Photos taken from the air open up new perspectives for captivating and dizzying shots, and provide an opportunity to look at famous places from unusual and previously inaccessible angles. Photos taken from drones, airplanes, helicopters and other aircraft are accepted.
Staged photography for children, or, as it is also called, artistic photography, involves posing a child in a certain image as conceived by the photographer. The photo can be either one child or a group of children. The photo must be a model under the age of 18. The presence of adults in the photo is allowed, but the child in the photo should be the main subject. The use of graphic editors is allowed. We are waiting for emotional, unique and memorable photos. Upload staged portraits of children to "Children's Portrait".
Portrait of a woman is a popular genre of modern photography, interesting and beloved by many photographers. Every woman wants to be special, unique, recognizable. And it is precisely these features of feminine nature that the photographer must take into account and convey. Photo must be non-nude model over 18 years old. The presence of a person of the opposite sex in the photo is allowed, but the woman should be the main subject. It is recommended that the hero occupy at least 2/3 of the frame area.
The quality of pictures taken with a mobile phone approaches the quality of professional equipment. In addition, mobile photography has one important advantage, the phone is always at hand. The main condition for this nomination is that the photo must be taken on a mobile phone or tablet. Genre doesn't matter.
The image of inanimate objects, organized in a group or as independent, lined up in a certain order with meaning. The presence of animals is possible. Food photos aimed at creating an attractive image of food are also accepted. In these photos, it is possible that a person's hands are present if it is associated with cooking.
(Sun below the horizon) Pictures showing the beauty of nature at night. These can be mountains, seascapes, photographs of celestial bodies and phenomena when the sun has already set. People and animals can be present in the photo if they are harmoniously included in the frame. Original, large-scale, unusual shots with an interesting play of light are welcome. We will be especially glad to photographs taken in harsh climatic conditions and from remote corners of our planet. It is not allowed to post a photo where the main object of the photo is individual elements of nature (flowers, branches, trunks, grass, etc.)
Photos that capture staged or artificially organized scenes specifically for this photography. In this category, we expect scenes that have a cinematic quality and look as if objects or people on them \ "play roles \". It is the artistic idea that is the basis of any staged photography and requires its specific implementation. In this nomination, editing is allowed, including adding, deleting, moving objects, adding additional graphic elements, changing the background using graphic editors.
If you have been into photography for a long time and you are no longer interested in single shots, then you should focus on projects that do not limit the ability to tell a story. It usually takes at least one year to create one photo project, although in general, the longer you work, the better it will be. A series of photographs has a much more powerful effect on the viewer. It's difficult to come up with a concept, but this is what will become the basis of your project.
As part of the competition, we are accepting photos of any domestic animals, including but not limited to cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, and cows. We encourage participants to capture unique moments in the lives of their pets that reflect their individuality, character, and unique features. Whether your pet is exotic or common, every beloved animal deserves to be captured in beautiful and original photographs. Photos from the zoo are not accepted.
Photos of the life of a modern city, with a large number of people and cars, bustle, new buildings and architectural monuments. The main thing in the urban landscape is to see in the existing city what others have not yet been able to do. Pictures with individual architectural elements for the entire frame (door, window, etc.), as well as interior photographs are not accepted.
Children have unusually expressive and varied facial expressions, which makes photographs especially vivid. But children do not care at all about the final result, and during the shooting they do not sit idle and constantly move. The difficulty is to make them look sincere in portraits, as they really are, without forced smiles. The photo can be either one child or a group of children. The photo must be a model under the age of 18. The presence of adults in the photo is allowed, but the child in the photo should be the main subject. We are waiting for emotional, unique and memorable photos. Upload staged photos with children to "Children staged photography". It is recommended that the hero occupy at least 2/3 of the frame area
Conceptual photography originated from conceptual art, its task is to illustrate this or that idea. The concept, on the one hand, is subjective, but, on the other hand, a successful photo will be understood by the viewer. In artistic photography, conceptual photography can be rather abstract, so it is judged almost exclusively on the basis of its subjective and aesthetic qualities. In this nomination, editing is allowed, including adding, deleting, moving objects, adding additional graphic elements, changing the background using graphic editors.
