The assigned subject for September is “Nature”
There is a lot of nature all around us so it shouldn’t be too hard to find a subject for this category! Our Bronx Zoo field trip in June created many opportunities to capture nature photos.
A member may enter up to four photos. Only one photo may be submitted in each of the following categories:
Assigned Subject – enter either for Digital Assigned Subject or Print Assigned Subject, but not both, entries may be color or monochrome
Digital Open – enter either Class A or Class B, but not both – entries may be color or monochrome
Print Open Color
Print Open Monochrome
See Competition Rules for details.
Uploading digital photos
Use the Upload page for all digital categories. The upload deadline is Tuesday, at midnight, the week of the competition. Information onupload file types, sizes and color space are at the bottom of the upload page.
Usethe label templatefor the information that must be on the back of your photo. Attach the label in the upper left corner on the back to ensure your photo will beorientated correctly for the judges. You can enter your information into the label template before your print, or by hand after you print. Leave the “Picture #”and “Score” fields blank.
Nature entries should appear to meetPhotographic Society of America (PSA) naturerequirements. Summary:
Nature photography is restricted to photos that depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material. The story telling value of a photo must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photos of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible. Photos may be color or grey-scale monochrome.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Charlie- Program updates
Rhonda – Exhibit updates
Chane- Digital upload changes
Wendy- Introduce the judges
Assigned Subject – “Nature”
Open – Class A
Open – Class B
Assigned Subject – “Nature”
Fast run-through at the start
Ties resolved at end of category
Short break after digital for snacks
Range: 6 to 10 by half points
Practice now, note your score acknowledgment below keypad, disappears after 15 seconds
Brief and focus on how to improve
One judge’s comments per photo