I always think that at this time of the year, thanks to the fantastic light, now is a good time to take out your camera and get some stunning shots. We’ve reached that time when we call out for your entries to our Photo Challenge. In association with Teeling Whiskey, there will be some wonderful whiskey prizes including a distillery tour, and the winning images will be featured in Whisky Magazine as well as our 2018 calendar. The overall winner will also receive a framed copy of their winning shot.
Whether you are using your phone, digital camera or even, as I have, an old fashioned 35mm camera, get shooting and start entering. All we ask is that you supply as big a file as possible at 300dpi.
Canada, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, USA, Rest of World
The drinking / the enjoying (bars, hotels, events), The process, The water, Other
- Call for entries: 2th December 2016
- Entry deadline: 31st May 2017
- Results announced: June 2017
- Focus. The image should be sharp unless blur is an intentional effect.
- Light. The use of light is key ta good photograph and the most important thing is that the light is appropriate to the image. There are many different types of ‘good’ light; stormy, early morning, dusk.
- Composition. When editing your images for entry, make sure you stand back from them and view them as a whole. Is there a hedgerow appearing from the back of a castle? Is the image on a slant? Should you move to the left or take a step to the right? Or hold the camera nearer the ground? There are many factors contributing to the overall composition of an image.
- Impact. This is very subjective. A great photograph will include a combination of the emotion the photographer was feeling at the time it was taken, the time of day, the subject, the light and much more. All this can lift a picture above the ordinary.
- Originality. The angle of the photograph or indeed the subject – whatever the end result the judges will be impressed by your originality of thought and execution.
- Photographs must be taken in digital format, and must be 300 dpi and should allow the image tbe reproduced at A4 size or above. Please ensure that your camera is on its highest-quality setting.
- Each photograph must include the following information;
- Name of location
- Time of day
- Make and model of camera used
- Category being entered