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Come and join us in Swanage for our next reader photo challenge

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We're off to Swanage in Dorset for our next fun photo challenge, on Monday 4 March, and are looking for two lucky readers to come and test their outdoor shooting skills in one of the south-west's most photographed places. 

Shootout is a regular feature in Digital Camera magazine, and this one is for our Spring issue, to be published on 5 April. 

Here’s how the format works: we invite two enthusiastic photographers to join us on location and then challenge them to shoot the same series of subjects. 

The image below is taken from our March issue, which focused on Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare. To make sure of your copy of Digital Camera every month, subscribe at our online shop from just £12.50 for three months!

Digital Camera Shootout March 2019

Join us on a reader Shootout and get your photos in print!  

There is no right or wrong image, though – all we're looking for are well-composed photos that offer a creative interpretation of the challenges. 

On the day, there will be a minimum of three challenges to shoot. We set them in advance, or after seeing what we've got to work with at the location. Timings will run between 10am and 4pm, and we'll cover your refreshments on the day.  

Afterwards, you’ll have a few days to edit your shots before submitting them to us for publication. Participants will typically send in up to 10 final images for us to select from. As we only need two final images for each of the challenges in the feature, it's best to prioritise quality over quantity during the editing process. 

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The spirit of Stratford by Natalia Kazemzadeh

Natalia Kazemzadeh's entry for our 'spirit of Stratford' challenge
(Image credit: Natalia Kazemzadeh)
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Shakespearean character by Perry Tatman

Perry Tatman's image for our 'Shoot a Shakespearean character' challenge
(Image credit: Perry Tatman)
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Photo by reader John Barton from Digital Camera Oxford reader Shootout

John Barton's submission for 'Capture people on the move' in Oxford
(Image credit: Digital Camera/John Barton )

Take part in Digital Camera's reader Shootout and see your images in print

If you’d like to register your interest in our Shootout in Swanage on 4 March, then send us some samples of your favourite images and a brief note outlining the kind of photography you enjoy shooting the most. 

We'll contact two readers whose photographic style will bring out the best of our picturesque location.  

Please tell us whether you use a DSLR or CSC, but don't worry – Shootout is open to users of both systems. 

If you have any queries, then please drop us a line at: digitalcamera@futurenet.com, including 'Reader Shootout' in the subject line. 

We look forward to meeting two lucky Digital Camera readers in Dorset early next month. 

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Photograph of Oxford Reader Shootout image 1 by Ash Wroughton

Ash Wroughton shot this in Oxford for 'Capture people in black and white'
(Image credit: Digital Camera/Ash Wroughton )
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Silence by Sarah Baynham, from Digital Camera reader Shootout

Sarah Baynham's entry for 'Capture a shot of the rocks and the sea' near Dartmouth
(Image credit: Sarah Baynham)
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Misty Landscape photo by Matt Noone, Shootout Nov 2018

Matt Noone photographed this for 'Shoot a misty landscape' in Dartmouth
(Image credit: Matt Noone )
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Photo of Fujifilm X-T2 used on reader Shootout

It doesn't matter what camera you use – all CSCs and DSLRs are welcome on Shootouts!
(Image credit: Digital Camera/Claire Gillo)


If you’d like to register your interest in our Shootout in Swanage on 4 March, then send us some samples of your favourite images and a brief note outlining the kind of photography you enjoy shooting the most. 

Please tell us whether you use a DSLR or CSC, but don't worry – Shootout is open to users of both systems. 

We’ll contact the two entrants whose pictures best meet the criteria for this particular Shootout – we're looking to capture the essence of one of England's most popular seaside locations. 

If you have any queries, then please drop us a line at: digitalcamera@futurenet.com, including 'Reader Shootout' in the subject line. 

We look forward to meeting two lucky Digital Camera readers in Dorset next month.