Monthly Competition Sections
• Projected Digital Images (PDI)
• Colour Prints
• Mono Prints
• Altered Reality-Creative Prints
Digitally manipulated images are allowed in all competitions.
All Sections are graded.
Members may submit up to 2 images per section, except PDI (up to 4).
1 image may be designated Set Subject, (up to 2 in PDI).
PDI Entries: Must be WUXGA Jpeg (*.jpg)
minimum compression, maximum file size
Q12 standard, sRGB tagged
1800 (max. Horizontal) 1200 (max. Vertical) pixels
Image files must be named as described in the Member's Handbook. e.g. BOATwoDucks666.
Entries to be submitted on a key-tagged USB.
Printing: May be home or commercially printed. All work prior to printing must have been completed by the image author. Prints must not be altered by any 3rd party printer.
Size: Requirements to be accepted into competition
Min. size, 8” x 10”; Max. including mount 16” x 20”.
Panoramic prints - min. 10” longest side.
Entry Records Sticker: Sticker on back of prints must state Set Subject or Open, Grade, Title, Category and Member Number (no name).
Title must not change if re-entered.
Entry Records Stickers – Prints
TITLE enter Grade B or A, O for Open or S for Set, followed by Title and Member number code.
GRADE - Indicate Grade and Section.
DATE is Judging date.
AWARD is completed after judging.
Additional Title and Date are for re-submission, per By-Laws section 4.
Images gaining a Merit or Honour are not eligible for entry into further monthly competitions in any section. Images gaining two Acceptances in a calendar year are not eligible for further entry in that same year in any Section, but may be re- entered in a different Section in the subsequent calendar year.
Re-entered images may have minor Compositional and Technical alterations allowing for change of Section. Must have same Title as the original, suffixed with (REV) for revised Image.
End of Year Competitions
PDI, Mono Prints, Colour Prints, Altered Reality/Creative Prints
End-of-year entries should be labelled with their original filename/title, as submitted in monthly competition.
End-of-Year Nature entries original file name prefixed by PCCNat e.g. PCCNatBODSadPelican666
End-of-Year Outings entries prefix is PCCOut
Peninsula Camera Club
March Street Photography
May Nature Up Close
June Self Portrait
July Looking Down
August Long Exposure
September Hands At Work
October Altered Reality/Creative
Set Subject Guidelines
Stairway – Any group of stairs made of any material. Not a single step or pathway that is not formed as stairs.
Minimalism – Less is More. Use a minimal number of elements such as colour, shape, line and texture to create a striking image
Street Photography – Street photography at its most basic is candid photographs in public places. It differs to social documentary in that it doesn't seek to comment on society, it rather captures a moment that transforms the seemingly ordinary elements in a frame, through composition and split-second timing, into something extraordinary. The skill of the photographer is in the split-second timing to identify those moments, as well as the very careful consideration of which elements are in the frame and from what angle. Typically, most street photographs include people and the "street" is not literal so photographs taken in any public place are eligible.
Those moments might be humourous, such as unlikely juxtapositions of signage and people. Or moments that cause you to shake your head in wonder, such as a well-dressed man walking down a busy city street holding a pink flamingo balloon. Or the moment might be a visual pun of repeating elements where unrelated people in a scene are all pointing in the same direction. Or moments where the human body gets into shapes and positions we don't normally see, as the photographer has changed their shooting angle or merged two bodies together in the frame. Look to in-public, a contemporary street photography collective for inspiration. The work of Matt Stuart and Nick Turpin in particular. Contemporary street photography has evolved from its traditional origins. Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand, Friedlander, Levitt etc are of course famous names in the genre, but also look to Erwitt, Meyerowitz, Kalvar whose work sits comfortably in both the traditional and contemporary aspects of the genre and could be a good source of inspiration.
Nightscapes – Scape photography at night, usually including stars or other interesting subjects using artificial light, long exposure or both - taken between dusk and dawn. Astrophotography will need to include a scape – landscape, seascape, urbanscape, cityscape, geoscape, etc. Scape is an image featuring an expansive view without any subject dominating the scene.
Nature Up Close – Close-up and macro Nature photography. 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. See Nature definition below, including the 8 page APS interpretation.
Self Portrait – A photographic representation of oneself, can be inclusive, exclusive or symbolic but must be an objective representation of self. The photographer must have arranged the lighting etc. and posed themselves within the picture. The shutter release must be under their control i.e. self-timer, remote, electric etc.
Looking Down – excluding Aerial & Drone
Long Exposure – Use a deliberately prolonged exposure time to capture in one still frame, sharp stationary elements of an image and the surreal and unworldly effect that prolonged or passing time has on any moving subject - blurred skies with streaks of clouds, smoothed out water, blurred ghostlike people, star trails, moon trails, light trails, etc.
Hands At Work – Hands must be the focus of the image and performing a task, preferably in a story-telling pose and lit to show good skin texture or convey the mood of the story. Passive hand images are not acceptable - eg: holding a cup.
Altered Reality/Creative – novel effect, an unusual combination of Objects, manipulations and/or viewpoint. Images modified during or after exposure. Must have a photographic base, the original work being exposed by the image owner. All subsequent operations prior to printing must be totally the work of the image owner in all respects. Purely computer generated Images (CGI) are not allowed in any Section.
2018-Tewantin Shield PDI
- Looking Down, excluding aerial and drone.
2018-QLD Interclub PDI
- Iconic Australia
- Repeating Shapes
- Open..(Non A-Grade)
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 grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. 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 entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.
Altered Reality-Creative ... PCC Definition
May be defined as the creative use of any technique to alter the recorded image in a way that simulates or produces an artistic representation. Any image in which the photographic truth has been altered fits into this section. Altered Reality digital photographic artwork ideally involves the use of successful multiple component inserts or techniques, producing a final image that invokes emotions of the surreal or absurd, but still may appear realistic.
Photo Travel Definition
(PSA): Subject matter must include Photo Travel
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable. Images may be acquired on traditional film and scanned to a digital file or acquired with a digital camera.
Photo Travel Definition (APS)
A photograph that captures the feeling of a time and place, and portrays a land, a people or a culture in its natural state. Photo Travel has no geographical limitations. Ultra close-ups which lose their identity, studio type model pictures or obviously manipulated work do not qualify as Photo Travel and should not be submitted. Photo Travel is not limited to other lands or countries and may include pictures of domestic origin.
FIAP – A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
PSA – A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.