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 – 26th July to 22nd August

Please note: Digital images for our August challenge must be originally captured between Monday 26 July and Sunday 22 August (inclusive), and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 22 August.

  1. Landscape: Reflection

Find a way to show landscape/natural beauty in reflection. The mirror world revealed.

2. Artistic: Transportation

Our world is defined by how we get around. Literal or interpretive, find inspiration in transportation.

3. Portrait: High Key

Expose to the right (of your camera’s histogram display) and create a light, airy high-key portrait.[For technical info: https://digital-photography-school.com/exposing-to-the-right;
or (for general info) google: “photography; exposure to the right”]

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

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

2021-08 Challenge;name*; Reflection

2021-08 Challenge;name*; Transportation

2021-08 Challenge;name*; High Key

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2021-08 Challenge;Joe Bloggs; High Key

Themes – 28th June to 28th July

Please note: Digital images for our July challenge must be originally captured between Monday 28 June and Sunday 25 July (inclusive), and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 25 July.

  1. Portrait: Environmental: Show a subject in their natural habitat. Their place of work or hobby is a great start. Tell their story with their environment.

2. Interclub: Wet
“Wet” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

3. Interclub: What we do in the shadows
“What we do in the shadows” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

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

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

2021-07 Challenge; name*; Environmental

2021-07 Challenge; name*; Wet

2021-07 Challenge; name*; What we do in the shadows

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2021-07 Challenge;Joe Bloggs; What we do in the shadows

Themes – 24th May to 27th June

Please note: Digital images for our June challenge must be originally captured between Monday 24 May and Sunday 27 June (inclusive), and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 27 June.

  1. May’s guest speaker topic: Astrophotography
    Come and hear Glen Butler on “Astrophotography” on Wednesday 26 May and then go out and take a great Astrophotography image yourself. If you do not have suitable gear to attempt this, you may submit a great “Night Landscape” image as an alternative, for this challenge.
  2. Interclub: Triptych ***
    “Triptych” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.
  3. Interclub: The Great Outdoors
    “The Great Outdoors” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

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

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

2021-06 Challenge;name*; Astro – Night Landscape

2021-06 Challenge;name*; Triptych

2021-06 Challenge;name*; The Great Outdoors

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example: 2021-06 Challenge;Joe Bloggs; The Great Outdoors

Triptych ***

Below is a copy of the email that I have recently received from the Hutt Camera Club about the definition of a Triptych and what is expected for the interclub competition. Please see below:

“Thought we had better clarify details of presentation for the purpose of Wellington’s Interclub Print competition. A single print in a single matt window will be acceptable as long as it meets the other requirements of a triptych in terms of presenting three clearly separated images. For further details of the requirements refer to the description used for the Nelson Triptych Salon at Introducing Triptych – Nelson Camera Club, in particular the following:

“What is a triptych?”

For the purpose of this Salon a triptych is a presentation made up of three (and only three) distinctly separated photographic images displayed on a common background. The background should complement the presentation of the three images but must not become a significant “fourth image” in the message of the triptych’s three images. No titles must appear on the background. The only restriction on the arrangement of the triptych’s three images is that they must not meet or overlap. There is no requirement that the three images must be either the same size or the same shape. Added borders, drop shadows etc. are allowed. Please read “Terms & Conditions” for the full details.”

Themes – 26th April to 23rd May

Please note: Digital images for our May challenge must be originally captured between Monday 26 April and Sunday 23 May (inclusive), and must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 23 May.

  1. April’s guest speaker topic: Street Photography
    Come and hear Helen Westerbeke on “Street Photography” on Wednesday 28 April and then go out and take a great image yourself.

  2. Interclub: In the City
    “In the City” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

  3. Interclub: Multiple Exposure
    “Multiple Exposure” is one of the 2021 Interclub topics.

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

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

2021-05 Challenge; name*; Street Photography

2021-05 Challenge; name*; In the City

2021-05 Challenge; name*; Multiple Exposure

*name (put your first name and a space and then your surname)

For example:
2021-05 Challenge; Joe Bloggs; Street Photography

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]