Set Subjects for 2023…
January 2023 Back Light / Rim Light
Backlight in photography involves positioning the main light source for a photograph behind the primary subject. Rim lighting is a technique that puts light around the edges of a subject.
February 2023 Churches
Can be the church in its entirety, or parts of a church, internal or external, but must be clearly identifiable as being part of a Church.
March 2023 Elements
An image depicting/representing one or more of the Elements – Earth (soil), Wind, Fire, Water.
April 2023 Vintage theme (mono)
A vintage look is a process of giving an aged look to an image. For this purpose, it uses details and recognizable symbols to transport you to a particular age or era visually. It must be aesthetically as well as content appropriate (aged or vintage). Typical example being a black and white image of a 60’s vehicle
May 2023 Mechanical
Image depicting/containing mechanical action/activity. Typically of a device or machine that uses moving parts. For example an image of an open mechanical wristwatch which uses springs that are wound to power gears and move the hour and minute hands. The image must portray the mechanical activity.
June 2023 Body Scapes
An artistic style where closeup photographs of the human form convey the impression of landscape. A notional landscape formed by a body.
July 2023 Empty road
Image where the road must be the key subject but must have nothing on it (animal, car, insect, stone, lines etc.) that become the focal point. The location of the road is also important and must be included (i.e. In the Bush, a desert, City Centre, etc.)
August 2023 Macro
The strictest definition of macro photography is that the subject is photographed at 1:1 magnification—in other words, the subject is life-sized in the photo. However, most people use the term “macro photography” to refer to any photograph that depicts a close-up and extremely detailed image of a small subject. Your image can be either.
September 2023 Abstract
An Abstract Image is a method of expressing ideas and emotions with photographed image elements, without the intention of creating a traditional or realistic image. By avoiding and going beyond the usual representations of an object, scene, or any particular element, it reveals details that are normally ignored and triggers the viewer’s imagination. Abstract composition means focusing on basic elements instead of realistic representations of the scenery in front of you. However, the result must be a visually appealing image with strong focal points, wisely chosen leading lines, and balance.
October 2023 Silhouettes
An image with the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
January (2024) Power of perspective Image must demonstrate the power of perspective in that the perspective of an image determines what kind of story you want to tell and what kind of mood you want viewers to feel when they look at a photo. The power of perspective is beyond the consideration of your photography subjects; it is about the angle of your camera, your proximity to the subjects and what you include in the frame that plays an important role in your final image.