The Festival Photo Competition will NOT be held in 2017.
However festival visitors are most welome to capture "Festival Moments" and submit them by email.
The best photos will be included on the Photo Gallery after the festival.
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- Try different angles, kneeling or even lying and shooting up or shooting down from a chair, can give you an interesting view point.
- The most fundamental element in taking a good photograph is composition. Modern cameras can sort out focusing, lighting and other matters for you, but you have to chose where to point the camera and how to compose the picture. So take a few seconds to choose a good composition taking on board the following advice.
- When photographing people, it's often a good idea to take two or three quick shots in succession. People tend to relax a little after the first shot and look more natural. Assuming you have a digital camera, you can easily delete the less satisfactory shots.Look for different colours. Similar objects in different colours make great pictures.
- The best time to take outdoor photos is when the sun is not too high in the sky.
- Ensure that background objects do not spoil the composition. So, for instance, avoid a traffic sign or a tree branch appearing to come out of a person's head.
- Remember the 'rule of thirds'. Imagine that there are invisible lines - two horizontal and two vertical - dividing your picture into nine sections. In many cases, you'll obtain a better picture if you put any natural horizontal lines - like the horizon - on one of your invisible horizontal lines rather than in the middle and if you locate your subject - such as a person or tree - on one of the invisble vertical lines rather than in the middle.