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Istanbul Suadiye Rotary Club – IFSAK 4th International Photo Contest will be in Digital category and will consist of 4 (four) sections.


1- Digital: Open Color> DC (PID Color Class)


2- Digital: Open Monochrome> DM (PID Monochrome Class)


3- Digital Theme: Nature (Color or Monochrome)> TH (PID Color Class)


4- Digital Theme: “ Women’s Creation” (Color)> RF (PID Color Class)







FIAP Definition of the black and white photography (monochrome):

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single color will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand, a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one color becomes a color work (polychrome) to stand in the color category; such a work requires color reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.




Definition of the FIAP Nature Photography;

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans. Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed. The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected, and the image must look natural. Adding a vignette or blurring the background during processing is not allowed. Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story. Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, humancreated hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed. Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed. Controlling live subjects by chilling, anaesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed. No modification that changes the truth of a Nature image is allowed. Images may be cropped but no other technique that removes, adds or moves any part of the image is allowed. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and lens flare are allowed. Complete conversion of colour images to greyscale monochrome is allowed. Partial conversion, toning and infrared captures or conversions are not allowed. Images of the same subject that are combined in camera or with software by focus stacking or exposure blending are allowed. Multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively and combined in camera or with software (image stitching) are allowed.


Definition of Women’s Creation category:

“Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women” is a quote by the founder of Modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, that he addresses to the women across the globe, in order to underline the emphasis he places on women and also the worth of women. Inspired by this quote, as we celebrate the 100th year of our republic, we wish to remind the women and their struggle these days.  We expect; not only the photographs that shows the worth and work of women but also photographs that can tell the global community about all the difficulties caused by the the politics which support and build gender inequality and women’s fight against it across the globe.


In order to do that you can contact one of the 35000 Rotary clubs located in thousands of towns in the world and ask them to invite you to their community projects aimed at women. It is so easy to find them by a quick search on the internet. If/when possible, try and cover a Rotary logo/sign in your photo and always add the name of the Rotary Club in the name of the photo, which was giving the community service in the photo. Photos must be color only.



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