THEME: Tranquility

Theme explained by Freeman Patterson:

"For the coming year I’m going to suggest the topic “Tranquility.” However, the challenge is not to rely on subject matter, such as a tranquil scene or person, but rather on the use of tone and colour (however non-representational or abstract) to convey the feeling of tranquility. Obviously, the size of the space photographed can range from miniscule to enormous."

The Freeman Patterson Fine Art Competition is an ideal way to gain valuable exposure for your artwork, increase your confidence, and exhibit your talent.

It is also an excellent opportunity to foster your talent and grow as a photographic artist.

The Freeman Patterson Fine Art Photography Award competition is open to all members of the Focus Camera Club.

By registering and entering the competition you hereby accept these Terms and Conditions.

General Guidelines:

Each participant will submit a series of 4 images. These will be judged as a group.
All images must have been taken after January 1st, 2020 and submitted by April 15, 2021.
No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images/ no borders

Photo submissions must be relevant to Fine Art Photography.

What is Fine Art Photography?

The term "fine art photography" has no universally agreed meaning or definition: rather, it refers to an imprecise category of photographs, created in accordance with the creative vision of the photographer. The basic idea behind the genre is that instead of merely capturing a realistic rendition of the subject, the photographer is aiming to produce a more personal - typically more evocative or atmospheric - impression. One might simplify this, by saying that fine art photography describes any image taken with a camera where the intention is aesthetic (that is, a photo whose value lies primarily in its beauty rather than scientific (photos with scientific value), commercial (product photos), or journalistic (photos with news or illustrative value).

Images will be uploaded on our new contest site :