Subjects and Definitions

 

DECEMBER 1st 2020 – Scoring & Critique by a panel of three judges, NOW CLOSED
End of Year
Competition
Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member.

 

2021 Competition Calendar, Frankston Photographic Club Inc.
January No Competition July Street Photography
February Open August 321 AVs & Open
March Macro & Still Life September Architecture
April Scapes (Sea/Land/City) October Book or Film Title
May Portraits & Open November Sport & Motion/Movement
June Creative December End of Year Competition – Open

 

2021 Subject Definitions and Closing Dates
FEBRUARY 2nd – Judge: Tony Harding, closing date January 7th
Open Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member
MARCH 2nd – Judge: Derry Caulfield, closing date February 4th
Macro Photography Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size By the original definition, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the image sensor is life size or greater. In some senses, however, it refers to a finished photograph of a subject that is greater than life size. (Wikipedia)
Still Life Photography An arrangement of inanimate objects in an artificial or natural setting. (APJA)
APRIL 6th – Judge: Tuck Leong, closing date March 4th
Landscape This is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky-based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph. (APS)
Seascapes Seascapes include photographs of natural coastal scenery, a wave study or picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the center of interest of the photograph. People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the image. (APS)
Cityscape A scene of urban buildings which are the main point of interest. It is not about architectural images of individual structures or their details. (APJA)
MAY 4th – Judge: Lisa Law, closing date April 8th
Portrait A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This includes candid photographs and formal portraits. (APS)
Open Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member
JUNE 1st – Judge: Rob Morgan, closing date May 6th
Creative Creative photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the image has been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in creative sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original image was exposed by the entrant. (APS)
JULY 6th – Judge: Bill Millar, closing date June 3rd
Street Photography Street Photography is a non-formalized genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other associated settings. Images can often be ironic or emotionally detached from the subject matter, focusing instead on a particular context or detail. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. (APJA)
AUGUST 3rd – Judge: TBC, closing date July 8th
321 AV’S An Audiovisual sequence combines various visual and audible elements to illustrate a particular theme or story. A sequence may include either still images, video footage, computer generated transitions, various audio components or combinations of all or some of these elements. The subject for AV is also open. Max time allowed 3.21 minutes. (VAPS)
Open Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member.
SEPTEMBER – Judge: TBC, closing date August 5th
Judged August 31st
Architecture An image of a building or structure of any type, old or modern, exterior or interior. Detailed features of any part including domes, doors, roofs, stairways, steeples, towers, verandas and windows. (APJA)
OCTOBER 5th – Judge: Mario Mirabelle, closing date September 2nd
Book or Film Title Illustrating the title of a published book or commercially released film. It is thought that a well-known title would have more appeal than an obscure one. To assist in the judging, the file name would have to match the book or film title. (SAPF)
NOVEMBER 10th – Judge: Peter Calder, closing date October 7th
Sport A picture featuring a person or people participating in some form of sporting event. (SAPF)
Motion/Movement An image in which our visual sense tells us that the subject was moving when the image was made. (APJA)
DECEMBER – Judges: TBC, closing date November 4th
Judged November 30th
End of Year
Competition
Any type of image can be submitted as long as it is deemed not to be offensive to any club member.

APJA              Australian Photographic Judges Association Inc
APS                Australian Photographic Society Inc
SAPF              South Australian Photographic Federation
VAPS             Victorian branch of the Australian Photographic Society Inc