What is a clinic?
The Saskatoon Camera Club holds Clinics (four times a year) to give the members a chance to select digital images/prints to be critiqued by 2 Member Judges and one External Judge, and receive constructive feedback. Members are encouraged to post their own critique in the COMMENT section for each photo in the Clinic Gallery.
That is why the word “clinic” is used. The clinic provides a forum to have work evaluated for its strengths and weaknesses. The photographer is allowed to make changes based on any suggestions made, and submit an improved version to any future Club Competition. Entries are submitted on the dates designated in the Club Calendar. A critique session takes place the following week.
What is a competition?
The Saskatoon Camera Club holds competitions for a Special Digital Competition (Tabletop, ‘Scapes, Abstract, Street Photography & Forced Perspective), Photo Presentation and a Year End Competition (Traditional Colour, Monochrome, Altered Reality & Portrait). These are judged by professsional photographers from our community. Ccomments and scores are given to the submissions.
Image submissions can be entered in each of the 3 categories.
Images depict the subject matter in a realistic, objective manner as seen by the photographer. Images have little post- production other than some cropping, straightening and colour (contrast and saturation) work done to improve the photographic presentation of the subject. Long exposure and minimal (realistic) HDR techniques are accepted in this category. Heavily manipulated images must be entered in the ‘Altered Reality’ category. Think “digital correction” for this category.
Black and White / Monochrome
Images depict the subject matter in a realistic, objective manner as seen by the photographer. By removing the range of colour, an image is left with basic lines, textures and forms. Find a subject that has any or all of these elements as well as good contrast and you will have a great black and white image. For this category, any monochrome image is acceptable – black and white, sepia, blue tone etc. Long exposure techniques are also accepted in this category. Heavily manipulated images must be entered in the ‘Altered Reality’ category.
Manipulate your own photographs to create surreal, abstract, impressionistic, or unrealistic images. Experiment with either in-camera or post processing software using special effects, montages, collages, composites, heavy HDR, or any other technique. There is no limit to what you can do! Be creative, but at the same time try to make your image look less like it might belong in the Traditional category. If you think in terms of “artistic” – that’s the image we’re looking for. Think “digital manipulation – creating art” for this category.