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City of Belfast Photographic Society - Info ...


Website: www.belfastphotosociety.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/belfastphotosociety

Email:
info@belfastphotosociety.co.uk

Programme 2019-20: Wednesday Evenings at 7.30pm

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Monthly Club Competitions

For Subjects / Themes
2020 - 2021 see NIPA section below - 'Inter-Club Competitions'

Club Competition Rules 'PDF' file (Amended Sep 2019)

Club Competition Entry Form - 'PDF' file

Important note regarding prints for 2020 - 21 season due to COVID 19

For the ‘print’ competitions (Mono and Colour) a digital image will be submitted instead. Any digital images judged as prints that are awarded a ‘Star’, entrants will be requested to have the images printed and mounted for the Interclub Top Print Competition at year end i.e. May 2021.

These proposals are designed to reduce the need for print handling / conveyance in the current climate, and, at the same time retain the integrity of the competition process until a return to normal business.


Annual Exhibition 2019

Exhibition Rules - 'PDF' file (2019)

Exhibition Entry Form - 'PDF' file - (2019)

Exhibition Entry Form - 'Word' doc - (2019)



Tutorials

Projected Digital Images (PDI) - Resizing Tutorial -
'PDF' file

Note: The PDI tutorial on the link above is for the previous NIPA standard of 1400px wide x 1050px high. When using this tutorial please replace 1400px with 1600px and 1050px with 1200px.


Flash Photography Basics - 'PDF' file (4MB)

Flash Equipment and Suppliers - 'PDF' file



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NIPA (Northern Ireland Photographic Association) - Info ...
NIPA

NIPA website: www.niphoto.co.uk


NIPA on Facebook
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Genres / Themes for NIPA Inter-Club Competitions

Note: Rounds 1, 3 and 5 subjects are 'Open'

2020 / 21
Round 2 (genre): Abstract Photography
Round 4 (theme): Emotion

2021 / 22
Round 2 (genre): Street Photography
Round 4 (theme): Human Impact on the Environment

2022 / 23
Round 2 (genre): Night Photography
Round 4 (theme): Industry

2023 / 24
Round 2 (genre): Still Life Photography
Round 4 (theme): Entertainment / Arts

The following themes were also considered by Council to be strong and may be used in subsequent years: water / seasons / food / reflections.




Size of Entry:

Prints: For all 5 rounds, prints may be any size on a maximum mount size of 40cm x 30cm

Important note regarding prints for 2020 - 21 season due to COVID 19

For the ‘print’ competitions (Mono and Colour) a digital image will be submitted instead. Any digital images judged as prints that are awarded a ‘Star’, entrants will be requested to have the images printed and mounted for the Interclub Top Print Competition at year end i.e. May 2021.

These proposals are designed to reduce the need for print handling / conveyance in the current climate, and, at the same time retain the integrity of the competition process until a return to normal business.


PDIs:
 Must be in jpeg format and sRGB colour space.
            Sized to a maximum of 1600 pixels wide and a maximum of 1200 pixels high.

N.B
.  A tutorial on resizing images for PDIs is available here


Note: The PDI tutorial on the link above is for the previous NIPA standard of 1400px wide x 1050px high. When using this tutorial please replace 1400px with 1600px and 1050px with 1200px.

Wex - sponsor for NIPA competitions



PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) - Info ...
PAGB


PAGB website:

www.thepagb.org.uk

 


PAGB Newsletters

The PAGB produces an e-mail newsletter, 'e-news'. Anyone can subscribe to the newsletter circulation list.

Click here for your free subscription also for current and back issues of e-news.




PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit


The Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) are open to all members of Clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations (i.e. City of Belfast Photographic Society ) and are at three levels:

• Credit (CPAGB) – Blue badge and certificate
  Standard: Good Club Photography

• Distinction (DPAGB) – Red badge and certificate
  Standard: Open Exhibition Photography

• Master (MPAGB) – Yellow badge and certificate
  Standard: Highest Standard of UK Amateur Photography

The awards are held for life without any annual fee and holders are entitled to use the designated letters after their name.

Media:

Prints or PDIs
- Applications in still images may be with prints or projected images, but not a mixture.
For full details and information leaflets click here

Audio-Visual - Application is by digital projection with sound.
For full details and information leaflet click here


Awards for Photographic Merit - further info


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