Competition definitions for 2016

Industrial Landscape An image of an industrial environment e.g. construction sites, ports, factories.

Streetscape An artistic representation of a street.

Street Photography Street Photography: photography that features the chance encounters and random incidents within public places. Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment.

Weather Capture the various weather conditions, sun, wind, rain, cloud movement or capture the spirit of the earth, air, fire or weather.

Trees A landscape in which one or more trees are the important feature. A study of a tree or a portion of a tree.

People A photograph of a person that may range from a head study to a full body length. This topic includes candid photographs and formal portraits.

Creative/Altered Reality Creative photographs or altered reality covers photographs that display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects, viewpoint or post processing techniques. These images must have a photographic base with the original work and backgrounds, etc. being taken by the entrant.

Sports Action Images which capture sport or portray someone or something in motion or action. Methods often used include fast shutter speed to freeze action, slow shutter speed to empathise action or panning the subject to create motion blur in the background.

Landscape A photograph of natural scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals and even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph.

Seascape A photograph of natural coastal scenery. a wave study or a picture of the open sea, provided that the sea is always the central interest of the photograph. People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph.

Macro A photograph where the image on the sensor is as large or larger than the actual object.

Close-Up Small details of a larger subject if those details dominate the image.

Lines & Curves A photograph where the use of lines and curves are the main feature and compositional element.