Light Painting is a fun photographic technique where light is 'painted' or 'drawn' onto the photograph using a light source during a long exposure.
'Sparkling Water' by Anita Ruggle-Lussy (below) took out the top spot. This is a well thought out, great composition, which is fun and very eye-catching. Second place was awarded to Sean King and Third to Tina Macrae.
Photo of the month - This was won by Karen Moffatt-McLeod with a superbly lit classical portrait 'Matariki Wahine' (at right). Karen says, "The Kākahu Dannii is wearing was made by her Nanny Sandy Gaskell in honour of Sandy’s Grandmother, (Dannii’s Great Great Grandmother), Princess Mere Te Wai of Ngāti Awa. It is to honour her sacrifice of having to send her seven children to live in Whitianga with their Uncle George White after the murder of her husband." In second place was Lia Priemus and in third place, Anita Ruggle-Lussy.
Month of July challenge - The challenge is 'Flash photography'. The flash produces a burst of light to help illuminate a scene, it can also be used creatively to freeze motion. Anyone keen to join in can email the admin team firstname.lastname@example.org.