LIGHT&SHADE 4TH INTERNATIONAL SALON 2022 digital

SECTIONS (DIGITALS)

Monochrome Open
Colour Open
Nature
Photo-Travel

SALON CALENDAR

Closing Date: 23.10. 2022

Judging Date: 28.10.2022 – 30.10.2022

Notification: 12.11.2022

FIAP EDAS : 30.11.2022

FIP EDAS : 30.11.2022

Exhibition : 10.12.2022 – 11.12.2022

Awards & Catalog : 12.12. 2022

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

The image size must be of maximum 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high including any borders and
be a maximum File Size within 2MB. The files must be in JPEG format at 300 dpi resolution.

JURY MEMBER

Ms.   SHARMALI DAS (INDIA)
EFIAP/D/2, MFIP, GMPSA, GPU CR4 

Mr. Dr. DILIP DE SARKER  (INDIA)
EFIAP/S,  LRPS , EFIP

Mr. THANASIS  HADJIPAVLOU  (CYPRUS)
EFIAP/G, MPSA, MICS, c*.MOL, EFIP, R-ISF 10, ER ISF, E.CPE,
GAPU, EHPS, A.APS, Hon.EFMPA, Hon.CPE, Hon.AvTvISO, Hon.PESGSPC, ES.CPE

Mr. UMBERTO DERAMO (ITALY)
EFIAP/b MPSA  AFI* AICS GPUCR4 VIP3 HIUP EHPS/s HonCPE ECPE RISF1 EDISF
cMoL MAPS HonFGNG AAPG AICS ANPS ASSP  BFA4 * MFA MFO BFA/b 

AWARDS

OPEN MONOCHROME

1 FIAP GOLD

1 ICS GOLD

1 GPU GOLD

1 ISF GOLD

2 FIAP HM

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP RIBBON

1 GPU HM

2 OAF GOLD

OPEN COLOUR

1 FIAP GOLD

1 MOL GOLD

1 GPU GOLD

1 ISF GOLD

2 FIAP HM

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP RIBBON

1 GPU HM

2 OAF GOLD

NATURE

1 FIAP GOLD

1 MOL SILVER

1 GPU GOLD

1 ISF GOLD

2 FIAP HM

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP RIBBON

1 GPU HM

2 OAF GOLD

PHOTO TRAVEL

1 FIAP GOLD

1 MOL BRONZE

1 OAF GOLD

1 OAF GOLD

2 FIAP HM

1 FIP GOLD

5 FIP RIBBON

1 GPU HM

2 OAF GOLD

DIGITAL CERTIFICATE

OPEN MONOCHROME

1 ISF DIPLOMA

4 ICS HM Certificate

4 OAF DIPLOMA

OPEN COLOUR

1 ISF DIPLOMA

4 ICS HM Certificate

4 OAF DIPLOMA

NATURE

1 ISF DIPLOMA

4 ICS HM Certificate

4 OAF DIPLOMA

PHOTO TRAVEL

1 ISF DIPLOMA

4 ICS HM Certificate

4 OAF DIPLOMA

BEST AUTHOR OF THE SALON : FIAP BADGE

BEST INDIAN AUTHOR: MOL Badge + 2 GPU HM

BEST CLUB AWARD: TROPHY

PAYMENT DETAILS

Foreign Individual Entry Fee

All 4 Sections 12 $ / 650 INR

Paypal Email ID: fotosquare2017@gmail.com

Bank Details:

Name of the Bank: Bank Of India – Branch: Maulali

Account holder: OMNIQ ART FOUNDATION

Account no: 402420110000295

IFSC Code: BKID0004024

SALON RULES & REGULATIONS :

1.The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIP,FIAP, ICS, GPU,ISF, MOL. All acceptances will count for FIP,FIAP, ICS, GPU,MOL, ISF. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered. NO ALTERATION FOR NATURE and PHOTO TRAVEL IMAGES AND PHOTO-JOURNALISM

2. “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 exhibition rules and conditions.”

3. JUDGING Mode : ONLINE SYSTEM

4. There are no restrictions as to subject matter except as outlined in the rules and definitions of specific sections.

5. “With 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 breach of the rules. It is recommended to leave
the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations”

6)In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, all participants in our event must tick a box next to which the following
text is stated: The new applicable document now is FIAP DOC 018/2017. I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 017/2017 « Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and thered list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographicevents under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3with the FIAP
participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.” The text FIAP document FIAP DOC 018/2017 must be linked to the attached
document. Participants who do not tick the box must be excluded from the contest. If needed, FIAP can request a report showing that specific participants under investigation, have de facto ticked that box.

7. “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).

8. 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.

9. Report Cards will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on our website.

10.All paid up Entrantwill received PDF CATALOG

11. “Entries are limited to not more than 4 images (digital files) per section, i.e 16 total images for 4 sections.Images for each section should be
uploaded via www.oafsalon.inwebsite. A mixed entry of slides and digital images in the same section are not allowed.

12.The jury reserves the right to withhold some awards if the quality of submitted photos is not satisfactory.

13. Each author can receive only one award / honorable mention in each section.

14. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in thatsection”.

15.The organizer will take all possible care while handling the awards and catalogues, however we assume no liability for damages and loses during shipping.

16. 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.

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

18. WITHOUT ENTRY FEE.ENTRIES WILL NOT BE JUDGE.REQUEST Kindly send payment details to fotosquare2017@gmail.com for fee update before judging
date to avoid disqualify from judging.

FIAP/FIP DEFINITION OF DIVISIONS AND SECTIONS

FIAP 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.

FIP Monochrome Definition:
An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a greyscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.)

FIAPDEFINITION 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.

FIP PID Colour:
The subject matter is unrestricted for PID images in separate colour and monochrome section. There may be a theme specified for some PID Salons and the exhibition’s definition of the theme should be consulted with the organizer. Use of major computer-generated graphics is totally restricted except in Creative thematic section. All elements 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.

Wildlife Where exhibitions or competitions have a Wildlife Section or are giving a Wildlife Medal the following applies: Images entered in Wildlife Sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to mammals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.

FIAP  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.

PHOTO TRAVEL GUIDELINE FOR FIP:

  • A travel image depicts features of a culture, place or people as found naturally, anywhere in the world.
  • Images of individuals or group must show their environment or location.
  • The image should not be a SET UP image and it should not be a directed image.
  • 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 individualshows his acrobatics on payment of a fee.
  • Many monasteries have religious festivals with dances etc and it is perfectly legal tosubmit such images though you may have paid an entry fee. Same is true for balletand other stage shows.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Complete conversion to grey scale Monochrome is allowed but without partial or complete toning.
  • Digital correction of distortion is acceptable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.