taught.  I mainly concentrate on landscape and urban but love all areas of photography.  I also run a photography website which has helped me learn different techniques through research for articles and the photographers I have met on the way.”

Below is a selection of some of Barry’s best work, including some self-portraits and absolutely stunning low-light shots. More of Barry Chignell’s work can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/green76/ and http://www.freephotoresources.com/my-gallery/.

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In the photographer’s words: This self portrait was taken when I was experimenting with a remote flash for an article on my website.  I took it in my living room with all of the lights turned off.  I wanted to take some shots that were ‘not the norm’ and had some emotion.  I also wanted to prove that you don’t need a studio and loads of expensive lighting, etc. to take good portrait shots!

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In the photographer’s words: This was taken in Marlow when the traffic had calmed down a bit.  Originally I was trying to get the light trails from the occasional car but this turned into the image here when I noticed the church through the entrance of the bridge which I thought gave a different angle than the normal straight on bridge OR church photographs.

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In the photographer’s words: I was invited by a friend of mine, who is a DJ, to take some shots at a huge wedding reception.  My main challenge was the light but I also had to stay out of the way.  This shot was taken from the dancefloor and not using a flash.  I used the lights in the background to keep the shutter speed to a minimum but still managed to achieve a semi silhouette of him.

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In the photographer’s words: This self portrait was taken in an underpass in the middle of some woods near my home.  It’s quite a secluded area and so I was a bit on edge.  I wanted to experiment with HDR portraits and so took three bracketed shots using the self timer and did the pp’ing in Photomatix and Photoshop.

Barry Chignell’s gear list:
Canon 50D
Canon Speedlight 430EX Mk11
Canon 50mm lens
Sigma 17-70mm lens
Tamron 70-300mm lens
Various filters (colour, ND, Star) (Cokin P)
Manfrotto Tripod

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Reader Photos: Louise Fahy

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Digital Photographer reader Louise Fahy is a Canadian lawyer and photographer based in Paris, France.  She has a deep interest in foreign travel and languages, and has traveled extensively throughout the world, capturing scenes of sprawling landscape and city life with her Sony D-SLR. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times and on various websites in France. Below is a  selection of some of her powerful shots, as well as her thoughts on the images she captured, from a trip she took to central Australia in January 2008. More of Louise Fahy’s work can be seen at either of her online portfolios: http://louisefahy.redbubble.com or http://louise-fahy.fineartamerica.com.

Enjoy Louise’s  shots after the jump, and be sure to join the DP Flickr Group, and to send me your thoughts on why you should be the next photographer highlighted in the DP Blog’s Reader Photos section through Flickr mail or on Twitter at twitter.com/digiphotomag.

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