In Focus: Composition helps tell stories behind your images

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield by Michael Hardy Photographs of the Unveiling of the "Women of Steel" statue in Barkers Pool, June 2016. This was one of the most uplifting events I can remember in Sheffield, and my mother was one of the recipients of a medal.
Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield by Michael Hardy Photographs of the Unveiling of the "Women of Steel" statue in Barkers Pool, June 2016. This was one of the most uplifting events I can remember in Sheffield, and my mother was one of the recipients of a medal.

There has been another week of excellent entries for our first theme ‘My Sheffield’.

This theme will run until March 16 before a winner is chosen to win the Canon G9X from Harrison on London Road.

Telegraph in focus my Sheffield by Neil Mutch Winter Garden

Telegraph in focus my Sheffield by Neil Mutch Winter Garden

Celebrating the people of Sheffield is one way some of our readers have followed our theme and this has inspired me to talk to you about how photographing people really can bring your image to life. You have more control when photographing static things like buildings or objects, but when you involve a person or animal there are more elements to consider.

If you are capturing an action shot of a person, like John Leigh’s pic of John Burkhill, then just ensure you are stood in the right position to be in with a chance of capturing the action and consider your composition to ensure your picture tells the story.

The composition of Michael Hardy’s image of the Women of Steel statue shows how using natural framing of the statue’s arm leads you through the image to the gathering crowd in the background to tell the story of the unveiling of the new statue.
Keep your entries coming in, and I look forward to seeing your creativity with a camera.

Visit us for feedback on your images - Simon Harrison

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield by Sam Chubb I'm 18 years old and I live in Sheffield. I saw your photography competition the Thursday edition of The Telegraph, so thought I'd sent you an entry. It's a picture of the fountains in the Peace Gardens but with a modern twist. I submitted this photo as part of my college work last year.

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield by Sam Chubb I'm 18 years old and I live in Sheffield. I saw your photography competition the Thursday edition of The Telegraph, so thought I'd sent you an entry. It's a picture of the fountains in the Peace Gardens but with a modern twist. I submitted this photo as part of my college work last year.

Well, we are two weeks into the In Focus competition and still the standard of images submitted by readers continues to rise.

I’ve seen some really great pictures and some interesting interpretations of the theme ‘My Sheffield’.

If anyone would like to show us some images and get some feedback feel free to drop in to our London Road shop any time.

Also you can share your images with us on Instagram, Flickr and Facebook.

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield Park Hill  by Andrew Duffield

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield Park Hill by Andrew Duffield

Visit Harrisons Cameras for details of our social media accounts.

If you’ve got a really good picture we may even choose to use it as part of our special photograph wall which has pride of place in the shop.

Also, this week club members can come in and receive a free 10x8 inch print, just by bringing in their image on a memory card, USB stick, CD or smartphone as well as the membership voucher from page 56 of this week’s Sheffield Telegraph.

We’ll even print it off while you wait.

Telegraph In Focus My Sheffield - a picture of Ball St bridge in Neepsend from my place of work (Kelham Island Museum) by Gareth Morgan

Telegraph In Focus My Sheffield - a picture of Ball St bridge in Neepsend from my place of work (Kelham Island Museum) by Gareth Morgan

Remember we’re also offering 10 per cent off all printing for club members too. Keep those entries coming in for the chance to win our Canon G9X worth £449.

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield cheesegrater by Andrew Duffield

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield cheesegrater by Andrew Duffield

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD"  celebrates its Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces.......... Ecclesall Woods in Autumn

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces.......... Ecclesall Woods in Autumn

Telegraph in focus My Sheffield by Neil Mutch - Guarding Sheffield Cathedral Gates

Telegraph in focus My Sheffield by Neil Mutch - Guarding Sheffield Cathedral Gates

Telegraph In Focus "MY SHEFFIELD" has a wide range of wildlife within the city's boundaries...........
Wild Red Deer on Blacka Moor and Totley Moor.

Telegraph In Focus "MY SHEFFIELD" has a wide range of wildlife within the city's boundaries........... Wild Red Deer on Blacka Moor and Totley Moor.

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield Shaft of Steel  by Andrew Duffield

Telegraph in Focus My Sheffield Shaft of Steel by Andrew Duffield

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD"  celebrates its Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces.......... Summer wildflowers at Clay Wood near the Cholera Monument on the edge of the city centre.

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces.......... Summer wildflowers at Clay Wood near the Cholera Monument on the edge of the city centre.