Weekly/Monthly Themes for 2021

Some NEW naming and size requirements see below:

  1. Only JPG files can be accepted. They must be no more than 3MB in size.
  2. The images must have a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of1080 pixels on the vertical side. Images can be cropped to any size within these limits.
  3. The opening and closing dates will be given at the posting of the Weekly/Monthly Themes.
  4. For each month you will be given a label for each of your images. All you have to do is copy the correct title for that image and then just add your name at the end. E.g. If the four topics were:

Earth, Sea and Sky

Once upon a Time

Musical Image

Macro Life

Please note that the naming convention has been changed for March 2021 and onwards. Please see below.

The following will be given:

2021-01 Challenge; Sky; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Time; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Musical; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Macro; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

So for the topic “Once upon a Time” your image should be labelled:

2021-01 Challenge; Time; Joe Blogs

These requirements are intended to make administration of the challenges easier – by ensuring consistency across all members’ submissions.

Please upload your entries using one of the following direct links: https://script.google.com/macros/s/AKfycbzW_crtKfp3Yd-RTMjRpzF3bJccK14dcOR_Du5b7DzhBHoOFD4/exec

OR go to the Digital Upload page on the JCC website (https://johnsonvillecameraclub.com/gallery-2/2018-club-competions-and-activities/digital-upload-page), and click on the link labelled “Upload images here”.

If you experience any problems, contact Patrick at paddy@actrix.co.nz, or phone (027) 386- 8811.

Themes – 29th March to 25th April

Please note: Digital images for our April challenge must be originally captured between Monday 29 March and Sunday 25 April (inclusive), and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 25 April.

  1. Artistic: Shadows

The opposite of light is dark; the absence of light is shadow. Interpret this into a masterpiece.

  • Interclub: Framed

Framed is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

  • Interclub: H is for …

“H is for …” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

Name your images by copying and pasting one of the file names below and just substituting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images is similar to March.

2021-04 Challenge;[name*]; Shadows

2021-04 Challenge;[name*]; Framed

2021-04 Challenge;[name*]; H is for

*[name (first name and surname) of submitter]

Themes – 22nd February to 28th March

Please note: Digital images must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 28 March.

  1. Portrait: Faceless

Tell someone’s story without showing their face.

  • Landscape: Wide Angle Panorama

Explore panorama stitching and create a wide sweeping landscape.

  • Interclub: Blur

Blur is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

For some ideas, try doing an Internet search for “types of blur in photography”, or simply check out this link.

Name your images by copying and pasting one of the file names below and just substituting your name where indicated.

PLEASE NOTE: The naming of your images has changed from January and February.

2021-03 Challenge; [name*]; Faceless

2021-03 Challenge; [name*]; Panorama

2021-03 Challenge; [name*]; Blur

*[name (first name and surname) of submitter]

Themes – 25th January to 21st February.

Please note: Digital photos are due in by midnight on Sunday 21 February.

  1. Landscape: Black and White

Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.

2. Artistic: Candy

Your artistic interpretation should be inspired by something sweet. Consider using macro photography.

3. Symmetry

The committee met today and asked that one of the three images be from one of the Interclub topics to be included in our monthly challenge. So you have to interpret what “Symmetry” means but the following is a description I have located:

Symmetry (also known as formal balance) is achieved when both sides of the image hold equal weight. . The photo could beequally balanced if split down the middle, or use different elements of the composition to appear symmetrical.

Name your image by copying and pasting one of the names below and just add your full name.

2021-02 Challenge; Landscape; [name*]

2021-02 Challenge; Artistic;       [name*]

2021-02 Challenge; Symmetry;  [name*]

*[name (first name and surname) of submitter]

Themes for 1st to 24th January.

Please note: Digital photos are due in by midnight on Sunday 24 January.

1. Self Portrait

Explore the self-timer setting on your camera by taking a “selfie”!

2. Traditional Landscape:

Shoot a beautiful landscape. Find a nice foreground and don’t forget the sky.

3. Red:

Shoot whatever inspires you. Red should be the focus of the image. Don’t be afraid to be creative.

4. Headshot

You shot a selfie, now shoot a “selfie” of someone else.

Name your image by copying and pasting one of the names below and just add your full name.

2021-01 Challenge; Selfie; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Landscape; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Red; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]

2021-01 Challenge; Headshot; [name (first name and surname) of submitter]