Capture Oakville – The Streets of Oakville
An image that captures and demonstrates the interaction of people and their behaviours in public places within Oakville where you capture a realistic ‘decisive moment.’
Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be of an object or environment within Oakville where the imagery projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.
Capture People & Portraits
A compelling portrait photograph that captures the moment of contact or interaction, while accentuating the essential characteristics and personality of the human spirit.
The human subject should be the central element. Photographs can include, Candid or Posed, Portraiture, Studio, or Photojournalism.
Capture Black & White
A ‘creative’ visual image which uses the aesthetic of the black and white medium to best represent the impression of tone, texture or contrast in order to attract, guide and/or polarize the viewers attention. This category is open to any subject matter.
A grand expanse of Scenery, Landscape, spectacular natural event, or Environmental vista which conveys the scale, size or proportion of what you are photographing.
The image may include methods such as wide-format panoramic field-of-view, High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques. Human elements are acceptable, as long as they are not the primary subject matter.
Note: Cityscapes are excluded from this category.
Capture Nature & Wildlife
Compelling image of natural elements such as wildlife, plants, insects, and close-ups of small natural subjects or textures.*
Close-up or Macro photographs are welcome in this category.
* Small natural subjects or textures could include parts of animals/plants/insects such as feathers, flower stamens, pollen, leaf vein patterns, compound eyes of insects, etc.
** Hand-of-Man elements are ‘discouraged.’
Expression – Youth (18 years & under)
Create a photograph that is eye-catching, or impacts the viewer by invoking an emotional response through its story.
Images will be judged on their originality, artistic expression, as well as its composition, and/or tonality