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England's Big Picture: Igers Birmingham Takeover

Each day we feature an interesting photograph shared with us from across England.

This week is the first England's Big Picture gallery Takeover, where we are working with photography groups across England to celebrate their communities through members' pictures.

The gallery images are being selected by the team at @IgersBirmingham.

Find out how to submit your images and how to host a Takeover below.

A scene outside Birmingham New Street Station Image copyright Bhavesh Patel (@8haveshp)
Image caption Photographer Bhavesh Patel says: "It's a usual scene that I come across, with the Radisson showing in between the buildings either side and the Grand Central sign prominent. But on this day the light was cutting across the road as the sun went down"
Selfridges at The Bullring Image copyright Dylan McElroy (@_dylan_mcelroy_)
Image caption Dylan McElroy took this photograph of the "iconic" Selfridges building in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre
Silhouette of a man in a library Image copyright Joel Foster Finn (@joelfosterfinn)
Image caption Joel Foster Finn, who took this photograph in the Library of Birmingham, says: "I loved the strong silhouette and the 'halos' of light"
Grand Central in Birmingham Image copyright Hardeep Singh Rattan (@hardeep.snaps)
Image caption Hardeep Singh Rattan took this photograph of Grand Central in Birmingham. Hardeep says: "This vantage point allows [me] to capture not only the hustle and bustle of shoppers and commuters on the concourse, but also the beautiful architecture and mesmerising leading lines of the roof"
A man standing outside a window Image copyright Alexa Jones (@dirty.brum)
Image caption This photograph was taken by Alexa Jones in the Custard Factory, Birmingham. Alexa says: "Digbeth is my favourite part of Brum - buzzy, creative, historic, colourful and individual"
Traffic light trails on Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham Image copyright Jay Sidhu (@sidhu88)
Image caption Jay Sidhu captured this shot of traffic outside The Mailbox in Birmingham, using a special exposure technique. "The image is made up of 70 six second exposures merged together to give a slightly different style of light trails," Jay says.
Canal boats and buildings Image copyright Matt Dolman (@mattdolman_)
Image caption Matt Dolman took this photograph in the Gas Street Basin, Birmingham. He says: "I looked to take a different picture of The Cube. The canal boats in the foreground were my main focus as I thought they were interesting from this angle"

How to submit a picture

Email us at england@bbc.co.uk, post it on Facebook or tweet it to @BBCEngland.

You can also find us on Instagram - use #BBCEngland and #englandsbigpicture to share an image there. There is a recent archive of pictures on our England's Big Picture board on Pinterest.

This week you can also tag #IgersBirmingham with photographs of the city.

When emailing pictures, please make sure you include the following information:

  • The full name of the person who took the pictures (as this person owns the copyright);
  • Confirmation that the copyright holder gives permission for the BBC to use their pictures across all its outputs;
  • The location, date and time that the pictures were taken;
  • Your telephone number so we can get back to you if we have any further questions;
  • Any other details about the pictures that may be useful for us to know.

Please note that whilst we welcome all your pictures, we are more likely to use those which have been taken in the past week.

For inspiration, view some top tips from three of England's Big Picture photographers.

The Takeover

If you run a photography group and would like to host an England's Big Picture gallery Takeover, please email your details to england@bbc.co.uk.

Elsewhere in the UK?

Email your photographs to our colleagues in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Terms and conditions

If you submit a picture, you do so in accordance with the BBC's Terms and Conditions and the BBC's privacy policy.

In contributing to England's Big Picture you agree to grant us a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

It's important to note, however, that you still own the copyright to everything you contribute to England's Big Picture, and that if your image is accepted, we will publish your name alongside.

The BBC cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit your comments.

At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws while collecting any kind of media.

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