Competitions 2024-25


Architectural photography is primarily capturing photographs of buildings and similar architectural structures that capture the design but are both aesthetically pleasing and are accurate in terms of representations of their subjects. Think about using additional skills and techniques to capture the beauty of buildings, e.g. using perspective control to capture complete spaces. These buildings can be old or new and images can be of the interior or exterior, the whole building or details within in. Colour or mono. People can be included (for example if they show how the space is being used or provide a sense of scale) but the architecture should be the main focus of the image. Post processing can be used to deal with issues such as converging verticals or for removing distracting elements such as construction but remember that the image should remain be an accurate representation of the subject.

JUDGE: Mike Hudson, Harrogate Photographic Society, Monday 11th November 2024.

Street photography is photography that records everyday life in a public place. It features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents, usually with the aim of capturing images at a decisive or poignant moment by careful framing and timing. Images can be mono or colour. Day or night. The very publicness of the setting enables the photographer to take candid pictures of strangers, often without their knowledge and images can be captured that may otherwise go unnoticed. Images can be mono or colour and can be day or nighttime. JUDGE TBC

Into the Light
Backlighting in photography involves positioning the main light source for a photograph behind the primary subject. This can be natural light or studio lighting. Backlighting is a popular technique, but it can also present unique challenges for exposure and composition. You can use any subject matter as long as backlighting/a silhouette is featured. We aim to run a workshop to assist with practicing this technique so keep an eye on the programme for the season.

Judge: Dave Coates ARPS EFIAP/p MPAGB HonEFIAP HonPAG, Northallerton Camera Club, 17th February 2025.

Whatever the Weather:
Show us the best and worst of the weather! The term weather photography can mean photographing any kind of weather but this does not need to be extreme storms, floods and lightning. This can be landscape, pictorial or nature as long as the image portrays the subject in or reacting to the weather. Images do not have to be only our Great British Weather, images taken out with the UK are permitted.

Judge TBC

President’s Cup – Hidden Ripon

An image of some aspect of Ripon not normally or easily seen. It could be an out of the way building or an element of a building, behind the scenes of an event or something else that is not normally seen. Images should be taken within Ripon City.

Judge: Stuart Ward

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