|SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL SALON|
11TH SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL SALON 2015
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SWANSEA CAMERA CLUB
THE ENTRY DATE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED
|2015/298||2015 - 230||L150033|
|Open Colour PID colour||Open Mono PID mono|
|People PID colour||Nature NID|
|Catalogue available & awards posted||18.11.2016|
|Phil Elias.10 Ffordd y Glowr, Pontardulais. Swansea. SA4 8ED United Kingdom|
|ENTRIES MUST BE MADE VIA THE WEB (Prefered method) see rule 3|
|Digital images should be a maximum of 1400 x 1050 pxs and saved as a .jpg|
|Titles are required but a maximum of 30 characters. See rule 7.|
|The 2014 catalogue was awarded a 5 star rating by FIAP|
|PSA Gold Best in show||√||√||√||√|
|FIAP Gold Best Creative||√|
|FIAP Gold - Social documentary||√|
|FIAP Gold - Best monochrome||√|
|FIAP Gold - Nature||√|
|UPI Gold - Best at work||√|
|UPI Gold - Landscape/Seascape||√|
|UPI Silver - Best Fauna/Flora||√|
|UPI Silver - Best Steam train||√|
|UPI Judges Ribbon 6 per section||√||√||√||√||FIAP Blue Badge|
|FIAP Judges Ribbon 2 per section||√||√||√||√|
|PSA Judges Ribbon 3 per section||√||√||√||√|
|Highly Commended 10 per section||√||√||√||√|
|Gold Swansea Medals|
|Best Winter scene||√|
|76 Awards & a minimum of 40 HC|
The International team is:-
Phil Elias Chairman,Graham Davies EFIAP, UPI CR2, UPI APHRODITE. Catalogue designed by John Pile AFIAP, AWPF, DPAGB
|Colour||Susan Ashford AFIAP; AWPF Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB|
|Mono||Dennis Russ AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1* Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB|
|People||Ian Ledgard EFIAP/s; MPSA; LRPS; AWPF Dennis Russ AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1* Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB|
|Nature||Jan Cawley EFIAP/s Rob Owens AFIAP; AWPF Ed Cloutman EFIAP|
|EFIAP/s; MSA; LRPS; AWPF|
|I am a retired Chartered Forester having spent my career mainly with a private company in the UK. I live close to the small market town of Llandeilo in South West Wales a scenic area with strong historic connections.
My interest in photography was stimulated by my father who taught me how to develop and print shots taken on a Box Brownie in a makeshift darkroom in our home. Through the years I have progressed through black and white, colour transparency, E6 home processing and Cibachrome printing. I took up digital in 1999 scanning prints, transparancies and negatives for a couple of years before taking the plunge into digital capture and processing. All my my printed work is printed at home using InkJet printers.
I have always been more interested in producing images than in the latest piece of kit and so all my equipment is relatively modest. I firmly believe in taking pictures which I enjoy; if they are also appreciated by others then that is a great bonus. I hold a Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) am an Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation (AWPF)
As an active competitor on the International Circuit I have gained EFIAP/b and MPSA distinctions. I judge regularly in local club competitions in South Wales and have been invited to join judging panels in International Salons in Wales, England and Ireland.
|AFIAP; AWPF; CPAGB; BPE 1*|
|I became interested in photography whilst in the Armed Forces in Germany,
during the late 1960s, but lost interest until about 1995 when I bought myself a
Minolta 7000. I then joined Celtic Camera Club in Swansea around 1996 and
won my first comp in 1997. I went on to take my first City & Guilds in Film B&W
in 1997/98/99 passing all 3 courses. During this period I got interested in LITH
photography and got absorbed with seeing the image produce itself quite
rapidly in the Dev. What surprised me at the time, was, not one print was the
same. (These days I do digital Pseudolith)
Through the years I have progressed through black and white, & colour transparency. I took up digital in 1999 scanning prints, transparencies and negatives for a couple of years before taking the plunge into digital capture and processing. All my printed work is printed at home using Inkjet printers.
In around the year 2000 I joined Morriston Camera Club, then Swansea Camera Club, and won my first comp at Swansea cc in about 2005. It was at Swansea camera club that I was invited to have a go at International Comps. From my first acceptance I was inspired to go further until I gained my afiap. From there I gained my awpf/cpagb/bpe1*. I am now applying for my UPI.
I have been a judge for Swansea International 3 times. 2014 will be my fourth. I have also judged for Port Talbot International once. Have also judged competitions for local camera clubs.
