Are you ready to get started on the 2011 Photo Contest? Accelerated Genetics has two new themes for you to try your photography skills on. 'Calves' and 'In Their Environment'. Gift cards awarded for top entries in both categories!
For 'Calves' take pictures of dairy or beef calves in any location: hutches, calf barns, on pasture, at the fair, etc. Calves must be relatively clean. Action shots are preferred. For 'In Their Environment', take photos of beef or dairy cows and/or calves "in their environment": in freestall barns, on pasture, in the milking parlor, on a dry lot, etc. Animals must be relatively clean. Action shots are preferred. Photos may include people.
All photos entered should be color. Digital Images are preferred and need to be sent as a high resolution (300 dpi) JPEG image with photo size at 8" x 10" or larger. Digital images can be send via email or on a CD. If you send a Printed Photograph, please make sure the image is printed from a photo center, as at home printers do not print high enough quality photographs that can be utilized in print. Printed photographs will ONLY be accepted at the sizes of 5" x 7" or 8" x 10". Other photo sizes will not be considered for the contest.
The entry deadline is Sept. 1! For each photo entered, please include: name, address, phone, location photo was taken, photo title and photo category. Then send your entries to: Accelerated Genetics, Kelly Kendall, E10890 Penny Lane, Baraboo, WI 53913 or email [email protected]. If you have any questions, please call 800.451.9275 ext. 5423. All entries submitted will become the property of Accelerated Genetics and could be used in future publications or projects. Photographs will NOT be returned, so remember to make a copy for your self.
Quick photography tips
• Natural outdoor lighting produces good images but watch out for shadows and the angle of the sun. Try using a flash outdoors, but know your flash's range.
• Move in close on your subject and get on its level or change your level to create a unique angle.
• Move the subject slightly of center and create more interest in your photo.
• Try taking vertical pictures, some subjects look better sideways.
• Capture your subjects in their element or in action. Candid shots typically produce better results than staged.
• Be aware of your surroundings and the background behind your main subject. (i.e. reflective objects or other distractions)
• Take lots of pictures to capture that perfect one!