Program Night, Tuesday April 26th

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 next week will be a photo critiquing and scoring workshop.  Images critiqued and scored will be from a gallery of photographs obtained from a source outside the club.   Since we will be using images from photographers we do not know, we will be completely free to explore what works and doesn't work for each image and how we try to describe and consistently score them. 

Here is the plan:   We will distribute the scoring criteria guide sheet and a score sheet to each attendee at the meeting. Then some of our current judges will facilitate a review by everyone attending the meeting.  Any club member may volunteer to lead the critique for each image projected.  During the critique everyone will be encouraged to offer comments.  After that we will individually score the image.  During a break we will put the scores into a quick spread sheet, return score sheets to members and announce the average for each image.  At the end of the meeting you will know whether you are an easy touch or hard-case judge.

This will be a great opportunity to try on the judge's hat for a meeting and get to understand what we try to do on Honors Night.

Please come and join the fun.

Bob Dempsey

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.

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

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.




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 2016

April 2016

Apr 26 Program Night

May 2016

May 10 Honors Night

Golden Hour

May 24 Program Night

June 2016

June 14 Honors Night

Still Life

June 28 Program Night

 July 2016

July 12 Honors Night

Leading Lines


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New Members/Visitors

April 2016

New Members 




Photo Events/Contests

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