Vote in our presenters’ Fuji photo challenge


Charlie and the Fuji TSVTo help give you an idea of the quality of pictures you could achieve with this Sunday’s feature-packed Today’s Special Value compact camera from Fuji, we set Simon Biagi, Charlie Brook and Jilly Halliday the challenge of taking the best photo they could with it.

Take a look at the entries from each presenter below and vote for your favourite!

UsquebaughSimon Biagi

Here is my submission for Fuji photographer of the year! It’s entitled ‘Usquebaugh’ and shot with the Macro setting.

Please send the prize money as soon as you’d like…


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Read Simon’s blog 



BrambleCharlie Brook

This photo is of Bramble (one of our Cairn terrier pups, now 10 months).

I seem to recall the setting being Pro Focus – pin sharp focus for the subject with soft focus for the background.


Click on the picture (left) to take a closer look 

Read Charlie’s blog 

Gorgeous GirlJilly Halliday

This is a close-up shot of my daughter, Cassidy. I have called it ‘Gorgeous Girl’!

I used Portrait mode on the camera.


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Read Jilly’s blog  




  1. Tania September 12, 2013 at 3:09 am -  Reply

    Simon’s would make nice wallpaper.
    Message to Simon:
    Hey Simon maybe Collier Campbell or the Camouflage Company could buy it from you. Would make a nice collection.
    Ñow about my fee…
    Btw I have voted!

  2. Andrea Evans September 12, 2013 at 6:32 am -  Reply

    A great shot showing good back light giving the showing light/shade and contrast, nice to see the texture of the flowers and the water globules have a mirror effect, very nice.
    It would be nice to see this shot in a landscape mode.

  3. Lorraine September 12, 2013 at 7:31 am -  Reply

    I think all are worthy of winning but I particularly like Simon’s because it is different. He has captured something most perhaps wouldn’t think of. Great work!

  4. Marian Bolton September 12, 2013 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    They’re all great but, for me, being an animal lover, it has to be Charlie’s gorgeous Bramble! x

  5. steven Rothwell September 12, 2013 at 11:30 am -  Reply

    what a princess

  6. Kathy. September 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm -  Reply

    All 3 photo’s are good, but i have my favorite, and have voted.

  7. Sharon Axten September 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm -  Reply

    Cute puppy a way to everyone’s hearts. Photo close up and slightly off centre

  8. Tony September 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    What a natural portrait of Jilly’s daughter. Love the lighting and fresh skin tones.

  9. Pamela September 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm -  Reply

    The portrait was lovely so natural and good skin tone. Pamela

  10. Terisi Grayson September 14, 2013 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    Simons captured the season very well he has my vote although it was tough to choose

  11. Doreen Ayland September 14, 2013 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    BeautifulPicture Of Jillys Daughter

  12. Jen September 14, 2013 at 8:02 pm -  Reply

    Just like you Jilly natural and lovely – she is a credit to you with that lovely happy smile – such a family girl;

  13. Mary Stacey September 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm -  Reply

    Cassidy is a natural beauty and looks totally relaxed in front of the camera….. wonder who she takes after?!!

  14. Paul September 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm -  Reply

    Dog is very cute, the leaf shot excellent and the close up beautifully captured. All worthy winners.

  15. Alan Early September 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

    Such a beautiful natural portrait of your gorgeous daughter Jilly
    Stunning light and focus.

  16. Eng (Lucy) September 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    love all of the photos but Jilly’s daughter is the best!

  17. kim September 14, 2013 at 11:01 pm -  Reply

    Three great pictures, but had to go with my heart and being an animal lover,which looks like are little girl (Pippi),so Charlie’s Bramble is a winner by far.

  18. anita shelley September 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm -  Reply

    love charlie,s dog bramble has im a pet lover
    great pic
    I have voted

  19. cassandra scott September 15, 2013 at 12:03 am -  Reply

    BRAMBLE IS GORGEOUS, so it has to be charlie .

  20. Jean Turner September 15, 2013 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    Bramble is cute – and so is Charlie

  21. Sandie Nicholson September 15, 2013 at 11:58 am -  Reply

    All lovely photos! I bought a Fuji from QVC and have since had over of my photos on ITV & BBC using it – and I am only an amateur photographer!

  22. Sandie Nicholson September 15, 2013 at 12:00 pm -  Reply

    Lovely photos! I bought my Fuji camera from QVC and have since had over 300 of my photos shown on ITV and BBC whilst using it!

  23. Mr R.Flack September 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie
    great photo lovable pup
    all the best Ray…..

  24. Karin Cureton September 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    I voted for Cassidy. What a beautiful portrait.

  25. Matha September 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    I love the one created by Jilly which looks almost professionally shot. Charlie’s is a snapshot, it doesn’t let the eye wonder over the page, subject is too centrally situed.

  26. Margaret Taylor September 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm -  Reply

    Love them all but for me Simons is the winner

  27. Rosie September 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    Great shot Simon, very artistic !

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