What is the NPF?

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The Northern Photographic Federation NPF is an incorporated association formed to foster co-operation and competitions between the members of the following clubs:

All members of these clubs have member access to this website.  Simply login in with username and password you use at your club website.

Support your club and get involved.

Each year there is an inter club competition and an “NPF weekend” where the competition entries are displayed, guest speakers present and there are trade displays. In conjunction with this weekend there is also a Photo Safari where members take photographs of nominated topics in a designated area and submit them for a friendly competition.

NPF Scavenger Hunt

Each year there is a photo scavenger hunt where everyone meets and is given a list of topics to capture images within a defined boundary.  The judging and selection of winners is to be done at a meeting at Belmont 16s on Wednesday 2nd August at 7pm

This year, in honour of The Entrance Camera Club joining the NPF, the location is the The Entrance.

Meet on the grass area in front of the BottleMart next to The Entrance Bar & Dining below the bridge. At the conclusion of the photography hunt return to the meeting place to return the pockets & lanyards.

The Entrance Bar & Dining is a great place for lunch.

All topics are open to the interpretation of the photographer. Photos can be taken in any order!

Photos to be taken between 10am & 12noon. The area covers the lake front along The Entrance Rd, as far west as Oakland Ave up to Coral St, then along Marine Pde, as far east as the surf tower.

Stop, take a break, resume or just keep going. It’s up to you.

Photo manipulation afterwards is permitted.

Upload your images to the NPF Website  by 30th July 2017

Size of images 1920 x1200 pixels , maximum 2MB

 

THE TRIP YOU COULD WIN !!!!

NEW YORK PHOTO TOUR – 2018


“New York City, there isn’t another like it!

Discover New York Now”
Tour Dates:

Late September 2018 (fall/Autumn)
8 days | 7 nights
Itinerary Includes:
Photographer | New York City Photo Safari
4-Star Lodging (twin share)
Meals 
Local transportation
Photo hikes & discussions
Photo Workshops
Helicopter Night Shoot
PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS:
Empire State Building
Top of the Roc
The High Line
Whitney Museum
Williamsburg Markets
Staten Island Ferry
Circle Line Cruise
Brooklyn Bridge
Times Square
Central Park
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Just enter ANY three (3) Sections or more
And you are automatically in the running
Limit one entry per member

New york city in the fall is a stunning Photographic destination and this will be the trip of a lifetime

 

General Prize Terms & Conditions

COMPETITION INFORMATION

Welcome to the NPF.

Entering the 2017 competition is easy..One lucky entrant will win a trip to New York, USA by entering in a minimum of three sections within this competition.

The NPF comprises of seven sections that you can enter which are :-

Monochrome Large Prints

Colour large Prints

Nature Large Prints

Small Prints – Open

EDI – Open Colour or Monochrome

EDI – Nature

EDI – Creative

Digital files of EDI images are to be submitted on-line.  EDI entries are limited to 1920 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high (when the image is viewed in the correct orientation) x 2 megabytes file size. The file format is to be RGB JPEG.

EDI – Nature ( refer to definition)*

Digital files of EDI images are to be submitted on-line.  EDI entries are limited to 1920 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high (when the image is viewed in the correct orientation) x 2 megabytes file size. The file format is to be RGB JPEG.

Prints entered in Monochrome, Colour and Nature Large Print Sections are to be printed on paper that is equivalent to 254mm x 203mm or larger in area up to a maximum size of 508mm x 406mm. These prints are to be mounted on 508mm x 406mm cardboard of substantial stiffness suitable for display purposes. Window mounts may be used. The cardboard may be of any colour. Prints may be overmatted with cardboard of any colour. The combined thickness of the print, mountboard and any overmat is not to exceed 4mm.

Prints entered in the Small Print Section are to be printed no larger than 152mm x 102 mm (6” x 4”). Prints are to be mounted on 230mm x 178mm (9” x 7”) cardboard of substantial stiffness suitable for display purposes. Window mounts may be used. The cardboard may be of any colour. Prints may be overmatted with cardboard of any colour. The combined thickness of the print, mountboard and any overmat is not to exceed 4mm.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.

*Nature Definition

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighted 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.

Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.

Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.

 

 

NPF Photo Scavenger Hunt

On Sunday 16 th July we will be holding our annual inter club photo scavenger hunt. Members are given a list of topics placed on a lanyard to look for in their photography that morning.  This has always been a great opportunity to connect, chat and share a coffee with other photographers from both your own and other member clubs to hone your photographic skills. We have held events at Morpeth, Carrington, Beaumont Street, and several locations within the Newcastle CBD.

This year we  will hold the event at The Entrance as we welcome their club to the NPF  family. Perhaps you could car pool with other members and make a day of it – great local pubs and eateries there.

Start time is 10am although Jill should arrive about 9am and many have their coffee first. Finish time is 12 and the eight listed topic photos need to be uploaded to the NPF website by 11pm on 30 July. We will hold a viewing and voting night at the Belmont 16 s club on Wednesday 2nd August at 7.30pm there is a small prize for each section winner.

Location for the start is yet to be organised although it will probably be near the foreshore area. Jill’s mobile phone is 0405 665 478. More exact info will be made available on this site and at the NPF weekend expo.

Enter the NPF competition and/or pay your entry fee

Please login to access the entry form – if you don’t have an account with MyPhotoClub then follow this link to Register.  This competition is only open to members of the camera clubs listed below.

The $25 entry fee  covers both your competition entry AND your entry to the NPF Weekend.

The fee is the same if you elect to just attend the weekend, enter the competition, or do both. You can pay either by PayPal, using your credit card or PayPal account,  OR by paying your fee to your club’s NPF representative.

Once you save your selection, a link to the competition entry form will be displayed.

Please login to proceed with your entry and payment