2023 Set Subjects

Comp Month Subject Guidelines Judge Date of Comp Closing Date Possible Field Day (These might change) Guest Speaker (Where Possible)
Jan BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK BREAK Portraits - Mick Jones Studio and Bar (POSTPONED)
Feb Portraits An image of a person or persons from the waist up only, not a full length shot. This may include accessories and backgrounds in character with the subject. The image may be taken in a formal studio setting or in the community at large. It may be in colour or monochrome. Must be a live human being (mannikins, statues or ornaments will not be accepted) Travis Lord 14 February 10 January Springbrook National Park - Natural Bridge & Sunset at Snapper Rocks 18 February Arrive around 3PM
Mar High Key An image which consists of light tones only, with the exception that some small area may be black or near black. Barry Whisson 14 March 14 February Crows Nest Falls 18 March
Apr Scapes A pictorial representation of land, sea, seashore, or urban environments that captures the aesthetic appeal of these outdoor settings. It brings the viewer into the scenery and perfectly captures the setting, mood, and feeling in the location. It can focus on wide-angle shots of landforms, rivers, estuaries, seas, seashores, city skylines, streetscapes and the like. It may also involve closer shots of features of these environments. If humans or animals are in the image, they should not be the main foci, but rather be intentionally present to give a sense of scale to the image Allan Rosser 11 April 14 March Mount Coot-Tha Brisbane Botanic Gardens 15 April Steve Parish - Wildlife & Nature for "Animals" 25 April
May Social Documentary - Black & White Social documentary photography is the recording of what the world looks like, with a social and/or environmental focus, and aims to draw the public's attention to ongoing social or environmental issues. It is often associated with the photographer providing a critical review / assessment of these issues and how people act on them. In these cases, the photographer also often advocates for the people impacted, trying to draw the public’s attention to the topic documented. Images need to be black and white (grey tonal range) and not toned with any colour. John Stewart 9 May 11 April Queen Mary Falls / Carrs Lookout 13 May Graham Harris - Focus Stacking (23 May - To be confirmed)
Jun Animals Images of living untamed or domesticated animals (including pets) in natural or other outdoor environments that may include objects made by humans. Images may feature single or multiple animals. Indoor set-ups with natural or artificial lighting are not allowed. Creative post-processing, including composites, is allowed. An animal is a living thing (with exception of humans) that can breath, move, eat, reproduce and react to the world through its senses (eg sight, smell, hearing). Therefore mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, fish are all animals for the purpose of this competition, and may be wild or domesticated. It is acceptable that evidence of a human environment the animal frequents is allowed, along with any supporting man-made accessories, however, images should not include people as part of the subject or as supporting cast. Graham Harris 13 June 9 May Cooly Rocks On Festival 10 June Allan Rosser - Profile Corrections
Jul Water In motion A picture featuring water, fresh or salt, which gives the impression that it is moving. Water in any form or location is acceptable. Bev Lacey 11 July 13 June Abbey Medi-evil festival 8 July
Aug Opposites Two conflicting objects in one photo. For example (but not limited to): Black and white, up and down, short and tall, in or out. Tryg Helander 08 August 11 July Southbank Walk & River fire? 2 Sept?
Sep Calm Mornings Everybody loves a calm morning, show us what a calm morning means to you. Ralph Brown 12 September 08 August Downs Steam - Model Shoot - Possibly catered event $15pp includes entry
Oct Windows Physical, metaphorical, or impressional form of a window. Jenny Graff 10 October 12 September North Toowoomba Rose Garden 21 October
Nov Flowers Any REAL flower, any place, any time, can be alive, dead, or dried. Must be real and not artificial. Roberta Edwards 14 November 10 October Possible photographing setup of Christmas Wonderland - Pending contact from Toowoomba Hospital Foundation
Dec End of Year 12 December 14 November RSPCA - Volunteer Photography of Animals - Possibly work in with a pet photographer?