GRIPS members have the opportunity to participate in both “in-club” and “inter-club” competitions. Competitions are one of several ways for you to get feedback on your work, and help you to develop your photography. Competitions and critique nights (when scheduled) are open to all members, and participation is encouraged!

In-Club Competitions
Points scored in competitions are tallied at year end and trophies, ribbons and certificates of merit are presented at the year-end awards dinner. There are three rounds of in-club competition during the 2017-2018 club year.

2017-2018 Themes

Round 1 – Abstract
There is no standard definition for abstract photography. But generally, abstract photography concentrates on shape, form, colour, pattern and texture. The viewer is often unable to see the whole object. The subject of the photo is often only a small part of the idea of the image. Often the image will not be a literal view of the subject itself. The subject tends to come second to seeing. The impact of aspects of the subject become a form of expressing the point.

Round 2 – Night Photography
Night photography is the process of capturing images after dusk and before dawn. Light can be obtained from artificial sources or through long exposures.

Round 3 – Macro\Close up
Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. Close up photography is the act of photographing objects in close range so the subject you are photographing fills the frame. The subject does not need to be small to be considered close up.
For more information on this years competitions read the Competition Schedule page.

Inter-Club Competitions
GRIPS participates in several friendly competitions with other photography and camera clubs. These include the “Eggbert Competition” between GRIPS and the Brantford Camera Club, the “Grand Valley Image Battle” where several clubs in the surrounding areas compete for a trophy, and CAPA competitions for member clubs.

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