2017 Club Competition Themes
Black & White
Black & white photography simply means a monochromatic image. This may be sepia or black and white. With no color, it is shapes and shades that become dominate in the photo. Keep in mind the lighting, contrast and shadows. The most successful images will have a timeless quality, a touch of romance which is impossible to achieve with color.
Macro / Close Up
A good macro brings the viewer in for an intimate look at details that could be missed when part of a bigger picture. Work with small objects or small details of a larger subject in which the size of the subject is greater than life-size. Think about the best use of color, perspective and composition. You may choose any subject. Reality Based Category
These images may show animal behavior and/or portraits of wild creatures including everything from baby animals, birds, mammals, underwater life, reptiles, amphibians, insects and spiders. Do not include images of pets or domestic animals. Banding or tagging on your subjects is acceptable. Photographs at bird feeders are not allowed if any part of the feeder is shown. Photographs taken in zoos or game farms are acceptable as long as the setting remains natural and the hand of man is not visible. This is a Reality Based Category.
Capture the essence of your favorite season! These images could include a seasonal activity, but should not emphasize the activity itself. Look to capture the spirit and heart of the season. Make your viewer FEEL the season.
Capture the peak action or the competitive nature of a sports event. Keep in mind the story. Your image should show obvious motion while still telling the story of what is happening.
End of Year
Here the club will vote for overall year winners. These images will include the first place winners from each month in each skill level.
Reality based category rules
All adjustments must look natural. No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged, combined or changed in any way that affects the integrity of the image content. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene. No special effect filters can be added or applied, and any sharpening must appear natural. Acceptable adjustments include; Cropping, Color correction, Overall brightness correction, White balance correction, Flare reduction or removal, Saturation, recovering shadow detail, Resizing, Straightening, Flipping or reversing the image, Contrast control, Noise reduction, and Sharpening.