CAPTURING the essence of 'people' was the challenge given to photographers from the Worcester News Camera Club this month.

And they did not disappoint.

We received dozens of beautiful pictures, including a wide variety of styles such as formal portraits, family snapshots and quirky crowd shots.

Our picture editor Jonathan Barry chose these 15 as his favourites.

He selected Lucy Coleshill's characterful picture of her dad as a very worthy winner.

And also picked out for a special mention was Tomas Ratkevicius for a stunning picture of his son and wife in the snow and Dave Dunbar for his unusual portrait of a guitar player.

Well done to all who took part in a very popular challenge.

March's challenge is Spring - and we'd love to see your pictures on that theme.

You can email them to or, if you'd like to join our Camera Club, search for the Worcester News Camera Club on Facebook.