The next comp is here!
This challenge is asking you to get creative with an unusual theme – Film Noir. Film Noir is like a 1920s underground vibe – gritty, mysterious and detectives are associated words. Fog is common, as is high and moreso low key lighting, as well as more creative lighting in general. The Film Noir films at their peak invented all kinds of new lighting techniques.
Please add #UNSWPCSFILMNOIR to the description of your submission.
Some Tips and Hints from Our Judges
1. A good and strong photograph usually does not need a title or caption to ‘tell’ us what’s going on in the photograph.
2. Think about what you want to convey in the photo. Take into consideration the composition and framing of your photo.
3. Think about the various techniques you can use, such as playing with lighting or textures.
4. Think outside of the box. This month’s theme allows you to be creative and push the boundaries.
We want to see you submit a photo(s) which reflects our monthly challenges. We will judge entries based not only on this criteria, but also on other photographic components.
Only have a phone? No Problem!
We don’t care what device you use. Know its limitations and work within the confines.
About the UNSW PhotoClub Competitions
At PhotoClub we FOCUS on improving our members’ photography. Our challenges aim to do that by DEVELOPING your abilities. It’s also an opportunity to get some good EXPOSURE. And if that’s not incentive enough, we do have prizes for our winners. So why not take a SHOT for this month’s comp?
Challenge Details and FAQ’s
How do I submit a photograph?
IMPORTANT: You submit photos directly into our Facebook group: UNSW PhotoClub 2018
Please add #UNSWPCFILMNOIR to the TOP of your description.
Deadline is the 6th of May (Week 9) 2018 at 23:59*
* Photos after the deadline are welcome but will not be judged.
How many photos can I submit?
Preferably: 1, Maximum: 2
It’s preferred if you submit 1 photograph. But sometimes you can’t chose between a few so you can upload a maximum of 2 per challenge.
Am I allowed to post-process photos?
Yes. Feel free to enhance photos and apply minimal improvements (sharpness, colours etc.). No heavy photo manipulation will be allowed.
Can I submit old photographs?
We prefer to see what PhotoClub has taught you, but it’s up to you!
As long as a photo or a close derivative has not appeared in any other competition including our very own PhotoBook or a previous challenge, you may submit it. And the photo has to be yours of course.
ONLY 2018 PHOTOCLUB MEMBERS CAN WIN.
However, all are welcome to submit.
The judging panel will try to be as fair and independent as possible when judging all entries. It is a condition of entry into the competition that all participants accept the final outcome.