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Competition Theme: Up Close

REMINDER:  Are you planning to participate in our April photo exhibition?  If you haven't already done so, be sure to add your name to the sign-up sheet.

DEFINITION:  For this competition, we are looking for "close-ups" and "macros" of living or inanimate subjects.

A close-up is a type of shot which tightly frames a person or an object. What is important in the close-up is the feeling of immediate proximity to the subject and the expression of detail in the subject.   Here are examples of various types of close-ups of people, and the same ideas of close up and macro hold true for images of plants and inanimate objects:

Medium close up usually covers the subject’s head and shoulders.

Close up:  A certain feature, such as someone’s head, takes up the whole frame.

Extreme close up:  The shot is so tight that only a detail of the subject, such as someone’s eyes, can be seen.   This frequently involves macro photography, which is defined as an extreme close-up in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.

Only full, dues-paying members can participate in competitions and exhibitions.

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS--PLEASE NOTE:  You are invited to check us out by attending one competition and one program meeting of your choice.  After that, we hope you will decide to become a full, dues-paying member of the Huntingdon Valley Camera Club.  After the two introductory meetings, only full, dues-paying members can continue to attend our meetings.


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  • Joan P.

    I really liked this judge. His comments were instructive. I felt like he was conducting a mini workshop as he judged the photos. Our members did an outstanding job in this competition!

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I liked tonight's judge though he was mostly full of crop. No, seriously, I thought the submissions were all good and hope to see more terrific photos from the group members. I especially liked that the judge gave his interpretation of what a judge was as opposed to someone who critiques.

    3 · March 19, 2014

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