Spring Competition reminder

Still Life: Still Life is a term covering inanimate objects (i.e. not living or growing) usually grouped together to form a pleasing composition. Objects chosen will generally have some form of visual link such as material, shape or colour. The arrangement and the relationship of objects, one to another, and to the picture edges and the arrangement of light and shadow are of critical importance. This is the genre which allows photographers complete control of lighting and composition
Action: Sports events must be a favourite for capturing action shots but they are by no means the only source. People at work or informal play or objects in motion, even someone making a dash for shelter from a sudden downpour also present great opportunities for a good action shot.
The action may be frozen by using a fast shutter speed;
The background may be blurred and the subject frozen by “panning” with a slower shutter speed;
Or everything may be blurred to give an impressionistic effect
FIAP Nature Photography definition:
Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs.
Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.
Minimal evidence of humans It is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.
Prints must be submitted on or before the club meeting on 4th April, 2011
1. Members may enter one print for each of the nominated themes.
2. Minimum acceptable print size is 10inches x 8 inches (254 mm x 203mm)
3. Maximum acceptable print size is 16 inches x 12 inches (405mm x 305mm).
4. Entries will be accepted mounted or unmounted (but see Rule 9) Mount size must not exceed 20inches x 16inches
5. Prints may be in colour or in monochrome, except where otherwise indicated (Theme 3, Monochrome, open).
9. Depending upon the artistic, creative and technical ability shown as well as relevance to the nominated theme, judges will award points on a scale of 1 to 10 to each print. Decimal portions of marks may be awarded at the judge’s discretion ie 8.5, 9, 9.5 etc. Mounted prints will be awarded two bonus points by the competition committee

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