- Copyright: You grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA.
- Entry fee: $35 for the first three images; additional images for $10 each.
- Entry deadline: 17th December 2023
- Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide.
Theme: FROM A SEED…A WORLD OF BOTANICALS
Both through world travel and exploring the neighborhoods we live in, we come across the vast variety of botanicals both indigenous to local areas and, with controlled climates, those native to far away places. We gain an appreciation for the variety of life that starts with a seed, whether it be the spectacular greenery of a forest or jungle, the exciting beauty of flowers bursting with color, wonderful edibles like bright red tomatoes and pink blushed peaches or the textures and layers of botanicals in a black and white print.
With autumn approaching in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern, capture your unique view of favorite flowers, trees, variegated leaf patterns, vines, fruit etc. in gardens, at the beach, on your window sill, in a snow covered park, or in the rain forest.
- Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $1,100.
- First Prize:3 photographers will each receive $400.
- Second Prize:3 photographers will each receive $325.
- Third Prize:3 photographers will each receive $250.
Juror: Lee Anne White
Image requirements: JPG, TIF or PNG format; no greater than 2MB in file size; the longest side MINIMUM of 1,280 pixels
To submit your digital photographs visit https://client.smarterentry.com/nyc4pa There is no limit to the number of images submitted.
PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS FOR YOU:
If you just can't seem get enough light on your own, a flash is a great way to add some, but you'll need to make sure you're using it correctly. Get familiar with your camera's owner's manual -- it'll have handy tips and tricks specific to your make and model of camera, even if you just use a simple point-and-shoot.
You shouldn't rely on a flash to light your scene for you. Instead, use your flash to fill out the light in a scene, eliminating shadows. For example, if you wanted to take a picture of something by a bright window, you'd likely only get a silhouette, since all the light would be coming in from the window behind your subject. But, by using your flash to fill in the scene, you'll illuminate the details on the front of your subject, too.
You may also want to use different flash setting for different situations. Some cameras have a red-eye reducing flash setting that flashes one light before the photograph is taken, and one while the photograph is being taken. That helps reduce the red eye effect you'll see in a lot of photos.
Even when using a flash you still have to pay attention to your position and the position of your subjects. Don't use a flash around reflective surfaces like mirrors or windows -- all you'll get is a picture of the flash reflected back at you. And remember: Flashes aren't all-powerful. For the flash to work as it's supposed to, you'll need to put your subject within the range of your flash. Also, if you're taking a group picture with the flash, everyone should be about the same distance from the flash. Otherwise, some people will appear over exposed while others will be under exposed.
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