Competition Info

Competition is held on the third week of the month. Entries need
to be turned in by 6:30 pm. Competition will start at 7:00 pm.
The submission of entries into competition is limited to Members
in good standing.
The purpose of the Tampa Bay Camera Club Competition is to encourage
friendly competition between Members, and to serve as a
medium for improving photographic skills.
There are no restrictions on equipment or materials used to produce
the entry, only that the entry was photographed by the entrant.

Competition classifications, rules, and guidelines

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2017 Competition Assignments:

January – Doorways (Present a photo that shows a literal or figurative doorway.)
February – Domestic Animals (A domestic animal is an animal that is bred and/or lives in a tame condition as a pet, a work animal, or a food source.)
March – Shadows (Present an image that utilizes shadows in a prominent manner.)
April – Cars
May – Music (Create an image that visually conveys the concept of music.)
June – Science (Present an image that conveys the concept of science or highlights scientific phenomena or paraphernalia as the subject.)
July – Glass (The subject matter should be made of glass.)
August – Weather (Present an image highlighting weather phenomena.)
September – Falling Up (Present an image that illustrates the concept of falling away from the ground.)
October – Culture (Present a photo that is representative of the beliefs, rituals, customs, arts, attitudes, etc., of a particular society, organization, group, location, or era in time.)
November – Environmental Portrait (Present a portrait of person taken in a location that illuminates an aspect of that persons life that you wish to highlight.)

2017 Technical Night Schedule:

June – Photographing glass
July – Mirrorless camera introduction
Aug – Compositing
Sep – One light portrait with off-camera flash
Oct – Tentative FMOPA tour

2016 Technical Night Schedule:

January – Printing from Lightroom
February – Tips and Techniques for Emulating the Masters
March – Flower Photography
April – No fourth Friday meeting
May – Tips and Techniques for Architectural Photography
June – Tips and Techniques for Food Photography
July – Tips and Techniques for Butterfly Photography
August – Aurora HDR Software Tips and Techniques
September – RAW File exchange
October – Tips and Techniques for Landscape Photography

2015 Competition assignments:

January – Landscape (Present a photo that shows a space within the world and focuses primarily on the presence of nature or in the case of an urban landscape, the lack of the presence of nature)
February – Macro (True macro of 1:1 or greater magnification preferred, reasonable close-ups considered by judges)
March – Black on black / white on white (Image may contain some color but must be primarily a white subject against a white background or a black subject against a black background)
April – Animals in action (Not standing still or dead on a plate)
May – Fairytale gone bad ( Use your imagination and show a new twist on an old classic)
June – Night sky (Create an image that includes the night sky or celestial objects in the night sky as a primary part of the composition)
July – Light painting (Use a light painting technique to illuminate the subject matter in a composition)
August – Composite image (Combine 2 or more original images into a single composition)
September – Family event storyboard  (3 to 5 images that when presented together tell the story of a family event)
October – Adventure sports (Photograph an activity that is considered to be relatively dangerous to participants due to factors such as speed, height, environmental conditions and high level of physical exertion.
November – Emotional portrait (Present a portrait of someone displaying genuine emotion or that is intended to invoke an emotional reaction from the viewer)

2015 Technical Nights:

January – Night photography, details to be announced
February – Saturday field trip to Tampa Bay Downs
June – Compositing techniques

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2014 Competition assignments:

Jan       Landscapes
Feb      Vertical Composition (Present a strong composition in vertical orientation)
Mar      White on White or Black on Black (Image may contain some color but must be primarily a white subject against a white background or a black subject against a black background)
April     Story Board ( 3-5 images that when presented together tell a story)
May      Animals in action (Not standing still or dead on a plate)
June     Abstract (The use of color, tones, shapes, patterns, etc in your photograph to represent a subject without necessarily providing recognizable visual references for the viewer)
July      Display of Human Emotion (People displaying a recognizable emotion, not an image of some other subject intended to to evoke an emotion in the viewer)
Aug      Macro
Sept     Adventure sports (This does not mean organized, team sports like baseball, football, soccer, etc. Think rock-climbing, skydiving, white-water rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding, etc)
Oct       Emulate the masters (Create a photo that emulates the work of a recognized master in any form of the visual arts. Be certain to bring a photo of the master’s original work for comparison)

Nov     Photograph a public performance (Photograph a dance performance, theatrical play, music concert, etc)

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