Author: Peter Marquet

Tips for taking a good photo in the Mai-Wel ‘Capturing Ability’ Photographic Competition

Entries for Mai-Wel Group’s Capturing Ability Photo Competition now close February 8. You could win $1,000 from The Greater. Our Rutherford branch manager Peter Marquet shares some tips for taking a good photo.  

The first ever Mai-Wel Group ‘Capturing Ability’ Photographic Competition is now open thanks to support from the Greater Building Society.

All you have to do is take a photo of that shows people, flora or fauna overcoming adversity to survive and flourish. Remember the idea of the competition is that everyone can have a go and enter. By entering you will also be supporting the great work Mai Wel does to capture the ability of people with a disability in the Hunter.

The winner of the Open Category will win a $1,000 Greater Building Society Savings Account. The winner of the Student category, open to primary, secondary and tertiary students, will win a $500 Greater Building Society Savings Account. A ‘Commercial Adaptability Award’ of $500 is also on offer courtesy of Eclipse Media, Events and PR. Finalists and winners will also have their work exhibited at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

1. Move in close or use the zoom to show off the details in your subject.

2. Watch the light. For people shots cloudy days can be better because you avoid shadows and squinting. Long shadows in the early morning or late in the day can enhance a scenic picture.

3. Check the background. Before you shoot make sure there are no poles or wires or distracting backgrounds. Plain backgrounds ensure the focus is on your subject. Entries close at 11:59 pm on 8 February, 2013.

Good luck!

What tips do you have for a good photo? Please share them below.