Your Portfolio in Focus (BBC)

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header_blocks.gifHave you been to an unusual event? Do you want to shed light on a subject or place that you are interested in, or would you just like to show off your best pictures?

If so then we want you to send us between eight and 10 photographs with captions for presentation as a gallery on the In Pictures page.



Ideally, you should aim to take a variety of photographs – it’s a good idea to plan the story before you start. A good first photo would be one that introduces the subject to the readers.

Make sure you take some close-up photos as well as some wider pictures to show the subject’s environment, but remember to include something in the foreground to add impact.

When you take the picture, remember to look up or down to see what is around you. You might get a better shot if you kneel, or find a position to look down from.

The completed photo essay will have no more than 10 photographs, but you can send us more to choose from.

Make sure you have permission from anyone pictured before submitting the photographs.


Each picture will need a caption.

Who, what, why, where and when is a good place to start when gathering information for the caption, but where possible quotes from those pictured and a description of how you are feeling will help bring the essay to life.

We don’t need many words – no more than 40 per picture.

How to submit a picture

If you think you have an interesting set of photographs, send it to the BBC News website

If you want to e-mail it to us, send it to [email protected]

Don’t forget to include your name and some background information and please put “My Portfolio” in the subject heading as this will increase your chances of selection.

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