Monthly Themes

MARCH 2020

Black & white shadows

Black and white photography removes any distraction of colour and focuses on other aspects of the photo, such as the subject, the textures, shapes and patterns, as well as the composition. So, you can use all the same composition techniques that you’d use in colour photography. Include some drama for great effect.

Manipulation is allowed.

JUDGING – It will be left to judges to ascertain that the above guidelines are met and to accept or reject any photos on that basis.

APRIL 2020

Forgotten objects

Do you often notice old, forgotten subjects like abandoned houses, broken benches or old vehicles? Objects that appear old, broken, alone or left behind make great subjects. Not only are they full of visual interest, but they evoke emotions, memories and a great sense of mystery. Lighting, subject choice and mood all play a big role in this challenge.

Manipulation is not allowed.

JUDGING. It will be left to judges to ascertain that the above guidelines are met and to accept or reject any photos on that basis.

MAY 2020

WATER DROPS

Water drop photography is an artistic type of photography. It can be done in the studio, using lights or can be taken in natural conditions using rain, dew, and other natural water droplet sources. Most important the focal point, which can prove difficult and will require patience.

Manipulation is not allowed.

JUDGING – It will be left to judges to ascertain that the above guidelines are met and to accept or reject any photos on that basis.

JUNE 2020

Up – Taking an image from below/underneath

What do you see when you look up?  Buildings, trees, clouds, birds, planes or maybe even superman himself! You are only limited by your imagination. Look for interesting upwards angles and compositions.

Manipulation not allowed

Judging. It will be left to judges to ascertain that the above guidelines are met and to accept or reject any photos on that basis.

JULY 2020

High Key

Definition: High-key lighting is a style of lighting for photography that aims to reduce the lighting ratio present in the scene. This was originally done partly for technological reasons and is used to suggest an upbeat mood. But there’s more to high and low key photography than white backgrounds and lower or higher contrast. When we ask for high key lighting, we are referring to scenes that possess a lot of whites and light tones – a whole range of them. These images should have very minimal mid-tones and blacks.

Manipulation is not allowed.

Judging. It will be left to judges to ascertain that the above guidelines are met and to accept or reject any photos on that basis.

August, September, October, November to follow