JANUARY: THE SEASON'S GREETING CARD COMPETITION
The Season's Greeting Card Competition: A great opportunity to have your image featured on The Society’s greeting card for Winter 2013! Images can be portrait or landscape and simply need to be suitable for a greeting card design. Capture the winter season and celebrations in your part of the world! We are looking for something a little bit different, so try to think outside the box. (Preferably no text over the image)
FEBRUARY: FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN AN ORDINARY PLACE
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt Hon FRPS (Magnum Photographer)
MARCH: THE DARK SIDE
Explore the wonders of night time photography. Experiment with painting with light or study the effects of artificial light at night. Take a closer look at how different the world looks in darkness and upload your images.
Long exposures, tilt-shift photography, photomontage, the list of photographic techniques is endless. Experiment and enter your results. Be as creative as you like.
MAY: MOOD AND EMOTION
Create images which provoke feeling or convey a sense of atmosphere. Encourage the viewer to respond and look beyond the subject.
JUNE: NATURAL ABSTRACTS
A great opportunity to study the diversity in nature, focussing on details like form, shape, composition and design.
JULY: ESTABLISHING THE SCENE - OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
Consider your vantage point to capture the scale of the environment or place you are focussing on. We are looking for wide view, establishing shots, these could include urban or natural landscapes, a busy street or an empty space. Try to set the scene.
Could be a self-portrait, a room in your house, a personal object that means a great deal, or simply the contents of your pocket! Make use of the description boxes if you want to add a bit more information. Try researching Environmental Portraiture if you are in need of some inspiration.
Interpret this as broadly as you like. It could be a historical place, a daily environment, inside a vehicle, an unusual space. Study the surface details or focus on the bigger picture. Think about composition and the details that give the interior its character.
Use 5 images to create a Narrative. Describe a daily task, an event, a journey or anything you like in 5 images. You could experiment with depth of field and consider different shooting angles, such as establishing shots, extreme close-ups and long shots to help communicate your narrative. Upload images in the order 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 so they can be viewed in the correct order in ‘All Images’.
This could be interpreted as your view from your doorstep or place of work to a topic or project you feel passionately about. Make use of the description fields to explain your images.
DECEMBER: FEATURE ON THE JOURNAL FRONT COVER
Enter your best images taken in 2013 and you could have the opportunity to feature on the front cover of The Journal in 2014! (All images must have been taken in 2013)