2020 Competition Topics
February: Open Gippsland (D): Any technique you want, any subject you want, any style BUT your image must be taken in Gippsland sometime after August 2018. For this exercise, Gippsland is the local government areas of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe City, South Gippsland and Wellington.
March: Monochrome (P): Mono = One, Chrome = Colour. Black and white, sepia, tones across a single colour. Use the range of tones to tell your story, to highlight and draw attention to your subject. This is not the time to use colour splash e.g dash of red in a black and white image.
April: Framed (D): Framing refers to using elements of a scene to create a frame within your frame. For example, you might shoot through a doorway, pulled back curtains, branches, fences, tunnels, or arches to highlight your subject. Adding a focal point through framing shows a viewer exactly where to look.
May: Shallow depth of field (P): Use a shallow depth to field to highlight your subject. Use the blur to remove distractions or to draw the eye to the key focal point. Use it to add contrast to the sharpness of the subject.
June: Generations (D): Tell a story that shows changes across and comparisons between generations over time. It can be people, household appliances, uniforms, equipment or technology. Pretty much anything as long as it shows generations. It can be whole or part; people or just their hands, watches or just the dials. It can be big or small; keys or buildings, cups or cupboards. Include a minimum of three generations.
July: After Dark - Night Photography (P): Capture your image after the sun has gone down. Let us see that it is taken at night. Show us something of interest in your backyard, down the street, along a beach or on a boat. People, animals, landscapes, streetscapes, stars, Moon, as long as it is taken at night.
August: Food - Still Life (D): Food photography is a still life photography genre used to create attractive photographs of food. This is about showcasing the food. Use light and colour to help tell the story. This is not about people eating or cooking so don't include them in the image.
September: Wildlife (P): Tell us a story about the amazing creatures that inhabit our planet Does it have fur, feathers, skin or scales? A is for Aardvark, B is for Brumby, C is for Camel, D is Dingo, E is for Eagle Get the drift?? For this exercise images can be taken in the wild or in more contained environments such as a Zoo or Wildlife sanctuary. No pet portraits or adolescents whose vocabulary consists of 'like', 'dunno' and 'whatever'.
October: Flight, Soar, Drift (D): Capture something moving through the air. A bird circling overhead, a kite drifting on the breeze, a plane flying by, a feather or leaf floating to earth. Someone in a parachute or hang-glider. As long as it is up in the air and moving but no Toyota jumps or trampoline tumbles please.
November: Treasure Hunt (D): Our “just for fun” family-friendly competition with 10 adult and 3 junior categories. Must be shot within 20km (to be confirmed) of the Sale clocktower on the weekend of 7-8th November. Categories released at 10am on Saturday 7th with BBQ at 1pm. Entries Judging by popular vote of members.
December: Open (P): Any technique you want, any subject you want, any style but this time your image can be taken anywhere anytime.