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Coming Up : 13th February - Competition – Street Photography

This is an internal club competition.  From Wikipedia: "Street photography is a genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. 'Street' simply refers to a place where human activity can be seen, a place to observe and capture social interaction. The subject can even be absent of any people and can be that of object or environment where an object projects a human character or an environment is decidedly human. Framing and timing are key aspects of the craft, with the aim of creating images at a decisive or poignant moment. Alternatively, the street photographer may seek a more prosaic depiction of the scene, as a form of social documentary.

Beginner & Advanced categories, PDI only, maximum of four images per member, maximum of two colour and two mono.

Coming Up: 14th Feb - Architectural Competition

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

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

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.

Ref: Wiki

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!

Thanks,

Barry Lau
Chairman

NIPA - 12/13 - Round 1

On Thursday the 25th October the round 1 judging night took place at Christian Brothers, here's how we fared.

PDI

  • Karen McCrea - Woodland - 11
  • Mark Davison - Mouse - 10
  • Brian Bennett - Field Ready - 10
  • Vivienne Beck - Piggy Back Ride - 9

Mono

  • Brian Bennett - Friends - 12
  • Karen McCrea - Freckles - 8
  • Alan Lavery - Milan - 8
  • Brian Maguire - Wondering - 10

Colour

  • Brian Bennett - Sunflowers - 10
  • Stephen Wilson - Lone Tree Sunset - 13 (Starred Image)
  • David Donnelly - Down The Duff - 11
  • Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - 14 (Starred Image - Top Colour Print)

After round one BPIC is sitting in 4th place with a score of 99 points, congratulations everyone!

Following is the top scoring image from each category, and here is the full round 1 submission.

Karen McCrea - Woodland

Karen McCrea - Woodland

Brian Bennett - Friends

Brian Bennett - Friends

Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - Starred Image - Top Colour Print

Brian Maguire - Havana Dude - Starred Image - Top Colour Print

PAGB PDI Competition Results

In the Open section NIPA came 13th out of 15 federations.  492 images were entered with only 210 being selected to make up an exhibition.  Of the 210 in the exhibition only 5 came from NIPA.  Of those 5, 2 came from BPIC's Ross McKelvey.

The Judge

The Judge

Lauren

Lauren

In the Natural History section NIPA came 14th out of 14 federations.  317 images were entered with only 75 being selected to make up an exhibition.  Of the 75 in the exhibition only 1 came from NIPA.  This image came from BPIC's Martin Lamb.

Puffin Hijack

Puffin Hijack

NIPA may not have performed well, but BPIC were extremely well represented in the NIPA entry.  Well done guys!

Solihill 35th Open Exhibition of British Photography

Ross McKelvey DPAGB ARPS has been awarded 4 Medals, a Commended, and a Highly Commended in the Solihull Photographic Society's 35th Open Exhibition.

In the Mono Print Category all 4 entries were accepted, and he was awarded the John Cartlidge Medal for 'The Boxer;' The Mike Edwards Medal for 'Seana;' and Commended for 'Johnny Fee.'

In the Colour Print Category, a Print entitled 'Rough Justice' was Highly Commended.

In the Creative Digital Category, the image 'Out of the Blue' was awarded a Mike Edwards Medal.

Rough Justice

Rough Justice

The Boxer

The Boxer

Seana

Seana

Out Of The Blue

Out Of The Blue