Rules

Rules for club competitions can be downloaded as a PDF.

Natural History competition rules

The club uses the PAGB Common Nature Definition, from February 2018, as outlined below:

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

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

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is allowed. Cloning of image defects and minor distractions, including overlapping elements, are permitted when these do not distort the truth of the photographic statement.

Images entered as Nature can have landscape, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Access to biological subjects may be restricted. By entering a PAGB event, Photographers warrant that they have followed relevant codes of practices and hold any necessary licences.

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Next five events
Date Type Topic Presenter/Judge
Thursday
05-09-2019
Club night Opening night and speaker Committee
Friday
13-09-2019
Speaker PDI P.I.M.S Pat Couder CPAGB BPE1
Monday
16-09-2019
Workshop Print Mount cutting and Print presentation Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*
Friday
20-09-2019
Speaker PDI JOURNEY Roger Reynolds FRPS APAGB FBPE
Monday
23-09-2019
Workshop Print PDI Preparing, sizing, naming and uploading digital files for PDI competitions Graeme Andrews

The next three competition hand-in dates

Next three hand-in dates
Hand-in Type Competition
20-09-2019 Trophy Print PDI Rural landscape on 27-09-2019
27-09-2019 League PDI 1st PDI on 11-10-2019
11-10-2019 League Print 1st Print on 25-10-2019

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