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 night this month will be an expanded social gathering with an optional 'speed dating' challenge for members up for a little fast action. Actually I mean speed shooting, but the concept is similar.
We will meet at 7:00 for our normal social time where we can share experiences and get to know our fellow members better. I am going to twist Barry's arm to provide ice cream for coke and root beer floats. At precisely 7:40 a list of 5 photo assignments will be provided to each participant to complete during the following 20 minutes. These shots will be taken in and around the church grounds. I will collect memory cards at 8:00 and load them into a gallery for members to view later. If practical we will vote on a winner for each assignment.
Participation is not required. You may prefer to simply enjoy watching or encouraging the photographers as they rush to get the images. If you think you might want to participate, bring your camera and a memory card that you can part with until the next meeting.
Worst case scenario - a night of drinking root beer floats. How can you go wrong?
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.