“Forced Perspective” Competition

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“Forced Perspective” Competition

The assigned subject for March is “Forced Perspective”
Employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.
17 Forced Perspective Technique Examples

A member may enter up to four photos. Only one photo may be submitted in each of the following categories:

Assigned Subject – enter either for Digital Assigned Subject or Print Assigned Subject, but not both, entries may be color or monochrome
Digital Open – enter either Class A or Class B, but not both – entries may be color or monochrome
Print Open Color
Print Open Monochrome

See Competition Rules for details.
Uploading digital photos
Use the Upload page for all digital categories. The upload deadline is Tuesday, at midnight, the week of the competition. Information onupload file types, sizes and color space are at the bottom of the upload page.
Print labels
Usethe label templatefor the information that must be on the back of your photo. Attach the label in the upper left corner on the back to ensure your photo will beorientated correctly for the judges. You can enter your information into the label template before your print, or by hand after you print. Leave the “Picture #”and “Score” fields blank.

Photo by Rhonda Cullens

Learning Through Competition
Competitions are meant to encourage everyone to improve their skills and to learn new ways to look at things. Constructive critiques from judges can be a very useful learning tool. However, judging art is very subjective. Judges can’t see inside our thought processes.

If you like what a judge says, whether it is your photo or not, that is great. Use that insight to improve your photos going forward.
If you disagree with what a judge says, that is ok too. If you like your art the way it is, that is more important than what anyone else says or how well it scores.
You choose whether to use or ignore the judging comments.


Darrell- Welcome, Club updates, Survey closes in 3 days which includes Next Year’s Assigned Subjects and Program Suggestions
Charlie- Program updates
Rhonda – Annual Competition and Exhibit
Mark/Sandy – New England Camera Club Council updates
Wendy – Introduce the judges





Assigned Subject – “Forced Perspective”
Open Color
Open Monochrome


Assigned Subject – “Forced Perspective”
Open – Class A
Open – Class B

Fast run-through at the start
Ties resolved at end of each category
Break after Print to chat about prints and snacks



Range: 6 to 10 by half points
Practice now

We ask that a judge provide a positive comment on each photo.
Then, offer a suggestion how the photo might be strengthened.
This suggestion could help the photographer think about a different perspective, crop, lighting, background, etc. the next time a similar situation presents itself.

The event is finished.


Mar 28, 2019


3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 28, 2019
  • Time: 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm


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