2015 Scott Kelby Photo Walk

Hi everyone, 

Please mark your calendars -- on October 3 we will be participating in the 2015 Scott Kelby Photo Walk. Like previous years, we will be walking and taking photos down on the Strand in Galveston. This year we'll do a late afternoon walk from 5-7 pm with plans to meet back at Fuddrucker's for dinner. Other events that night in Galveston include an Artwalk and a movie in Saengerfest Park. Please register by following the link below.


Below is the photo walk description.


The Bay Area Photo Club will be hosting the 2015 Worldwide Photo Walk, sponsored by Scott Kelby and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals again this year. Our walk will take place October 3, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Galveston’s Strand Historic District. Like previous years, we will meet at Saengerfest Park at 2302 Strand and walk through the historic district photographing turn-of-the-century architecture, people, and nearby shrimp boats, birds and fishermen. Following the walk we will meet back at Fuddrucker’s on the Strand for dinner. They also show a movie in the park, which begins at 7:00 pm if you’d like to take in a move and bring a picnic dinner.


The walk will be led by Steve Schuenke, Vice President of the Bay Area Photo Club. Steve grew up in Galveston and is currently a medical illustrator and photographer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Steve has led this walk the past three years. This year we’ve decided to make it an evening walk. 


Steve Schuenke


Virtual Photo Shoot - Members Only

I am proposing a virtual photo assignment based on a project featured on the NPR (National Public Radio) website about 6 years ago.  We followed up on it in May 2009 and did the same thing with our club.  It was a real hit with the members.  We had about 15 members sign up.  When it was over, more wished they had participated.

In this assignment a starting photograph will be posted in an album on my website.  Then, photographers working in order from a random list will be given 2 days to produce an image that carries one element of the theme from the previous photograph.  The photographer will post the image in that same album on my website, starting the clock for the next photographer, who in turn follows the same process.

Only those who sign up to participate will have posting access to the album.  Others will be able to see the photos as the exercise progresses.

It is challenging, will be fun and I'm sure will generate some interesting photos as it progresses through the different photographers in the club.  Here is a link to the NPR site that better describes the process http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96169893.

When we find out how many members will participate we will have a better idea when it will complete.  When we have completed the exercise we will present all the photos as a slideshow on Program night either in August or September.  We will then start with the first photo and have each photographer explain what gave them the idea for their photo.  They will explain what element they used from the previous member's photo and why.

The project will start as soon as we gets a critical mass of participants.  That means when we have enough volunteers.  Let me know if you are interested in the challenge by emailing me at doug_h@sbcglobal.net.

Doug Haass

Education Director

Honors Night Assignments and Open Entries for 2015

 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.


January            Architecture

February          Out of Context

March             Winter

April                Environmental Portrait

May                 Performance

June                 Danger

July                  Landscape

August             Americana

September      Retirement

October           Broken

November       Selfie

December       Sports 

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.




Color Scheme Designer

There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.



BAPC Meetings

Bay Area Photo Club meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month at the Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church (BAUUC), 17503 El Camino Real, 77058, in the Cockrell Hall.  Meeting starts with socializing and snacks at 7:00pm.  The program starts at 7:30pm.  Honors Night is always the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  The 4th Tuesday will either be a tutorial or a program.  

Meeting Schedule 2015

September 2015

Sep 08 Honors Night


Sep 22 Program Night

Virtual Photo Shoot Revue

October 2015

Oct 13 Honors Night


Oct 27 Program Night

Joe Aker Architectural Photography

November 2015

Nov 10 Honors Night


Nov 24 No Meeting

December 2015

Dec 08 Honors Night


Dec 22 No Meeting


Click on any links for more details.

BAPC POTY & TOCA 2015 Standings


New Members/Visitors

August 2015

New Members 




Photo Events/Contests

Always read the submission guidelines concerning copyright and ownership retention prior to submitting images to any contest.