Sunday, September 8, 2013

looking for nature images

Looking for nature images

The NHCC competes in Nature interclub competition in both PSA and NECCC. We are looking for nature images that abide by their rules, whether or not you have entered them into competition. Please email images 1024x768 to tlcbam [at] comcast.net with "For NHCC nature interclub competition" in the subject line

NATURE PHOTOGRAPH GUIDELINES
(According to NECCC)

All photographs must have been captured by light sensitivity, either digitally or on film. Slides or negatives may be scanned (by the photographer or commercially) for entry into the competition.

Nature photographs must strictly follow the Photography Society of America's (PSA) definition of nature:

“Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation.

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

Human elements shall not be present, except on the rare occasion where those human elements enhance the nature story such as the presence of scientific bands on wild animals. The "hand of man" should not be present in any
Nature photograph. PSA defines a nature subject as being one found in the natural world without the interference of man, frequently referred to as "the hand of man."

Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged or combined. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene.

No special effect filters can be applied. Any sharpening must appear natural.”

Read complete PSA guidelines: http://www.psa-photo.org

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