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
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
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