I first became interested in photography in the 1980’s when I received a camera as a gift, it then became an enthusiastic hobby which progressed to a darkroom for developing and printing my work.
|AFIAP; AWPF; DPAGB|
|I have been involved in photography for more than 60 years concentrating almost entirely on darkroom monochrome until about 5 years ago. Since embracing digital I have maintained my darkroom but in the main my work is now in colour and monochrome conversions. I am a member of three camera clubs , including the Cotswold Monochrome Group and also the Royal Photographic Society. In recent years I have regularly attended international and other exhibitions and have also sat-in as an observer at the judging of previous Swansea and Port Talbot Internationals. I am looking forward to my first experience as a selector.|
|AFIAP; LRPS; DPAGB|
|I started my photographic wanderings through life with the use of my parents camera at age 10. Many years and many different cameras later I was acknowledged as the "family photographer", my pictures being revered by all family members! This illusion was well and truly shattered when I became a member of Swansea Camera Club some 25 years ago, where all my photographic faults were unveiled in rapid succession, each monthly competition night! Having said that, it was not difficult to improve, as the club boasted a healthy number of L, A and FRPS holders. Gradually my photographic endeavers were recognised; firstly I attained my LRPS, followed some time later by the DPAGB and my latest award being the AFIAP. Some 55 years on, I still have the old camera but one of my latest cameras is ...... a mobile phone, how times have changed!|
|I'm self-taught and was given my first camera at the age of five and has worked in 35mm, medium and 5x4 formats, colour and B &W. I ran an archaeological darkroom in Winchester supporting 4 full-time photographers, producing prints for publication, and for a short period later on, Cardiff University Botany Department's darkroom. I photograph anything from technical to pleasure, ranging from microscopt, macro to telephoto and lately I've taken up astrophotography.|
Rules and Conditions of Entry
FIAP DefinitionsBlack and white photography (monochrome)
La photographie noir-blanc (monochrome)
Cette définition remplace le Document 223 et l'INFO 1991/12. Une oeuvre noir-blanc allant du gris très foncé (noir) au gris très clair (blanc) est une oeuvre monochrome aux différentes nuances de gris. Une oeuvre noir-blanc virée intégralement dans une seule couleur restera une oeuvre monochrome pouvant figurer dans la catégorie noir-blanc; une telle oeuvre peut être reproduite en noir et blanc dans le catalogue d'un salon sous Patronage FIAP. Par contre une oeuvre noir-blanc modifiée par un virage partiel ou l'ajout d'une couleur devient une oeuvre couleur (polychrome) devant figurer dans la catégorie couleur; une telle oeuvre nécessite la reproduction en couleur dans le catalogue d'un salon sous Patronage FIAP.
Der Schwarzweißfotografie (monochrom)
Diese Definition ersetzt das Dokument 223 und INFO 1991/12. Ein Schwarzweißfoto, das von einem sehr dunklen Grauton (schwarz) in einen sehr hellen Grauton (weiß) übergeht, ist ein monochromes Werk, bestehend aus verschiedenen Grautönen. Ein Schwarzweißfoto, das gänzlich in einer einzigen Farbe getont wird, bleibt ein monochromes Werk und gehört zur Kategorie Schwarzweiß; ein solches Werk kann in dem Katalog eines Salons mit FIAP-Patronat in schwarzweiß reproduziert werden. Dagegen wird ein Schwarzweißfoto, das man teilweise mit einer Tonung oder durch die Hinzufügung einer Farbe abändert, zu einem Farbfoto (Polychrom) und gehört zur Kategorie Farbe; ein solches Werk muss in dem Katalog eines Salons mit FIAPPatronat in Farbe reproduziert werden.
La fotografía negro y blanco (monocromo)
Esta definición reemplaza el Documento 223 y el INFO 1991/12. Una obra negro y blanco yendo del gris mas oscuro (negro) al gris muy claro (blanco) es una obra monocromo a los diferentes matices de grises. Una obra negro y blanco virada íntegramente en un solo color quedará una obra monocromo pudiendo figurar en la categoría negro y blanco; una tal obra puede ser reproducida en negro y blanco en el catalogo de un salón bajo Patrocinio FIAP. Por contra una obra negro y blanco modificada por un viraje parcial o el añadido de un color deviene una obra color (policromo) debiendo figurar en la categoría color; una tal obra necesita la reproducción en color en el catalogo de un salón bajo Patrocinio FIAP.
Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and / or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process
to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and
archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to
identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.
• The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
• Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
• Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
• Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
• No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted.
• Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning.
• Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed.
• Stitched images are not permitted.
• All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
• Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
• Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Human Interest is defined as an image depicting a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation, excluding recreational and sports action.
All entries shall conform to the stricter of PSA, FIAP and UPI definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage.
Entries can either be Colour or Monochrome.
You can return to your entry form and make changes at any time until
23:59 GMT Standard Time on 20th September 2015