Making the most of your FOCUS membership

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Are you making the most of your FOCUS membership?

It’s no secret that the FOCUS membership is absolutely teaming with high quality content like painterly editing tutorials, downloadable free textures and digital backgrounds plus helpful tips on marketing your photography business, but are you making the most of it? 

Join the community!

As well as all of the above, when you sign up to the FOCUS membership you will gain access to an exclusive Facebook group, which is full of supportive, talented and likeminded photographers, who are always on hand to answer questions, cheer you on, or give some constructive criticism on your work, if you’re open to it! If you are already a member, you can join the Facebook group, using the email address you signed up to the membership with. It’s invaluable to have a community of fellow fine-art buffs at your fingertips and many friendships have blossomed from this group too.

Focus Portrait Awards

The FOCUS Portrait Awards is a monthly competition judged by myself, Evelina Skersyte and David Shoukry. The FPA was created to motivate and push photographers to keep producing award-worthy work! Each month, awards are given in the form of Bronze, Silver and Gold to the entries that meet the judging criteria. Judges look out for images that make a visual impact, evoke viewer emotion, as well as tick all the technical boxes such as showing a good display of exposure, lighting, colour balance etc! Monthly, the judges select one winner to be crowned ‘judges choice’ – the receiver of this award also receives a custom designed framed print from our friends over at Digitalab. Not only is this a great way to keep pushing the boundaries of your talent, entries are completely free for focus members!! The entry fee is included in the £27 per month membership, saving you some ££ to spend on yourself! There is a range of categories to enter into, so whatever your niche may be, you can be certain you’ll find an award category. Enter the FPA here.

Fine art editing tutorials

We quickly touched on the tutorials in the beginning of this blog but, with over 40 easy-to-follow painterly editing tutorials you gain instant access to upon signing up, and at least 1 new tutorial added each month, you’ll be spoiled for choice on where to start, and never run out of new things to learn! The beauty is, you can go back and rewatch at any time that is convenient for you! Make sure to download your free photoshop textures, overlays and digital backgrounds to use in your own images too. The possibilities to create painterly fine art are endless! 

Simplified lighting techniques

Beyond the above, delving into lighting, you’ll learn how to manipulate lighting both natural and studio, to create mood or drama within your fine art photography. Using the old masters like Rembrandt lighting to create stunning imagery as well as taking peeks behind the scenes to learn how best to work with babies, children and families on shoots. 

For less than the cost of a daily coffee...

For only £27 a month, the FOCUS membership is choc full of invaluable resources for you! I love having you all in this wonderful community we have created, and seeing the works of painterly fine art you create after joining! If you have any questions, leave a comment below! 

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