Human Interest Competition - March 16, 2021


March 16 th , 2021 will be our Human Interest Competition. Please upload your entries by March 12th , 2021, 11:59 P.M.

Our competition will be judged by Kevin Karzin, during our Zoom meeting at 6:00 PM on March 16th.

HUMAN INTEREST – Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational or organized sports action.

Guidelines for Human Interest Images

The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. As with all reality-based divisions techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the
original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

“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.

Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87134697524?pwd=VTFLUVlybTZTOTlkVDJhOXBDT09oZz09
Meeting ID: 871 3469 7524
Passcode: 719337

About our Judge

Kevin Karzin is a professional photographer from the Santa Clarita Valley, who has won numerous awards including PPC 2018 Photojournalism Photographer of the Year, 2018 Top Ten Photographer of California and 2018 Prime Image Collection, and PPA 2018 Western District Photography Competition – 2 merit awards. He has been president of SCVPA (Santa Clarita Valley Photography Association) since 2014.

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