Submit up to three (3) images relating to or displaying the essence of the theme. Landscapes are a primary form or type of photography. They usually highlight nature but can also include people or man-made features, and they can be cold or lonely or happy or mysterious, as the judge himself explains in his Artist’s Statement. Your assignment is to show us landscapes that caused you to reflect and pause before capturing them. And they should be limited in process to B&W, monochrome, toned, or selectively toned images. The judge, an experienced landscape photographer, will be looking for images that illustrate the theme in interesting ways that engage the viewer; plus normal judging criteria of: originality and creativity, photo technique and/or quality, and overall artistic merit.
CONTEST JUDGE: Tracy Valleau has been photographing for 50 years. His work has been published in “Outdoor Photographer,” “Panorama,” “Best of California,” “Windows of the World” (among others), and has been the subject of several one-man shows. Displays and exhibitions include the Center for Photographic Arts and The Monterey Arts Council at the Sunset Center; the MPC Art Gallery; and the Pacific Grove Art Center and many others. He is a past instructor at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, and he is a member of The Imagemakers. His recent solo show in Pacific Grove, California, was titled “Individual Cases.” For details and to view his work, please visit www.aperturef8.com and this gallery to see more of Tracy’s B&W landscapes.
Submissions Open: Sept 4 – 11, 2013 (Wed to Wed)
Max Submits per Member: Three (3)
Eligibility: open to all logged-in PhoozL members, worldwide; submitted images may not be Winners or Honorable Mentions (or otherwise displayed on Results or Showcase pages) in any prior PhoozL contests.
Submission Fee: none! (and worth every penny!)
Capture Date: no matter – new or archived
Image Specs: digital submissions; RGB image mode. Maximum 2000pxl on longest side; max 2MB file size; 1200pxl / 1MB is even better.
Image Editing Restrictions: none
Contest Winners: Top 3 + 3 Honorable Mentions selected by the Judge (each winning photographer-submitter will be unique if enough entries).
Watermarking images allowed?: yes, up to photographer; subtle is better
Prizes: custom icons for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, plus Winners Showcase & PhoozL Points for winners. And glory and admiration of your peers!
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