On January 21, 2020, LPA will be having a nature photography competition. All members are eligible to enter. You may enter up to 3 images for the $5.00 entry fee. The deadline for entering is January 14, 2020.
Our judge for this Nature Competition will be Sandy Zelasko. She is an amazing nature photographer who does workshops and is based out of San Diego. You can check out her work at https://www.investinnature.org/
Below you will find the NATURE definition. Please make sure your images comply with the definition. This is a reality-based competition, so no composites or creative editing is allowed.
Enter your submissions here.
The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. Something that exists in nature: insects, butterflies, spiders, trees & leaves, etc., Nature can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food. See additional notes below.
Restoration of the appearance of the original scene” may include techniques such as HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning provided they do not alter the contents of the original scene and the result looks natural.
Borders are optional, but must be 3 or 4 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.
By virtue of submitting your entries with the Lancaster Photography Association (LPA), the member/entrant certifies that the work is his/her own and permits LPA to reproduce all or part of the entered images free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the LPA, S4C and PSA Competitions the LPA Newsletter and LPA website. This will include for example: presentation in the end of year Competition should any of the images be selected for this Competition submission to the PSA Council Challenge should an image be selected for this purpose; and low resolution posting on an S4C website. The entrant further understands that LPA nor S4C assumes liability for any misuse of copyright. The entrant further represents that to the best of his/her understanding the entry complies with all LPA/S4C requirements for entry (Return to Entry to see summaries of these Requirements).
For S4C &; PSA Interclub entries, the submitter is affirming that s/he has permission of the creator of each image used in the submission to use the creator's image and that the creator agrees with the above