Themed Challenge: Mobile

Many of you were probably eager to submit mobile photos to PhotoBook, before categories were removed. But don’t worry as we’re bringing you mobile photography as the final Themed Challenge of the year!

We’re looking for the best photos you can take using your mobile phones, to prove that the type of camera doesn’t matter as much as the photographer behind it. Get creative as the possibilities are limitless, as long as, of course, they’re taken using a mobile phone!

PRIZE: Joby GripTight ONE GorillaPod Stand

Need some inspiration? Have a look at some of the examples!

Please add #UNSWPCMOBILE and the type of phone used 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. Think about what you want to convey – take into consideration the composition and framing of your photo.

2. Think about the various techniques you can use, such as playing with lighting or textures.

3. Think outside of the box. This month’s theme allows you to be creative and push the boundaries.

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?
1. Submit photos directly into our Facebook group: UNSW PhotoClub 2020 (Please add #UNSWPCMOBILE and the type of phone used to take the photos to the TOP of your posts in our Facebook Group.)

Challenge Period
Deadline is the 1st of November at 23:59*
* Photos after the deadline are welcome but will not be judged.

How many photos can I submit?
Maximum: 2.
Sometimes it becomes difficult to select from a few so you can upload a maximum of 2 submissions.

Am I allowed to post-process photos?
Yes. Feel free to enhance photos and apply minimal improvements (sharpness, colours etc.) wherever you feel necessary. No heavy photo manipulations 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. Please DON’T include any watermarks.

Photo Usage Conditions
UNSW and PhotoClub have the right to use any photograph submissions at any point for marketing or other purposes including but not limited to social media and print publications. Don’t worry, all your work will of course be credited…and who knows, you may even win a prize!

However, all are welcome to submit.

The UNSW PhotoClub Challenge TeamsPrizes sponsored by our partners: Georges and Charing Cross!

Shoot us a message or reply to this email if you have any questions about the current challenge! And then afterwards feel free to have a chat to us with your photograph for feedback and advice!~We want to see you submit a photo(s) which reflects our themed challenges. We will judge entries based not only on this criteria, but also on other photographic components.

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.