7th Carelia Salon 23rd October 2015 at 12.00 Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu, Skinnarilankatu 36, 53850 Lappeenranta
2nd Helsinki Salon 26th October 2015 at 18.00 Kamera-galleria, Lastenkodinkuja 1, Helsinki 18.
1st Kuopio Salon 22th November 2015 at 15.00 in movie theater Kuvakukko, Vuorikatu 27, Kuopio
2nd Vihti Salon 1st December 2015, Vihdin pääkirjasto, Nummela, Pisteenkaari 9, 03100 Nummela
7th Vision Salon 4th November 2015 at 18:00 Koulutuskeskus Valo (Education Center Valo), Pallotie 5, Ylöjärvi.
Hemmo Ristimäki get a medal at the opening in Helsinki Salon.
The judges of the 7th Carelia Salon Ivan Deviatkin, Heikki Pohjolainen and Tatu Kosonen. (photo Ari Nakari)
The judges of the 7th Vision Salon have started their work on Thursday 24th September. The jury: Ilkka Valkila EFIAP, SKsLM (Finland), Marjukka Vähä-Ettala AFIAP (EFIAP still this year) (Finland) and Pekka Salminen EFIAP, SKsLM (Sweden).
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7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015
PSA patronage 2015-224
UPI License L150038-M16G15S15BR16
2015/292 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 7th Carelia Salon
2015/293 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2nd Helsinki Salon
2015/294 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 1st Kuopio Salon
2015/295 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 2nd Vihti Salon
2015/296 7th Finland International Digital Circuit – 7th Vision Salon
FULL-COLOUR CATALOGUE 5*****FIAP
A General Colour (PID) (free subject)
B General Monochrome (PID) (free subject)
C Nature (ND)
Upload opening date: 10st August 2015
Closing date: 21rd September 2015
Judging: 24th – 27th September 2015
Notification: 1st October 2015
Awards/Catalogue sent: 5th December 2015
7th Carelia Salon 25th October 2015
2nd Helsinki Salon 26th October 2015
1st Kuopio Salon 22th November 2015
2nd Vihti Salon 29th November 2015
7th Vision Salon 4th November 2015
345 awards + Best author of Circuit + Best authors of Salons.
Carelia Salon: Best Ending Photo
Helsinki Salon: Best Architectural Photo
Kuopio Salon: Best Conceptual work
Vihti Salon: Best nature photo
Vision Salon: Best Macro Photo
AFCC = The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs = Suomen Kameraseurojen Liitto ry = SKsL
1 section 40 euros, 2 sections 50 euros, 3 sections 60 euros
The fee has to be paid by PayPal at the website www.finlandcircuit.fi
ENTRIES CAN ONLY BE MADE DURING THE PERIOD
10th August – 21st September 2015
Unpaid entries will be definitely disqualified
Judges of 7th Finland International Digital Circuit 2015
7th Carelia Salon
Heikki Pohjolainen, Photographer, Finland
Sami Kontto EFIAP, Finland
Ivan Deviatkin Photographer Russia
Alternate: Jukka Kosonen, AFIAP, Finland
2nd Helsinki Salon
Jussi Jyvälahti, Photographer Finland
Kresimir Kopick, Photographer Kroatia
Kristian Frantz, EFIAP Finland
Alternate: Anders Blomqvist, EFIAP Finland
Alternate: Erik Laureaus, MFIAP Finland
Alternate: Eero Venhola, EFIAP Finland
1st Kuopio Salon
Ilkka Niskanen, MFIAP, Finland
Petri Damstén, AFIAP, Finland
Victor Carrasco Navarro, Photographer Spain
Alternate: Jan-Peter Palmunen Photographer Finland
2nd Vihti Salon
Juha Ahvenharju, AFIAP, Finland
Arne Bergo, AFIAP, PPSA Norway
Markku Kedrin, AFIAP, Finland
Alternate: Raimo Järvinen Photographer Finland
7th Vision Salon
Ilkka Valkila, EFIAP, Finland
Jan-Thomas Stake MFIAP, EFIAP/P Sweden
Marjukka Vähä-Ettala, AFIAP, Finland
Alternate: Pekka Salminen EFIAP Sweden
President of circuit: Tapio Karjalainen Treasurer: Kari Tolonen Secretary: Eero Kukkonen
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.finlandcircuit.fi
Address: The Association of Finnish Camera Clubs, Piipotie 2, 37500 Lempäälä, FINLAND
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 confirm to exhibition rules and conditions.
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 and 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. The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered subject to divisional restrictions, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates. Notice the FIAP and PSA definitions below.
All entries must be submitted in digital format. Each entrant may submit a maximum of four entries in each section. Pictures taken on film or slide must be scanned into digital form. The images will be sent in jpeg format only. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in each section in each stop in the circuit.
The required maximum horizontal 1920 px and vertical dimension is 1080 px with a resolution of 300 dpi. The maximum size of the image file is 2 Mb.
The entrant certifies that he is the sole owner of all the rights and elements on the image he presents.
The number of entries must be uploaded via the website http://www.finlandcircuit.fi/ during the period 10th August – 21th September 2015. The fee is paid by PayPal at the same time.
Unpaid entries will not be judged.
Notifications will be sent by e-mail. Each entrant will receive a high quality printed Circuit catalogue with hundreds of accepted images. The decision of the judges is final. The submission of entries signifies the acceptance of the entry conditions.
Images will be judged using a good quality screen monitor, so the true colours are well portrayed. (At least display 23″, 1920 x 1080 FullHD, IPS) No information about the entrant, her/his country or image must be visible in the picture. The same image (monochrome or Color version) can not be enter different sections of exhibitions.
FIAP Document 2014/317 art.II.7.F “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 breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.”
The PhotoPortal uploading system takes care of naming the files automatically. Naturally, you are also asked to write the names you have given to the individual photos. Just follow the instructions.
FIAP Monochrome definition
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 & white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black& white category; such a work may be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white work modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category.
PSA Monochrome definition
A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Images that appear to be tones of a single color will be considered a monochrome. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections. The exhibition not accept the color and monochrome versions of same image.
Nature Photography definition (ND)
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall 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. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife.
Images entered in Nature sections 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 the 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.
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 animals, 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.
Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.