Club Meeting – Judging Evening – Set subject – The S Curve

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The S Curve : A photograph which shows the shape of an S. This could be applied to an infinite number of subjects.

Judge – Ralph Brown – expertise – Technical qualities and composition.

Put your entries in for October by midnight tonight – set subject – Abstract

A pictorial and pleasing arrangement of shapes and colours which is not easily recognised as a known object.

In abstract photography, often there aren’t the usual frames of reference for the viewer; they’re not looking at anything immediately recognisable or discernible. This lack of context in which to evaluate an image is one of the reasons why abstract photography can be so challenging and equally enthralling!

The subject matter is often implied or suggested rather than overtly and literally presented.

Judge – John Doody

 

 

Competition submission

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Set Subject – The human form

Submissions for the November Entry is due tonight at midnight – NOT TUESDAY 8th OCTOBER.

Put your entries in for November by Midnight Monday 7th October – Set Subject Human Form.

An appreciation of body shape, including body postures, sitting, standing, sleeping and movements such as walking, running dancing etc. A stylised depiction of the human form, with the line and form of the human figure as the primary objective, rather than the subject person. The primary focus need not be on the whole figure but could focus on parts of the body eg., the hands and arms, feet and legs, musculature, the hair and head. The figure can be unclothed or clothed. The topic is “Human Form” not necessarily “The Nude”. For instance it could be a detailed examination of an athlete running or a dancer or labourer, but it must concentrate on the body or part of the body in these situations. In a figure study in a posed setting, the use of light and shade is used to delineate the form and may be taken to the point of abstraction. Depiction of the innate beauty of the human body need not be the main focus, the effects of ageing and time on the body might be photographer’s aim.

 

 

Club Meeting – Judging Evening – Set Subject – Abstract

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Set Subject – Abstract – Judge John Doody

A pictorial and pleasing arrangement of shapes and colours which is not easily recognised as a known object.

In abstract photography, often there aren’t the usual frames of reference for the viewer; they’re not looking at anything immediately recognisable or discernible. This lack of context in which to evaluate an image is one of the reasons why abstract photography can be so challenging and equally enthralling!

The subject matter is often implied or suggested rather than overtly and literally presented.

Put your entries in for November by Midnight Monday 7th October – Set Subject Human Form.

An appreciation of body shape, including body postures, sitting, standing, sleeping and movements such as walking, running dancing etc. A stylised depiction of the human form, with the line and form of the human figure as the primary objective, rather than the subject person. The primary focus need not be on the whole figure but could focus on parts of the body eg., the hands and arms, feet and legs, musculature, the hair and head. The figure can be unclothed or clothed. The topic is “Human Form” not necessarily “The Nude”. For instance it could be a detailed examination of an athlete running or a dancer or labourer, but it must concentrate on the body or part of the body in these situations. In a figure study in a posed setting, the use of light and shade is used to delineate the form and may be taken to the point of abstraction. Depiction of the innate beauty of the human body need not be the main focus, the effects of ageing and time on the body might be photographer’s aim.

 

 

Club Meeting – Judging Evening – Set Subject – The Human Form

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Judge – Gerry Gibson.

Gerry was a portrait/wedding photographer and operated his own studios.  He also worked as a newspaper photographer.

Definition – An appreciation of body shape, including body postures, sitting, standing, sleeping and movements such as walking, running dancing etc. A stylised depiction of the human form, with the line and form of the human figure as the primary objective, rather than the subject person. The primary focus need not be on the whole figure but could focus on parts of the body eg., the hands and arms, feet and legs, musculature, the hair and head. The figure can be unclothed or clothed. The topic is “Human Form” not necessarily “The Nude”. For instance it could be a detailed examination of an athlete running or a dancer or labourer, but it must concentrate on the body or part of the body in these situations. In a figure study in a posed setting, the use of light and shade is used to delineate the form and may be taken to the point of abstraction. Depiction of the innate beauty of the human body need not be the main focus, the effects of ageing and time on the body might be photographer’s aim.

Put your entries in for the End of Year Competition.  See the complete list of End of Year Competitions and rules on the website.

 

Club meeting – Judging Evening – Set Subject – From Ground level – Judge John Marshall

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Definition – An image taken from ground level. Get down low to take your image.

Entries must be in by Mid-night tonight for March – Distortion

Distortion is a warping or transformation of an object and/or its surrounding area that differs significantly from what the object would look like with a normal view. This could be captured in camera, or achieved in post processing of an otherwise un-distorted image

 

Club Meeting – Judging Evening – Set Subject – Distortion – Judge Warren Vievers

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Definition – Distortion is a warping or transformation of an object and/or its surrounding area that differs significantly from what the object would look like with a normal view. This could be captured in camera, or achieved in post processing of an otherwise un-distorted image.

Entries must be in by Mid-night tonight for April – Negative Space

Definition – Negative space is the space around & between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of the image

Club Meeting – Cancelled – Judge Bob Britcher for Negative Space

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Definition – Negative space is the space around & between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of the image.

Entries must be in by Mid-night tonight for May – LOOKING DOWN

Definition – The image must be taken so as to show a scene which lies below the Camera. The height from which the image is taken is immaterial.

 

Club Meeting – Judging Evening – Set Subject – Action – Judge Robert Cullen – By Zoom

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Definition – This can include animate or inanimate objects involved in any form of action. It is not limited to human activity. The possibilities are infinite but as long as the main thrust of the image implies action then it will be acceptable under the definition.

Entries must be in by Mid-night tonight for August Landscape/Seascape

Guideline –  A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion.  It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph.  A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph.  People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph.

Club Meeting – Set Subject – Landscape/ Seascape – Judge Maureen Carthy – Zoom Meeting

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Landscape/Seascape

Guideline –  A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion.  It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph.  A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph.  People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph.

Entries must be in by Mid-night tonight for Food

Definition – A Photograph of any type of food.