Black & White Countryside

Your brief for: Black & White Countryside

 You have until the last day of February to get your entries in. Member voting takes place between March 1st and 6th. Your image MUST be black and white, but you are free to interpret the term countryside how you want. However, make sure the people viewing your image (and AJ) will understand that interpretation. 

How does Voting work?
You can vote for as many images as you want on a five star rating system but we suggest you choose your top five images and vote for them on a sliding scale. HQ will then use the results to help them decide the final Top 3 images in a live zoom session .

The rules of Foto Mission
1. Only one image entry per member is permitted.
2. Images can have been taken at any time but to meet the brief and help develop your photography we’d recommend that you shoot an image specifically for each Foto Mission.
3. Images can be colour, black & white, or toned however you want.
4. In order to be fair to all levels and types of photographer you are not allowed to manipulate your image so that it completely changes the honesty of the original scene. You are allowed to adjust the exposure, contrast (including curves), saturation, highlights, shadows and other basic raw adjustments. You can also transform to correct verticals/horizontals or tweak composition and also use selective adjustment layers. Cropping is allowed. You are also permitted to clone out minor distractions and blemishes. You may use multiple images of the same scene to create an HDR image. You may also use several different images to create a pattern or background texture but you cannot composite a ‘natural’ looking scene together from multiple images.
5. It’s best to resize your images to 1920px longest edge before upload as it keeps the server gremlins happy. Only upload JPEGs.
6. The image entered must be entirely created by you and you alone.
7. By entering the competition you agree to take part with integrity and in the friendly spirit of Foto-Buzz as a community.
8. In the unlikely event of a dispute the decision of Foto-Buzz HQ is final.
9. Entries must be anonymous so including an identifying copyright mark may invalidate your entry.
10. Being annoyed with the final HQ judging is compulsory.
11. Images created using Ai are not permitted.

COMPETITION THEMES FOR 2024

January – Sense of speed
February –Black & White countryside
March - Minimalism
April – Doors and windows
May – Springing into life
June – Reflections
July – Tranquillity
August - Colours of summer
September - Journey
October - Wild
November – Ends of the day
December – Feeling festive