Beach – The Great British Photography Challenge
The first episode of the Great British Photography Challenge aired earlier this week. Renowned photographer Rankin set a trio of challenges for the contestants, including Tyrone Williams from our hometown, Northampton.
Ahead of the show, we heard that the first challenge each week would be a one-hour, phone photography challenge, and figured it would be great to get some of the Amplitude gang* to have a stab** too.
And then we saw that the first challenge was “BEACH”…
And most of us are in the midlands…
So, with the nearest beach over an hour away, we expanded the definition of the one-hour challenge to “evoke the feeling of the beach”. Then we set everyone loose. Here are our shots:
*Please note: Not an actual gang
** Please note: Not an actual stab
Amelia – Sun and Trees
The idea for this was the idea of sunbathing and reading a book with sun and clouds above. Love it! Nice work, Amelia!
Jo – Calm
“For me (I’m a massive hippy) the beach is a place of tranquillity and recuperation – I think maybe I work too hard . Being 3 hours from the sea means I only go to the beach when I am switching off totally to chill. I aimed to create that meditative feeling using some pebbles in my back garden.”
Love the extra touch of movement on the right-hand side.
Emma – Tans are Built on Hope
“Living in Northampton during a lockdown means that the closest I got to a sandy beach was the overspill from a broken studio sandbag. At least R2D2 got to enjoy it…”
Will – Parts
Getting SUPER minimal. The beach, broken down into its constituent parts.
Lucas – The Beach House
Lucas snapped this shot of a building he passes every day while out walking the dog.
Ciara – Make Believe Beach Day
Ciara got the family involved. “Ellie & Donovan are super excited to go on their beach adventure (at home)!”
Chris – Hark Triton, hark!
And finally, Chris, at the cutting edge of photography. (Get it? Because he cut the… okay, I’ll leave)
Join the Challenge
Have you got a Beach picture you’d like to submit? Send us your snaps and we’ll feature them in our response to next week’s Great British Photography Challenge.