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Photography Guide

Guide to photographing your compost heap

  1. Stand approximately 2 metres in front of your home compost bin, whether it is located on a kitchen surface, or at the bottom of the garden.
  2. Position the home compost bin clearly within the viewfinder of your camera or camera phone, so that all its edges are visible. Please ensure no recognisable features (people, faces, house number, etc.) are visible in the image.
  3. Take a photograph (while keeping your hand steady!)
  4. Upload your image(s) via your login account, with the option to display them on our Gallery page.

How to take a photograph of your chosen biodegradable-plastic item

Pre- and post-composted products

  1. Place your chosen type of biodegradable or compostable item(s) together on a clean surface. A contrasting surface is preferable (i.e. one on which the product will stand out). Please photograph similar items together.
  2. Position your camera above your chosen product, approximately 1 metre from the object. Position the product clearly within the viewfinder of your camera or camera phone, so that all edges of item(s) are visible. Please ensure no recognisable features (people, faces, house number, etc.) are visible in the image.
  3. Take a photograph (while keeping your hand steady!)
  4. Upload your image(s) via your login account, with the option to display them on our Gallery page.