Photo of the month

We need great quality photos of Scouting in Wrexham – and we need your help!

Many of you post photos on your Facebook groups, on your Twitter feeds – but there’s so much out there it takes an age to sort through.

There are lots too who don’t take photos. We want to encourage more to capture the many magical moments you all have!

 

Photo of the Month

So we’re launching our Photo of the Month competition. We want you to hashtag your best photos with #wrexhamscoutsphoto – be they on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or even just email them to us with the hashtag in the subject line.

We’ll search for the photos posted with the hashtag each month and select a winner and also great runners up. Then at the end of the year, all the winners will be put in a hat and the one drawn out will get a prize.

Please remember you need to get the hashtag bang on…

#wrexhamscoutsphoto

If it’s spelt slightly differently or if you have any spaces in it, then we won’t find it.

Good luck!

Congratulations to 1st Rossett Scouts who won Photo of the Year 2018 – and a cheque for £50 to spend on equipment or activities for their Section

Photo tips

A great photo is easy to achieve – here’s some things to look out for
  • Don’t have too many people in shot: the most eye catching will only have two or three, that way you can see their expressions and connect with them. You’ll also know how difficult it is to make sure every single person in a big group shot is looking happy and at the camera
  • It’s often easier to get them to pose: while sometimes you will catch a very special moment naturally, it’s much easier if you tell everyone you’re taking a photo and get them to stand still, look at the camera and smile!
  • Appoint a photographer for the night: if you’ve got an Occasional Helper, Section Assistant or Young Leader with an eye for a good photo, give them the role of capturing the event. Section Leaders and Assistants are often too busy to give much thought to taking pics!
  • Make the photo tell a story: using props is the easiest way to do this. If you’ve had a donation to go on an international trip to France, get the Scouts in striped tops, with onions round their necks!

Click here for the photos section of the Scouts brand guide