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Issue 60 - Enter Your Photos

Scotland Magazine Issue 60
December 2011

 

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Enter Your Photos

Time to get snapping as the search is on again for our best photographs of Scotland

We launch the hunt for the cream of the crop with Scotland Magazine’s latest Photo Challenge. The competition is now open for entries leading to publication of the winning photographs in the October issue each year and a selection of short listed images published in future editions.

If you think you are the next great landscape photographer, or have a wonderful image of a stag, then here is your chance to shine and prosper and see your work published.

Submit your images to: www.scotlandmag.com/photocomp

Photography Tips

FOCUS
The image should be sharp unless blur is an intentional effect.

LIGHT
The use of light is key to a 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? 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.