It is custom at our year-end social to present awards in honour of two founding members of the club who had memorable impact. The competition is in two categories: abstract and portraiture.
The Jan Blackbourn Award: Abstract
Jan was a founding and hard-working member of the Harbour City Photography Club, known for her colourful abstracts. These abstracts were actual photographs taken during her career as a marine biologist at the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo. Jan died suddenly in 2004 at the age of 62.
Abstract photography, sometimes called non-objective, experimental, conceptual or concrete photography, is a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.
The Roy Quesnel Award: Black & white portrait in a non-studio setting
Roy was a founding member of the Harbour City Photography Club and served as print chair for many years. His specialty was producing stunning black and white portraits in non-studio settings, capturing the person and the story of their surroundings. His work in the “dark-room” was considered exception. His enthusiasm for photography was exceeded only by the twinkle in his eyes and his fondness for a laugh. Roy died in 2008 at the age of 70.
• Must be black and white (monochrome)
• Non-studio setting or environment
• Only one person
• Subject must be photographed from the waist (or above) up
Submit your entries to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The slideshows will run through the dinner hour at our year end social.
There will be ballots on the tables for each person to vote for the image of their choice.
The ballots will be collected and counted, and the awards presented at the end of the evening.
All images must in the .jpg format and sized to 1400 pixels wide OR 1050 pixels high (no larger or smaller), regardless of orientation.
Submissions are limited to one photograph per person in each category.
Please include Abstract or Portrait in the subject line and give each image a title to be shown with the slide.