Scheduled Themes for 2017-2018

Competition Dates Please note there will be three (3) Digital Art Themes this year.
September 20, 2017 Nature
October 18, 2017 Ducks/Birds
Famous places/buildings/memorials
November 15, 2017 Working (animals, people, machines)
Street Photography
January 17, 2018 Simplicity
Abstracts in Nature (Digital Art)
February 21, 2018 Black and White
Winger (Digital Art)
March 21, 2018 Night Photography
Animals in Motion
April 18, 2018 Things That Fly
May 16, 2018 Town of Vienna
Flowers (Digital Art)


Theme Descriptions


 Ducks/Birds – Both aquatic and non-aquatic birds are appropriate for your subject. Your image may be of wild, domestic, or zoo birds.  Post processing should be minimal, maintaining the realism of the image.


Famous Places/buildings/memorials -  These places have been photographed hundreds of times.  The challenge here will be to take a photograph that still communicates the famous place/structure, but in a different way.  Snap your shot from an unexpected vantage point.  Or focus on a minimal portion of the memorial that still clearly communicates what the place or structure it is.  Try taking shots at different times of day, or in different weather.  People may be present in your image.  Post processing should maintain the realism of your image.


Working (animals, people, machines) -  is defined as the action of doing physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result. Images that quickly come to mind are a farmer plowing his fields, or a horse pulling a carriage, or a machine in motion showing how the actual parts operate.  What are some more unusual examples? This theme says action and motion. You may want to experiment with moving your camera (panning) or varying your shutter speed to capture motion in your image.  Post processing should maintain the realism of the image.


Street Photography -  A kind of photography usually shot in an urban environment.  Streets are not essential however—the space just needs to be public. People are usually in the image, although not required. The image should have an element of spontaneity or uncertainty. It should make us react emotionally to the (suffering, hopes, dreams) of everyday people. The image is usually candid, and may use humor, ambiguity, or odd circumstances to elicit an emotional response.  This type of photography is seeing and reacting quickly—no time for tripods and special lighting. Check out http://erickimphotography.com/blog/the-ultimate-beginners-guide-for-street-photography.

Additional information regarding upcoming themes will be uploaded soon.

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