In Focus: Explore Sheffield’s heritage with new photograph theme

Sheffield Cathedral heritage - screen of swords and bayonets presented to Cathedral by all ranks of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment after its disbandment in 1968 in memory of those who gave their lives while serving in the regiment.

Sheffield Cathedral heritage - screen of swords and bayonets presented to Cathedral by all ranks of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment after its disbandment in 1968 in memory of those who gave their lives while serving in the regiment.

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Entries are now closed for the ‘My Sheffield’ theme. The winner will be announced by the end of the month after judges have considered all the entries.

My next theme which I think will prove to be a popular one is ‘Heritage’. This means so much to us in our Steel City and its history of makers, so I’m sure inspiration will come from many sources. Don’t forget the images must be taken within our catchment area. There are lots of places, objects and people to focus on, but try and think outside the box with composition and try to use creative lighting to enhance your image. I have included images that follow this theme, some were submitted by you for our last competition, and one is something that captured my attention when I first began working in Sheffield and toured our magnificent Cathedral. It is the screen of swords and bayonets presented to Sheffield Cathedral by all ranks of the 1st Battalion the York and Lancaster Regiment after its disbandment in 1968 in memory of those who gave their lives while serving in the regiment. Swords pointing up signify readiness to serve and pointing down represents the laying aside of weapons. This theme will run for a month and I will select a few each week to print. Harrison Cameras will once again provide a prize and judge the winner.

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its industrial heritage by Michael Hardy - Peter Gribben, a grinder and one of Sheffield's "little mesters" demonstrates his craftsmanship at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its industrial heritage by Michael Hardy - Peter Gribben, a grinder and one of Sheffield's "little mesters" demonstrates his craftsmanship at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

A stunning camera most people can only dream of owning - Simon Grason

We have received all the entries for the competition to win the Canon Powershot G9X mark II and now the hard work of judging them can begin in earnest.

There are some really incredible photographs which have been submitted and it’s going to be hard to pick just one winner.

New in store this week we have the fantastic Fujifilm GFX 50 megapixel medium format digital camera.

Telegraph in Focus My sheffield - an image from Kelham Island Museum . by Gareth Morgan

Telegraph in Focus My sheffield - an image from Kelham Island Museum . by Gareth Morgan

It’s a camera that most people could only ever dream of owning - priced at over £6,000 just for the body without a lens, but if anyone would like to bring in a memory card and play with it in the shop - we are based on London Road - for half an hour you’re more than welcome.

The images this camera captures are absolutely stunning!

This weekend I’m off to the photography show at the Birmingham NEC from Saturday to Tuesday with our sister company Dorr Photo UK.

Thousands of people attend, including photography fans from across our city region.

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its industrial heritage by Michael Hardy - Old bottles on a window sill at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

Telegraph In focus "MY SHEFFIELD" celebrates its industrial heritage by Michael Hardy - Old bottles on a window sill at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

If you’re going to the show pop by our stand and say hello, we’ll be happy to see you - especially if you bring coffee, it’s going to be a long four days.