Once again we are nearing the time of year to enter this annual digital competition. Last year we were awarded 4th place with our entries. So can you look through your images and send some them to Dave Jordan in order to select our club entries. There has been a change of image size to a maximum of 1600px wide x 1200px high. Entries need to be sent to Dave by Start of November so that the selection committee can get together as all entries to Cambridge Digital need to be submitted by 3rd December.
1. The Cambridge Camera Club Annual Digital Competition open to any Club or Society registered with the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies, but will be restricted to the first 35 applications received.
2. Each entry is to consist of a set of 5 images (to be assessed by the judge) plus a reserve image to be used in the event of a tie for 1st place. All 6 images must have been captured using a camera, but will most likely have been manipulated thereafter. The author of each image must have undisputed copyright of the work. Images will be judged on originality and creativeness combined with technical excellence.
3. Each image should have an embedded sRGB colour profile and be sized at not more than 1600px wide by 1200px high.
4. The 5 rounds of the Competition are as follows:
• Round 1: Monochrome Open (any subject)
• Round 2: People
• Round 3: Landscape
• Round 4: Nature
• Round 5: Open (any subject)
5. Definitions of Monochrome, People, Nature and Landscape are given in paragraphs 10 – 14. The Monochrome Open, Open and Reserve images may be of any subject. Round 1 must be a monochrome image; all other rounds can be either monochrome or colour.
6. No more than two images may be from any one author. An author who is a member of more than one Club may contribute through one Club only.
7. The method for submission of images this year will be emailed out to you on or before Saturday 14th October 2017.
8. The winning Club will be the one with the highest aggregate mark for all 5 images. In the event of a tie the reserve images of the leading clubs will be judged. A trophy for retention by the winning Club for one year will be awarded by Cambridge Camera Club. The Roy Pitman award will be made to the author of the best image in the competition.
9. Images for the competition must be submitted no later than midnight on Sunday, 3rd December 2017.
10. Definition of Monochrome Category. Monochrome is defined as a black and white image or one which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image. All other images are defined as Colour images. A black & white image which has been modified by the addition of partial toning or by the addition of one colour to any part of the image is a Colour image.
11. Definition of People Category. This is a picture where the principal subject of the photograph is either a person or group of people. This includes formal and informal portraits, figure studies, groups and people in action.
12. Definition of Landscape Category. This category includes seascape and cityscape as well as landscape.
13. Definition of Nature Category Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to 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 and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph 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. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
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. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Any queries relating to these Rules, please contact Sue McGilveray on 01799550399 or via email