For the Portrait Competition, CAPA is adopting this definition established by the Federation International of Photographic Art (FIAP): "A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits."
Street photography images are permitted within the scope of this competition and no 'model release' is required provided that the image was taken in a public place, displays an unmanipulated scene and is not deemed as a violation of an individual's privacy. However, a 'model release' is required when you are using controlled lighting conditions, backdrops and poses - in a public or private setting. If you are photographing children under the age of 18 years, it would be advisable to obtain a 'model release' signed the appropriate parent or guardian.
For examples of winning CAPA portrait images go to:
All in-camera, on-camera and post-processing techniques can be used. This includes combining multiple images and elements in a final image. However, all components of the final image must have been taken by the Entrant.
- Images should be in JPEG format, maximum 1400 pixels on the horizontal x 1050 on the vertical in size,
- Note: One of the dimensions must be exactly the maximum allowed size (either 1400 or 1050 pixels).
- sRGB colour space and have a maximum file size of 1.8 MB
- Maximum number of submissions per VCC member is two
The CAPA Digital Portrait Competition has not yet been scheduled for 2018 due to lack of a host club