Rules

Rules for club competitions can be downloaded as a PDF.

Natural History competition rules

The club uses the PAGB Common Nature Definition, from February 2018, as outlined below:

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.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human 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.

Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is allowed. Cloning of image defects and minor distractions, including overlapping elements, are permitted when these do not distort the truth of the photographic statement.

Images entered as Nature can have landscape, 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.

Access to biological subjects may be restricted. By entering a PAGB event, Photographers warrant that they have followed relevant codes of practices and hold any necessary licences.

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Date Type Topic Presenter/Judge
Friday
22-02-2019
Trophy Audio Visual Audio visual - & Informal Discussion
Hand-in: 22-02-2019
Members
Friday
01-03-2019
League PDI 5th PDI
Hand-in: 15-02-2019
Kirsty Ralfs ARPS
Friday
08-03-2019
Speaker PDI Best of the Year or two Robert Canis
Thursday
14-03-2019
Workshop Working between Lightroom and Photoshop Anthony Baines ARPS CPAGB
Friday
15-03-2019
Trophy Print PDI Natural history
Hand-in: 01-03-2019
Ian Stone & Marie-Laure Stone DPAGB BPE2* & DPAGB BPE5* EFIAP Platinum

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22-02-2019 Trophy Audio Visual Audio visual on 22-02-2019
01-03-2019 Trophy Print PDI Natural history on 15-03-2019
15-03-2019 League PDI 6th PDI on 29-03-2019

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