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Issue 99 - Time to get into focus

Scotland Magazine Issue 99
June 2018


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Time to get into focus

The search continues for Scotland's best photographers

Following on from our immensely successful 2017 Photo Challenge, we are launching this year's competition and inviting photographers to submit their favourite images. At Scotland Magazine, we pride ourselves on the quality of the photographs we publish. It is our great pleasure to showcase Scotland's historic buildings and wildlife, alongside the Scottish landscape in all of its glorious moods and seasonal manifestations.

Today, widespread availability of photographic equipment and software means that everyone can have a go at creating their own masterpiece. We therefore invite our readers to submit their favourite photographs for consideration by our panel of experts, who will select those they consider to be the best in the categories listed. The winning entries will be published in issue #101 of Scotland Magazine.


FOCUS The image should be in focus and 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', e.g. dawn, dusk, warm, cold, or high contrast.

COMPOSITION 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 the 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.


Nature • Animals and plant life • Landscape • Water • Other (please specify)

History • Castles • Historic Houses • Monuments • Other (please specify)

Contemporary • City Life • Country Life • Other (please specify)

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