Our next meeting is Program Night Tuesday April 28, 2015. We will have refreshments and socializing at 7:00pm, with the meeting starting at 7:30pm. We will meet at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church (BAUUC), 17503 El Camino Real, 77058, in the Cockrell Hall. Click on the link to pull up a map where you can plug in your starting location for directions to the new meeting location.
This month's two part program will be headed up by Doug Haass. We recently had a meeting that discussed the addition of digital submissions. This meeting is a continuation of our effort to bring that to life. We recently purchased the monitor needed to pursue digital submissions. We still have a few things to put into place in order to get this off the ground.
I will set up the monitor for use with a calibrated laptop. I am asking for digital files (jpeg) in sRGB color space from the members that we can use to view on the monitor at the next meeting. The long side for one needs to be 1440 pixels @ 72 dpi and the other file 2560 pixels on the long side @ 72 dpi. These files can be something you have already submitted or something you are working on for home. I need them emailed to me at email@example.com no later than Saturday April 25th.
The second part of the meeting will be a presentation onscreen showing a collection of shortcuts and tips when using Lightroom or Photoshop for your photo processing. No elaborate details or in depth PS work. Just some easy tips and shortcuts you may not know about. I am asking any members who have any tips for either of these programs to email those to me for inclusion in the program. If you use some other program I welcome any tips or hints for those too. jus tell me what you are using.
Education Director BAPC
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.
From Larry Armer:
An image of mine, taken on our Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham several years ago, is featured on the cover of the newly released summer edition of Capital Farm Credit’s glossy magazine “Landscapes.” It’s a quarterly publication that features excellent photography and reminds me a little of “Texas Highways” magazine. I wasn’t familiar with it until they contacted me. In learning more about it, I became impressed with its quality. I consider it an honor to be in the company of other photographers who have been selected for the cover spot.
You can learn more about the magazine at https://www.farmcreditbank.com/landscapes-magazine, although it hasn’t been updated with the summer issue yet.
Note from Doug: The image used was from a Bay Area Photo Club field trip to Brenham, Tx to photograph bluebonnets in April 2010. If you click on the link in the previous sentence you will note the original was in landscape orientation. They used a portrait rendition, to good effect, for their cover.
The magazine actually contacted Larry about the photo. So, you never know what may come of your photos or where they may lead you. Field trips are a good way to shoot things you might not otherwise try to capture. Who knows, you might make the cover of a magazine.
Next time you see Larry, make a point to ask him about it and congratulate him.
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.