Farmers Weekly is launching its Harvest Photography Competition, with the first combines now already rolling.
The contest is offering a prize money can’t buy – the chance to see your photo appear as the main image on the front cover of a late summer/early autumn issue of Farmers Weekly.
The summer months are a hectic time for arable growers, but every year readers share hundreds – sometimes even thousands – of pictures via our online galleries, and harvest is one of the most popular subjects.
Don’t feel like you need to have a swanky camera or drone, either – some of the shots that impress us most are snapped with a smartphone.
It might just be an image you’ve grabbed waiting on the corn cart for the combine to come around, or when you’ve having a few minutes downtime over lunch.
We’re looking for pictures that capture the spirit of harvest – and sum up what harvest 2022 means for you. Is it an early one? A wet one? A baking hot one? A stop-start one?
Show us the scenes you see, the crops you cut, and the machines and the people who make it all happen on your farm and in your part of the country.
We’ll publish the one we like best on the front cover and include a selection of others inside Farmers Weekly.
5 farm photo tips
- Circle your target: If you’ve got time and it’s practical, walk around the object you’ve decided to take a picture of to see which angle offers the best composition and light.
- Be background aware: Try not to be so absorbed thinking about the “heart” of the shot that you include a cluttered or distracting background that spoils the entire thing.
- Close work: Try to put something in the foreground of landscape pictures, otherwise they can seem a little dull.
- Snap happy: Taking lots of pictures isn’t a problem in this digital age so get a few different takes on your shot – and remember, sometimes going back to exactly the same spot on two consecutive days can yield very different results.
- Be safe: First and foremost, take care around machinery and animals. Never let the desire for a great picture put you or someone else in harm’s way.
How to enter
Entering online is simple, quick and free. Just go to fwi.co.uk/harvest-2022 for all the details