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Fifteen ideas for photo competitions
Photography competitions should be great, but sometimes they are a burden. Personally, I think it's because there's a discrepancy between what a photographer expects from a competition and what those who do the competition are trying to achieve. It is my aim in posting this paper to give an idea for a photo competition that interests a photographer.
But before I go into the 15 things I want to discuss a few things that a photographer doesn't like to see in competitions and how to fix them. Photoshop not allowed: Filtering out a utility is odd and shows that the contestant has no idea about it.
When your competition is primarily art, you should not prohibit composite design. Or even worst, we now own your picture and you can't use it for anything else: so you tell me that I spent $25 on your competition and you now have a permanent licence for my picture?
Many organisations organise competitions to use photos for advertising purposes, but if the organisation is profit-oriented, there should be a deadline before they have to buy the picture or make royalty payments. Never enter a competition in which a photographer must allow use of the photograph without remuneration.
Winners of the competition will be selected by preferences, comment, approvals or website traffic: It is a competition of favouritism in which the person with the most boyfriends will win. Let the competition be judged by those who know what they are talkin' about so that your competition has some kind of artistical respect. Now 15 themes for photo competitions!
Personally, I notice that I'm beginning a roster of photo competition entries with a videos competition, but I still think it's a good one. Time-lapse photographing is thrilling and thrilling. It' a way for a photographer to really portray a place so that it goes beyond the still, while at the same time using the still technology he developed.
As fewer photographs take part in time-lapse than in general photographing, this competition would attract the most serious photographs. That means that the competition would probably receive many great entries. This would be a great pleasure and would focus on something that is currently loved in the world of fashion but has good origins and is not just a fashion.
We could implement this concept of a thematic competition on the theme of Stolz der Heimatstadt in various ways. When you have a historic symbol or even many historic symbols, consider a competition that would emphasize these places. What's great about this competition is that it will get everyone to talk about things they already care about and like.
There will also attract the interest of non-photographers who are loving their communities. When conducting a portrait-centered competition, consider a competition that takes into account generation. Let the photographer take their pictures from a multi-generation photo. Organising a competition that captures these memories will attract your interest because for most it is very reliable.
It could make photographs showing generation after generation of automobiles, cooking utensils or all types of repetitive elements. That would also make for a funny competition. Holding a competition with abstraction could be a challenging task, but if you have a large submission resource, you can do it.
It would be me who designs the competition, I would be concrete in the target for the entries. Issues such as "light and darkness", "contrasting colours", "long-term exposure" or "abstract reflections" would be suggested. "It' s not about being abstracted to be abstracted; there is an abstracted competition to show something in the realm that can be seen more clearly when it is shown in abstractions.
Ensure that this competition is judged by those who have their knowledge of abstraction and photography. Photographic competitions that catch the season, especially autumn. The places where we are living are experienced as they evolve throughout the year, and it makes good sense for us to grasp and emphasize these changes.
When you want to toy with the subject of the holiday, but want to be more particular, you can organise competitions with the subject of the holiday, such as competitions on the apple press, the beaches or ski. An extended shape competition could mean that a photographer submits a photo of a location at any time of year, or a composite photo with all times of the year in one photo.
The attempt to catch a vibe or an emotional is a good practice for a photographer to work all the while and the best do it very well. It is a kind of competition that can really show the skills of a photographer, not only as a technical person, but also as an performer.
It is not a matter of capturing emotions, but of capturing an emotional state such as luck, proudness or rage. It can be vertical or horizontal and will produce good contributions from powerful photographs. Lots of people are always looking for a way to take pictures of sports activities, so this type of competition could attract many people.
Find out what your place is for photographs so that if you have to restrict your entries, you can do so. Make sure you give clear directions to the photographer as to where they get their access data, where they are allowed to go and where not, and what the regulations are for athletes' approval of their models.
Photocompetitions for sport events that I took part in were general sports/action photos that were enjoyable, but consider limiting the subject to something like combat, win, or hardness. Nachtfotografie can be for many photographs a genuine test of the technology. It could be a competition that revolves around astronomy.
Well, a storm surge would be an ideal opportunity for such a competition. A further interesting competition for nightspots could be the portraiture or the townscape. Due to the weak lights, the dark restricts distraction and allows the amateur to make many imaginative choices about climax and shade. Competition around the subject of illumination would be a great competition for the locals cameras clubs.
Competition that compelled humans to photograph in the middle of the day would make many a photographer increase their capacity to soften the effects of hard daylight. Even a stroboscopic gym competition, or even a certain illumination set-up like Rembrandt or Clamshell, could draw a great deal of your interest to certain technologies.
Yet another funny competition, and in some ways the most basic photo competition, would be easy to catch interesting lighting and just keep it that wide. The most basic aspect of photographing is the collection of information from lights, so that those photographs that take the longest to obtain good results. The handling of movement is another great test for the techniques of a photographer. What is it?
Or you could just leave it at the " capturing movement " option, or you could concentrate on certain techniques like freeze or blurry movements. More specifically, the task could be to detect drops of running rain or a running locomotive (from a safer distance). Drill with such a technology is really good for a photographer, and movement is a convincing motif.
An animal photo competition, if done right, could be really beautiful. Firstly, I would ensure that you have clear basic principles for the ethical conduct of competition. It'?s not okay to inconvenience the animal just to take a good picture. Secondly, you will want to bring this out in a way that aims at the photographer.
Everybody likes to take mobile pictures of their pet's mobile phones, but if you want this to be a photo competition, you will want to make it clear that an assessment of a photograph's aesthetics will take place; in other words, it will take more than hitting an Instagram on a mobile in order to gain the competition.
This kind of competition, I think, would be good to run if you were dealing with an orphanage of some kind. Once my spouse and I took pictures of a kitten with an keeper (not as part of a competition), and then they offered cash to name those cats.
Consider something similar; choose a few skilled photographs close to you and let them rival photographs of the pets to be adopted and do so in a way that makes a profit or at least releases some of these pets for adoption. Your best bet is to make sure that you have a few skilled photographs of the pets that you have to adopt. The competition would concentrate on old things that are still with us today.
Be it historic edifices, craftsmen working with handicrafts, or other memories of the past, this competition will attract you. It would be great to have a competition in this category where old photographic gear is photographed. While teaching my basic photographic classes, I have some older movie cams that I use as human prop sets for taking photographs, and they seem to attract more interest than the other prop sets.
When you are organizing a show or performance, you should hold a photo competition. When you use a rig like Instagram, promote a hash tag that individuals can use when they publish their pictures, and then show them in action during the show. It can be a great way to get folks to submit photographs and show off those who work.
It is another case where you can give instructions for the competition, such as surprises or excitement. I' m considering holding such a competition in my home town next year. When you want the competition to be more artful, you can ask them to catch the ghost of the place today, just as the old photo captures the ghost of the place back then.
It would be great to publish the source photo and then the filing of this site by all involved today. Let a photographer send photographs to your site using a verse, narrative, or even a line from a narrative. It is not the aim to make a literary sequence into a sequence, but to record the essential of this verse, history or line in a photo.
I' d like to see a photo competition that' s an Edgar Allen Poe's the Raven photo competition, or the line from the end of Hamlet, "the rest is stillness. "Historical creators have been inspired by literary works, and a photographic competition that takes place in this way could draw individuals from a documental trail to a more fantastic way of thinking.
Mowers is a hobby photojournalist in Howell, MI. Together with his spouse Ashleigh, he conducts guided photographic trips and offers free and paying photographic trips and courses in Michigan. More about guided photo trips can be found at guidedphoto.com.