PHOTOGRAPHY


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Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Therefore, don’t miss this chance to be a part of ProBattle this year and prove your photography skills. This is a complete photography contest where participants will be judged on various concepts of photography such as framing, quality and composition. Using a variety of techniques, this is the perfect platform to showcase your perception of the world – and the expertise of handling a camera!

Competition Design

On behalf of Probattle, this event will provide all the aspiring and passionate young photographers with an opportunity to network, interact and learn from not only among themselves but also from us and other great names in the field of photography, through workshops and photography-based competitions. A breakdown of the event is as follows.

Categories:
1. Architectural Photography (Both)
2. Photo Story (Both) and Portraiture (Both)
3. Landscape Photography

Workshops:
The event would also consist of workshops by some of the most successful professional photographers in Pakistan to provide our delegates a much broader knowledge. They will start from the very basics of photography and go on to elaborate complex techniques like candid photography and post-processing.

20th March
Architectural Photography (For DSLR + Smart Phone Category)
• The event will start off with a workshop by an experienced certified photographer. The participants will get motivated and inspired through the talk and it will help them boost their skills. This workshop will be about an hour long and it will count as an opening ceremony of this event.
• Following the workshop, the competition will kick off with its first category, which is ‘Architectural Photography’. In this category, all participants will be allowed to roam free in IBA and capture beautiful architectural portraits or landscapes of IBA. This will particularly test the perspective and framing skills of the participants.
• Different renowned photographers will be on board with us to talk with the participants and guide them about what to do.
• Editing will be allowed, and participants will have to edit their photographs on their own laptops and will have to submit them in USBs before the deadline.

21st March
Photo Story and Portraiture (For DSLR + Smart Phone Category)
• Second day will start off with the second category which is Photo Story. In this segment, all participants will be required to convey a story through 4 photographs. This will test their story telling skills and creativity.
• This will also lead to some best pictures that can represent and promote Probattle. Copyrights of photos will be reserved.
• The last category for the day will be ‘Candid Photography’. Moments captured spontaneously, these can be in color or in monochrome.
• Editing will be allowed, and participants will have to edit their photographs on their own laptops and will have to submit them in USBs before the deadline.

22nd March
Landscape Photography
⦁ On the third and final day, contestants will participate in the Landscape Photography category.
⦁ In this category, the participant will be provided with a choice of three time slots of the day, and selecting one of them, they'll be expected to produce a maximum of 3 photographs as official entries for judging.
⦁ In this category, the participants aren't allowed to edit their photographs, so as to preserve the originality of the pictures.
⦁ Based on color, angle, detail and a presentation of the photographs by participants explaining their choice of time and location, the photographs will be ranked accordingly.

Judgement Criteria

1. Impact– what you feel when you first view the Entry. Does the photo evoke an emotion from the viewer?
2. Creativity– how the Participant was able to convey their idea, message or thought in an original and imaginative way through their lens.
3. Style– how the Participant is able to showcase their personal originality and technique to influence how the image is presented and interpreted.
4. Subject Matter– was the subject matter displayed in the photo appropriate to the story being told in the Photo Entry submitted and does it fully represent the theme?
5. Story Telling– how the Participant is able to let their Photo Entry evoke the viewer’s imagination, which may differ by each viewer.
6. Technique– the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.
7. Composition– how all the visual elements harmoniously express the purpose or intent of the image. Does the photo draw the viewer in to look where the creator intended?
8. Presentation– having that finished look. Was the Photo Entry truly ready to be entered or were some finishing touches still required?
9. Color Balance– can bring harmony to a photo. Do the tones work together, effectively supporting the image? However, Color Balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.
10. Center of Interest– the point(s) in the photo where the Participant wants you to view the image. Does the photo draw you in? Does it have more than one center or interest or none at all?
11. Lighting— how the Participant was able to use and control light. Was the lighting applied in the photo (manmade or natural) properly used to enhance the image?

Rules

1. Participants can either use DSLRs or Smartphone cameras to take pictures. Judgement for both will be done separately.
2. Participants will be required to bring their own equipment including DSLR cameras or Smart phones, USBs, and laptops with the editing software installed.
3. Participants can bring extra equipment if they want e.g. tripods etc.
4. Participants will be required to do their own editing only.
5. Participants will have to respect the judgement done by the judges.
6. Participants will have to submit their photographs within the deadline or else they will be penalized.

Event Heads:

Jhon Raza: 0334-2112752

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