Competition Archive


The dictionary definition of contrast is, ‘The state of being strikingly different from something else’.

In photographic terms, contrast can be manipulated in three ways, tonal, with colour or conceptual.

A high tone image mainly includes white and black with few or no middle grey tones. A normal tone image will have elements that are white, some … Read More


In photography, ‘abstract’ is explained as a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.

Abstract photography is also a method of expressing ideas and emotions with photographed image elements without the intention … Read More


Our new competition theme is ‘Forgotten’. We forget things, things are left to rot, to decompose, to biodegrade. Some things are just left, to be covered up, eventually buried with the passing of time.

Sometimes people feel that they are forgotten, they sit alone with their memories, every line on their face, every twinkle in their … Read More

A Lapse In Time

Time lapse is something that is often associated with the moving picture, a video of a beautiful flower slowly opening, of the Milky Way moving round in the heavens and the sun rising over a landscape of patchwork fields.
So how does it work with the still image?
When producing a video of time lapse … Read More

Selective Colour

This competition will appeal to all who love to dabble in a bit of post-production processing! We’ve asked for ‘monochrome’ and ‘colourful’, so this time we have opted for a little bit of both.
Selective colour photography is the process of photo manipulation in which you convert a photo to black and white whilst leaving … Read More

The Golden Hours

In photography, the golden hours are the periods of daytime around dawn and dusk, when daylight is redder and softer than when the Sun is higher in the sky. The term ‘hour’ is used figuratively as the effect has no defined duration and will vary according to season and latitude.

The effect provides a ‘magic touch’ … Read More

Seascape Moods

The sea can speak to us, draw us in, heal, and if taken lightly, can harm. There is no denying this is a dynamic, uncontrollable and changeable force. It can shift forms, colours, shapes and moods, all depending on the weather, season, and time of day. When capturing these scenes, you are open to every … Read More

The World at your Feet

The World at your Feet Can you remember the times in your life when you have felt as though you had the world at your feet? Maybe you were graduating, going travelling, getting married or starting a… Read More

Community Spirit

According to Amitai Etzioni, an Israeli-American sociologist, best known for his work on socioeconomics and communitarianism, community spirit is a unity of people in society who uphold and share similar values and resources.
Community cohesion is created when individuals are willing to sacrifice their own interests and engage in activities that benefit the community.
Community … Read More