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Art of Birding: June monthly spark 'making it real'

In June 2022 the theme for the Art of Birding Challenges was “making it real” meaning that participants were tasked with taking one of their digital images and getting it framed to hang on a wall. To get them ready for this, each weekly task pushed people out of their editing comfort zones to learn new skills.
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Art of Birding: May monthly sparks 'getting arty with our photography'

AOB members have been getting arty with their photos, tasked with creating a set of related images that used an artistic technique to tie them together. Throughout the month, participants were sent a ‘weekly spark’ inviting them to try a new technique. Here we look at the best images created from the weekly sparks and the best sets from the monthly challenge.
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Art of Birding: April monthly sparks 'all colours under the sun'

April’s Art of Birding challenges were all about colour, allowing participants to learn which colour palettes they are naturally drawn to, and where those fit in the colour theory. See some of the best images from each week along with the best montages from the monthly challenge.
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Art of Birding: March monthly sparks 'intention and composition'

The themes for March in the 2022 Art of Birding Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge were intention and composition. Have you tried shooting with intention before? How much do you think about composition before hitting the shutter? This month, all the sparks and the challenge required us to engage our brains before taking the shot.
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Art of Birding: February monthly sparks 'local stories'

February saw some fabulous submissions from participants of the Art of Birding Challenges. Check out the best entries and, if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to join the AOB group this year.
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Art of Birding: January monthly sparks 'matched pairs'

Each year, Judi Lapsley Miller runs the Art of Birding Wildlife & Nature Photography Challenge. 2022 sees a slightly new format with 1 main monthly challenge plus weekly sparks which participants can dip in and out of as time and inspiration allow. In this roundup, we review the best images from January.
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Art of Birding challenge: Best of December

The end of 2021 saw some fabulous submissions from participants of the Art of Birding Challenges. Check out the best of the December challenges and, if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up to join the AOB group this year
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The “conscious photographer” and how to become one

What does it mean to be a conscious photographer? Find out now and ensure your photography is looking after our beautiful, incredible world.

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