Monthly Themes

JANUARY 2020

SHOES

Definition – a protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of a thick leather or plastic sole, and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle as opposed to boots, which do.

So to kick-off 2020 themes – get out your best shoes or any shoes (bearing the definition above in mind), and using one of many shooting techniques to show them off – shallow depth of field, still life, action, lighting or whichever you chose. Remember a strong, creative composition is important.

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. The Judges decision is binding and final

Manipulation – Not Allowed.

FEBRUARY 2020

DIPTYCH

In photography the diptych has become a popular format. Pairs of closely associated portraits, images or themed pictures are often used to off-set one another and presented as two images on one background. Be creative with your images and with the presentation of your Diptych – there are many examples to research.

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.

Manipulation – Allowed

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 , July, August, September, October and November to follow…