Sections

Monochrome

MONOCHROME (PSA definition):

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example, by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi-toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

MONOCHROME (FIAP definition):

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a Monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a Monochrome work able to   stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

Photojournalism

PHOTOJOURNALISM (PSA definition):

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and conversion to greyscale monochrome. Derivations, including infrared, are not eligible.

PHOTOJOURNALISM – TRAD (FIAP definition):

A traditional photograph maintains the original image content with minimal adjustments, which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing any part of the original image except by cropping is strictly forbidden.

Creative Photography

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY

The PSA definition of Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image must obviously display a change in natural colour, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images).  High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “altered reality.” The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements   produced by anyone else. Original images must be altered by the maker; images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant.  Images may not be constructed entirely with a computer and all photographic components must have been photographed by the entrant who holds copyright of the complete works submitted.” It is necessary that the image’s core content be identifiable. Non-creative images are not eligible for this competition.  Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are followed.

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