Sale Camera Club Competition Topics 2022
February (Digital) – Open Gippsland: Any subject, any style. Whatever takes your fancy or captures your imagination as long as your image is taken in Gippsland. For this exercise Gippsland is the local government areas of Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington.
March (Print) – Water Flow: This is all about showing water in motion. A cascading waterfall, a rippling river, a babbling brook. Rain sliding down a window, a running tap, crashing waves. The two things to focus on are Water and Flow.
April (Digital) – Intentional Camera Movement (ICM): It’s not often we tell you to move the camera but this time it is the only instruction!! Capture something completely different by deliberately moving your camera during exposure. By reducing the number of sharp details in the shot it allows you to concentrate on line, form, and colour in your images.
May (Print) – Monochrome: Monochrome photography is when the entire image is recorded and represented by differing amounts of light instead of different hues. Black and white photography is the most prominent example of monochrome photography, as it represents subjects in varying shades of neutral grey, but includes no other colours. Other hues besides grey, such as sepia, cyan, blue, or brown can be used in a monochrome image as long as there is only one hue in any one image.
June (Digital) – Abstract: An abstract photograph may isolate a fragment of a natural scene in order to remove its inherent context from the viewer, it may be purposely staged to create a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects, or it may involve the use of colour, light, shadow, texture, shape and/or form to convey a feeling, sensation or impression.
July (Print) – Macro/Close Up: Close-up means you're just shooting at a short distance from the subject. Close up photography, or macro photography is a fascinating way of seeing your subject from a totally new viewpoint. By moving in closer you start to see new details that were just a blur of colours from a distance.
August (Digital) – Working Hard: People, Animals or Machines. Singly or in combination. The emphasis is on hard work not play. It doesn’t have to be blood, sweat and tears but let your image tell the story of the work.
September (Print) – Architecture: Highlight something man-made/the built environment. Show the whole or part. This is not simply about a static building or bridge but what is it about the subject (any structure) that tells the story and draws your eye.
October (Digital) – Typically Australian: This can be anything or anyone that represents iconic Australia. People, places, animals, foods, festivities, games or gadgets. Random words to get you thinking - Akubra, Didgeridoo, Gum leaves, Emus, Aussie Rules, Surf Lifesavers, Two up, BBQ out the back.
November (Digital) – Treasure Hunt: Our annual fun day out. You can’t plan ahead for this one. We will keep you posted!!!
December (Print) – Open: Any subject, any style. Whatever takes your fancy or captures your imagination but this time your image can be taken anywhere.