Please join us Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 7:00pm at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church (BAUUC), 17503 El Camino Real, 77058 in Cockrell Hall. The doors open early at 7:00pm for fellowship and snacks/drinks with guests and members. The program will start at 7:30pm.
Our program next week will be a photo critiquing and scoring workshop. Images critiqued and scored will be from a gallery of photographs obtained from a source outside the club. Since we will be using images from photographers we do not know, we will be completely free to explore what works and doesn't work for each image and how we try to describe and consistently score them.
Here is the plan: We will distribute the scoring criteria guide sheet and a score sheet to each attendee at the meeting. Then some of our current judges will facilitate a review by everyone attending the meeting. Any club member may volunteer to lead the critique for each image projected. During the critique everyone will be encouraged to offer comments. After that we will individually score the image. During a break we will put the scores into a quick spread sheet, return score sheets to members and announce the average for each image. At the end of the meeting you will know whether you are an easy touch or hard-case judge.
This will be a great opportunity to try on the judge's hat for a meeting and get to understand what we try to do on Honors Night.
Please come and join the fun.
Just in: a first for Bay Area Photo Club! The votes have been counted and recounted multiple times and verified to be accurate. We have two Photographers of the Year!!!
Congratulations to Linda Novak and Steve Schuenke as our new 2015 POTY winners. Both of these fine photographers battled it out with the other members throughout the year, but they turned in some phenomenal assignment photos. The final tally placed them above the rest, but in a dead heat. This is not a shared award. They stand on their own as Photographers of the Year, and each has a plaque recognizing them as such.
We also want to extend congratulations to our first winner of 'The Open Category Award' (TOCA), Al Stewart. Al consistently submitted high caliber and high scoring photos throughout the year. He received our first ever plaque for that award.
Please make a point to congratulate these three members on their awards at the next opportunity you get.
If you did not make the meeting, please mark your calendars for next years dinner on the 4th Tuesday of January 2017. You missed out on some great food, fun and fellowship with members and their guests.
President, Bay Area Photo Club
Bay Area Photo Club
2015 Assignments and Open Entries
Here is the list of Honors Night assignments for 2015. As always assignment images must be shot during the 3 months preceding the Honors Night monthly meeting that they are listed for.
February Out of Context
April Environmental Portrait
Also remember that in 2015 we will be scoring the Open entries as well and awarding a prize at the end of the year.
As we announced in our meeting in August, we are looking to expand our pool of judges next year. There are no specific qualifications except that you would need to go through a process of learning the judging criteria and Honors Night protocols. Following that you will want to sit in on 1 or 2 sessions judging off the record. Once you are comfortable, you can join the action.
Let me know if you are interested in judging. We need the help.