Categories


Name # Description
3D 1 This group is intended for persons who are interested in stereoscopic 3-D imaging and for beginners who have some experience in 3D imaging. These members are committed to make 3D images using 2D or 3D digital camera and appropriate software. The images may be color or B/W.
Advanced Photoshop Compositing 1 A true creative/altered reality group for those who work extensively in Adobe Photoshop or other similar programs. The final image requires a minimum of three original photographs composited to create a new image. Simply adding a filter or plug-in that adds an effect to an image or a layer, such as "Fractalius" that adds light streaks, or paint effects that create "pencil" drawing effects, is insufficient. Filters used to enhance the quality, mood or feel of the image are, of course, acceptable. The intent is to create an image, one that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Assigned Subject 2 Each month one member of the group will take a turn to choose a subject and the others in this group will then present his/her interpretation of it. This can be either Creative or unaltered.
Close-up 4 Close-up images of any subject, including but not limited to Macro.
Creative 5 This section is not for beginners but is for those whose images are dedicated to altered reality and who have longtime experience in Adobe Photoshop. In other words this category is designed for the créme de la créme of digital imaging. These members are committed to altering the image so that it departs from the reality of the original photograph. A camera or other light gathering device could never solely capture such images as they appear in the altered image.
Drones 1 Still images or video of any subject captured with a drone.
Fine Arts 2 Fine art photography describes any image taken by a camera where the intention is aesthetic work created with such a desire in mind as to articulate an impression, a feeling about, or relationship with the world.
General Photography 41 Images of any subject matter originating from a film or digital device.
HDR 2 Images using the High Dynamic Range Process.
Infrared 3 Images for this group are those taken either with a digital camera converted for infrared photography or using the appropriate filters or digital files created from infrared film negatives. The images may be color or b/w infrared images. Software simulated infrared images are however not allowed.
Land/Sea/Cityscapes 8 Photographic landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes capture the presence of nature, but can also include man-made features or disturbances. They show atmosphere, the land or the sea or the borders between them, sometimes vast and unending, at other times on a smaller, human scale, and sizes in between.
Macro 1 Macro images are those in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.
Monochrome 11 This is a group submitting monochrome-only images. Monochrome photographs are usually images in black and white but it also includes single toned pictures. A monochrome image often expresses ranges of tones and textures that a color picture finds difficult. It is a most creative medium often able to express subtle emphasis of mood and feeling.
Nature Plus 9 Instead of the restrictive PSA rules presenting nature, these images of animals, flowers, and other images from the natural world may show the “hand of man.” Hybrid plants, animals at zoos and game farms, nature scenes with a fence, and other images not allowed in the Nature Division can be presented in this group with as much editing as one wishes, no restrictions, as long as the theme is of nature.
Painting 1 Any technique that produces a painterly look to a photograph. Software such as Photoshop and Corel Painter would be two of the most popular applications but participants may choose to use other painting programs. Commercial filters are acceptable as long as they are used in conjunction with manual hand brush strokes.
Phoneography 2 A study group for those taking pictures with smartphones and then processing the images with their smartphones. For the first time, we have both a camera and digital darkroom in the palm of our hands. Members will learn from each other: interesting apps, creative ways to use the apps and fun techniques with the cell phone camera. Smartphone photography is becoming a new exciting way for creative photographers to communicate and share their images.

“The iPhone has become a popular choice for many creative photographers, both professional and amateur. It's a convenient and powerful tool for creating unique imagery. With a rapidly growing number of photography apps, the possibilities are seemingly limitless”- Tony Sweet.
Portraits 1 A portrait is a photograph or other artistic representation of a person or animal, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the subject.
Sports 1 Sports of any sort, professional, school or the children playing in the park.
Street Scenes 3 any image that can be a type of photojournalism: people caught in action, unusual street signs, etc. As this is not a competition, manipulated images that are not allowed in the PJ Division of PSA may be presented in this group.
Video 1 Videos of any subject, taken with a smartphone, digital camera, video camera, or drone. This group submits every other month.