PSA Members automatically qualify for membership in the Photo Travel Division by holding a past or present PTD elected office, directing a PTD activity, earning a PTD Star Rating, participating in the Photo Travel Essay Competition or participating in a PTD study group.
The Photo Travel Division is one of PSA's reality-based divisions (the others are Nature and Photojournalism). We seek to portray the world as close to reality as we find it. For that reason, PTD has a PT Definition. The definition provides guidelines for the photographer and for competition judges as to what is permitted and what is not permitted in a PT image. The definition is as follows:
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. Closeup 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.
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