Monthly Challenge 3: Creatively Lit

We hope you all had an awesome break and are ready for the very first challenge of the semester. This month’s challenge is: Creatively Lit.
Lighting is one of the key elements of photography, and an interesting use of light can often kick it up a notch. Whether it’s light painting, illuminated landscape or objects, or the creative use of light and shadows, let your inner artist come alive and make your photo lit! Below are a few examples.

Please add #UNSWPCLIT 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 Challenges

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 challenge?

Challenge Details and FAQ’s

How do I submit a photograph?
IMPORTANT: You submit photos directly into our Facebook group: UNSW PhotoClub 2017

Please add #UNSWPCLIT to the TOP of your description.

Don’t include the gear or camera settings you used in the description.

Challenge Period
Started on the 28th of July 2017
Deadline is the 13th of August (Week 3) 2017 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 photo book or a previous challenge, you may submit it. And the photo has to be yours of course.

However, all are welcome to submit.

The UNSW PhotoClub Challenge Teams

Prizes sponsored by our sponsors: Georges, Charing Cross & The Aperture Club!

The Challenge Creation Team:

  • Damien Ching
  • Dylan Kim
  • Iris Liao
  • Eileen Tsui

Talk to us at Friday tutorials or weekend outings about the current challenge!

The Judging Team:

  • Christopher Cunio
  • Benjamin Lou-Wong
  • Freddie Chan
  • Julie Poon
  • Benjamin Shen

Talk to us at Friday tutorials with your photograph for feedback and advice!

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.