Challenge has finished
Submit a photograph of a domestic or pet animal.
Thursday, 11th August, 2011 (GMT)
Thursday, 18th August, 2011 –
Wednesday, 24th August, 2011
Thursday, 25th August, 2011 –
Wednesday, 31st August, 2011
- Little post-processing acceptable. This is mainly an exercise in straight photography.
- Photographing animals is like photographing children - they can move fast and don't follow directions.
- Avoid using the camera's flash. Direct sunlight or skylight may provide the best results.
- Like human portraits, having sharp focus on the eyes is usually desirable, while having the background out of focus often helps isolate the subject.
- DSLRs with fast lenses may get better results than typical compact cameras, due to lower high-ISO noise, faster autofocus, and wide apertures.
- Lower-performance cameras will get better results if you photograph in direct sunlight, but try to avoid overexposing your subject.
- You might get more interesting results if you select an image which best represents the nature of the animal -- the catness of a cat, or the doggieness of a dog.
- Be prepared to take a lot of photos with few keepers. You might want to use burst mode to capture the animal in motion.
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