Photography Competition

Categories

We would welcome entries into the competition under the following categories.  With the exception of Holidays, these should be photos taken during the current confinement just to add a bit of focus:

Class 1: Animals & Wildlife

Class 2: Landscapes & Countryside

Class 3: Flora and Fauna

Class 4: People

Class 5: Holidays

Class 6: Wildcard (ie anything not covered by the above categories!)

 

Please send your entries – preferably in JPEG form or direct off your camera phone to sedgebrookvillage@gmail.com or 07962 189397.  State which category you are entering and your name and address.  All entries must be from Sedgebrook residents.  If you are under 16 please put your age on your entry.

This competition is just a bit of fun and your entries will be displayed on the website.  Awards will be given in all categories, depending on number of entries.  Whilst we haven’t sorted prizes yet as it is just a bit of fun, there may be a prize at the end of competition.

The closing date is 30th April, but we may extend this if necessary.

 

Contact

Entries: sedgebrookvillage@gmail.com

or 07962 189397

Help: je01949842598@gmail.com

Some handy tips from an expert!

Jim Evans of Abbey Lane will be judging the competition.  He is a professional photographer of many years and has the following tips to give you!

With landscapes or views, rather than having the sun behind the photographer (as many photo guidebooks tell you), have the sun not only at right angles to the camera (i.e. at 90 degrees) but maybe at 100 or 110 degrees (i.e. slightly towards the camera, although not enough to produce ‘flare’ so destroying the image). Doing this, then photographing a landscape will produce shadows of hedgerows, fences, trees etc in front of the fences, trees etc and create more of a 3D appearance and depth to the image. It really does work!
Use of the ‘rule of thirds’ helps an image to look more interesting. Think of a noughts and crosses layout in the viewfinder or screen. Place the horizon not in the centre of the picture but down on the lower horizontal line, so a 1/3rd up from the bottom. Particularly good for landscapes. Use the vertical lines to offset a person to one side or another – better than putting them ‘dead central’.
With people and flowers in particular, where possible use a technique called ‘differential focussing’ – this throws the background out of focus and emphasises the subject of the photo in the foreground. This may not be so easy if using a mobile phone for the photos. Easier if using a camera!
Good Luck!