Do you like to take photos? Are
you always standing by with your camera waiting for
that moment that is meant to be captured on camera?
You may even be taking photography classes or maybe
you have already completed a photography course and
you want to share your photos with others. You may want
to get into photography as a career and winning a photography
contest will help you get recognized. Maybe you are
just an amateur that has a favorite photo that people
keep telling you to enter.
Whatever your reasons, a photography
contest can be a fun and rewarding experience for you.
To find out all you need to know about entering a photography
contest, read on.
How to Enter a Photography
There are some excellent photography
contests out there, some even offer large cash prizes,
scholarships to photography schools and really nice
cameras and camera supplies. Aside from the prizes,
winning a contest may be your opportunity to showcase
your photography skills in a national magazine. It’s
easy to see why someone would want to enter a contest.
First you are going to want to
choose a contest. In fact, there are so many out there
you should make a list of ones you are interested in
competing in. There are contests in almost every category
you can think of; wildlife, underwater, boats, boat
docks, people, children, self portraits, birds, tress,
flowers, and much more. Some contests are not category-specific
but leave you freedom to use your creativity.
Next, you will double check the
dates for entries to make sure you are not wasting your
time sending to one that has already reached its deadline.
You will also want to check any and all requirements
to the contest and make sure you qualify. You will then
want to check for any fine print and be sure you agree
with the terms. For example, some contests have rules
about copyright and you give up copyright by submitting,
others ask for print to publish even if you don't win,
and without notifying you. If you do not agree to the
terms of the contest, you should not enter. By entering,
you are agreeing to the terms. There may also be entry
fees required for the contests.
Tips for Better Photos
You may be amateur but if you
are entering a photography contest, you are competing
with the best of the best. You are going to need your
photos to be excellent if you expect to win. There are
different things that make up a good photo. If your
photography contest is based on a topic, then that topic
is going to be counted as part of the score. You will
want to be original and if possible, catch a scene that
has not been done before. You really want to impress
the judges with something you do not normally see.
Next to consider, are your technical
aspects of your photograph. You are going to want to
have excellent composition, lighting, focus, contrast,
exposure, perspective and more. There are many factors
involved in taking the picture that will win the photography
contest. You may not win every time but you should learn
something about photography and how to make yours better
each time you enter.
Looking for information about
Photography? Go to: http://www.asaphotography.com
'ASA Photography' is published by Colin Hartness - An
excellent resource for Photography!