PSA

Members of Tri-State Photographic Society are eligible to submit photos for entry in competitions held by Photographic Society of America. Entries should be submitted to Joy Sallee at least two days prior to the dates listed below for each round.

* It should be noted that all PSA images must be correctly sized or they won't be accepted as entries. The correct size is not to EXCEED1024 horizontally and 768 vertically.

The Projected Images (PID) due dates for Interclub Competitions for a PSA Season are:

    Round 1 - Nov. 1
    Round 2 Jan. 1
    Round 3 March 1
    Round 4 May 1

According to PSA, "(PID) conducts and oversees PSA activities regarding projected (digital or slide) open or general subjects photography; there are no limitations on subject matter or techniques used for image capture or post processing."

The Nature Images due dates for Interclub Competitions for a PSA Season are:

    Round 1 - October 15
    Round 2 - January 15
    Round 3 - April 15

All images used in PSA Nature Division competitions and PSA-recognized Exhibitions must meet the PSA Nature Definition of Nature Photography as follows:

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

More information about PSA Nature Images can be found at https://psa-photo.org/index.php?nature-nature-definition