NOTE: images may be presented in colour or monochrome across all themes
Update of definitions from the Tewantin Shield inter club competition 12-11-2023
A photograph of a person or people that can be close-up portrait, or whole/part body. The person/s in the photograph must be the focal subject however the image could also depict their environment or a broader scene. Can be candid or posed. Must be a live human being (manikins, statues, ornaments will not be accepted).
An image featuring an expansive view without humans dominating the scene - urban, rural, sea, sky scapes, and traditional landscapes are all included in this category. A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these addional elements dominate the photograph. A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph. People, boats and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph. (APS definition)
Social documentary (SD)
Social documentary photography is the recording of what the world looks like, with a social and/or environmental focus, and aims to draw the public`s attention to ongoing social or environmental issues. it is often associated with the photographer providing a critical review/assessment of these issues and how people act on them. in these cases, the photographer also often advocates for the people impacted, trying to draw the public`s attention to the topic documented. images need to be black and white (grey tonal range) and not toned with any colour.
Pictures depicting the interior or exterior of any manmade structure portraying the surface texture, lighting, colour, or geometry and emphasising the character or beauty of the structure. People, statues and fountains may be included but not be the dominant point of the image.
Food Photography (FP)
Food photography encompasses images where food is the main or prominent element within the frame. This genre allows for the inclusion of people engaging with the food, provided that their involvement contributes to conveying a narrative.
Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and /or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in Creative/Experimental sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original photograph was exposed by the entrant. (APS definition)
Long Exposure (LE)
LONG EXPOSURE : Long-exposure, time-exposure, or slow-shutter photography involves using a longduration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. Long exposure photography captures one element that conventional photography does not: an extended period of time.
A person or people doing something in a non-leisurely manner. E.g. sport, emergency, at play or at work.