Set Subject: Lineal
A less-commonly used word for linear, but not to be confused with Linear Photography only, which is the use of parallel lines to derive perspective. Lineal also means; relating to, or consisting of lines.
Your imagery should be made up of many strong lines, be they parallel or obtuse to each other. The element of lines must be the stronger part of the subject’s make up and be immediately recognised for this aspect. You may also have linear perspective in your image, as long as they are the strongest part of it. Keystoning can play a part in developing these lineal aspects and may even enhance the effect of parallel lines, but not seen as equally parallel. Architectural elements are easily the most thought of, when deriving linear or lineal aspect photography.
Judge: Tryg Helander AAPS PSQA
Image Challenge: Odd one out
Set Subject: Dominant Colour
The key colour is the main colour in an image. Often, the key colour in an image is that which is the most dominant. Allowing one colour to dominate can lead to a powerful image. This is stronger when a primary colour (red, blue or yellow) is the dominant colour.
The colour can be but does not have to be 100% of the image. Images can be created in natural light, filtered studio light, a filter on the lens or manipulated in Photoshop. These can also be called monochromatic.
Judge: Victoria Purdie AFIAP AAPS PSQA
Image Challenge: Forced Perspective
Set Subject: Architecture
This includes buildings or structures, interior or exterior, and any part thereof; dynamic images of architecture or architectural details. It includes industrial, bridges, historical sites, buildings, interiors.
Judge: Geoff Adams
Image Challenge: In the Sky
Set Subject: At Night
Ideally this set subject encompasses any image taken at night – the aim is to illustrate some aspect of that time when we are in darkness – after the sun as set and there are no effects of twilight on the night sky. There are many interesting subjects that can be shot at night using long exposure – use your imagination to capture the activity of the night.
Image Challenge: Social Documentary
Set Subject: Conceptual
Conceptual photography illustrates an idea. The subject of conceptual photography is often staged to represent an idea. The ‘concept’ is both ‘preconceived’ and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. It is most often seen in advertising where the picture may reiterate a headline or catchphrase that accompanies it.
Judge: Lisa Kurtz, VERGE Collective