It is recognized that many members will be unable to go too far afield to shoot this coming season. Therefore, the “time” restriction for the Assigned Category will be eased for the coming season. Images that have been taken within … Continue reading →
“High Key” A high-key image is one that is almost entirely bright with very little or no dark shadows present. Such images tend to create a light, pleasant mood, in contrast to low-key images that tend to be more mysterious … Continue reading →
“Long Exposure” Long-exposure involves the use of a long duration shutter speed, typically longer than 10 seconds. There is no specific exposure time defined, since different lighting conditions will influence was is required to get a long exposure effect. The … Continue reading →
“Geometrics” Geometrics in photography focuses on image elements that have typical geometric properties. This includes lines, circles, spheres, triangles and rectangles as the most common elements. More complex geometric shapes are suitable, but when the shape gets very complex, then … Continue reading →
“Minimalism” Minimalist photography uses a minimal number of compositional elements. These may include colour, objects, shapes and textures. The intent is to elicit a response from the viewer despite the minimal content. Images should not contain distracting elements, so crowds … Continue reading →
The club competitions for 2021 will be kicking-off with our annual Nature Trophy Competition. The deadline for submissions is January 25th. This competition is a great opportunity for members, at all levels, to exhibit their skills as a “Pure Nature … Continue reading →
A presentation about the O3C scoring model used for competition images was made to the club on September 21, 2020. The presentation gave an overview of the elements of images that are evaluated during the judging process. A recording of this presentation is available for members on the competitions page entitled: “Competition Review and Judging Process.”
We have introduced a new Digital Competition to replace the regular Print #3 competition this season. The Assigned Topic for this new competition will be “Expansive Landscapes or Seascapes.” Many of you have asked for more visibility to the landscape genre, so here is your chance to show off your images.
Note: Although this is a “special” competition introduced as a replacement for the Print #3 competition, it will be run like a standard digital competition with three separate categories: Assigned, Natural Things, and Pictorial.
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“Expansive Landscapes or Seascapes” This theme includes images that depict an expanse of scenery, either land or sea, that can be seen in a single view. Seascapes are those that include an expanse of water in which the water or … Continue reading →
Have you some nice images or a short video you have been wanting to share? Maybe a few a few captures from a recent project? The Competitions Team has decided that we can’t run a Print Competition due to the … Continue reading →
The Nature Trophy Competition is an annual special competition for nature photographers. The rules for this season’s competition have been changed significantly in order to expand the diversity of categories required for entries.
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Rules for the Nature Trophy Competition Nature Definition Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology. The image can include landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and … Continue reading →
Detailed information about sizing of images, uploading, etc
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The following are some comments and tips from Judges experienced in evaluating Architectural images. They are offered here to give you a judge’s perspective on what makes a good architecture image. Judging Architecture Images – Tom Stephens Nov 2018 As … Continue reading →
The “Event” theme has been removed from the topic list for next season due to constraints associated with COVID-19. Continue reading →
The “Event” theme has been removed from the topic list for next season due to constraints associated with COVID-19. It was felt that this theme would be difficult with the current requirements for social distancing. The “Event” theme has been … Continue reading →
The Nature Trophy Competition is a special competition that invites submission of photographs that capture the natural world. It recognizes that nature can be observed all around us, but it needs to be appreciated from time-to-time away from human influences. … Continue reading →