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No. 2016 – 345 No. 2017/036 No. 016/FIP/61/2016 No. 2016/106 Forgot Password ??  Click Me? New Registration?? Click Here

 

CATEGORY : DIGITAL
SECTIONS :
A- Projected Image - Monochrome (OPEN) (PID)
B - Projected Image– Colour (OPEN) (PID)
C - Photo Travel (PTD) - Monochrome OR Colour
D–Nature (ND) - Monochrome OR Colour


SECTIONS / RULE

 

GENERAL :  The exhibition is open to any one: however an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization  in its  reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.

Entries must originates a photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered materials free of charge for publication and / or display in media related to the exhibition.

The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the entrant. Artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates subject to Nature and Photo Travel divisional restrictions.

All final work must be photographic, digital file. Titles of the images will not be read at time of judging. Judging shall be done on Digital Projection 1024 x 768 pixel and an entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging. Same image or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image may not be re-entered in any section of the division of this Salon regardless of format or title. Accepted images in previous ECPA International Salon shall be liable to reject. The make and model of the projection equipment used in the judging is Sharp XR-55X Projector and its native pixels is1024x768.

There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections, or specified by law in the country where the exhibition is held.

All entries shall conform to the stricter of these definitions for acceptances to be validated by all the International Organizations granting recognition or patronage. adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural force, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The original image must have been taken by the photographer whatever photographic medium is used; any manipulation or modification to the original images is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene. After satisfying the above requirements every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all natural photographs.

Sections in the Salon :


There will be 4 (Four) Sections in Digital in the Salon and entries in each of these Sections will be judged by 3(Three) Juries. Entries in each section will bemaximum4(Four) Digital Images. The 4(Four) Sections are:

Projected Image – Monochrome (OPEN) (Section A)An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure blackand pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)               

A gray-scale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work

Projected Image – Colour (OPEN) (Section B):Colour Digital Images on any subject including creative or experimental images can be submitted.

Photo Travel (Monochrome OR Colour) (Section C) :A Photo Travel image must expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original Image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removable of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to gray-scale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

Images uploaded in photo travel section will be closely monitored that images have met the photo travel definition as mentioned above. Images that do not meet the definition shall be disqualified.


With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations. Concerning NATURE and WILDLIFE section it is reminded that elements of the photograph must not be cloned, added or erased, in other words no pixel can be added or erased

Projected Image – Monochrome (OPEN) (Section A)

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

A gray-scale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work

Projected Image – Colour (OPEN) (Section B):Colour Digital Images on any subject including creative or experimental images can be submitted.

Photo Travel (Monochrome OR Colour) (Section C) :

A Photo Travel image must expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment.

Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original Image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removable of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to gray-scale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.Images uploaded in photo travel section will be closely monitored that images have met the photo travel definition as mentioned above. Images that do not meet the definition shall be disqualified.

FIAP definition of Monochrome Photography :

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

PSA Definition of Black and white photography (Monochrome):

An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Color Work.

PSA Definition of Photo Travel:

A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

PSA & FIAP Nature Definition (New combined definition for 2015)

Nature (Monochrome OR Colour) (Section D) :

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.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale Monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

 As per FIAP definition, Nature Photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated caged or under any form of restraint as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible, Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects such as barn owls or storks