Note: All Competitions are in the PDI format at the time of this publication.
|19th October||My lockdown pictures||Opportunity to enter ANY work photographed between the 23rd March 20 to the 17th of May 21||JUDGE - Gareth Jenkins - ARPS, DPAGB, AWPF||8th October|
|26th October||Flower/s The flower(s) must be the main subject and not incidental to something else||Your image could be a single bloom in isolation which can be admired for its uniqueness, shape, colour etc or you may wish to portray a group of flowers to celebrate their form, relationship to their surroundings, structure, colour, etc. - The judge will be looking for good composition, technique and, where appropriate, artistic interpretation, to bring out the essence of your subject.||JUDGE - LINDA BELL AWPF, GPU2, DPAGB, EFIAP, BPE5*, LPRS||15th October|
|30th November||Seascapes/Landscapes||Your own interpretation of the subject including long exposures, intentional camera movement, etc||JUDGE - David Gibbins ARPS APAGB EFIAP/b BPE5 CPAGB/AV||19th November|
|7th December||Open||JUDGE - RUSSELL LINDSAY FBPE, MPAGB, EFIAP, AWPF||26th November|
|25th January||Book Titles||Images to be based on the title NOT the story||Judge - Rev Dr Richard Hainsworth|
LRPS EFIAP/b DPAGB GPU-CR2 BPE3*
|1st February||In the Woods||No expansion or other explanation needed||JUDGE John Smith APAGB CPAGB Hon LCPU||21st January|
|1st March||Transportation||Transportation is the movement of people or goods from one place to another (may include commercial, leisure or sport purposes).||JUDGE - Caroline Preece LRPS||18th February|
|8th March||Fashion Photography (most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines)||The term "fashion photography" describes a type of fine art photography devoted to the promotion of fashion items such as haute couture clothing, as well as mass-market clothes, shoes, perfume and other branded products designed by fashion houses around the world.||JUDGE - Roger Parry MPAGB, ARPS, EFIAP, HonPAGB||25th February|
|22nd March||Triptych||A set of three associated images intended to be viewed together||JUDGE - Steven Galvin LRPS||11th March|
|12th April||LIONEL BLOODWORTH CHALLENGE||The stand alone award for the Lionel Bloodworth Cup||In House Judging||1st April|
|19th April||Mono Open||JUDGE - CAROL McNIVEN YOUNG tbc||8th April|
Once again, this Year’s themes are meant to challenge you as a photographer by means of Storytelling (taking a prompt and turning it into a photo story), Compositional Eye (using rules of composition) and Inspiration (using a simple inspiration as creatively as you can).
Hope you take on this challenge as it is meant and have fun with it.
Conwy Camera Club – Lionel Bloodworth Creative Challenge Trophy
Creative photography is an extension of conventional everyday photography into creative art. Its purpose is to stimulate creative thoughts and to encourage experimentation with new ideas going beyond a simple ‘everyday’ photograph.
The final result must be based on the photographer’s intentional work by photographing a subject in a way that most people would not normally see; demonstrating a level of intentional artistic impression.
Ideally this would include the use of creative techniques with the camera equipment, rather than with just computer and software manipulation. These various techniques may include one or more of the following considerations to produce a ‘creative photograph’.
Viewing the subject from an unusual or interesting angle, a change in normal perspective, the use of extremely slow or fast shutter speeds, creating a conceptual or abstract image, intentional camera movement, etc.
Otherwise a creative photograph may be produced by the careful arrangement of the subject material by the photographer. This could be as simple as linking two or more subjects not usually seen or associated together or the use of various ‘trick’ photography techniques.
The description of a photograph as creative becomes more justified as the level of input from the photographer increases.