19 OCTOBER 2019

ENTRY FEE:

R130.00 per person (Early Bird paid directly via EFT into Benoni Camera Club bank account). Early bird closes Wednesday 16th at Midnight.

R150.00 per person payable via EFT from 17th or at the door.

All attending the Congress, tickets includes, Lunch and entry to all of the lectures and entry into Raffle for mid week break at Mabelingwe. ( Mon-Fri )

BANK DETAILS:

Account name :        Benoni Camera Club

Bank :                         ABSA

Account Number :    29 52 58 70 (Savings Account)

Payment Ref :           CERPS / Initial and Surname

View the category entries below the PROGRAM

CERPS CONGRESS 2017 PROGRAM OF EVENTS

08:00 – 09:00              Registration (Faith Hall – Hall 1)

09:00 – 09:15              Welcome – Shane Else

09:15 – 09:30              Display of 1st Category : NATURE

09:30 – 11:00              Steve Castings – GODOX (Wesley Hall – Hall 2)

11:00 – 11:15              Raffle 1 (Midweek Mabelingwe) , Tea Break

11:15 – 11:30              Display of 2nd Category : MACRO

11:30 – 12:30              Peter Moray (Wesley Hall – Hall 2) “Moolah in Photography”

12:30 – 13:00              Lunch

13:00 – 13:15              Display of 3rd Category : OPEN/OUT OF THE BOX

13:15 – 13:20              Raffle 2 (Weekend at Waterberg)

13:20                           Closing time for Public Voting

13:20 – 14:20              Meghan McCabe  (Wesley Hall – Hall 2)

14:20 – 15:30              Leen Van Der Slik – Macro “Little Critters” (Faith Hall – Hall 1)

FREE TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH MACRO AND OTHER DISPLAYS, SPEAK TO PRESENTERS AND TEA TIME

15:30 – 16:00              CERPS Final Results

                                     Public Judging Results

                                     Raffle 3 Mabalingwe Weekend Away

                                     CLOSING REMARKS

Winner of the JUDGING BY THE PUBLIC for the best image of the day will win a prize (Dinner Tickets).

Put the number of what you consider to be the best image for the day on your entry ticket number and place it in the box available.  Only valid ticket holders may participate in this event.

Closing time for the public voting will be at 13:30 precisely

Please note that to claim a prize, one has to be present with the proof of your ticket, at the time of drawing to receive same. If not, there will be a redraw.

  • programme of events subject to change at short notice

CERPS CATEGORY ENTRIES

Public voting for the best picture per category at the event.

PRIZES TO BE WON

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Benoni Camera Club

brings to you

2019 CERPS

Photographic Congress and Inter Club Competition

DETAILS:

Date :               Saturday 19 October 2019
Time :               08h00 (registration)
Venue :            Northfield Methodist Church cnr. Aerodrome Drive and Webb Street, Airfield, Benoni
Co-ordinates : E28 18º 48.93, S26 09º 59.72

ENTRY CALENDAR

Closing Date for digital images: Monday 30 September at 23:59

ENTRY FEE:

R300.00 per club for the Inter Club Competition payable on submission of entries.

R130.00 per person (Early Bird paid directly via EFT into Benoni Camera Club bank account). Early bird closes Wednesday 16th at Midnight.

R150.00 per person payable via EFT or at the door.

All attending the Congress, tickets includes, Lunch and entry to all of the lectures and entry into Raffle for mid week break at Mabelingwe. ( Mon-Fri )

ADJUDICATING PANEL:

All entries will be judged by judges from outside the CERPS region on the 15 point scoring system.

JUDGES

Evelyn Gibson,         FPSSA, APSSA(Vers), EPSSA(Mille), EFIAP, SPSA

Anne d’Oliveira,        APSSA

Francois Venter        APSSA, (Vers), AFIAP, DPSA

JUDGING

Digital images will be adjudicated via “Remote Judging” prior to the congress.

All the digital images will be projected on a screen that has been calibrated using the official PSSA test calibration application to ensure uniformity in the presentation of all the images.

Each photo will be judged by 3 judges. The total of the 3 scores will represent the final score for the image.

Presentation medium – Digital

Member clubs of the Gauteng Central and Eastern Region (“CERPS”) of the Photographic Society of South Africa (“PSSA”) are cordially invited to participate in this Photographic Congress and Inter Club Competition.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

  • All digital entries must be entered electronically via photovaultonline.com
  • Each club shall enter a panel made up of 30 images, Fifteen (15) for juniors and fifteen (15) for seniors, of which there must be five (5) images per category for both juniors and seniors.
  • The total per club entry may not exceed 30 images.
  • No more than 3 images per author over all three categories may be entered.
  • If an author has been promoted during the year, images may be submitted as per what their grading was at the time of submission of the photo to club.
  • Images may not be more than 1 year old (submitted to club) during the year and may not have been entered into previous CERPS competitions.
  • The original image and all elements therein must have been taken by the photographer. All actions in reaching the final presentation must be made by the photographer. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own.
  • Each image must have a unique name and the name of an image may not be changed at any time. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable, nor are titles consisting of only camera capture filenames or titles consisting of only numbers.
  • The adjudicators  will  reject  an  image  which  does  not  conform  to  the  definition  of  the  entered category.
  • The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright by the entrant.
  • Electronic images must be in the following format:
  • JPEG file format
  • File size may not exceed 2mb
  • Images must be resized to a maximum of 1920 pixels on the horizontal axis and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical axis.
  • In the case of panoramas, the vertical axis may not exceed 960 pixels.
  • It is recommended that the image is converted to the sRGB colour profile to
  • ensure correct colour rendition during display and adjudication.
  • Borders are optional, but within the size restraints as described.

