Ellesmere Camera Club Programme for 2018

 

 

Hand in Date

Topic 1

Topic 2

Monthly Challenge

12 Feb

Portrait

Can be either formal or informal. A good portrait will capture and project the character or the subject. Remember the capture lights of the eyes. Could include animals.

Monochrome

The entire image must only in the tones and shades of a single colour.

Does not include black and white or sepia.

Travel Photography

A travel photograph expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.

5 March

Landscape

Captures the natural views around us. At least ¾ of the image should be land and its environs.

Macro

Usually of very small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size and closer than you would see with the naked eye.

Impressionistic Photography

In this style a photographer tries to convey the feeling of a scene, a general impression, or suggestion of a scene by replicating the works of artists such as Claude Monet.

9 April

Nature

Anything natural. Should not include manmade structures. Could include humans but they should not dominate.

Abstract

Concentrates on shape, form, colour pattern and texture.

Sports Photo Journalism

Using an image to tell a story about a sporting incident.

7 May

Triptych

Originally triptych consisted of three painted panels hinged together so that the two outer panels could be folded in over the (usually larger) central panel. Today “triptych” can be taken to mean any set of three art works designed to be displayed together.

 

The three images must work well together and provide a total impression that is greater than the sum of the three individual photographs. The subject matter is open.

Open

Any subject, any genre and any style but it must be a good photograph.

Concrete

Concrete structures such as buildings, bridges or towers. Even broken concrete. In fact anything as long as it features concrete.

11 June

Long Exposure

There must be an element in the image that clearly shows that it was taken over a longer time interval that would normally be used.

Child Study

A candid image of a child or children engaged in some activity where they are just being children. It differs from and should not be confused with portrait.

Forgotten Things

Capturing the story of an object or a person that has been forgotten.

2 July

Audio Visual

A set of images put to music or a sound track.

Maximum length is 5 minutes. 

Portrait

Can be either formal or informal. A good portrait will capture and project the character or the subject. Remember the capture lights of the eyes. Could include animals.

Mammals [excluding humans]

Capturing a mammal or groups of mammals.

6 August

Fungi

Capture the beauty of fungi including but not limited to mushrooms and toad stools.

Digitally Edited

Images that have been altered after taking. Traditional the digital alterations must be obvious.

Moonlit

Or as some might say “by the light of the silvery moon”. Night time photography using the light of a full moon.

3 Sept

Moody

Capture the emotion moody in a person, a scene, the sea, lighting, the ocean, a storm, clouds or anything else.

Nature

Anything natural. Should not include manmade structures. Could include humans but they should not dominate.

GIF

An image that supports animation. This is a challenge. When this programme was finalised not one person on the Committee knew how to make a GIF file. We will all be learning and so this will be a great challenge to all.

1 October

Open

Any subject, any genre and any style but it must be a good photograph.

Landscape

Captures the natural views around us. At least ¾ of the image should be land and its environs.

Astro/Aurora

Photography of celestial objects such as stars, galaxies and planets. Typically taken with a strong tripod and using long exposure.

12 Nov

Includes

AGM

Artistic Merit

Artistic Merit

Images that have an intrinsic artistic nature.

May use new images or ones that have been submitted in earlier competitions. 

 

 

3 Dec

Prizegiving

 

 

Calendar – a 2019 calendar will be published. Images will have a strong connection to the Ellesmere District. Entries must be made before the end of July. If photographing a farm/pasture, permission will have to be obtained from the land owner.

      Long Exposure

      There must be an element in the image that clearly shows that it was taken over a longer time interval that would normally be used.