SALON RULES


1. The salon is open to photo friends spread all over the world. It will be organized under the approved rules of FIAP, GPU, ICS, RPS, as well as FIP. ALL Images must be the original work of the entrant. If two or more similar images are entered by the same author, the first one getting the acceptance score will be considered for acceptance or award, the other images will not be considered.

2. Sections: (A) Open Monochrome (B) Open Colour (C) Nature and (D) Photo Travel. All are digital Sections. An author may submit a maximum of 4 images in each section i.e 16 total images for 4 sections. Images for each section should be uploaded via www.deepfocussalon.org website.

3. Notification will be sent by E-Mail as well as displayed on www.deepfocussalon.org website.

4. Each entrant will receive free of charge a best quality Printed catalogue of all awarded and few accepted works.

5. All Acceptances are eligible for statistics applicable to FIAP, GPU, ICS and FIP.

6. The decision of the Panel of selectors is final and binding, no further appeal will be entertained.

7. Entry Fee: Foreign Entrants: 1st Section: 20$(USD) / 15 EURO, Each Additional section: 10$(USD) / 8 EURO. For Indian Entrants: 1st Section : Rs. 300/-, Each additional Section Rs 100/-.

8. With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP; that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP and that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations.

9. All Foreign participants must submit their entries through online submission procedure in http://www.deepfocussalon.org. Entry fees have to be sent online through the PAYPAL : sagnikart@gmail.com, the link of which has been given in our website (http://www.deepfocussalon.org). However Indian entrants should send their Entry Fees by bank transfer, Cheque or DD in favour of: DEEP FOCUS, The bank details are given below for online transfer.

Name of the Bank: PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
Account holder Name: DEEP FOCUS
Account no: 6619000100029798
IFSC Code: PUNB0661900


Please be noted that the relevant documents of online transfer must be mailed to us for the Database updation on an urgent basis.

10. Participants are requested to send their entries, Entry Fee etc. well in advance. Late entries will not be entertained and the Entry Fee will be retained. If the entry fee is not received within the closing date, Entries may not be considered for selection.

Specifications to be maintained for all Images :: Maximum File size : 1 MB, Resolution : 72 dpi. Longest side : 1024 pixels Vertical side : 768 pixels Colour mode : RGB. Image format : JPG. Image Title must be within 30 characters. File name is not need to change.

11. Please read the above regulations carefully and try to avoid unnecessary correspondences. Still for further queries, if, any, contact us at sagnikart@gmail.com

12. WE THANK YOU SINCERELY FOR JOINING AND WISH YOU SUCCESS.

FIAP MONOCHROME

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.

FIAP & RPS NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches ofnatural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaininghigh technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elementsare integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adaptedto an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depictingnatural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars onwild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants,feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form ofmanipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add,relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques thatenhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorialcontent, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focusstacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such asdust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. Allallowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to greyscalemonochrome. Infrared images, either direct captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can havelandscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primarysubject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos,game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totallydependent on man for food.