Honors Night, Thursday February 5th

 Please join us Thursday February 05, 2015 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 February is "Out of Context".  The photo had to be taken after November 01, 2014.  This is the second opportunity of 2015 to compete for Photographer of the Year. 

We also have the 'Open' category for photo submissions and the new Open Category Award.  This category will be scored under the same rules as the Assignment category, with the exceptions of the applicability qualifier.  That will not be used in the Open category scoring matrix.

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.

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.

 

Bob

 

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



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 2015

Feb 2015

Feb 05 Honors Night

Out of Context

Feb 19 Program Night

March 2015

Mar 05 Honors Night

Winter

Mar 19 Program Night

April 2015

Apr 02 Honors Night

Environmental Portrait

Apr 16 Program Night

 

Click on any links for more details.

BAPC POTY & TOCA 2015 Standings

Pending...

New Members/Visitors

Jan 2015

New Members 

John Cross

Visitors

 

Photo Events/Contests

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