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Date Event Type Description Facilitator
 06/02/2019 Exhibition

Close Up - Inorganic Subject

An image which displays detail not usually observable by the human eye of an inorganic subject.

Note - Inorganic materials are generally derived from non-living sources, such as rocks or minerals.   To assist in finding potential subjects for this competition, in addition to the more obvious geological forms in nature, consider detailed observations of, for example, concrete, rust, metals, glass, ceramics.

Exhibition Officer
06/03/2019 Exhibition

Nature

Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition below can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on humans.

The rules for Nature photography are universally far more prescriptive than any other subject matter. There are two classes of Nature Photography: Nature and Wildlife. Wildlife rules are more restrictive. The rules below are approved by FIAP, PSA, RPS and APS.

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are not eligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

Exhibition Officer
03/04/2019 Exhibition

Monochrome - Solitude

An image that gives the viewer the impression of being the only person in an environment.  The environment can be manmade or natural.  No people to be included in the image.

Exhibition Officer
01/05/2019 Exhibition

Portrait - Environmental

A portrait executed in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. Done well, the portrait should give us further insight into the life or character of the subject. Animal portraits will not be accepted.

Exhibition Officer
05/06/2019 Exhibition

Broken

What does ‘broken’ mean to you? It could be a relationship, a window or a piece of furniture that is no longer fit for purpose.

Exhibition Officer
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