Topics for 2017 LPS Competitions

January: What is it? - Capture an artistic image where identifying what "it" is, is not immediately apparent. Title the image to identify what "it is"

February: "this is love…”

March: Chiaroscuro[kyärəˈsk(y)o͝orō] - is an oil painting technique, developed during the Renaissance, that uses strong tonal contrasts between light and dark to model three-dimensional forms, often to dramatic effect.



April: Social issue -Homelessness, teen obesity, immigrants, abuse, alcoholism, pollution, transportation, green energy, sexism, climate change, political freedom, education, discrimination, etc.

May: Local landmark - within 100 miles of Loveland/Fort Collins

June: Forgotten (places): Abandoned buildings, Back alleys, ruins, barns, antiques, weathered wood, family heirloom, vintage signs, etc.

July: Travelogue - make me want to go here!

August: Henri Cartier-Bresson "eques" [in the style of; resembling] photograph.

The decisive moment: Photography is not like painting," Cartier-Bresson told the Washington Post in 1957. "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative," he said. "Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.  From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson

Resource: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2011/08/22/10-things-henri-cartier-bresson-can-teach-you-about-street-photography/

September: A shot in the dark

October: B&W - zone system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

November: Golden hour - rays and shadows

December: "Best of  ..." Enter any previously submitted images in a 2017 competition. They do not need to have won an award, but must be in their original edit version. The best way to do this is to select the image from your gallery.  


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