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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Date Type Topic Presenter/Judge
Thursday
28-10-2021
Trophy PDI Portrait
Zoom meeting
Hand-in: 17-10-2021
David Gibbins EFIAP/s ARPS BPE5* APAGB
Thursday
04-11-2021
Club night SGM and Club Night
Face-to-face meeting
Committee
Thursday
11-11-2021
League PDI 2nd PDI
Zoom meeting
Hand-in: 31-10-2021
Catherine Knee LRPS
Thursday
18-11-2021
Speaker Art of John Bermingham / Conceptual Photography
Zoom meeting
John Bermingham
Thursday
25-11-2021
League PDI 3rd PDI
Zoom meeting
Hand-in: 14-11-2021
Gareth Martin AWPF CPAGB

The next three competition hand-in dates

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Hand-in Type Competition
31-10-2021 League PDI 2nd PDI on 11-11-2021
14-11-2021 League PDI 3rd PDI on 25-11-2021
21-11-2021 Trophy PDI Natural history on 02-12-2021

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