The importance of the camera in smartphones has grown dramatically, the quality of images is approaching the quality of professional technology. The main condition for this nomination is that the photograph must be taken on a mobile phone and be monochrome (black and white). Photos are accepted in sepia tone.
Nude - photographs revealing the beauty of the naked body, where the main thing in the picture is the expressiveness of the pose, image, atmosphere, mood, where intimate details of the body can be hidden by shadows, gesture or drapery, but nudity will always be implied. Photo must be over 18 years old. Pictures with an emphasis on bare genitals, as well as with a lack of artistic presentation are not accepted.
Everyday life of a person or society, including various aspects of their life, everyday life, leisure, work. Everything that surrounds them and what they face daily. This is not a staged photograph, but a moment in people's lives, real, alive...
This is a special type of photography that combines landscape, portrait, everyday and other genres of photography. The main task of reportage shooting is to convey the atmosphere of the event, to capture it in faces, emotions and poses.
Glamorous photography focuses the viewer's attention on the model, while clothing and background details multiply her attractiveness. Fashion photography aims to create a mood and atmosphere that represents a particular lifestyle. The age of the model or group of persons does not matter.
The essence of photography in motion is to convey dynamics. The task is to show the development of events and the movement of the shooting object in time and space.
Animals, birds, fish and other living things in their natural habitat. The photo should show an interesting moment in the life of the animal, its behavior and interaction with other individuals or the environment. Dynamic, emotional, memorable and original shots are welcome. We are waiting for technically difficult photographs with rare species of animals. The photo should not contain insects, pets, people, objects related to human use or man-made structures. Photos from zoos are not accepted.
There is a lot in common between shooting a starry sky and shooting a macro. The microcosm is mysterious and interesting. And its small inhabitants live right next to us, but are rarely seen by humans. Macro photography will help us make them more noticeable and consider in detail. In this nomination we are also waiting for macro photos of plants, water drops, microbes, etc. We accept photographs taken with microscopes.
Portrait photography is now one of the most widespread genres, but shooting with the participation of men is much less frequent than photo sessions of children or women. By their nature, men are less inclined to posing and it is quite difficult for a man to be free in front of the camera lens. The fate of a person in one shot, emotionality, heroism, talent ... The presence of a person of the opposite sex is allowed in the photo, but the man should be the main subject. Photo must be non-nude model over 18 years old. It is recommended that the hero occupy at least 2/3 of the frame area
(Sun above the horizon) Photos showing the beauty of nature. These can be mountains, seascapes, etc., in the daytime, at dawn or in the evening. People and animals can be present in the photo if they are harmoniously included in the frame. Original, large-scale, unusual shots with an interesting play of light are welcome. We will be especially glad to photographs taken in harsh climatic conditions and from remote corners of our planet. It is not allowed to post a photo where the main object of the photo is individual elements of nature (flowers, branches, trunks, grass, etc.)
Underwater photography allows us to create some of the most attractive and unusual images, expands our knowledge of fish behavior, and simply gives a lot of fun thanks to excellent angles and non-standard shots. Underwater photography presents certain difficulties, since it differs significantly from shooting in the air and is associated with increased danger. Photos of underwater inhabitants taken in aquariums or fish in aquariums are not allowed.
Documentary photography is one of the genres of photography that addresses real events, taken in a public place: on the street, in a park, on the beach, etc. Street photography is not only about people, but about life and its rhythm in general. Find emotions and interesting details where no one expects to see them - after all, the dynamic urban environment itself brings no less inspiration than the person in it. The tasks of documentary photography include the creation of a photographic document that is evidence of real events, a document of an era, as well as an appeal or warning.
The first photo was taken almost 200 years ago and has already become something common in our life. Black and white photography is a classic. Monochrome or black and white photography, which is images with black and white and intermediate shades of gray. Photos are accepted in sepia tone. It is allowed to transfer photographs to monochrome in graphic programs.
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