SET SUBJECTS 2019/2020
• Image submission day is always the Monday before the 3rd Wednesday of the month in question. i.e. the Monday before Judging night.
• Image dimensions are 1920 x 1080 pixels (the width must be either 1920 pixels or the height must be 1080 pixels or both), sRGB color-space and less than 2mb in file size.
Month: September Subject: Food
Genre: Food photography
Food photography is a still life specialisation of commercial photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in advertisements, packaging, menus or cookbooks. Some means of creating these images are use natural lighting as much as possible and be aware of shadows. Neutral backgrounds help and keep angles in mind when shooting. Give the subject some breathing space, take cognisance of colour and decorate your scene in harmony with your dish.
NOTE: Editing is allowed
Month: October Subject: Still Life
Genre: Still life photography
Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of an inanimate subject. This would typically be a small group of objects or common household items. It is the application of photography to the still life artistic style. Lighting is everything here, natural lighting being the best form. Use reflectors, mesh screens or flash. Composition and framing will make or break these images, remember sometimes less is more. Check out the masters for inspiration, Edward Weston, Hiro (photographer) and Paul Outerbridge to name a few.
NOTE: Editing is allowed
Month: November Subject: High Key
Genre: Black & White Photography
When you say high key, you are referring to scenes that possess a lot of white and light tones – a whole range of them. These images have very minimal mid-tones and blacks. If you use high key lighting in your photos, the mid-tones become white. The whites, meanwhile, become whiter. High key photography is not devoid of blacks, it just has very minimal amounts of black in the image. For example, if you’re shooting a portrait of a person, your subject’s eyes will still have black pupils (not white). You can create this effect in camera or in Photoshop.
NOTE: Monochrome only.
Month: January Subject: Boudoir Photography
Genre: Boudoir Photography
Boudoir photography is a photographic style featuring intimate, romantic, and sometimes erotic images of its subjects in a photographic studio, bedroom or private dressing room environment, we are challenging you the photographer to re-create similar BUT consider that it’s for a public forum. Images must depict the genre of photography as elegantly, tastefully and classy as we all would feel comfortable to see.
NOTE: NO FULL / BLATANT NUDITY. Manipulation is allowed. The committee reserve the right to DQ images they deem inappropriate for the club
Month: February Subject: Power of Colour
Genre: Colour Photography
Colour in photography could definitely be seen as the most important factor. It can create mood, emotion, warmth, coldness and much more. Colour in an image can also be imperative to the narrative of the image. For example, if the image is of a warm beach then warm colours in the image can emphasise the narrative of this. Use colour in your image to create the narrative
NOTE: Basic editing allowed i.e. cloning, dodge & burn etc.