Time to get snapping!
Here in the TrustedReviews digital camera department we want you, our beloved readers, to enjoy your photography, and we also want to help you take better pictures. Weâ€™ve featured plenty of tutorials on photography techniques and digital image editing, and weâ€™re going to be doing plenty more, but now itâ€™s time to put your skills to the test.
A prize every month
Starting this month, we will be running a photography competition that will give you the chance to show off your best photos, and to win some very nice prizes. Each month Iâ€™ll announce a new theme and a closing date, and then youâ€™ll have one month to take a photo on that theme. After the closing date, our panel of expert judges will pick a winner, who will receive a prize package from leading memory card manufacturer SanDisk, consisting of a superb high-speed 2GB Extreme III memory card in the format of your choice, plus a versatile 12-in-1 memory card reader.
But thatâ€™s not all! At the end of the year, which will be May 2008, weâ€™ll have the grand final, which will be an especially challenging assignment. Thanks to Fujifilm, the winner of the final will receive the awesome Finepix S9600, our highest-scoring review camera ever!*
How to enter
Simply send us one photograph which you think best captures the theme for the month. The photograph must be your own work, and you must legally hold the copyright to it (so no copying photos out of magazines or nicking them from other websites!). So as to level the playing field a bit and not hand an overwhelming advantage to those of you with digital SLRs, and also to prevent our email system from exploding, the image file size may be no larger than 3.0 megabytes. You can edit, improve or alter your photo in any way you like. Simply send your entries as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date for each monthâ€™s competition. Put Submission in the subject line, and in the body of the message include your name, postal address, and what type of memory card you require should you win.
If you want to discuss the competition, or have any questions about the rules or how to enter, follow the link below to the forum page.
This monthâ€™s theme
Your theme for the month of June is "Old & New".
Entries for this monthâ€™s competition should arrive no later than June 30th 2007, so youâ€™ve got a little over six weeks to get snapping.
* In the event that the S9600 has been replaced in Fujiâ€™s model range by May next year, Fuji has agreed to provide its successor (which is also sure to be a great camera) as a prize instead.