Only one month to go until the closing date of Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 2012 photography competition!
We have had some brilliant entries so far as you can see from the slideshow below. There is still time to add your images. Our theme for this years competition is Window on Wildlife; capturing Sussex wildlife and the wild places where it lives. It can be anything you could theoretically see from a window – at home, at your office, out of a car or train.
How do I enter?
Online: at Flickr.com www.flickr.com/groups/windowonwildlife
Post CD : Richard Cobden, Photography Calendar Competition, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9SD
Please include your name, address and contact number.
Digital images only, sorry no slides or prints.
Closing Date: 10 September 2012
What are the rules?
- You can enter up to three images
- Images must be in landscape format only
- For full rules please visit the Trust’s website for the competition’s terms and conditions
Top Five Wildlife Photography Tips
- Find your subject
Do you homework to where and when you can see wildlife to photograph.
- Get close to your subject
But remember not to scare your subject, wildlife is always more important than a photo!
- Keep it steady
Don’t let camera shake ruin your shot. Rest the camera on a beanbag, wall or use a tripod.
- Composition and framing
Think about why you’re taking your photo. Use the ‘Rule of Thirds’ and don’t be afraid to experiment
- Light fantastic
The best light for photographs is early morning or evening, luckily this is often when wildlife is most active too!
Bonus tips if photographing through a window!
- Clean the windows
- Get the camera’s lens up close to the window
- Turn off the flash
What do I win?
First Prize: A Weekend Retreat for two people, kindly provided by www.woodlandskills.com
Runner Up Prize: £100 cash kindly donated by The Ecology Consultancy. www.ecologyconsultancy.co.uk
Third Prize: Llama Walk for two people kindly donated by Ashdown Forest Llama Park www.llamapark.co.uk
Fourth Prize: A Family Ticket to the Weald & Downland Museum
The winning 12 photographs will also feature in an online calendar. In addition, the overall winning image will feature in Wildlife magazine, our monthly e-newsletter and on the Trust’s website.