River Holme Connections – Young Photographer Competition

River Holme Connections – Young Photographer Competition

Young Photographer Competition – “My River in the Valley”

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:

  • 4 – 8 years old
  • 9 – 13 years old
  • 14 – 18 years old

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.

  • Get creative…take a photo of “My River in the Valley” and capture the beauty of our rivers and the wildlife and human activities they support.  Photo must be taken within the River Holme catchment area.
  • Take your photo, complete an entry form, and email it to info@riverholmeconnections.org.  All entries must include your name, age, location of photo, address, where you attend school or college and most importantly contact details.  Add a sentence about where your photo was taken and why this is your “River in the Valley”.

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.

Out snapping.
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.

And above all else, have fun!

We would like to say a huge thank you to the sponsor of this competition.

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