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Why not get snapping over the summer?! 

Here are some top tips for getting a great shot!

Anytime, anywhere

You don’t have to jet off on an exotic holiday (although that would be nice!). Many of last year’s finalists snapped their images locally – pets at home, wildlife in parks, gardens and streets. You really don’t have to go far to get a great picture.

Keep it simple!

Try to position the image so you cut out anything distracting in the background. Gideon Knight’s photo A stab in the dark focuses attention on the egret as it fishes in a shallow canal. And that was voted 1618 Years category winner and overall winner!

Tell a story

However, having objects in the background can help build a story. Gideon’s commended portfolio focuses on animals in London and the urban setting helps to describe the scene.

 You just never know when a good photo opportunity might appear, so keep a camera or phone handy when you’re out and about with your family and, most importantly, have fun!

And our final top tip for landing a great picture? Clean the lens!

The RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2018 is open for entries from 7 May to 17 August 2018. For details of how to enter,  click here.

This year’s sponsors are Wex Photo Video, Natures Images and Warners Printers.

Cormorant by Gideon Knight, part of his commended portfolio Urban wildlife

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