Entry Classes and Guidance Notes
Any rural, urban or coastal landscape image will be accepted in this category including Colour, Monochrome, Infra-red, HDR and Panoramic images.
The image must be from one capture. (HDR from a bracketed set of the same image and Panoramas from a panned set of the same scene are viewed as one capture).
The integrity of the subject must be maintained and the making of major physical changes to the landscape is not permitted. You may not, for example, move trees or import the sky from another image.
People and animals may be included in the scene as long as they are ancillary to and or supportive of the main subject.
Any B&W image (subject to the terms and conditions) may be entered in this class.
A black and white image is one containing only various shades of grey, black or white.
A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain eligible for the monochrome class. However, a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one or more colours, becomes a colour work and is thus ineligible for the Monochrome class.
Any Colour image (subject to the terms and conditions) may be entered in this class.
This is the new common FIAP/PSA/RPS definition adopted by PAGB from Jan 2015, edited to remove inapplicable Wildlife class references.
See here for the full definition.
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. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Images should portray people, as individuals or collectively, and should be concerned with showing their character, behaviour, or customs, or making social comment. Images from genres such as portraiture, street photography, social documentary and travel are all acceptable.
Images submitted to this class must have originally taken with a mobile phone or tablet.
The image can be any subject in colour or Black and white.
The images for this class must have the EXIF data attached, showing that the image originated from a mobile phone or tablet.
The original Image taken on a mobile phone or tablet can be further processed in other software programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, but make sure that the EXIF data is not stripped out of the final image by that programme.
Terms and Conditions
Awards and Acceptances
How To Enter
|Opening date:||Saturday 3rd February 2018|
|Closing date for entries:||Saturday 28th April 2018|
|Selection dates:||Sat/Sun 26th/27th May 2018|
|Scorecards emailed by:||Saturday 23rd June 2018|
|Results published on the Club website by:||Saturday 23rd June 2018|
|Catalogues mailed by:||Saturday 14th July 2018|
The Organisers will decide the approximate number of acceptances to be made for each class. The selectors will score the entries until a satisfactory result is achieved.
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