The idea of this print only exercise is to display three images together such that they harmoniously blend into a single unified work. Should you decide to progress to distinctions such as those of the Royal Photographic Society, in most instances the ability to produce images of related content, identical quality and to present them as a panel of work is of the essence. The Three in Harmony competition is a valuable precursor to such endeavours.
The images used may illustrate a story, a process, a location, a series of related objects or any other appropriate subject matter from which a harmonious result may be derived (see below).
The images may be presented separately as mounted prints or together on one mounting board. In the former case the positioning of each print in relation to the others on the stand is of considerable consequence. In the latter case, the positioning of the three images on the single board can have significant relevance to the outcome. The mounting board colour /texture also has a bearing on the degree of harmony achieved. The three prints need not be the same size as each other nor do they need to be square or rectangular. There are no limitations on size and the images need not be presented ‘two dimensionally’ It is important to recognise that image quality in terms of tonality, noise, sharpness, paper type and all the other variables that apply to the appearance of prints, should be identical in all images in order to enhance the level of harmony they exhibit.
The image must not be derived from the division into three of one original print or image. See those images marked X. There will be a prize and trophy and submissions will be judged on the night by Mike Davies, ARPS, AWPF, DPAGB.