2020 June Competition

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2020 June Competition

Set Subject “Puddles” Puddles are an incredibly useful if perhaps surprising source for reflections. Puddles are generally shallow and found in protected areas or depressions, which means that they are likely to hold smooth, still water. They can also be found in many different locations, providing a variety of options for subjects and compositions. Finally, puddles are so mundane and small that they are often overlooked, so you can create unique and surprising images that others likely missed Winners: Digital – ‘Rock Puddle’ by Justin Stenning(click on any image to...

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2020 April Competition

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2020 April Competition

Note re Prints: the judge derived the scores based on the print but reminded us that the digital image should be exactly the same as the print. In many cases, the crop and/or the exposure were different in the print and digital, and the judge has made some recommendations in those cases but this did NOT impact on the score. Set Subject “Self Portrait” / “Crowds” Self Portrait: A genre of art in which the artist depicts his or her self-image. Most often composed in paintings or photographs, artists have used both photorealist and expressionist styles to...

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Competition Entry Updates

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Competition | 0 comments

Competition Entry Updates

As VAPS has changed the specifications for the submission of photos for their annual competitions we are passing this on to you and will also take the opportunity to remind you of the best practice for entering prints and digital photos. Print Entries A video on mounting your photo on a mat with a backing board: You do NOT need to tape your photo all the way around. One or two pieces of tape at the top of the photo is enough to fix it in place and will allow it to hang so it will not buckle. Matts We periodically place an order for mats from The Mat Cutting Company . 2018 prices were as...

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2020 February Competition

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2020 February Competition

Set Subject “Abstract” Sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials. Winners: Digital – ‘Abstract 1’ by Coral Symons, Print – ‘Abstract’ by Ian Priestly(click on any image to view as a slideshow) ‘Abstract 1′ by Coral Symons’Abstract’ by Ian Priestly’Autumn Blaze’ by Graeme...

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2019 October Competition

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2019 October Competition

Set Subject “Candid” Capture an image of a human subject when they’re not aware you’re taking their picture. Remember to be respectful of your subject and avoid subjects in inappropriately vulnerable or embarrassing situations. This is an ideal opportunity to sharpen your street photography skills. Winners: Digital – ‘Deliberation’ by Rob Watson, Print – ‘Absorbed’ by Dave Thomas(click on any image to view as a slideshow) ‘Abandoned Vehicles At Koon’ by Brian Boyton’Absorbed’ by Dave Thomas’Bubbles’ by Jenny...

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2019 August Competition

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2019 August Competition

Set Subject “Panorama” Show us a wide view of a physical space – either interior or exterior. It can be a single cropped image, but if you’re game, havea go at stitching together multiple images to produce something which can’t be captured in one frame. The image should be at least twice as wide as it is tall. Winners: Digital – ‘Mount Cook’ by George Grablo, Print – ‘King Island Mood’ by Matt Oliver(click on any image to view as a slideshow) ‘Horizontal Falls’ by Les Wiles’Jurassic’ by Norm Stimson’Kata Tjuta At...

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