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Make it snappy with your cameras

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: April 23, 2014

By Carolyn Bointon

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WE want to publish your photos! And to make it easier for all our budding photographers, we have put together some helpful guidelines.

We love getting scenic shots of the Ashbourne and Derbyshire Dales area, and you don't need to stick to landscape shots. We appreciate portrait (upright) photos, too.

There are a few rules – not many – but photos do need to be at least 1mb in size – that means if you were to print it, then it would be A4-sized.

We need your full name and address, where you took the photo and when. It's much more likely to be used if it's a recent shot, too.

Natural beauty appeals to us – so don't bother adding special effects, or tweaking your shot in Photoshop, we will appreciate the picture so much more if it's just as you took it.

Photographers retain the copyright on their pictures, but do grant Ashbourne News Telegraph and associated publications permission to use them in future features and articles.

Geoff Merryweather, photographer for Ashbourne News Telegraph, said: "If you're taking photos of groups, then try and get everyone in shot – you wouldn't believe how often we get photos where people's heads are chopped off, or they're not looking at the camera.

"Sometimes the simplest shots are the most dramatic – the vivid reds of a late evening sunset, or the sparking drops of dew first thing in the morning."

Some of the best pictures we have received from readers have been taken on smart phones, so don't think you need to have all the latest gear.

Just make sure you have the camera settings on the highest possible resolution and get snapping.

If it's a special event, you might want to let us know, so we can try to send our own photographer along, too.

E-mail your pictures to editorial@ ashbourne newstele graph.co.uk.

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