2019 SET SUBJECTS

Print & Projected Image Definitions

      JANUARY

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High Key

In photography today, a high-key image is one that is almost entirely very bright with very little or no dark shadows present. This is usually a creative decision made by the photographer, in order to create a certain mood in the image. A bright, "airy" image most often creates a light, pleasant mood, as opposed to a dark, shadowy image which most often creates a dramatic, romantic or even scary mood. A good photographer knows how to use not just lighting, but also regards pose, composition and other elements to create an impactful high-key photograph. It may sometimes be as easy as over-exposing an existing scene by two or three stops, however often a proper high-key image requires careful attention to the balance of light between subject and background, often preserving detail in the subject while nearly or totally blowing out much of the background. 

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Nature

Nature photography refers to a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres such as photojournalism and documentary photography.

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Portraiture

Portrait photography or portraiture in photography is a photograph of a person or group of people that captures the personality of the subject by using effective lighting, backdrops and poses. A portrait picture might be artistic, or might be clinical as part of a medical study. Frequently , portraits are commissioned for special occasions such as wedding or school events. Portraits can serve many purposes from usage on a personal website to display in the lobby of a business. 

      FEBRUARY

       march

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Birds

Any birds, flying, sitting, feeding, walking etc. So, what camera is good for fast-action photography? I would recommend a camera that can handle at least 1/2000 of a second shutter speed with 6-9 fps (frames per second) and a big enough camera buffer to be able to handle large bursts, and a good autofocus system for quick focus acquisition if you want to get the best results . Any modern digital camera (whether DSLR or mirrorless) should be capable of shooting at 1/2000 of a second and faster. Fast frames per second and good autofocus mean professional cameras such as the Nikon D500 or Canon 7D Mark II that are suited best for fast-action and wildlife photography. But if you already have an entry level DSLR, it doesn't mean that you cannot capture birds - it just means that you might miss a good shot just because your camera is not fast enough. The most important thing to keep in mind - the speed of focus acquisition both on camera and on lenses are far more important than frames per second.

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Dogs

Any dogs, your family pet, dogs playing, dogs fighting, dogs eating, dogs doing what dogs do. Portraits that document the beauty and unique personalities of beloved canine companions.

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Flowers

Any flowers, single bloom, multiple blooms, flower arrangements. Be creative with your lighting, high key, water droplets, low key etc

      APRIL

       maY

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Odd Numbers

Odd numbers of the same or similar thing. Can be three birds or five birds or nine birds or any subject you like. Be creative, artistic expression, high key, low key, still life etc

       JUNE

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Photojournalism

Photojournalism is the process of story telling using the medium of photography as your main story telling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story.

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Travel

Some people collect souvenirs when they travel, I prefer to collect beautiful images with my camera. Travel photography is like a time machine, freezing memories from a journey that you can look back on and enjoy for years. Every travel destination has its own look, culture, history, people, feelings, landscapes and stories. Learning how to capture these subjects through photos helps convey the spirit of a place to others, giving them a glimpse of what it might be like to venture there.

      JULY

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Family Pets

Any family pets, cats, dogs, horses, snakes, rats, mice etc.

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Action

A photographic picture featuring the subject in motion or action also called action picture, action shot.

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Low Key

A low-key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colours. Like high-key images, they convey atmosphere and mood. But where a high-key image feels airy and light, a low-key is usually dramatic and full of mystery. And where high-key lighting over-lights the subject to reduce contrast, low-key lighting creates striking contrasts through reduced lighting. Shadows are now the primary element of the composition.

       AUGUST

      SEPTEMBER

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Artistic Blur

Unsharp image areas formed or caused by subject or camera movement or by selective or incorrect focussing.

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White on White

Photographing a white object against a white background has been called one of the most challenging studio shots to master. And that’s for pretty obvious reasons, but mostly because your camera is dumb. I know, you paid a lot of money for your camera and you don’t like to hear it insulted, so don’t worry. All cameras are kind of dumb.

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Reflections

Reflections photography is the art or technique of using reflective surfaces to capture beautiful and unique images. Common surfaces used for reflective photography are bodies of water, windows and mirrors. Using reflective surfaces is a great way to create abstract images.

       OCTOBER

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Farm Fresh 

Produce

      NOVEMBER

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Shoes

Photography any and all different varieties of shoes, shoes, shoes any shoes, ay colour, any size, any shape.

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