The future is digital, and in many areas of life, the present is already digital. If you want to know something, ask auntie google or watch a film on youtube. Virtual assistants play your favorite music or turn on the tv. The building services are controlled by a sophisticated control system. Digital natives don’t go to the bank statement printer to find out about their money movements – they are informed immediately via app if even a cent is added to or removed from their account. A daily newspaper on paper? An e-paper is much more convenient!
And yet: life without bits and bytes also has its special charm – especially from an optical point of view. "Beautiful analog world that’s why the current theme of the photo competition for young people is "aperture", in which the french day bamberg participates again. In this special topic for young people up to 18 years of age – in addition, there are two open categories with the titles "nightlife" and "in motion – photo motifs are wanted that are free of digital helpers. This can be a person smoldering in a thick waltz or a particularly old-fashioned, but still intact everyday object. As with all aperture themes, there are no limits to the photographers’ imagination.
Tips from the pros
However, it’s not just a matter of choosing a suitable motif, but also of setting the scene in an appealing and exciting way. "A common mistake in image design is to set up all images symmetrically", says matthias hoch, chief photographer at frankischer tag. If the horizon line is always in the middle of the picture and the motif is always in the center, the pictures look boring.
His tip: "you should try to change the perspective, to move around, to play with the golden ratio. For example: a construction site. People walk past it every day. You already know the perspective of the eye, but if you take a picture from a different angle, it can create completely new impressions."
It is so easy to participate
Online portal: for the first time, images in all categories can and should be submitted digitally. For this purpose, we provide an online tool, which, on the basis of the first three digits of the zip code of your place of residence, can find all the "apertures" participating editorial offices in the region. In case of multiple registration the participant will be disqualified.
Registration: first of all, the amateur photographers must register here by clicking on "participant" click and then right on "here you can register…". Once the registration is completed, photos can be uploaded in the individual categories. Only amateur photographers from the distribution area of the FT bamberg are eligible to participate.
Deadline for entries is 23. September 2019. Competitions: for adults the themes are "nightlife and "in motion. For children and teenagers up to 18 years there is a special youth theme "beautiful analog world". Participants under 14 years of age must have the express consent of their legal guardian (also available in the "blende" section)-online tool possible).
Exhibition: the awarded pictures will be presented by the FT in the medienhaus (gutenbergstrabe) at an exhibition from the 23rd of september 2019. October until 8. November.
Organizer: the competition is organized by prophoto gmbh (mainzer landstr. 55, 60329 frankfurt am main) and the mediengruppe oberfranken – redaktionen gmbh& co. KG (gutenbergstr. 1, 96050 bamberg).
Rights: persons who are to be recognized in the picture must agree with the publication. In the case of minors over 14 years of age, the images may not be reproduced or published against the wishes of the minor, even with the consent of the legal guardian. The responsibility for this lies entirely with the photographer. The right to publish the photos within the scope of the aperture competition is granted to the mediengruppe oberfranken – redaktionen gmbh& co. KG and ceded to prophoto gmbh.
Data protection: we expressly draw the attention of our participants to the data protection regulations of the organizer prophoto gmbh. The guidelines can be viewed here. Prizes: in the first round of "aperture 2019" our newspaper readers compete with each other. The local jury will award the ten best photos for each of the two themes and the best photos of the youth competition. Here you can win prizes provided by our advertising partner media-markt bamberg. At the national finals, the FT winners in all categories will have a second chance to win high-quality prizes.