There is nothing like a little friendly competition to promote better photography. Without it, most of us would never get better at our craft/hobby. Each month the Dallas Camera Club conducts competitions for its members. Each member turns in one image for each of the categories.
The images are then sent by their respective chairpersons to a qualified judge. The judge records his scores and comments on a recorder which are then played back at the next competition meeting. (Second Tuesday of each month) Every other competition will have a topic to challenge our members to go out and shoot something specific. Below is a list of this year's topics and definitions.
|Due Date||DescriptionUpdated: 4-5-2013||Example (click image to enlarge)|
|Jun 11, 2013||
Peeling: Capture peeling paint, wallpaper, bark or other surface as it shows the effects of time and the elements. The image may include a recognizable part of the whole or just focus on the details of the peeling surface.
|Aug 13, 2013||
Candid Photo - A photograph where the subjects are acting naturally or spontaneously without being posed and seem unaware of the photographer.
|Oct 8, 2013||
Abstract - An image captured in-camera that communicates primarily through form, color, texture, patterns, lines, etc. with no attempt at pictorial representation of the subject. Post processing is limited to exposure and color adjustments, and cropping.
|Dec 10, 2014||
Look to the Sky -An images that captures the sky, or some aspect of it, as it's primary focus. This includes day or night photography depicting clouds, sunrises, sunsets, heavenly bodies, etc. Showing the horizon, or some other object in the foreground, is allowed so long as the main focus of the image is the sky above.
|Feb 11, 2013||
Reflections - A reflection captured in water, glass, chrome, etc. is central to the image. The reflection may be captured in camera or produced in post processing.
The months not mentioned here are OPEN topics, meaning that your image can be of anything except nudes.