Group 81 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 re-post 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.

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 recognized 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 20:54:09
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
  Posted: 03/28/2023 20:54:25
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Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
ORIGINAL IMAGE REGISTERED BY THE CAMERA: acceptable   Posted: 03/28/2023 20:55:02
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Thread Title: Webinar by Hema

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
The attached link might be of interest for members. It is regarding a webinar by Hema one of our members.   Posted: 12/04/2020 09:05:12

Thread Title: Our Helpful Links

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Check out the shared links tab at top of our group page. Some really interesting items and ideas there and also some free courses!!!   Posted: 08/26/2020 12:07:32

Thread Title: Hello From Brent

Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
Hello all!   Posted: 08/24/2020 14:18:56
Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Hi, Brent glad you have found this bulletin board!! Not too sure how it will work with members but if you have anything you need help with regarding photography or using Photoshop for example please write here and members should beable to help. Or if you find any useful sites on internet that may interest others then put link here please.
Keep safe, Angela   Posted: 08/24/2020 15:52:07
Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
Yes . . . we shall see! :) Its a good idea. Maybe it will get some traction.   Posted: 08/24/2020 16:00:15

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