The rotating subjects and special techniques selected by the Competition Committee for the 2016 - 2017 club season are listed below. You may download a copy here.
Rotating Subject – Reflections. There are no definitions or restrictions, but the subject must include reflections as a significant portion of the image. Reflections is the March 2017 ACCC rotating subject.
Special Techniques - Macro or Close Up. This is close-up photography, usually of very small subjects or parts of larger subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is equal to one fourth life size to greater than life size. Achieving sufficient depth of field to keep the entire subject in focus is the challenge with this technique. In some cases just using a very small lens opening might be sufficient but in most cases some form of focus stacking will be needed.
Rotating Subject – Musical Instruments. The subject of the image should be a real musical instrument or group of instruments. No statues or other artificial representations of musical instruments will be acceptable. A person or persons playing the instrument or instruments is acceptable, but the musical instrument or instruments must be a significant part and focus of the image.
Special Techniques Backlit Subject - Backlighting relates to a design of lighting where one of the main light sources, is facing the camera lens with the subject placed between them. The effect is to produce a glow or rim on the edges of the subject at the back. The glow effect at the back leaves the rest of the subject in shadow, or weakened light but not in silhouette. There still must be frontal detail in the subject. The light can be natural (i.e. the sun) or artificial. Other lighting sources can be used, but the glow or rim on the edges of the subject must be visible.
Rotating Subject – Gold. The image can be of gold metal itself or of an object with the color of gold. Yellow is not gold.
Special Techniques - Creative: The image can be altered reality or images manipulated to tell a story.
Rotating Subject - Water: There are no definitions or restrictions. The subject can be static or moving but water must be a significant part of the image. Water is the November 2017 ACCC rotating subject.
Special Techniques – Black and White: The image can be any subject that is portrayed in a fashion with various tones of gray including pure black and pure white. Toning such as sepia or any other color or tint is not allowed.
Rotating Subject – Religious Places of Worship or Parts There of: The image can be of a structure (exterior or interior), symbol, or person.
Special Techniques – Night Photography: Any subject photographed between dusk and dawn including the night sky, street scenes, or landscapes. Images can be either ones captured by long exposure or through the use of artificial light however the image must appear to have been taken at night.
Rotating Subject – Agriculture: The subject can be structures, equipment, animals, plants or people associated with the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and the preparation of the resulting products. Images of food prepared for consumption is not acceptable.
Special Techniques – Leading Lines: Leading lines are lines within an image that leads the eye to another point in the image, or occasionally, out of the image. Anything with a definite line can be a leading line. Fences, bridges, even a shoreline can lead the eye. The line can be straight, a curve, or an S shape and can be manmade or natural.