Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin, Shoalhaven, NSW
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 email Lois or Brett 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
|March||Repeating Shapes (print)|
|April||Night Lights (digital)|
|May||Fun in the Sun (print)|
|June||Odd Couples (digital)|
|July||Natural Landscape / Seascape|
|October||Frame within a Frame|
March 2018 - Repeating Shapes (print)
The repetition of shapes is one of the most used ideas in photography.
April 2018 - Night Lights (digital)
Lights, taken at night. Not necessarily those little lamps that have a nice glow that you put in your kids' bedrooms so they are not afraid of the dark ...
May 2018 - Fun in the Sun (print)
Pretty obvious, really ...
June 2018 - Odd Couples (digital)
Oscar and Felix. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Laurel and Hardy. Jack Spratt and his wife ... the list goes on! It could be a couple who are different from each other, but then maybe it could be a couple that are different from everybody else!
July 2018 - Natural Landscape / Seascape
According to Wikipedia, many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light. Given that this set subject says "natural" landscape, it is recommended that your photos contain NO human activity.
August 2018 - Triptych
According to Wikipedia, a photographic triptych is a common style used in modern commercial artwork. The photographs are usually arranged with a plain border between them. The work may consist of three separate images that are variants on a theme, or may be one larger image split into three
September 2018 - Scale
Scale can be a set of scales, a figure in the image that shows the scale of the landscape, fish scales or somebody scaling a rock climb - as in the photos below. Use your imagination!
October 2018 - Frame within a Frame
Is the border of the image a frame so you only need to include one frame in the image, or does your image need another frame or two? It is up to the judge, but beware!
November 2018 - Nature's Textures
Nature's textures are everywhere, but how best to illustrate them? That is your problem - and your challenge.
December 2018 - Racing
Racing could be car racing, horse racing, people running or swimming, a couple of kids running along a beach, two snails on a wall or even a heart beating rapidly ...