Internal competition definitions
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A travel image is one that captures the feeling of place and time, and portrays a land, people or culture in its natural state. It may be taken in a foreign land or anywhere in one’s own country.
An accurate record of living untamed creatures and uncultivated plants in their natural habitat, and all natural phenomena. Subjects may portray any form of natural history, including geology, botany, zoology, meteorology, astronomy etc.
NB: Photographs of domestic pets, tame and farm animals, captive creatures, cultivated or hybrid plants, artificial and floral arrangements, dead or mounted specimens, museum groups, evidence of man and manipulation of his specialised environment are not permitted in this category. Manipulation or modification of the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and cropping; colour, contrast, sharpening and tone corrections, and must not alter the content of the original photograph as captured by the camera.
An image, representing natural, physical, geographical or urban scenery, as seen in a broad view. It includes countryside, seascapes, shorelines and townscapes that illustrate the “view” rather than the detail of the location.
Action image has to show a sense of movement of the main subject.
Head and shoulders of a human being only. Formal or Creative.
NB: Portraits of domestic pets, tame and farm animals and captive creatures are specifically excluded from this category.
CREATIVE / ABSTRACT (ALTERED REALITY )
This is the creative use of line, form and colour, expressing the photographer’s ideas and/or feelings in a non-traditional style. Nature and reality, or any literal renditions, may be distorted or otherwise modified by the use of non-standard techniques and controls.
Computer enhancement is acceptable, provided the image began with the author’s photograph. It is not necessary to render the subject unrecognizable.
MACRO / STILL LIFE
Macro – close-up image.
Still Life - showing inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects.
Monochrome images are defined as an image that contains a range of black and white tones and / or where a uniform tone is applied, i.e. sepia. No restrictions in subject matter.