These categories may overlap. It will be your choice to pick the category you wish your image to be entered in.
The InFocus Committee reserves the right to change the category of your entry if they deem it necessary.
You are encouraged to enter color or black and white in any of the categories.
Below you will find examples for each category. Please click on any image to see full sized.
Thank you to last few years participants for these lovely examples!
- Includes but is not limited to landscapes, seascapes, panoramas, time-lapse, outdoor scenes, sunsets, farms, light painting, night shots, aerial photography. These images depict an expanse of scenery. The subject is the scenery and not individual elements of the scene.
- The primary message of the motion photo is an identifiable subject in motion with respect to its given surroundings. The use of Stop Action, Panning, Zooming, and Slow Shutter Speed Techniques can be used.
3. CLOSE UP/MACRO
- A picture taken with the subject close to the camera. The classic macro is about getting detail. That usually means getting right into the subject. Macro photography is the act of photographing objects in close range so the subject you are photographing fills the frame. Very or extreme close-up photography, is usually of very small subjects in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size.
- This category refers to a range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as plants, flowers, trees and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. It also includes animals in any setting – wild, domestic, farm, zoo, birds, sea life, insects, etc.
5. MAN MADE
- The subject of the image is manufactured, created or constructed by human beings.
6. ART OF HUMAN KIND
- Images that feature humans as the primary subjects. This includes but is not limited to street scenes, portraits, human experience, photojournalism, sport, fashion, documentary, wedding and event.