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Photo by Graham Bryan

Criteria For Images


Only members in good standing (members with their dues paid in full and membership forms up to date) may submit images for evaluations, club competitions and presentations. Memberships are good for one season and expire annually on September 30th.

The Langley Camera Club follows the Eligibility Criteria set out by the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. The LCC also follows CAPA’s Editing Criteria, which can be found in the description for each competition listed on this page.

Original work only

All images, (in whole and any part thereof,) entered into evaluations and competitions, must be the original work of the member and the creative effort of only ONE maker, including any post image capture adjustments and software application processes applied to the image. Producing a print from an image, may be done by the member, or by another party (outside lab or another‟s home printer).

Construction of image

Images for evaluations must have originated from a camera or other light recording device (i.e. objects laid on a scanner). Any manipulation of any image is permitted provided the techniques are employed by the submitting author. Please keep in mind that images projected at the club may differ in appearance from your home projection systems (calibration, light intensity, etc.). What may be in shadows on your own equipment may be more visible in another presentation with different equipment. It is the responsibility of the member to have their equipment calibrated to minimize any discrepancies.

Photographing other artist’s artwork

2-D – Paintings, Photographs, Sketches, Graffiti etc. and 3-D: Sculpture, Architecture etc., and other similar pieces of originality. Should a part or whole of your image‟s subject be of someone else’s original material it is permissible, as long as the artwork used in the image may not be confused as your original piece of art. Langley Camera Club’s intention is to honour and recognize all artists‟ copyrights and trademarks according to the local jurisdiction.

Images of minors

For the purpose of presenting images for Langley Camera Club events, images of minors, where the subject in the image is not the makers own dependent(s), or those of their immediate family, (i.e. a niece, nephew or a grandchild,) the maker must have permission from the parent or guardian of the minor in the image to display that image at the club. Parent/Guardian permission is NOT required to display images at club of minors that were taken in a public place or at a public event. Any model release form that may be required by local jurisdictional law is the responsibility of the maker.

Image Criteria Guidelines

Code A – Permissible:

Moderately revealing attire, and/or implied but not explicit nudity (Example: an artistic composition of a draped subject that reveals the form or shape of the body, but does not fully expose the body). 

Code B – Permissable:

Legal outdoor activities, such as, but not limited to, hunting and fishing, depicted in a way to limit the graphic elements of the event.

Partial or modest nudity portrayed in an artistic or stylistic manner — pose, composition, and emphasis are non-provocative (Examples: an intimate portrait or abstract depiction of the torso or body, but with the genital area kept from view in the image)

Code C – Permissable with Precautions*:

Nature in the extreme & real life events (photojournalism) depicted in a way to limit the graphic elements of the event. Artistically and tastefully portrayed nudity, with care given to emphasize non-erotic posing and composition  (Example: fine art or thematic figure study)

Code D – Permissable with Restrictions*:

Full or partial nudity, portrayed in a manner which is intended to be tastefully romantic or evocative, or which may be more graphic in nature, but is not lewd or sexually graphic (Example: some intimate portraiture, glamour, or boudoir photography)

Code E – Never Permissable:

Images which are gruesome, vulgar, exploitive, disrespectful or degrading to the subject, the art of photography or human-kind, not limited to but including: Nudity of any degree which is clearly intended to be sexually explicit, pornographic, or obscene (Examples: vulgar poses or acts (even if clothed), graphic depiction of genitals, etc) As well as violence, injury or death against humans or animals. Illegal activities under the local law of jurisdiction.

* Precautions/Restrictions: Any image that falls into Code C or Code D must have notification to accompany your image and presented to the President upon submission for Competition indicating whether it is a C or D type of image.

Against a Sandstone Sky by Betty Johnston
Sunrise Reflection upon Wedge Pond by Thomas Keigher