Planning

Plan the entry before work starts, record the progress of the project, and then give plant material time to mature.

Presentation

Remove debris from patio, pool, landscape, and lawn. Make sure turf areas are properly mowed and everything is trimmed.

Narrative

Use the entry form to creatively tell a short story with the client’s objectives, your vision, and special or unusual problems encountered. Company names, logos, and identifying clothing should not be in photos.

Photos

Capture "before" shots from many viewpoints. Later, shoot the project from the same angles during all seasons. Company names, logos, and identifying clothing should not be in photos.

Views

Frame your view carefully, omit telephone poles, excessive concrete curbs, and pavement. Get close-ups detailing your craftsmanship (at least five are required if you are entering the Craftsmanship category).

Lighting

Soft morning or early evening light minimizes contrast and is ideal for taking the best pictures.