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Competition Guide

Note on Entries: although we normally encourage images to have be taken within the past 12 months, anything relatively recent - including material prepared for entry prior to lockdowns - is acceptable this season.

Competition #5: The Story or Sequence

Typewriter Keys

We are moving away from the idea of presenting a panel for the end of season competition finale.  This year we are asking you to submit a story or sequence using between three and five images.

Each image can stand in it's own right, and does NOT have to conform to the requirments of a panel, i.e. format/colour/exposure/ symmetry etc.

The aim is for your images come together  as a whole, to present a coherent 'story' or sequence

Example: “Sequence shooting," is the practice of capturing a scene from different distances and viewpoints in order to convey a story.  Ideally ensure that you have:

•  A wide (or "master”) shot – this will provide context or background

•  One or more Medium view shots – points of interest or different aspects of the story

•  A Close-up – some close detail, or maybe punchline or summary shot

                           Below is a simple 3 frame sequence


Example using a longer sequence of FIVE photos to convey a story  (a sort of photo journalistic approach)

·  1 The Establishing Shot. ... Setting wider context

·  2 A Medium Shot. ... focus on the subject or characters

·  3  A medium or Close Up. … what is going on

·  4 The EXTREME Close Up. ... Specific detail

·  5 The Pay-off. … a sort of punchline or summary shot

e.g   A Day at the Races

P example.jpg

Entries and Presentation: 


•  This is a projected images competition  (there is a separate ‘open’ prints section)

•  Size and send the individual shots in the usual way

•  In addition to your individual shots we want to display your sequence as a complete slide that best illustrates your idea     ....(e.g. see the panel examples at the beginning of this show). 

•  If you are unable to do this I will do it for you and arrange your individual shots onto a single PowerPoint slide

•  You may write one sentence to introduce your story or sequence.

•  You may give each image a title, though that may not be necessary

Long Mynd Camera Club

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