Program Night, Tuesday May 24th

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?

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

May 2016

May 24 Program Night

June 2016

June 14 Honors Night

Still Life

June 28 Program Night

 July 2016

July 12 Honors Night

Leading Lines

July 26 Program Night

August 2016

Aug 09 Honors Night



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New Members/Visitors

May 2016

New Members 




Photo Events/Contests

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