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"5 to 8" Photo Harmony Competition

From 2021 the "5 to 8" competition has moved to a new home at the Exmouth Photo Group and has been re-branded as the Jurassic Coast International AV Salon.

Full details are available on the Jurassic Coast International AV Salon Entry and Rules page.

The Bridgend "5 to 8" competition was an annual photo harmony competition organised by Bridgend and District Camera Club from 2008 to 2020 and open to entries from across the globe. The 2020 competition is closed and has been judged.

The 2020 competition was also be the final edition of the competition hosted by Bridgend and District Camera Club. We would like to thank all those who supported our efforts over the period 2008 to 2020.

From 2021 the competition will move to a new home and be run by the Exmouth Photo Group. We hope you will continue to support Exmouth when they take over.

A list of results for previous years and downloads for winning entries can be found here.

For more information or any queries on the 5 to 8 Competiton please contact the club using:
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Photo Harmony

Photo Harmony is intended to demonstrate skill in the production and visual progression of still images linked to sound. No words or story with a specific beginning, middle and ending are required. The emphasis is on matching the images with appropriate transitions and harmonising them with the sound. Video clips are not allowed in the sequence.

Techniques

The purpose is to display a set of images which harmonise with each other and with the sound used. The sequence should be constructed so that images progress harmoniously in terms of colour or tone and graphic design. The aim is not to display images which may be excellent when considered individually but which fail to harmonise with each other and with the sound chosen. It is recommended that the sound and the images start and finish together and that the original ending of the music is preserved rather than an arbitrary fade-out.

As with all techniques, digital manipulation can easily be overdone and result in an effect counter-productive to the one intended. Such modifications should be carefully matched to the overall concept being communicated by the images.