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Deadline: 30th September 2009
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Amateur Photographer Monthly Photographic Competition

ap_logoSeptember’s theme for the forum monthly photographic competition is PhotoSoft portraits – subtle and muted. Shoot a sensitive portrait using soft light and muted colours. Keep the mid-tone contrast low so we can see smooth shapes and delicate form, and maybe just use window light and a reflector. Close-up or distant, make it peaceful, relaxed, soft and natural. Venture away from the energy high street studio.

Monthly Competition Rules

1. ONLY one entry per member is allowed.

2. Images must not exceed 600 pixels x 600 pixels.

3. Files must be under 100Kb (102,400 bytes).
New members should read the Posting Images – Maximum Sizes etc… sticky before posting!

4. Entries can be from any time period, not just the current month.

5. Images must be embedded in the monthly competition sticky using the ‘Image’ tag. No links please!

6. Posts should only include a ‘title’ and an image – (please keep technical info and comments to a minimum). Use the Comments thread for in-depth (or whatever) discussions.

7. Images that don’t show (because of hosting problems on your part) will obviously not be included in the competition. AP accepts no responsibility for this.

8. Images that exceed the competition guidelines will be deleted and replaced with the words. “Image exceeds competition guidelines – you may re-submit by posting a new URL in the ‘comments’ thread where a moderator will then amend your original post” or similar…

9. The competition ends 12 midnight on the last day of each month.

This competition is for ‘fun’ and is to encourage you to get out and take photos!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors – Nikon. The company very kindly supplies us with a delightful Nikon Coolpix S560 for the winning entry each month.

The second and third placed entrants win a top of the range, fully waterproof, ‘AP loves my pictures’ mug.

You can catch-up with all the chat about each round and see the entries and results in our monthly competition forum area

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Nikon Coolpix S560 ELIGIBILITY: All competitions offered by IPC from this Web Site (“Competitions”) are open to any United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Channel Island resident who is aged 18 or over, except for employees (and their families) of any IPC Group company or anyone else connected with the Competitions (“Entrant”). Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright of all entries remains with the photographer, but Amateur Photographer reserve the right to use entries, without payment, to promote the competition

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