Tuesday 8th September 2009
Congratulations to the prize winners and runners up in the 2008 competition. The digital place-getters are displayed on the Photo Competition 2008 webpage.
This year, there are five digital categories:
- People (humour, club activities)
- Natural history
- Essence of the Tararuas
There is one open category for prints.
Entrants may make three entries in each category.
We encourage photographers to submit new or recent material. Images which are more than five years old, or have been entered into previous TTC photo competitions, are excluded from entry.
Please label all entries with the category, the title of the image and your name.
Digital entries, clearly labeled, can be emailed (see below). Photo CDs and Prints, well-labeled and packaged, can given to Peter Barber at a meeting.
Digital photographs should be in high quality jpeg or in tiff file format. Jpegs only can be emailed to ttc-photo-competition [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz and must be clearly marked with the category, the title, and the photographer's name.
The minimum size for prints is 8 x 12, or equivalent surface area (A4, 210 × 297 mm, 8.27 inches x 11.7 inches, etc.). Smaller prints are excluded.
The cost of getting prints made from negatives, digital files or slides is not high at Wellington Photographic Supplies, see below, and you can hang it on your wall permanently!
- Wellington Photographic Supplies, who are sponsoring this event, have offered TTC members a print discount for the competition!
- 8x12 prints for $4.95 each
- 12x18 prints for $14.95 each
- They have also offered us an ideal trampers camera, the Olympus Myu Tough 6000, orange colour only, 3x zoom, usually $575:
- with card, case, and an extra battery - $499
Prints should all be mounted on cardboard so that they can be pinned up. If you want to enter a print, please feel free to email or phone, but hand the entry in closer to the closing date of the competition
The closing date for entries is Tuesday 1 September.
The judge will select a prize winning image and runners up from each category, as well as an overall prize winner. A little will be said about strengths and faults of each image and the place getting images will be on display at the conclusion of the competition.
With these long winter evenings now is a good time to look out your best shots. The competition is a chance to find out how good your images are, and get some hints for taking better ones.
If you've been considering getting more "into it", by reading books, buying a better camera, or learning about digital photo editing, then now is good time.
The quality of your camera, lens and sensor makes a lot of difference to the results, and cropping or enhancing images on your computer can be an absorbing and rewarding hobby.