Coming up this week is a competition round and the theme is "Architecture". This is an internal competition and is open to all members.
What sort of things are we looking for?
"Architectural photography is typically created from either the exterior views of buildings, or in the interior of buildings."
Exterior architectural photography usually takes advantage of available daylight, or if performed at night, uses ambient light from adjacent street lights, landscape lights, exterior building lights, moonlight and even twilight present in the sky in all but the darkest situations.
In many cases, the landscaping surrounding a building is important to the overall composition of a photograph, and even necessary to communicate the aesthetic harmony of a building and its environment. An architectural photographer will often include flowers, trees, fountains or statues in the foreground of a composition, taking advantage of their ability to help lead the eye into the composition and to its main subject, the building.
Interior architectural photography can also be performed with ambient light transmitted through windows and skylights, as well as interior lighting fixtures. Frequently though, architectural photographers will use supplemental lighting to improve the illumination within a building. Either electronic flash "strobes" or incandescent "hot lights" can be used.
The format will be the same as any NIPA round, 1 colour print, 1 mono print and 1 PDI. Max mount size 40cm x 30cm, PDI's max width 1400px, max height 1050px.
We are also hoping to get an external judge in so get shooting! Who knows there might even be a great prize up for grabs!