Anyone fancy a fun day out on a photo challenge in Stratford-upon-Avon? We’re visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace on 8 January and are inviting two readers to come and shoot a series of challenges that we’ll publish in our March issue, on sale 8 February.
Shootout is a regular feature in Digital Camera magazine, and usually runs over six pages. To make sure of your copy every month, subscribe at our online shop from just £12.50 for three months!
If you’re not familiar with the Shootout format, here’s what’s involved. We invite two photographers or enthusiasts to join us at a photogenic location and challenge them to shoot the same series of subjects or themes.
There is no right or wrong result, though – instead, we're looking for well-composed images that creatively interpret the challenges.
There will be a minimum of three challenges to shoot on the day. We either set them in advance, or come up with them at the location after seeing what there is to work with.
After the shoot, which will typically run from 10am-3.30pm, you’ll have a few days to edit your shots before submitting them to us for publication.
Participants will typically send in between 8 and 12 final images that we can select from. As we only need two final images for each of the challenges in the article, the best editing strategy is one that prioritises quality over quantity.
Take part in Digital Camera's reader Shootout and see your images in print
If you’d like to register your interest in our Stratford-upon-Avon Shootout on 8 January 2019, then please send us some samples of your favourite images and a brief note outlining the kind of photography you enjoy shooting the most.
And although Shootout is open to users of both systems, please tell us whether you use a DSLR or CSC.
We’ll contact the two entrants who best meet our criteria for the event – a keen eye for capturing street scenes and historic buildings.
If you have any queries, then please drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org, including 'Reader Shootout' in the subject line.
We look forward to meeting two lucky Digital Camera readers in January. Season’s greetings!