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Our Assignments

Assignments are treated like homework.  Upcoming assignments are posted in the Member Database.

We’re all encouraged to go out and work at doing our best in challenging ourselves to get the best shot we can.  The images may be uploaded into the member database during a given time period and winnerssubsequently are then available for voting. Only your own images should be used and have to be within from a recent outing, not from your archives. The results are tallied and a slideshow is presented with all submissions and the winners being announced.

The submission photos can be placed into each of three categories:

  • Colour – Images have little to moderate post-processing. Essentially, there is some cropping, straightening and moderate colour work.
  • Black & White – The image is best taken in colour and changed in editing software to black and white. Do whatever it takes to get the very best contrasts in the image. Black and white is all about good, crisp contrast. Spot colour in black and white images should be submitted in the Digital Art category.
  • Digital Art – This is the category to test your skills, with aggressive post processing, HDR, and use of overlays that present visual elements of line, shape, color, form, and texture, etc.

Whenever possible, the assignment topic is aligned with the speaker at the general meeting or some topics from the education meeting. Any queries about our assignments can be sent to assignments.opc@gmail.com


To see our prior assignments, click on this link or LookBack.