Group 19 Bulletin Board

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This page is dedicated to discussions about our theme (General Photography) that are outside the scope of our monthly images.

Thread Title: Photographic Society of America PTD Competition Corner

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hello, everyone! After reading Nadia’s entry in the PSA supplemental Travel Journal, I thought it was important enough to repost in the Digital Dialogue group pages. Here, we are reminded that “changing reality” is not allowed in PSA Travel Photography competition. In addition, I also want to stress the need to appropriately categorize one’s work if using “composite” techniques (including sky replacement) by tagging the work as a Hybrid Image, primarily when competing outside the Travel Photography category.

Below is a shortened version of Nadia Filiaggi’s original post in this months Travel Photography Journal.

From the Photographic Society of America PTD Competition Corner:

Photography Travel is a documentary medium, and our images must reflect what was seen when we pressed the shutter. Removing, adding to, moving, or changing any part of an image except for cropping and straightening is not allowed. This goes for adding a different sky even if you are the author of the sky that is being replaced. (Please see the images below for reference).

(Note that using an element on an image that is not your own work cannot be entered into any section of a PSA recognised Exhibitions and is in violation of the PSA Ethics Policy).

Here are some examples showing the sky replacements selected from the Photoshop sky replacement facility: Here, it is evident how each Sky Replacement selection changes the mood and overall aesthetic of the original registered event below. Nonetheless, both examples are not authentic and thus ineligible to be used in PSA image competition.

The ‘2023 Photo Travel Guide for Judges and Chairs’ is available for download on the Photo Travel’s webpage:

The Photo Travel Division has also set up a Gallery of staged/set-up images which our members can peruse:

We have also produced new educational material that relates to the 2023 Guide:

If you are uncertain if your image adheres to the Photo Travel Definition, please make use of the free Photo Travel Evaluation Service which members can access after login:

We look forward to hearing from you and directing your questions to the appropriate PSA administrator.

Originally posted by:
Nadia Filiaggi MPSA EFIAP

Best regards,
Lance A. Lewin (DD83 and DD87 Admin)
PSA B&W Photography Mentor
PSA South Atlantic Area Membership Director
  Posted: 03/28/2023 20:28:29
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
  Posted: 03/28/2023 20:28:50
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
ORIGINAL IMAGE REGISTERED THROUGH THE CAMERA LENS: Acceptable   Posted: 03/28/2023 20:29:37
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Thread Title: Best Wishes

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
I am leaving the group, and I would like to thank everyone for their help and support during my stay. It was fun.
Best wishes to you all.
Barbara   Posted: 10/10/2022 12:34:26
Carol Spry   Carol Spry
Good luck in all you do! Happy clicking and keep it in focus🍀   Posted: 10/10/2022 12:42:47
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Thank you Carol   Posted: 10/10/2022 12:51:19
Norm Solomon   Norm Solomon
Hi Barbara, Best of luck in your photography. It's been fun to see your images & to get your comments on mine. Norm   Posted: 10/10/2022 13:13:31
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Thank you Norm.   Posted: 10/10/2022 15:25:27
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Barb, we will miss you and your images, but we all need to move on in the things we do from time to time and I guess you are at one of those times. I wish you the best in whatever your plans are and I am sure all in the group feel the same way.   Posted: 10/10/2022 17:35:47
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Thank you, Stan. I will still be in the DD. I am a member of Group 63 and Group 99 too. So please drop by and visit.   Posted: 10/10/2022 17:55:33
Jay Denny   Jay Denny
Best wishes to you. Hope we see your work again in the future.   Posted: 10/10/2022 18:31:45
Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Thank you Jay.   Posted: 10/10/2022 19:12:53

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