Thursday 26 October 2023

Sepia Saturday 696 : 28th October 2023


Our last prompt in Portrait Month sees a classic studio shot of a sultry model smoking a cigarette.  The photograph dates from the 1960s when I was doing a photography course at the local college. I seem to recall that it was an exercise in both studio lighting and depth of field. Your contributions to the final portrait prompt don't need to be dramatically lit, nor pin-sharp in places: indeed, this being Sepia Saturday, they don't even need to be portraits. Just an old photo and a few new words. Post your posts on or around Saturday 28th October 2023 and add a link to the list below.

After Portrait Month we go out and about - walking on the street. Here are our prompt images for November, so you have chance to think about your submissions in advance.

Thursday 19 October 2023

Sepia Saturday 695 : Saturday 21 October 2023


I had to submit a passport photograph the other day, so out came the smartphone and I quickly composed a head and shoulders selfie, downloaded it in a jpeg file and the job was done. Head and shoulders portraits have been the staple for photographic portraits for the last 180 years - the technology might change, but the head and shoulders remain the same. So for Sepia Saturday 695 - post your post on or around Saturday 21st October 2023 - we are asking for your head and shoulder portraits, or any portraits, or any old photo you care to share. Just add a link to the list below. Next week will be the last of our portrait themes - get ready for Walking About in November. The month's themes will be up soon.

Friday 13 October 2023

Sepia Saturday 694 : Saturday 14 October 2023

Portrait month on Sepia Saturday continues with this double family portrait featuring two unknown members of the Burnett family. Like so many old photographs, it is full of clues to who knows what (what, for example, is the significance of the date 1851 - could the photograph been taken on a fiftieth or sixtieth birthday?). So your possible prompts this week include double portraits, dates on photographs, clues .... or anything you want. Just post your post on or around Saturday 14 October 2023 and add a link to the list below. And take a look at the other October prompts:-

Thursday 5 October 2023

Sepia Saturday 7th October 2023


It's portrait month here on Sepia Saturday and we kick off with a portrait that is probably the best part of 150 years old. You don't have to match it with an equally old portrait, of course, indeed you don't even need a portrait. All you need is an old photo (and the definition of "old" is up to you) along with a few new thoughts. Then post your post on or around Saturday 7th October 2023 and add a link to the list below.

And whilst you are sitting around waiting for the artist to finish, take a look at what else is in store during portrait month.