01/08/2022 9:00 am 31/08/2022 5:00 pm
This event is free to attend.
Grab your camera or phone and capture the beauty of our rivers and the wildlife and human activities they support for a chance to win a cash prize!
The competition is open to children and young people including all schools and college communities and those that are home educated and any other young people’s community organisations within the River Holme catchment area. There is a map of the catchment area on our website www.riverholmeconnections.org.
Three age categories:
Local artist Ashley Jackson and Channel 5’s Yorkshire Vet Shona Searson will judge the entries. For each age category there will be 3 winning prizes: 1st prize £15, 2nd prize £10 and 3rd prize £5.
Closing date is 31st August 2022 at 5pm.
How to enter.
All terms and conditions can be found here.
Here’s some top basic photography tips from our volunteer photographer Mick.
Before you go out.
Batteries fully charged and memory card installed with sufficient space.
Try to understand the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO particularly when using DSLR and bridge cameras.
Check out the rule of thirds for composition.
Use the correct settings.
People, pets etc. Subject in focus, particularly the eyes. Background blurred.
Get down to the subject’s level.
Landscapes require most of the subject to be in focus.
Try to keep the sun behind you, early morning and evening is best light.
Processing back home.
Crop for best composition, straighten to keep horizons horizontal.
Sharpen, brighten and saturate slightly if required for more vibrancy.
Delete the ones you don’t like.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the sponsor of this competition.