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Deadline : November 30th, 2017 @ midnight

For this competition, the focus is on the principle of extreme magnification in capturing items or elements not normally viewed.

Open Theme – image can be fish, insect, mammal, reptile, plant, vegetable, fruit, flowers, water drops, spider webs, money, object, etc…

Both detailed and accurate representation of a subject and creative interpretation and impression through selective focus, etc… are acceptable.

The terms ‘close-up’ and ‘macro’ are often used to describe the same type of magnification of an image. However technically speaking, a ‘close-up’ is an image with a reproduction ratio ranging from 1:10 to just below life size.  Whereas ‘macro’ is life size (1:1) to 10:1 life size.

Close-up photography covers a broader range of lens options and techniques to achieve maximum magnification. The key emphasis of this competition is to “filling the frame is paramount” without the requirement of cropping the image in post processing. Therefore, appropriate composition is required at the time of image capture.

For this competition, you can use a dedicated macro prime lens, zoom lens, or a regular lens using a diopter, extension tubes, bellows, close up filters, lens extender or reverse lens.  A combination of these devices are also permitted.

** Please note that to match the CAPA rules there is no time limit - The image does not have to be taken within the last year.

*** Top 6 images from either ADVANCED or NOVICE categories will be sent to CAPA


  • You cannot submit an image that has been entered in previous competitions.

  • Do not add watermark to your images.

  • Do not put any frames or borders on your images

  • Follow the rules for the specific competition.



  • Once you have filled out your membership form and paid your dues you will be assigned a random Membership#.  ex: a1a1a1

  • Naming convention goes as follow : Category_Membership#_FirstName_LastName_001,jpg

  • If you consider yourself an Advanced Photographer use for example: A_a1a1a1

  • If you consider yourself an Novice Photographer use: ex: N_a1a1a1

  • Ex: A_a1a1a1_John_Smith_001.jpg or N_a1a1a1_John_Smith_001.jpg

  • ** Entries that do not match the naming convention listed above will be automatically deleted


  • On each page where you submit your images a list of entries will displayed

  • The Membership# will also be used to display the competition results  Ex:

  • A_a1a1a1 (3 Images)

  • A_b3b3b3 (2 Images)

  • N_b2b2b2 (2 Images)

  • N_a2a2a2 (3 Images)

  • This will tell you that we received your images for the specific contest and the amount of images we received.

  • This list will be on the same page where you submitted your entries

  • Please note that this is done manually so it might take a bit of time before your id shows up.

  • It is your responsibility to check to make sure your entries have been received.

  • If you see that your entries are not showing up send us a message via the Contact Us page



  • Uploaded images without Membership# will be deleted

  • Maximum image size : 25MB each image

  • Maximum 3 images per competition

  • If you’re having difficulty uploading your images send us a message via the Contact Us Page – Do not wait until after the deadline.

** Contest are open for Focus Camera Club members ONLY

Entries as of November 30th, 2017 @ 10:27 PM

  1. A_f9w6y1 (3 images)

  2. A_e7n8e9 (3 images)

  3. A_u2c6n7 (3 images)

  4. A_yb62n6 (3 images)

  5. A_g2c1t1 (3 images)

  6. A_m6j8r8 (3 images)

  7. A_m4q2y3 (3 images)

  8. A_v9d4b8 (3 images)

  9. A_m3r3z8 (1 image)

  10. A_n2t7r3 (3 images)

  11. A_f9n3f2 (3 images)

  12. A_j2p7h5 (3 images)

  13. A_n7x9n5(3 images)

  14. A_x6x7m5 (3 images)

  15. A_h2c2m8(3 images)

  16. A_f9y7r1(3 images)

  17. A_w4d1z5(2 images)

  18. A_t7x2p7(3 images)

  19. N_v1m2f2 (3 images)

  20. N_x7z5b4 (2 Images)

  21. N_m6b3v7 (3 images)

  22. N_r4c8j3 (3 images)

  23. N_c4b8h7 (3 images)

  24. N_y6k9x4 (3 images)

  25. N_z5n9j7(3 images)

  26. N_q8h1a7(3 images)

  27. N_u3h6z3(3 images)

  28. N_b4c1w1(3 images)

  29. N_y5h6s7(3 images)

  30. N_f6r9a9(2 images)

  31. N_b4z5z4(3 images)

  32. N_h1k4c3(2 images)

  33. N_y9t3f3(2 images)

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