Tips on taking photographs

It can take thousands of attempts to capture an award winning shot so keep at it!

Submit your best photo, or a photographic essay of up to 12 images, to the International YRE Competition, ensuring that the message or story is clear even without the accompanying text which provides further information.

Our photography top tips

  • High resolution shots
  • In focus
  • Action based shots – get creative and create room for movement
  • Close ups of people (permissions may be needed, particularly if photographing children)
  • Save with a short description covering Who, What, Where, Why, When and How

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