TIPS FOR THE PERFECT CALENDAR SHOT:
All types of photos are welcome, whether they be ‘formal’ shots of your dog in a show pose, an action shot of your dog digging up your daisies, or a snap of a sleeping puppy. You don’t need a ‘fancy’ camera for this, however if your camera has a quality setting, please do set it to the highest quality (sometimes called superfine or similar) to ensure the resolution will be ok for printing. This does result in larger files, so you are will probably be able to fit less photos on your memory card. We are NOT looking for David Bailey quality shots, but if the shots are very blurred or out of focus, they will likely not print too well. However, as mentioned, red eye and ‘stray objects’ in the background need not be a problem. We can most likely edit these problems out. The photos will be printed on the calendar in a size slightly smaller than A4 and the pages will be ‘landscape’ orientation, so landscape photos or square shots will be the only ones accepted.
Please do not be offended if a photo does not make it through to the vote. It is nothing personal! A photo which prints quite well on your home printer, looks good on the web or even prints well onto 5”x8” photo paper at your local photo printers does not necessarily mean it will print well on the calendar. The printing techniques used for the calendar mean that low resolution photos and out-of-focus shots show up a lot more. However, please do submit any photos even if you are not completely sure if they will work as we will do our best to include every single photo submitted!
And that’s it. Get your photos in, and remember they have to be in by 7th October. If you have any questions at all, please email Karen on email@example.com.
Take a look at the photos submitted in previous years on the right hand side of this page and below