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.

See you there!

Online Exhibition – “Leading Lines”

The APG traditionally does not hold any events in August is 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.

1st Online Exhibition – “Lock down At Home” / “Fique Em Casa”

To commemorate the launch of the new APG Website and in light that folks are still confined to their homes, we would like to invite all members to participate in the 1st Online Exhibition which is themed, “Lock Down at Home” / “Fique Em Casa”, (Quite appropriate considering).
The brief is quite simple as are the rules but please read the following carefully.

  • Brief
    Take a photo of anything, anyone or view that can only be seen or found in your home.  We want to see creativeness, use of colour or black and white, sepia etc, anything goes really.
  • Rules
    • Images must be your work AND have been taken within the Portuguese Lockdown Period (Definitely not prior to the 16th March 2020)
    • Images can be colour, Black & White or any monochrome colour.
    • Images will not be larger than 2400px 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: Lock-down-at-home-sleeping-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 26th April 2020
  • How to Submit your Entry
  • In order to facilitate entries, please send your images to the following e-mail “membership(at)algarvephotographersgroup.org” Subject: Online Exhibition Entry
  • Exhibition Go-Live
    • The Online Gallery will be published at 19:00 on 30th April 2020

We look forward to seeing all of your entries and hope that we will have a good number of participants, as there isn’t really any excuse not to!

Have Fun!