Monthly competitions at the Bay and Basin Camera Club consist of two sections, an Open section where any photograph may be entered, and a Set Subject competition, where entered photographs must relate closely to, and clearly reflect, the Set Subject which is chosen by the committee and advertised up to a year in advance.
The object of the Set Subject competition is to encourage members to try subjects that they might normally avoid, hopefully stretching their creativity, increasing their photographic knowledge and improving their photography.
Members are encouraged to take photos specifically for the Set Subject, rather than rummaging through shoe boxes or hard drives searching for a photo that fits the subject.
For links to all of our previous Set Subjects - click here.
Please contact any committee member with your set subject suggestions. A list of possible set subjects can be found here - Set Subjects Suggestions
Upcoming Set Subjects - click the links below for examples further down the page
February 2024 - Action
Hard to define but it usually involves movement and something / someone doing something ...
March 2024 - Architecture
Hard to define but we all know what curves are ...
April 2024 - Seashells
Seashells are the hard, protective outer layers usually created by an animal or organism that lives in the sea. Often found on beaches.
May 2024 - Perspective
The art of representing three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other, or for comic effect exactly the opposite. It is also a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
June 2024 - Musical Instruments
A musical instrument is a device created or adapted to make musical sounds ...
July 24 - Bare Feet
Barefoot is the state of not wearing any footwear ...
August 2024 - Cold
Cold can be an illness, or the state of something at a low temperature ...
September 2024 - History
History is the study of past people, actions, decisions, interactions and behaviours. It is also a colloquial term for "dead" or "gone" ...
October 2024 - Complementary Colours
We could say that complementary colours are colours that when combined make white or black - but it wouldn't be very helpful. A better way to define them is "the colours opposite each other on a standard colour wheel" - red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple ...
November 2024 - Belonging
Belonging is defined as a unique and subjective experience that relates to a yearning for connection with others, the need for positive regard and the desire for interpersonal connection. What this means is anyone's guess!