Do I have to be an expert to contribute to the Collection?

Even if you feel the level of the photography is too high for you, don’t worry, we all started at some point and we can assure you that our first photos weren’t very good either! We want everyone to feel welcome and useful. With ID photography there is always a new species or a new detail worth the shot, so just keep trying and your photos will improve in quality and relevance. We know of novice photographers taking photos of undescribed species of fish in their first year of photography, and these were of great scientific value!