October 2023 Rotating Subject: Doors and or Windows. Images must have at least one or several doors and or windows as the major point of interest of the picture. Doors and Windows cannot just be incidental in the image. The image may be color or monochrome or creative.
October 2023 Special Techniques: Motion. The image subject must be captured in a way that shows the subject or surroundings are in motion. The image may be color, monochrome or creative.
November 2023 Rotating Subject: Photo Journalism. This is the spring 2024 ACCC rotating subject. There is no ACCC definition or restriction however, the club’s definition for this competition is: A Photojournalism image consists of an image with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable in Photojournalism. The image may be color or monochrome.
November 2023 Special Techniques: Macro or Close Up This is an image of small subjects or parts of larger subjects. Achieving sufficient depth of field is the challenge with this technique. In some cases, just using a very small lens opening might be sufficient but in other cases some form of focus stacking may be needed. The image may be color or monochrome.
There will be no competition in December 2023.
January 2024 Rotating Subject: Architecture. The photograph that powerfully communicates a piece of architecture and the experience of those who inhabit it. It can be located anywhere in the world and portray any style of architecture, historic to contemporary. It can show an individual detail, a whole building or an entire cityscape. As long as it portrays part or all of a building or group of buildings. The challenge is to tell a story with your image, so think about what narrative your photo communicates.
January 2024 Special Techniques: Vintage. The photograph is one reminiscent of times past. Basically, old pictures of old stuff or new pictures of old stuff, made to look old. The subject matter can be anything.
February 2024 Rotating Subject: Patterns Elements of the scene that repeat themselves in a predictable way. They can be shapes, colors or textures. They can form a background for a second subject. They must be derived from your own photograph. The image can be color, monochrome or creative.