It’s time for another Photo of the Month competition! Each month we have a competition with a new theme for the chance to win £100 in Photoion course vouchers. The competition is open to everyone.

The September theme is Pet Photography!

Pet photography is a great way to capture treasured family memories, but it is also a brilliant way to practice your photography skills, learn new techniques, and earn money with your images.

Here are some tips to help you take the best images;

– Pay attention to shutter speed: Pets have an unfortunate habit of moving at the last moment and ruining photos. To combat this, experiment with shutter speed to ensure you don’t end up with a blurry subject.

– Backgrounds: Placing your pet in front of a dedicated background can create a great isolated image that puts all the focus on the animal. However, sometimes the background will be as much a part of the story as your subject. Play around with location to make sure to get the best image.

– Props: The addition of props into your pet photography can elevate your images from average family photo album pictures to great images that everyone remembers.

How to enter

To enter the Photoion Photo of the Month competition, and to be in with a chance of winning the £100 in Photoion course vouchers, submit your best picture using the form below. Images should be in JPEG format, and no smaller than 1000 pixels on their widest side. Only one entry per month, per person is accepted.

Entry opens on Thursday 1st September 2016 and closes  Friday 23:59 30th September 2016.

The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Photoion Photography School judges. Judges decision is final.

By entering you agree to our full terms and conditions.

We’re looking forward to seeing your unconventional images!
Happy shooting.