The emphasis for this competition is on your editing skills using software of your choice, e.g. Photoshop. The idea is to combine several images together and is defined as follows:
Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are part of the same scene. (Wikipedia)
You can use two to four images from any source as long as you don't violate anyone's copyright.
This means you can use your own images (obviously), public domain images, images available for use under a Creative Commons licence or images that you have licensed for your use.
Each member is allowed up to three entries. Each entry should consist of the composite image and a panel image showing the source images used.
The judge will look for technical and artistic merit along with 'plausibility' so get that lighting right and don't forget about shadows!
Image files should be named using the following format:
MY FIRST IMAGE by John Doe.jpg
MY FIRST IMAGE (SOURCE) by John Doe.jpg
MY SECOND IMAGE by John Doe.jpg
MY SECOND IMAGE (SOURCE) by John Doe.jpg
MY THIRD IMAGE by John Doe.jpg
MY THIRD IMAGE (SOURCE) by John Doe.jpg
The correct use of uppercase and lowercase as shown is important because the projection software relies on that to identify the title of the image and the entrant’s name.
Although the submitted images should be competition size, we recommend that your source images you actually use to create a final image, are original size (out of camera), so that any small crops made are of sufficient resolution for copy/paste into the final image (which you will resize for submission).
You will find images from previous competitions HERE and can use them as examples for your own compositions.
Your source images should be provided as one panel, below is the suggested layout for 4 images which can be modified for 2 or 3 images.