Honors Night, Tuesday February 9th

 Please join us Tuesday February 09, 2016 at 7:00pm for Honors Night 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.  You can go here to find out more about the Honors program.

The assignment for February is "Night".  The photo had to be taken after November 01, 2015.  This is the second opportunity of 2016 to compete for Photographer of the Year. 

We also have digital submissions (no award at this time) and the 'Open' category for photo submissions accompanied by the new Open Category Award.  This category (TOCA) is scored under the same rules as the Assignment category, with the exceptions of the applicability qualifier and date taken by restriction.  Those will not be used in the Open category award (TOCA) scoring matrix.

All printed photos for submission in either category must be posted on the sign-up sheet no later than 7:20pm.  This is so the Honors Night Director has time to enter them into the computer for a timely start of the meeting.  All digital submissions have to be submitted no later than midnight the Sunday before Tuesday Honors Night.  Your dues must be current for this year in order to submit.

We look forward to all members and visitors joining us for the meeting.

Doug Haass

2015 BAPC Awards Announced

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.

BAPC Awards Dinner, Tuesday January 26th

There will not be a regular club meeting on Tuesday January 26, 2016 at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church (BAUUC), 17503 El Camino Real, 77058.  There will be a members only awards dinner at this location.

Please visit us next month at our next regularly scheduled Honors Night meeting, Tuesday February 9, 2016.

Digital Submissions

Largely as a result of feedback from responses to our membership survey taken earlier this year, there will be a new photo category available to members on the upcoming Honors Night - "Digital".  The implementation of this category has taken quite a few months, during which time the necessary equipment was procured and tested. The rules and procedures have been finalized, and now, at last, we are ready to go with Digital submissions for September's Honors Night.
It is my hope that having a Digital submissions option on Honors Night will increase participation by allowing members who don't have printers or access to printers to submit photos when they couldn't easily do so before. I feel that the more of our photos we share among the club membership, the more we all benefit.
I have attached the Rules for Digital submissions in a PDF format, and Doug will be posting them in an article on the website soon.  Feel free to contact me with any questions you have about Digital submissions or any other club topic, and I'll be glad to help!
Best regards, and happy shooting!
Barry Armer
President, Bay Area Photo Club

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

February 2016

Feb 09 Honors Night


Feb 23 Program Night

March 2016

Mar 08 Honors Night

Shallow Depth of Field

Mar 22 Program Night

April 2016

Apr 12 Honors Night


Apr 26 Program Night


Click on any links for more details.

New Members/Visitors

January 2016

New Members 




Photo Events/Contests

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