We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries for last year’s photo challenge and we are now opening up the 2016 competition. Some of the outstanding results are shown on these pages which we hope will give you inspiration and spur you into action.
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With the vast number of different ways of capturing an image available out there, whether you are are using a phone or the latest digital camera, capturing that precious moment on film or digitally is never easy. You can read all the ‘How to’ books, visit photographic exhibitions or see stunning shots in the newspaper – but it’s down to you to recognise that precise moment.
All we ask is that photos are of a suitable size and at 300dpi. Good luck!
The closing date for entries is April 30, 2016.
Canada, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, USA, Rest of World
The drinking / the enjoying (bars, hotels, events), The process, The water, Other
- Call for entries: 5th December 2015
- Entry deadline: 30th April 2016
- Results announced: April 2016
- 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