All visitors to Pendon are invited to enter the 2017 Photography Competition.
It’s open to all visitors with four categories of subject.
It runs from 1 February until 31 May with the winners being announced on 1 July.
Entries will be on display at the museum during June.
Entries are for 4 categories
A landscape scene
Any building or structure
A train or item(s) of rolling stock
Another photo taken in the museum of exhibits or people
Results and Prizes
The judges, Andy York of BRM, Steve Flint of Railway Modeller and Paul Leonard of Pendon Museum, will decide the winners in late June.
The results will be announced on 1 July in Pendon News and on the museum website.
Winners will be contacted by email using the email address from which the entry was sent.
Prizes are being donated by a number of organisations including RMWeb, BRM, Pendon Museum
How to enter
Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the category entered in the subject line.
Send one entry with each email (multiple entries and emails are welcome).
There is no entry fee and no age limits.
Rules and conditions of entry
There are no limitations on image manipulation.
Tripods, extra lighting and flash are NOT to be used.
Entries should have a minimum of 1920 pixels on the longest side.
No one associated with the museum (i.e. volunteers or employees), professional photographers or specialist journalists may enter.
Pendon Museum reserves the right to use entries for promotional purposes.
Entries will be displayed at Pendon from 5 June to 28 June.
Tips for great photos
1. Brace yourself and/or the camera to get the most stable shot
2. Flash doesn’t make for good pictures of models
3.Think about the composition to make the picture interesting
4. Focus on the detail
5. Capture the panorama you see
6.If the picture includes the ceiling, or anything else which doesn’t look real, zoom in a little closer to avoid these distractions
7. Wait until a train is stationary to get the sharpest picture
8. Use the smallest aperture (highest f number) to get more of the shot in focus
9. Use the lowest ISO setting to reduce the grain or noise in the picture.
10.Experiment with different settings for your camera to find the best results.