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2018 Set Subjects | June - Set Subject |

Next Club Evening
Date:         18 June 2018
Time:         18:45          

Set Subject: Music Insturments = (Manipulation = Yes)

Dear NPC Member

We have already announced the club's change to full HD club entries.

This mail serves as a reminder and/or notification to all members that all Photovault entries from this month (November) will be in 1920 x 1080 pixel format. The following implications are relevant: 

  • Max file size is now 2MB  (not 500kB as previously)
  • When the old format files are submitted, they will be  projected much smaller on the screen and judges will possibly penalize you
  • The current 1024x768 format photos can not readily be up-sized to 1920x1080... you will be 'stretching' pixels and loose quality 
  • You will need to resize your photos from the original jpg or RAW file to 1920x1080 pixel size.



Not only do musical instruments provide beautiful sounds, they also create amazing photo’s in the hand of a photographer. The idea is to capture the instrument (or part of it) as the main feature in your photo. Capture the instrument in such a way that the emphasis is on the instrument and not the musician or the environment it is in. A close-up photo of the instrument or an image captured in creative lighting would be key for your success. Consider a single or multiple instruments in a still life composition or while be handled or played, but the subject is “musical instruments”. This subject gives you the opportunity to play around with composition without your subjects getting bored. Think of yourself as a graphic designer who is composing an image! Manipulation is allowed, so be creative and bring the beauty out of the instrument!










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