Chelmsford City Council

The City Photo blog

The City Photo blog celebrates a summer of photography in the city of Chelmsford and surrounding villages. It's packed with tips and advice on how to capture beautiful photography, which you can enter into the City Photo Competition.

Remember, you have until midnight on 31 August to enter your best snap and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes. Up for grabs are exclusive aluminium prints from Blue Sky Printing and training with Unshaken Digital Photography Training, where you’ll gain invaluable photography and industry insight.

Part of Essex 2020, the competition is proudly sponsored by Meadows Shopping CentreBlue Sky PrintingUnshaken Digital Photography Training and partnered with Essex Chronicle Community.

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  • Skateboarder World Photography DayIn celebration of World Photography Day, we caught up with City Photo Competition sponsors James Callaghan at Blue Sky Printing and Nick Wood from Unshaken Digital Photography Training. 24 August 2020
  • Woman crouching by  ariver taking a picture of two small children playing by a river Smartphone photography with ShutterbugsMobile phones allow you to capture spontaneous moments. Find out how to get the best out of the camera in your pocket. 13 August 2020
  • Drink in a tall glass with straws, ice and garnish Promotional photography with Claire NaylorOur latest piece with lifestyle photographer Claire Naylor is all about promotional photography. She explores how it can help you reach a wider following, as well as attracting customers if you have a business. 05 August 2020
  • Shop front with signs saying "We have all been furloughed", "Closed until further notice and coronalled" Capturing 2020 with Scott WrightLike the rest of the country, the feeling of uncertainty came over Scott when lockdown was introduced, but he decided to combat this by safely capturing Chelmsford during these interesting times. 16 July 2020
  • Woman in fighting pose Portrait photography with Mark MasseySouthend-based photographer and graphic designer Mark Massey shares his tips and advice for portrait photography. 07 July 2020
  • Aerial performer with orange material flowing around her Action shots with Little Stars CircusThe City Photo blog kicks off with an article themed around action shots and capturing poses, featuring photos of Little Stars Circus taken by Nathan Di Vito. 29 June 2020

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