Scheduled Themes for 2018-2019

Competition Dates

September 19, 2018 Shadows & Light
October 17, 2018 Fall - Digital Art
November 14, 2018 Cityscapes
January 16, 2019 Patterns - Digital Art
February 20, 2019 Feelings/Emotions
Leading Lines
March 20, 2019 History/Old
April 17, 2019 Macro - Digital Art
May 15, 2019 Town of Vienna
Reflections in Buildings



Theme Definitions

FALL is the season between summer and winter when the weather becomes cooler, plants start to go dormant, and the foliage bursts into reds, oranges, and yellows. Your image may capture the beginnings of the season, all the color at its peak, or anything in between. The Digital Art designation for this theme means that you may transform your original photos into an exciting new image using apps, filters, and software of your choosing.  In other words, the digital technology you use (apps, filters, software) to alter your photos is an essential part of your creative and presentation process.

ABANDONED has several meanings:   left without needed protections, care or support;  cast off to fall into a state of disuse/disrepair;  no longer thought of (abandoned hopes/dreams);  unrestrained, uninhibited.  

A CITYSCAPE is a pictorial view of a city or section of one. The view can be from high up, at street level and everything in between. It can also be defined as an artistic representation (in our case, using photography) of physical aspects of a city or urban area. People may be included. Post processing should maintain the realism of the image.

A photographer may choose to convey MOVEMENT/MOTION in a photo for a number of reasons.  To name a few: Simply to show something is moving; Motion can create mood; as a way to highlight the subject of the photo; some things just need motion (ie. Dog running) You can experiment with slow shutter speed and a technique called panning to create blurring of some of your image. Or you can freeze motion with high shutter speeds to capture motion (ie. Sports photography). Have fun! For more info, check this link:

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