DATA PROTECTION:   By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including  email  addresses,  being  held,  processed  and  used  by  the  exhibition  organisers  for purposes  associated  with  this  exhibition.  You  also explicitly  consent  to  such  information  being sent  to  organisations  that  have  accorded  official  recognition,  patronage  or  accreditation  to  this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

  • Submission of entries signifies acceptance of these conditions of entry.

AWARDS

All the scores in a category for the images that was entered by the club will be accumulated to determine the award winners.

The following awards will be made:

  • CERPS Gold medal for the best junior image, and voucher for A2 Canvas print
  • CERPS Gold medal for the best senior image, and voucher for A2 Canvas print
  • Voucher for Canvas print for best of each category.
  • Floating Trophy for the winning club.

The winning club, will be determined by the most accumulated points earned across all three categories.

  • Winner of the “MOST POPULAR PICK” for the most popular image of the day will win a 2 night self-catering stay at MABALINGWE MID-WEEK. Put the number of what you consider to be the best image for the day on your entry ticket number and place it in the box available. Only valid ticket holders may participate in this event.
  • Closing time for the public judging of photographs will be at 13:00 precisely

Please note that to claim a prize, one has to be present with the proof of ticket, at the time of drawing to receive same. If not, there will be a redraw

CATEGORIES:

CATEGORY A : NATURE COLOUR

Digital Junior (1 – 3 star)

Digital Senior (4 – 5 Star)

DIGITAL IMAGE CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

NATURE COLOUR

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.  Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces like hurricanes or tidal waves.  Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.  Photographs of artificially 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.  No  techniques  that  add,  relocate,  replace,  or  remove  pictorial  elements  except  by  cropping  are permitted.  Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the  pictorial  content,  or  without  altering  the  content  of  the  original  scene,  are  permitted  including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.  Stitched images are not permitted.  Infrared images, either direct‐captures or derivations, are not allowed.  Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images  entered  in  Nature  sections  meeting  the  Nature  Photography  Definition  above  can  have landscapes, 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.

Digital manipulation is not allowed in this section.

CATEGORY B : MACRO/EXTREME CLOSE-UP COLOUR

Digital Junior (1 – 3 star)

Digital Senior (4 – 5 Star)

Macro Definition as per Wikipedia

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living … By the original definition, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.

Macro photography is a kind of photographyMacro photography is about photographing objects that are very close to the lens, the film or the sensor. Using the classic definition, in macro photography the image shown on the film plane (or sensor) is nearly as big as the object photographed.

In the spirit of the competition and realising that not everybody has macro equipment, we are allowing images to be min 50% of the sensor … But they must be of small subjects…

MACRO / or CLOSE-UPS COLOUR

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, where you get close to a small subject by physical or optical means. Starting at approximately 1/4 life size i.e. when the subject being photographed is four (4) times the size of the film frame or digital sensor. There is no limit on the upper end. The size of the subject in the finished photograph is greater than life size. *If the image is animal/insect related.

*Digital manipulation is NOT allowed.

 

CATEGORY C : OPEN – COLOUR –  OUT OF THE BOX – Creative Thinking

Digital Junior (1 – 3 star)

Digital Senior (4 – 5 Star)

Wikipedia’s definition is:

“Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box and, outside the square) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective. This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking”.

 

OUT-OF-THE-BOX – (Open creative thinking)

Creative photography is a means of expression and a way for the author to make a personal photographic statement. These images must beyond the straightforward pictorial rendering of a scene, from a new perspective. The image does not have to employ derivative or manipulative techniques to be Creative. However all work should be that of the author and not copied or derived from elsewhere.

Wikipedia’s definition is:

“Thinking outside the box (also thinking out of the box or thinking beyond the box and, outside the square) is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.

This phrase often refers to novel or creative thinking”.

*Digital manipulation is allowed.

MANIPULATION

Manipulation shall constitute any or all of the following modifications to the original image:

  • Adding an element to the image that was not contained in the original capture;
  • Removing an element from the image that was contained in the original capture;
  • Moving or repositioning an element of the image that was contained in the original capture.
  • There is no restriction whatsoever in the way authors choose to post process an image.
  • The following actions are allowed and are not seen as manipulation:
    • Cropping
    • Correction of lens distortion, chromatic aberrations, purple fringing, lens vignette and vertical/horizontal perspective adjustments;
    • Removal of dust spots or scratch marks from sensor or scanned images;
    • The blending of different exposures of the same scene to broaden the dynamic range e.g. High Dynamic Range (HDR);
    • Photo stacking to overcome the limitations of the digital sensor heat artefacts in long exposures.
    • Focus stacking to widen the depth of field especially in Macro photography, provided that the end result is a faithful representation of the original scene.

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