2018-19 Assigned Topics
Submission dates as shown in the club calendar.
Images submitted for the Assigned Topics category must originate in camera no earlier than September 1 of the start of the previous club season. That means September 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019 season.
- Depicts images where the main subject matter is of an element in a liquid state or where the main interest is the result of the interaction of the liquid with another object or subject. It must be clearly evident that the main subject is the liquid in a fluid form.
- Examples would be water; such as rivers, waterfalls, rain drops, waves, water drops, mercury, molten lava, paint, oil, splashes of any liquid, macros of dew drops, etc.
- Examples of images that would not qualify: images where the main fluid element occupies less than 30% of the image, frozen water/ice, images where the liquid is not visible but still evident (e.g. water in a balloon, wine in a dark bottle).
- Images of interesting encounters or incidents which occur in a public space.
- Subjects are not limited to people, but can include items of interest within a public space. This would include graffiti, store windows; anything within a street environment or public space.
- Photo-journalistic images are acceptable, but must reflect the street photography theme. Strict rules concerning photojournalism will not be applied, since this is not a photojournalism competition. Cloning is allowed.
“Black and White”
- Images must be Black and White. No sepia or toning of images is allowed.
- Photographer’s choice of subject matter as long as it is in B&W and adheres to our club policies regarding acceptable images
- Any activity that is associated with the seasons of the year. For example, this could include picnicking, hiking, playing games, boating, cycling, raking leaves, tobogganing, snowmobiling, skiing, etc.
- Activities associated with special seasons, such as the “Christmas Season,” are also acceptable as long as it is clear from the image as to what season is being depicted. Describing the special season in the title may help to provide clarity. Images that lack this clarity will be considered weak in category.
- Activities must include one or more persons. Inanimate studies without people are not acceptable.
Creative Images are defined as follows:
Images should interpret the real world in a new, experimental and imaginative manner resulting in an abstract, unique, imaginative or unconventional display of the subject.
Further, these images are not normally as seen by the naked eye and may engage the viewer in finding the meaning of the photograph. They will have been manipulated either in the camera via conventional means (multiple exposure, special effects, filters, etc.) or by using more intensive digital editing or application of the following types of techniques:
- digital Filters
- colour Toning
- “orton” Effect
- motion blur
- texture blending or overlay
- combination of BW and colour
- selective colouring or desaturation of colour
- solarisation or posterization
- brush strokes
- negative images
- multiple images
- 3D rendering
Images that look like they are straight out of camera (i.e. realistic shots) will be considered weak in category.