Pittwater Camera Club
Competition Definitions for 2018 For printable version click here - definitions_2018.pdf
Open - Any subject matter. Open - First Edition - an Open image that has never been shown before in the club.
Nature/Wildlife - For the Australian Photographic Society interpretation which will ensure your image can be used in external competitions. Click here
Creative/Abstract - Photographic image/s used in a way to create altered reality. This may utilise novel effects or techniques such as montage / collage / triptych / mixed media. Choice of subject is unrestricted and is to be presented in an unconventional rather than usual photographic manner. Abstract - an image that does not have an immediate association with the object. This can be created through but not restricted to the use of capture, lighting or processing techniques.
In the Kitchen - prove that you don’t have to go far to get compelling images ...anything goes as long as it is in the kitchen. Raise our awareness of the treasure trove of photographic opportunities that are close at hand.
Photojournalism - Story-telling photographs such as are seen in the news media and periodicals, which may include documentary, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news or human interest. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality. (Definition source: Australian Photographic Society web site)
Seeing in 6’s - this is not a competition, more like a mini portfolio of 6 images that are connected in some way to tell a story or present a concept - mounted on a board of maximum size of 500mm x 500mm. Inspired by Brooks Jenson - Lenswork Seeing In Sixes. Looking for “originality; consistency of style; engaging content; about life rather than about photography; images that complement and supplement one another instead of becoming repetitious; engage our imagination; reflect a point of view rather than a camera’s view; excellence of craft, create their own small world within the limitation of six images” - extract from Seeing in Sixes 2016 - Brooks Jenson
Sports / Action / Movement - Images which capture sport or portray someone or something in motion or action. Methods often used include fast shutter speeds to freeze the action, slower shutter speeds to emphasise motion, or panning with the subject to create motion blur in the background.
Pink - theme is open to your interpretation. Timed to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month and the McGrath Foundation’s
Travel Experience: a travel image from home or abroad that engages the viewer and makes them feel like part of the experience.
Macro / closeup - an image taken from a short distance that gives close detail of the subject