Honors Night, Thursday September 4th

Please join us Thursday September 04, 2014 at 7:30pm for Honors Night at Butler Longhorn Museum located at 1220 Coryell, League City, TX.  The doors open early at 7:00pm for fellowship and snacks/drinks with guests and members.  You can go here to find out more about the Honors program.

The assignment for August is "Wildlife".  The photo had to be taken after June 1, 2014.  This is the ninth opportunity of 2014 to compete for Photographer of the Year.

We also have the 'Open' category for photo submissions.  All 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.  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. 

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. 

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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.

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.
Enjoy.

http://www.colorschemedesigner.com/

http://phlearn.com/enhance-complimentary-colors-in-photoshop

How well do you see color?

Take this fun online X-Rite color challenge to test your color acuity.  I'll tell you now that I scored a 14; a lower number being better.  It does take a few minutes to complete the challenge, but I think you will find it interesting.  Shoot me an email with a screenshot of your results and I'll post a small spreadsheet of all our results when I've collected enough of them.  I'll leave out any personal data or names, only collecting the results from x number of people.

http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge  

Doug Haass

doug_h@sbcglobal.net



BAPC Meetings

Bay Area Photo Club meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City.  Honors Night is always the 1st Thursday of the month.  The 3rd Thursday will either be a tutorial or a program.  Go to the link above for directions.

Meeting Schedule 2014

Sep 2014

Sep 04 Honors Night

Wildlife

Sep 18 Program Night

Oct 2014

Oct 02 Honors Night

Hands

Oct 09 Officers Mtg

Oct 16 Program Night

Nov 2014

Nov 06 Honors Night

Bokeh 

Nov 20 No Meeting

Dec 2014

Dec 04 Honors Night

Stripes

Dec 18 No Meeting

 

Click on any links for more details.

BAPC Photographer of the Year 2014 Standings

New Members/Visitors

Aug 2014

New Members 

 

Visitors

Liz Danford

Photo Events/Contests

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