A Passion For Photography is comprised of photographic enthusiasts, both amateur and professional, that enjoy sharing their photographic work and techniques, along with honing their own photographic skills in a collective and supportive group format via the group’s Facebook page.
The group currently has 463 members worldwide and continues to grow. Membership with the group is open and you can join by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/apassionforphotography/.
Here is information for A Passion For Photography’s current photographic challenge:
SELECTIVE COLOR CHALLENGE
Using Photoshop, you will take a photo, specifically for the Challenge, which will-within itself-tell a story. The portion of the photograph that you choose to be colored, MUST have a reason, it MUST be a prominent part of your “story.” Sound easy? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news……. It will not be as easy as you think! You may use one single image (even though the use of PS says I can/want to layer multiples-you may not use more than one image.) (**HDR stacking is not considered to be multiple imagery**) Your image MUST show that you know and understand the technical aspect of your camera,-i.e. proper settings used for the scene. Your image MUST be clear and compositionally accurate. Take care in your editing process- it must be edited to the very best of your ability (color blending/saturation/clarity/contrast). When labeling your photograph here are the following guidelines: Give it a “Title” to your story. Also VERY IMPORTANT: YOU MAY NOT USE WATERMARKS OR SIGNATURES ON YOUR SUBMISSION OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, as per the rules stated below.
Your comments are also allowed under the images, but refrain from critical critique, due to the fact that changes may not be made once the image has been OFFICIALLY submitted.
Your image MUST be taken for this Challenge and if there is a question by a judge, or Admin….we will ask for your Metadata to be sent.
Due to a discussion with our judges, we have decided that with the level of talent you all possess, we are going to be more critical on technical abilities, from here on out. Our judges are getting a bit cranky as to some images are not always of Competition Standards; (even though we call these “Challenges” it is somewhat of a competition.) HAVE FUN WHILE SHOOTING IT! APFP was designed to help those who choose to learn!
PARTICIPATION RULES AND DEADLINES
Announced: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Submissions Deadline: Sunday, May 19, 2013 (PST)
JUDGES ONLY: Monday, May 20, 2013 – Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (PST) Choose Top Three Finalists
MEMBERS BY LIKES: Wednesday May 22, 2013 – Friday, May 24, 2013 Vote on Top Three/Four Finalists
WINNING ANNOUNCEMENT: Midnight on May 24, 2013 (PST)
FINALIST PROCESSING RULES
- Digitally taken photos with full EXIF only (on file and requested by judges for top three finalists)
- Post-Processing acceptable with no multiple images used in the layers
- One image submission per member only.
- No watermarks, no date/time nor any other identification allowed on the image. Images that fall short of this rule will not be submitted to the judges’ album. (If you have forgotten after posting, message Lisa K. upon re-post. Lisa, Peter or Elliott will NOT remind you once posted.)
- YOU MUST TAKE THE SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE CHALLENGE!
- You may NOT use stock photos. Metadata will be given on finalists and if your photo doesn’t qualify it will be thrown out and the 4th choice will be replacing your photo.
APFP doesn’t feel the need to post rules on decency. We have generations of ages as members; therefore if you would not like your child or grandchild to see a photo, don’t post it. Any lewd or violent material will be disqualified.
Your Entry MUST have a proper Title to your story and be marked OFFICIAL SUBMISSION: “Selective Color Challenge.“ Under that, please Title your image. The title MUST NOT suggest what the object may be – let it remain as mysterious as possible.
Have fun and keep your Passion for Photography!
To find out more information on A Passion For Photography, you can e-mail Lisa Kohlmeier, at email@example.com.