Online Challenge – “Travelling Light”

Your next Online Challenge brief is here:

Brief – TRAVELLING LIGHT

Entries for this theme will depict images that fall under the following description.

TRAVELLING LIGHT  is defined as bringing or taking very few things with you when you go somewhere. This gives you one angle of attack for images. You could also look at it as TRAVELLING LIGHT as the movement of light too. This then sheds more light on the topic and opens a whole new door.  We don’t mind which one your decide to go for (maybe both if you are feeling courageous), but we still want to see your work at the top of your game.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, black & white or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Travelling Light-Wide-Open-View-joe-blogs.jpg

Voting

  • A Guest Judge will be asked to select their favourite 4 images. The Guest Judge will be nominated by Algarve Plus magazine and selected images will be published in the August edition.
  • There will be no contribution to the Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • The deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 22nd June 2021

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Travelling Light Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 25th June 2021

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Exhibition Night – “Rocks”

So it’s finally time to get back to printed photos – HOORAY!!  And what better topic to kick it all off again than this one…Rocks.

Brief – Rocks

Entries for this theme will depict images that fall under the following description.

A Rock is any naturally occurring solid mass or aggregate of minerals or mineraloid matter covering part of the earth’s surface. Rocks are usually grouped into three main groups: igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks.
We want you to show us your best photos of rocks in all shapes and sizes, locations or regions. So show us your best work!

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • Image must have been taken in the last 2 years
  • Photos can be colour, black & white or any monochrome colour.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.

Voting

  • If a presential exhibition is permitted, voting will be in the usual fashion, by public vote.
  • Presential votes will count to this year’s Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • The deadline for entries is Friday the 21st May  2021 – (please email your image titles and image format (Landscape/Portrait) to the usual e-mail address).

Frame Change Thursday

  • Frame Changing will take place on Thursday 27th May from 10:00 -13:00 (further information will be provided based on the number of entries)

Exhibition Night

  • Gallery Doors open at 19:00 on Friday 28th May 2021

We look forward to seeing your entries.

We welcome the general public to come along and support as they vote for their favourite 3 entries, enjoy some finger food, ambient music with bar available and free admission.

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to updated COVID Measures, we are required to register ALL visitors in advance and control entries.  Therefore, and to avoid disappointment, if you are intending to come along, please please send us an e-mail so that we can take your details in advance as we do have limited space although the main event will be held outdoors.

See you there!

Online Challenge – “Open Doors”

The Open Doors Theme will be an Online Challenge and again will prove to test our members technically and creatively to show us their work.

Again, we will have a Guest Judge who will be nominated by Algarve Plus Magazine to select their favourite four images which will then go on to feature in June’s edition of the magazine.

Brief – Open Doors

Entries for this theme will depict images that fall under the following description.

OPEN DOOR: “A means of access or admission to…” One could say that the actual door itself should be visible otherwise it is an opening through which something or someone can pass unrestricted. The doors can act as prevention of that access should they be closed, however, we want to see them OPEN.  Immediately we think of everyday material in our households, but spare a minute to think about it. Try and explore further afield and see what you come up with. Good Luck!

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, black & white or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Open_Doors-Wide-Open-View-joe-blogs.jpg

Voting

  • A Guest Judge will be asked to select their favourite 4 images. The Guest Judge will be nominated by Algarve Plus magazine and selected images will be published in the June edition.
  • There will be no contribution to the Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • The deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 27rd April 2021

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: OPEN DOORS Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 30th April 2021

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Online Challenge – “Wheels”

A topic with a massive amount or room for scope and one that will create great interest as top images will feature in May’s Edition of the Algarve Plus Magazine. It is still too early to say if this will go ahead as an Exhibition in the Museum or as an Online Challenge, but members should still proceed to get their images ready.

Brief – Wheels

Entries for this theme will depict images that fall under the following description.

Wheel: a circular frame of hard material that may be solid, partly solid, or spoked and that is capable of turning on an axle. When we think of a wheel, we immediately think of cars, bikes or transport in general, but wheels can be found in many more places and situations. So think about it a little bit and give yourself time to prepare to photograph something interesting, Remember to try different angles, lighting and colour.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, black & white or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Wheels-Around-we-go-joe-blogs.jpg

Voting

  • If a presential exhibition is permitted, voting will be in the usual fashion, by public vote.
  • If an online challenge transpires then a guest Judge will be asked to select their favourite 4 images. The guest judge will be nominated by Algarve Plus magazine as the selected images will be published in the May edition.
  • There will be no contribution to the Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • The deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Wheels Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 26th March 2021

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Online Challenge – “Face Masks”

This topic was selected from a wide number of nominations. Not only is it a theme that is current, it’s also one that is readily available during the current social situation which means folks can adhere to it without too many challenges.

Challenge Brief – Face Masks

Exhibition entries for this theme will depict images that show face masks. A face mask is a device or product that you wear over your face, for example, to prevent yourself from breathing bad air or from spreading germs, or to protect your face when you are in a dangerous situation. Your image doesn’t need to be the medical type that we are all currently familiar with, it can also be a facial cleansing type or any other variant that is used on the face.

