Submitting for NECCC
Fall Competition: Entries must be received by 9:00pm Tuesday, October 12
Pictorial is basically “General”. These can be realistic or as creative as you want them to be, as long as all elements of the photo are your own work.
- Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
- Rendition must appear natural, though basic processing is allowed. You cannot add/remove/replace pictorial elements by any means other than cropping, though removal of dust or scratches is fine. By this reasoning composites are not permitted.
- Remember that “nature” does not have to mean “wildlife”. Mountains, oceans, forests, and deserts are all nature too. Don’t restrict yourself to only animals.