COMPETITION TOPICS


May June July August September October November December January February
Projected Images Open Shallow Depth of Field Open Motion or
Stop Motion
Open Abstract Open High Key or
Low Key
Open Negative Space
Color Prints Open Open Open Open Open Abstract Open Open Open Open
Monochrome Prints Open Shallow Depth of Field Open Open Open Open Open High Key or
Low Key
Open Open

 

 

MAY 2019

Projected : Open
Color Print: Open
Monochrome Print: Open
Due: May 12, 20189

Topic is Open for all Categories, anything goes (except nudity).

 

JUNE 2019

Projected: Shallow Depth of Field 
Color Print: Open 
Monochrome Print: Shallow Depth of Field
Due: June 9, 2019

Topic is Open for Color Prints. Anything goes (except nudity).

Projected & Monochrome:
Use selective focus to bring the viewer’s attention to the main subject by minimizing the foreground and background distractions. A shallow depth of field may be created in several ways, including using by a large aperture, having the subject close to the camera or by using a lens with a longer focal length.

 Image              Image

JULY 2019

Projected: Open
Color Print: Open
Monochrome Print: Open
Image Submissions Due: July 7, 2019

Topic is Open for all Categories, anything goes (except nudity).

 

AUGUST 2019

Projected Topic: Motion/Stop Motion
Color Print : Open 
Monochrome Print : Open
Submissions Due: August 11, 2019

Topic is Open for Color & Monochrome , anything goes (except nudity).

Projected:
Create an image that either shows motion or that freezes motion:
For “Motion”, use shutter speed or panning to either blur the background while freezing the primary subject or to freeze the background while showing motion in the primary subject.  For “Stop Motion”, use a high shutter speed or flash to freeze the motion of the subject.

                         Stop Motion                                                                                Motion

  Image                       Image

SEPTEMBER 2019

Projected : Open 
Color Print : Open 
Monochrome Print : Open
Due: September 8, 2019

Topic is Open for all Categories
Anything goes except nudity.

 

OCTOBER 2018

Projected: Abstract
Color Print: Abstract
Monochrome Print: Open
Due: October 6, 2019

Topic is open for Monochrome

Projected & Color Print: 
Use your camera and your imagination to create an abstract image. Make use of color, texture, line, shape, geometry or form to capture something in a way that it is not normally seen. The image should be driven more by “feel” than by reality.

   Image              Image

NOVEMBER 2019

Projected Topic: Open
Color Print Topic: Open 
Monochrome Print Topic: Open 
Due: November 10, 2019

Topic is Open for all Categories.
Anything goes except nudity.

 

DECEMBER 2019

Projected: High Key/Low Key 
Color Print: Open
Monochrome Print: High Key/Low Key 
Due: December 8, 2019

Topic is Open for Color Prints
Anything goes except nudity.

Projected and Monochrome Print:
High Key and Low Key photography make use of lighting and contrast (or lack thereof) to create a specific mood. While High Key images are generally considered happy, Low Key images may be dramatic and convey a lot of atmosphere and tension. Use lighting and exposure to create either a High Key or a Low Key image reflecting a mood.

                           High Key                                                                                      Low Key

      Image                 Image                

 

 

JANUARY 2020

Projected: Open
Color Print: Open
Monochrome Print: Open
Due: January 12, 2020

Topic is Open for all Categories.
Anything goes except nudity.

 

FEBRUARY 2020

Projected: Negative Space
Color Print: Open
Monochrome Print: Open
Due: February 9, 2020

Topic is Open for Color and Monochrome Prints.
Anything goes except nudity.

Projected:
Negative Space is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. It can be used to create a mood or tell a story. Use negative space as a composition technique to draw attention to your subject in a way that alters and enhances the scene.

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