Remember to give your image purpose, feeling, emotion and creativeness is naturally always welcome in any image.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Face-Masks-I-can’t-breathe-joe-blogs.jpg
  • There will be no voting on this Exhibition and, as such, this will not contribute to the Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • Deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 23rd February 2021

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Face Masks Challenge Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 26th February 2021

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Online Exhibition – “Liquids”

Exhibition Brief – Liquids

Photographing liquids requires a certain amount of precision, copious amounts of patience and naturally,  a little bit of luck too. It can be very much as frustrating as it is messy, but with advanced and careful planning, taking these types of shots can be incredibly rewarding and provide some really wonderful results.
Exhibition entries for this theme will depict images that show any form of liquid.  Think outside the box a little bit and get creative but anything liquids is what we want. Free falling, compact, frozen-in-motion etc. You might want to even consider mixing liquids to create something a little abstract (water and oil) springs to mind as an idea.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Liquids-Splash-joe-blogs.jpg
  • There will be no voting on this Exhibition and, as such, this will not contribute to the new Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • Deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 27th October 2020

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Liquids Online  Exhibition Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Exhibition Night – “Silhouettes, Reflections, Shadows in Monochrome”

Plenty of scope with these topics. Choose any of the three, silhouettes, reflections or shadows, or a combination as long as your image is in monochrome. Monochrome is defined by using only black, white, and grey, or using only one colour:

A close-up photo of leaves or similar would be a good example of a natural green monochromatic photo that you can capture directly in-camera.
This means that, by definition, all black and white photos are monochrome, but not all monochrome is black and white.

      •  A Silhouette is defined as a dark shape that appears against a light background or surface.
      • A Shadow is defined as an area of darkness, caused by light blocked by something or an object intercepting light from a light source.
      • A Reflection is defined as an image of something in a mirror or reflective surface.

APG Exhibition rules apply and we welcome the general public to come along and support as they vote for their favourite 3 entries, enjoy some finger food, ambient music with bar available and free admission.

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to updated COVID Measures, we are required to register ALL visitors in advance and control entries.  Therefore, and to avoid disappointment, if you are intending to come along, please please send us an e-mail so that we can take your details in advance as we do have limited space although the main event will be held outdoors.

See you there!

Online Exhibition – “Leading Lines”

The APG traditionally does not hold any events in August as it’s a holiday month. However, we thought we’d give it a go and hold an Online Exhibition in August for the first time. If members are travelling, they can still participate if they wish.

Exhibition Brief – Leading Lines

Exhibition entries for this theme will depict images that uphold a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the image. A leading line guides a simple walkway for the eye to follow through different elements of a photo.  Commonly they start at the bottom of the frame and guide the eye upwards and inwards, from the foreground of the image to the background, typically leading toward the main subject.

When you’re setting up a shot, take time to spot the scene for its prominent lines. Notice what your eyes are naturally drawn to and where they are, then frame your shots to maximise these elements. Pay attention to element nature provides such as; Rivers, trees, sun-rays, cliffs. Alternatively, Man-Made objects such as; roads, fences, lamp posts, or anything in a row will all help you to take a shot that says “Leading Lines”.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Leading-Lines-We -Road-to-Nowhere-joe-blogs.jpg
  • There will be no voting on this Exhibition and, as such, this will not contribute to the new Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • Deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 25th August 2020

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Leading Lines  Exhibition Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 28th August  2020

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Online Exhibition – “Freedom”

Updated: Due to continued limitations on social gatherings, this Exhibition is an additional Online Exhibition for July.

Exhibition Brief – Freedom

Exhibition entries for this theme will revolve around the word Freedom which is defined by “the power or condition of acting without compulsion. Freedom has a broad range of application, from the total absence of restraint to merely a sense of not being unduly hampered or frustrated”.
In this case, it has been selected as a theme to relate to the feelings that associate to the partial lifting of lockdown measures. Your photos should show the joy or the fear of living through these changes or scenes of how you, society or communities are now reacting to a new “FREEDOM”.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example Freedom-We -Are -Free-joe-blogs.jpg
  • There will be no voting on this Exhibition and, as such, this will not contribute to the new Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • Deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 28rd July 2020

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: Freedom  Exhibition Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 31st July  2020

We look forward to seeing your entries.

Online Exhibition – “People/Person”

Updated: Due to National Health enforcements in place in March of this year, this Exhibition will now be an additional Online Exhibition for June.

Exhibition Brief – People/Person

Exhibition entries for this theme could be a posed portrait in a studio environment or candid street photography. It could be dramatic or thought-provoking, but above all, it must be “people” and should either tell a story or capture the mood or character of the subject.
The theme title indicates “People/Person” meaning that images may contain one or more person.

When taking your photos think about the following points:

  • Connect with eyes where possible
  • Consider the background and surroundings.
  • Does the lighting say what I want it to say for the subject and /or scene
  • Take care when posing your subject(s), try different things to help get the shot you are seeking.
  • Your choice of lens will also play a big part in getting the shot you want
  • Take your time and enjoy the experience.

Rules

  • Photos must be your work
  • No restriction on when the photo was taken.
  • Photos can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
  • Photos must be at least 1800px on the longest edge and can be Landscape or Portrait formats.
  • Maximum of Two Images per Member.
  • Entitle your image “Exhibition-name-image-title-firstname-lastname.jpg”  For example People-Expensive-Soul-joe-blogs.jpg
  • There will be no voting on this Exhibition and, as such, this will not contribute to the new Order of Merit.

Deadline for Entries

  • Deadline for entries is 17:00 on Tuesday 23rd June 2020

How to Submit your Entries

  • Please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org
    with the Subject: People/Person  Exhibition Entry

Exhibition Go-Live

  • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on Friday 26th June 2020

We look forward to seeing your entries.