Submit Images /Descriptors: January 1, March 1, May 1,
Each Round involves the submission and review of two (2) images with descriptors (such as technical information and short description of how and where the image was created) by each participant in the Study Group during a 2-month period. There is no limitation on subject matter as long as it complies with the PSA Photo Travel definition. Each Group, acting independently, conducts its activities as a series of continuous Rounds, each spanning a two-month period. The Rounds begin on the first day of the odd months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) and have two parts:
All current PSA members may take part in the Photo Travel Division Study groups. This is a non-competitive activity. The program has been specifically designed to provide mutual assistance and support for all the participants on a continuing basis.
A typical Study Group may have between five (5) to nine (9) members, including a Secretary who also participates in the group's activities.
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations including infrared are unacceptable.
Photo Travel Modification:
No elements may be moved, cloned, added, deleted, rearranged, combined or changed in any way that affects the integrity of the image content. No manipulation or modification is permitted except resizing, cropping, selective lightening or darkening, and restoration of original color of the scene. No special effect filters can be added or applied, and any sharpening must appear natural.