The theme for our August 2019 photo quest is “Lines” – straight lines, curved lines, jagged lines, criss-cross lines, zig-zag lines, leading lines. Lines, lines, lines.
What we’re looking for are images that clearly express the concept of “lines”. Lines in your photograph should not just “happen to also be there” as a mere coincidence. We want to see LINES as a strong element in your photograph. For example, a bird on a simple wire fence would be too coincidental – in that case, the subject of your photo would be the bird, not the (singular) line of the fence. If there’s a bird on a larger number of power lines, it’s a different story – then the graphic concept of lines is strong enough in the image.
Ask yourself what the center of attention is in your photograph, what the subject of your photograph is, and whether the lines are a key element to your image. And when you notice a scene with compelling lines, ask yourself how you can make them stronger and more clearly express your vision – by means of focal length and camera position, for example.
- Make a new photo for the quest – no digging in the archives! Get out with the camera!
- Your photo must be made between now and August 31st, 2019
(submissions that weren’t made within the quest’s time frame will be quietly discarded without notification, sorry)
- This is a members only activity (a link to submit your photo will be in your email inbox)
- Only one submission per member, please
- give your submission a descriptive filename (ideally, add title & caption via IPTC fields)
- Color, black & white, DSLR, mirrorless, phone… doesn’t matter, but please…
- no digital art/compositing
We expect technically solid photographic work without obvious flaws (take care of accurate focus, proper exposure, balanced composition, keep your work free from digital processing artifacts like halos, sensor dust, etc.).
As usual, this is not a competition. From your submissions though, our curator (vice-chair Alexander S. Kunz) will hand-pick up to three photos that interpret the theme best. The better the expression of the theme in your photo, the higher is the chance that it will be featured as an “Editor’s Pick” at our meeting the following month. Imagine the fame!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our Facebook group.
Here are a few examples.
The Photo Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest photo clubs in San Diego County. Our members are artists, travelers, humanitarians, and conservationists. We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.
Photo Section meetings are held once a month between January and November, with additional club activities throughout the year. For more information, please visit our club calendar page.