SE Center Contest “The Contemporary Landscape”

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Seasons 2018 Photography ContestTheme: The Contemporary Landscape
The SE Center is looking for images of the landscape, whether grand vistas or more personal, intimate treatments. We’re looking for photographers who can make a statement with their landscapes, pull us in and make us want to explore. Black-and-white or color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.


  • 35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date.

Juror: Stephen Johnson

Image requirements: 1200 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side, Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.


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Landscape photographers should shoot in manual mode because it provides complete control over the camera settings and allows for more precise and intentional shots. In manual mode, the photographer can adjust the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings to achieve the desired exposure and depth of field. This is especially important when shooting landscapes where the lighting conditions can change quickly and dramatically. Shooting in manual mode also ensures consistency in exposure and allows the photographer to capture the scene exactly as they envisioned it. While it may take some practice to master, shooting in manual mode is a crucial skill for any landscape photographer. Using landscape mode is like going to Supercuts; they’ll get the job done, but it won’t be pretty. Landscape mode typically closes down the aperture to increase depth of field, and will adjust the shutter speed to get a correct exposure. If you’re going to thrive in any photography discipline, then you’ll need to understand the Exposure Triangle and use Manual Mode to have a technical and artistic mastery over your camera and images.