Kompetisie Temas 2021

Tafelberg Fotografieklub

SET SUBJECTS FOR 2022

AS TAF CLUB IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE PSSA, THE CATEGORY DEFINITIONS AS SET OUT BY PSSA FOR SALON SUBMISSIONS WILL APPLY TO THE MONTHLY SET SUBJECT WHERE APPROPRIATE. PLEASE READ THROUGH THESE CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING YOUR SUBMISSIONS.

JAN = Aged

Old – having lived or existed for a long time, grown old ie of an advanced age , wrinkles, aged wine or cheese.  Anything aged be it a human, tractor, windmill. Manipulation is allowed.

Feb = Emotions

Moods and emotions, creating an image that depicts moods and emotions.  Use light and/or colour, with or without human or animal interest to convey it to the viewer. Manipulation is allowed.

March = Fill the frame

Fill the Frame
“Fill the frame” is a compositional technique often used for close-up photos of people, flowers, animals, or any other subject where the details matter. By filling the frame with your subject, you bring these details into focus, so the viewer won’t have to squint to see them. Filling the frame also helps you cut out unnecessary elements, keeping the photo simple and powerful. Manipulation is allowed. 

April = Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition in photography is especially valuable if you need to emphasize the contrast of two objects in shape, meaning, color, line, etc. Juxtaposition photography can be a great way to bring a concept to life, to demonstrate a comic or serious situation. Photographers often use this method to make people curious and thoughtful about the scene they see. The main goal of this technique is to demonstrate the contrast between two objects. Photographers use the power of composition to achieve what they want. You can benefit from the proper use of props and well-designed perspectives i.e. Black vs white, fat vs skinny, big vx small,past & present,poverty vs wealth,circles vs rectangles, flowing waters vs solid rocks. Manipulation is allowed.

May = Water

Water photography refers to any photo that emphasizes water as the main visual element. That can include landscape photography of an ocean, long exposure photos of silky waterfalls, and even shots of particularly photogenic puddles. The goal of water photography is to capture the way water moves and how it interacts with light. Do not forget about water droplets.

Manipulation is allowed.

 June = ICM

Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) photography is an abstract style of shooting that has no rules – it all comes down to moving your camera over a long exposure. I come from an art background and I believe this type of photography brings out the expressionist painter in all of us; instead of taking pictures with our camera we are now painting with it, and the sensor is our canvas.  Manipulation is allowed.

July = Machinery

If you live in an urban area there is probably some construction and/or machinery around, somewhere. Machines can make interesting photographic subjects.  Which is the best definition of the word machinery? an assemblage of machines or mechanical apparatuses: the machinery of a factory. the parts of a machine, collectively: the machinery of a watch. a group of people or a system by which action is maintained or by which some result is obtained: the machinery of government. a group of contrivances for producing stage effects. Manipulation is allowed.

Aug = Scapes

SCAPES. Scapes is a term that covers the depiction of scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers,
forests, sea, cities etc. where the main subject is a wide view with its elements arranged into a
coherent composition. ‘Scapes may be natural or man-made. Derived terms include:
Cityscape; cloudscape; nightscape; seascape; snowscape; streetscape; sandscape; urban scape, etc. Colour or monochrome Manipulation is allowed.

Sep = Creative

Creative – allow your innerself to guide you to either an abstract, composite, ICM, double exposure.  Go out and be creative.  Manipulation is allowed.

Oct = People

A likeness, personality and mood of a living human where the subject is dominant in the image. Portraiture is not restricted to head and shoulders and may include just a part of the face, a back view or even a full length study. This genre includes groups of people, portraits, street scenes, sport as long as people or a person is the main subject.

Manipulation is not allowed for sport or street photography.

Nov = Urban & Rural decay

Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair. It’s essentially the art of capturing beautiful photographs of a subject that is inherently not beautiful, and – for those of us who live near a city – it can be an easy form of photography to explore.

Rural decay is barn’s, houses etc falls into disrepair.

Manipulation is allowed.