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January 2023

Travel Photography


Narrow Depth of Field






Essence of a Storm (Weather)



Floral Still Life

Long Exposure

Mammals Behaving Badly

Ruined Structures – Ruins

Hard at Work

Motion (Show Movement)


Back Light / Rim Light

Travel Photography – A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.

Narrow Depth of Field –Shallow depth of field (also called “small” or “narrow”) means that only a part of the image is in focus. The background and sometimes the foreground is blurred. Shallow depth of field works in portrait, nature, and travel photography. The out-of-focus part may be only slightly blurred or be completely lacking detail.

Essence of a Storm (Weather) – The image should illustrate the life of the storm – moving thunder clouds, rain, heavy winds etc. etc.

Floral Still Life – A Floral depiction, typically tabletop and excluding flowers in the wild or the garden. By definition excludes a single close-up.

Long Exposure – Long-exposure, time-exposure, or slow-shutter photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements

Mammals Behaving Badly – Mammals (human and animal) behaving badly. The depicted behaviour as opposed to the subject itself must be emphasised by the image.

Ruined Structures – Ruins – Emphasis on depicting the architecture. Not abandoned buildings or old buildings now occupied by vagrants, but rather old buildings or houses that have started crumble and decay.

Hard at Work – Not restricted to human, animal, insect etc. but must illustrate/show something hard at work. Student studying, Cows pulling a plough, bees ladened with pollen etc.

Motion (Show Movement) –Photograph in which the viewer is clearly able to discern motion relevant to or from the main subject in the image 

Aircraft – The main subject and focal point of the image is an aircraft/part of an aircraft. This includes all man-made flying machines.

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.