- Copyright: Art Room Gallery will use your images only for marketing, promotional, and display purposes for any competition on our website. Artist shall retain all copyrights of any image they submit to Art Room Gallery.
- Entry fee: 18 $ for the 2 images
- Entry deadline: 5th October 2023
- Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+
The gallery invites artists and photographers to submit their best artworks related with the theme Waters (seascapes, oceans, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, streams, ponds). A variety of interpretations can be submitted (representative, abstract, conceptional).
All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate, First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an article about the artist and their work. Winning artwork (first place) will be on the poster of the show. Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Special Merit awards and Honorable Recognition awards may also be presented.
2 images may be submitted per entry fee. There is no limit to the number of entries per artist
Image requirements: up to 1.5 MB in file size; JPG format
Online submission of digital photographs via the website.
Judging criteria: creativity, interpretation of the theme, originality and quality of art, overall design, demonstration of artistic ability, and usage of medium.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR YOU:
Water is a natural mirror. Seek out reflections and classify them. Is the reflection enhancing your image or distracting from it? In the latter case, move around a bit to eliminate reflections where possible or return to your location when the sun is at a different angle. A polarizing filter can help eliminate some of the reflections and give you nice contrast (rotate the filter and check out what’s possible).
Reflections can also add to an image and are used a lot where water is calm and still. That being said, ripples can also be interesting as they add texture and effect. There are also abstract reflections that look great in moving water such as the lights of a cityscape.
With reflections you can go for a symmetrical composition or not, depending on what you want to portray. You can even just shoot the water reflection and not the subject itself; the possibilities are endless.
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