Program Night, Tuesday April 28th

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 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.

Doug Haass

Education Director BAPC

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.




Member in the News - Larry Armer

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, although it hasn’t been updated with the summer issue yet.

Larry Armer

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.

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.  Honors Night is always the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  The 4th Tuesday will either be a tutorial or a program.  

Meeting Schedule 2015

April 2015

Apr 28 Program Night

May 2015

May 12 Honors Night


May 26 Program Night

June 2015

June 09 Honors Night


June 23 Program Night

July 2015

July 14 Honors Night



Click on any links for more details.

BAPC POTY & TOCA 2015 Standings


New Members/Visitors

April 2015

New Members 




Photo Events/Contests

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