The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.

SECTIONS: There are Four sections namely:- (A) Monochrome  Open (B) Color Open  (C) Nature    (D) Photo Travel. All are digital Sections.

Maximum 4 images may be entered in each section. Total 16 Images can be submitted. An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section. Distribution of images shall be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his own (aliases are not permitted). The entrant permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website..

No alteration for Nature and Photo travel images.

IMAGE SIZE: Length for horizontal image longest side must be 1920 pixels. Length for vertical image longest side must be 1080 pixels. The image file must be in JPEG format. Please submit images with 72 dpi OR 300 dpi resolution & colour space sRGB. File size of the Image should not exceed 2 MB.

While filling up the entry form, Please give full titles as you want them to be in the catalogue. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture filenames. Image titles must not exceed 35 characters

Judging will be held with Laptops and BIG Screen Monitors with 1920×1080 300dpi resolution. There won’t be any scaling of images.

Results will be sent by E-Mail.

A PDF catalogue will be email to all participants who paid entry fees. The Electronic catalogue will also be downloaded from website.

All parts of the image have to be photographed by the author who is holding the copyright of all works submitted. The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright.  Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker. All final work must be on photographic film, or on electronic file, or on photographic or electronic print material, mounting excepted.

The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

This Salon is conducted in conformity with FIAP, GPU  and FIP regulations. Acceptances and awards will be taken into account for the FIAP and FIP distinctions. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, GPU, and FIP Distinction

Submission of Entries to the salon implies acceptance of the above regulations.

By the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non-compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.”

All participants are requested to submit their entries through online submission procedure in   https://focusphoto.club/  .

Entry Fee:

First 2 Sections $ 13 USD,  3 Sections 17 USD All Sections  20 USD

Group discount  $ 16 USD all sections for 10 or more participants.

Indian participants :   First 2 Sections rs. 600,  3 sections 800,  All sections 900

Group discount  rs 650 all sections for 10 or more participants

Entry fees have to be paid online through PAYPAL, the link of which has been given in our website  https://focusphoto.club/    PAYPAL address :  focusindia.salon@gmail.com

However Indian entrants should send their Entry Fees by bank transfer (NEFT).

Name of the Bank : AXIS BANK

Account holder Name : SUDIP ROYCHOUDHURY

Account no. : 021010100603133 (Savings A/C)

Branch Name : NABAPALLY

IFSC Code : UTIB0000021

Please be noted that the relevant documents of online transfer must be mailed to us for the Database updation on an urgent basis otherwise no claims will be entertained in future.

Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc well in advance. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, photographs may not be considered for selection.

Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at: focusindia.salon@gmail.com

. WE THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR JOINING AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.

DATA PROTECTION: By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.

Definitions

 

        General: Entries must originate as photographs (image-capture of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and / or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a website. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright.

FIAP/FIP DEFINITION OF 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 colour 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 colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a works requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

FIAP/FIP DEFINITION OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY:

Entries must originate as photographs (image captured of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. Pictures on any subject including creative or experimental images can be submitted. Use of Computer generated graphics is totally restricted except in Creative thematic section. All element of the image must have been shot by the author. No part of the image should have been taken from Net or other person’s image. Use of some filters available on net is permissible. Same images either colour or mono in two different section of the same Salon will result in disqualification for both the images.

FIAP/FIP DEFINITION OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY:

Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology* and archaeology*, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. (Suggested*: An example will be helpful to the New Jury). The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.

  1. Human elements must not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
  2. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.
  3. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible.
  4. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Conversion to infrared, either by digital technique or by original technique is not allowed. Stitching of two or more image is not permitted.
  5. Complete conversion to grey scale Monochrome is allowed but without partial or complete toning.
  6. It is perfectly legal to remove dust, flares or digital noise. Minor global colour / tone correction is OK as long as it is not selective and the final image looks natural but not dramatic. Dodge and Burn tool is for you only but use it judiciously. Selective darkening of background is prohibited. Techniques like panning, slow shutter speed or in-exposure zooming are part of your creativity. Use of filters like Polarizers and NDs are ok.
  7. Drone Photography in the National Parks of India is illegal except with prior written permission from the concerned authorities.
  8. Welfare of the subject is extremely important. Use of live bait is totally prohibited. Relocated nest is a big NO NO and jury members should not award Nest images. Images entered in Nature section meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

FIAP/FIP DEFINITION OF PHOTO TRAVEL :

Photo Travel image must expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally. There are no geographic limitations. Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not appropriate. Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the environment. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original Image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable adjustment are removable of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.

  1. A travel image depicts features of a culture, place or people as found naturally, anywhere in the world.
  2. Images of individuals or group must show their environment or location.
  3. The image should not be a SET UP image and it should not be a directed image.
  4. It should not be from a PHOTO WORKSHOP where a troupe dances for the workshop organizer or HORSES are made to run in dust or water or an individual shows his acrobatics on payment of a fee.
  1. Many monasteries have religious festivals with dances etc and it is perfectly legal to submit such images though you may have paid an entry fee. Same is true for ballet and other stage shows.
  1. Images shot at fairs where the subject is obviously posing for you, with or without payment, is only good for pictorial section. On the other hand a candid image is good for PT section.
  2. Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Conversion to infrared, either by digital technique or by original technique is not allowed. Stitching of two or more image is not permitted.
  3. Complete conversion to grey scale Monochrome is allowed but without partial or complete toning.
  4. It is perfectly legal to remove dust, flares or digital noise. Minor global colour / tone correction is OK as long as it is not selective and the final image looks natural but not dramatic. Dodge and Burn tool is for you only but use it judiciously. Correction of perspective is perfectly legal. Techniques like panning, slow shutter speed or inexposure zooming are part of your creativity. Filters like Polarizers and NDs are ok but star effect or rainbow filters are illegal.
  5. Drone photography is OK as long it is legally permissible in that part of the world. In India use of DJI Mavic Mini model of Drone is perfectly legal, except in areas where Drone Photography is prohibited by the authorities like National Parks etc.
  6. Finally, be sensitive to the community or people whom you are shooting. Care for your subjects and care for your fellow photographers as well. If someone doesn’t wish to be photographed, please respect the person’s feelings and greet her or him with a sweet smile before parting ways.