Competition Themes for 2022-2023

Announcing the Competition themes and definitions for the 2022-2023 club season:

Street PhotographyJanuary 2023

Street photography is a genre that records everyday life in a public place. It captures spontaneous moments of people in a candid state. These images bring up a specific feeling, story or idea. Street photography does not need to feature people within the frame. It can focus on traces left by humanity that say something about life.

Examples: 30 Street Photography Images to Inspire You

Abstract PhotographyMarch 2023

Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of reality. When you view an abstract image you do not see anything immediately recognizable or discernible. Images in this genre are suggestive and mystifying. Visual satisfaction comes from the manipulation and composition of lines, curves, colors, textures, geometrical forms, light and their relationships to, and interaction with one another.

Examples: Abstract Photos to Inspire You

Macro PhotographyMay 2023

Macro photography is all about showcasing a subject larger than it is in real life. Macro is different from close-up photography which means shooting the subject from a short distance. Macros can capture details not visible with the naked eye. Macro photography generally requires a 1:1 or higher ratio between the object image that you are photographing and the real object. What this means is that if you are photographing a bee that is 1 inch in size, this bee will appear as 1 inch or greater on your camera’s sensor. If the object image is smaller than the real object, this will then be categorized as close up photography.

Examples: Macro Photography