Each year we create our own Dobermann Rescue Calendar featuring our rescue dogs, as opposed to buying in a generic Dobermann one, and we are planning to do the same for 2021.
In order to be able to do that however, we need some amazing photos of our wonderful rescue furbabies! So, albeit a little later than usual, we are running a photo competition to get you to send in your best photos for a chance to get your rescue dobe featured in the 2021 Dobermann Rescue Calendar!
How to Enter
To enter take a photo of your Rescue Dobermann following the guidelines below and email it to along with the name of your dog and the month and year that you adopted him or her. Entries close on 28th August 2020.
Please do read and take note of the guidelines! Sadly, each year, we are unable to use the majority of photos that are submitted because they are not ‘print quality’ – which makes us sad as we’d really love to feature them if we can.
- Photo must be taken in a landscape orientation ⇔ NOT portrait ⇕, OR square
- Photo dimensions must be 3,580 pixels wide by 2,550 pixels high at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher (use a digital camera if possible). These are minimum requirements for the printers. Photos of this quality are usually several MB in file size each.
- Photo should clearly feature your dog as the main element of the shot.
- Try and capture your dog’s character in the image
See below for examples of the type of images that work well, and some that don’t:
The images above would all work well because the rescue Dobe is clearly featured, the photos are in focus with good lighting, and there are no erroneous objects in the frame.
There’s also a useful article on how to take great photos on your phone here: www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Good-Picture-On-Your-Camera-Phone
Sadly, whilst still great photos in some way, the images below don’t work so well and would not be suitable for the calendar.
Bins detract from image
Dog isn’t clearly visible
Dog is too small in frame
Image quality is poor
Image is wrong orientation
Image is too dark/poor lighting