Simsbury Camera Club Image Submission Guidelines

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Open Portrait Creative Travel Nature
Outside Organization Definitions followed, so we can compete in interclub competitions NECCC-Pictorial PSA/NECCC
All elements of image must be the work of the maker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
All adjustments must appear natural and realistic Yes Yes NOT Allowed Yes Yes
Manipulation or adjustment of image, in camera or post processing REQUIRED NO NO Yes NO NO
Using commercial clip art, commercially available textures, parts of commercial photographic collections or work of another photographer NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Adding commercial stock elements such as clouds, textures, lighting, moons, frames, or fractals generated by image editing programs or accessories NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Composite photographs allowed – All parts of the image must be the work of the maker Yes Yes Yes NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
The use of maker created textures Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed
Strokes (5 pixels or less, white or gray only) – Used to delineate the edge of a photo – from software or maker created Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Strokes (5 pixels or less, any color) – Used to delineate the edge of a photor – from software or maker created Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Use of either maker or software created border(s) – not a stroke Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed
Adding commercial stock Textures or Borders from image editing programs or apps NOT Allowed NOT Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Artwork or computer graphics created by the maker may be incorporated as long as the photographic content pdangerominates. Allowed NOT Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any pictorial element of the original image Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Cropping and removal of dust, noise and film scratches that were added by the camera Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Complete conversion to greyscale monochrome Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed
Complete conversion to any color monochrome Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Images from events/ activities arranged specifically for photography Subjects directed or hired for photography Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Infrared images Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed
Images of hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, mounted specimens Allowed Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed
Blurring backgrounds Allowed Allowed Allowed NOT Allowed NOT Allowed

Allowed Adjustments for all Categories

  • Exposure Adjustment (Selective and Global)
  • Dodging and Burning
  • Adjust Highlight and Shadow Detail
  • Adjust Contrast
  • White Balance/Color Correction
  • HDR allowed – Images need to appear realistic
  • Black and White conversion (Greyscale only)
  • Adjust Saturation
  • Dust Spot Removal
  • Flare Removal
  • Noise Removal
  • Correcting Lens Distortion
  • Straightening
  • Cropping
  • Reversing (AKA flipping Horizontal)
  • Resizing
  • Chromatic Aberration Removal
  • Sharpening
  • Layer Stacking