Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Michiana Annual Artist Competition (MAAC)

The Box Factory for the Arts is sponsoring the Michigan Annual Art Competition. For more information and to enter your photos go to: www.boxfactoryforthearts.org/
This is a perfect venue for local artists to enter their photos. The opening reception is always a great opportunity to visit with the artists and see what other artists are doing in our community.

Monday, February 23, 2015

March 4, 2015 Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances, How to Matt Your Photos will not be presented at our March 4, 2015 meeting. Instead, members are encouraged to bring their photographic equipment (camera, lenses, tripods, phone apps, even your laptop) for a show 'n tell, share information, ask questions and find answers. It's an informal meeting designed to encourage chatting with fellow photographers. Come and lets enjoy together in an evening of chat and snacks at our usual time, 7:00 pm.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

February's Competiton Meeting

February's Competition Meeting was excellent. Our best shots came from Leroy Patterson with his black and white print, Columns, taken at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC. And Ted Post with his HD digital photo, Gary Church Stage, taken in Gary, Indiana.

After the final photos were chosen, we had an opportunity to informally look at the digital entries, critique or comment on them to make the evening a fun learning experience. And it was.
Leroy Patterson's Columns
Thanks to Art Robertson for providing the snacks for the evening, and to our judges Nathan Green, Brian Tagalog, and Emmanuel St Cloud for judging tonight at the Berrien Springs Camera Club!
Ted Post's Gary Church Stage
Nathan Green, Brian Tagalog, and Emmanuel St Cloud

Monday, February 2, 2015

BSCC Competition Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m.

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet this Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library. The selected topics for the month include:
1) Chocolate
2) Abandoned Buildings.
As well as the usual Nature (nothing domesticated, nothing of a human origin), Portraits, and Open (any other subject).
Refreshments will be served.
Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

February Meeting

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and digital images submitted by members.

The selected topics for the month include:

1) Chocolate

2) Abandoned Buildings.

Three additional categories are appropriate for all of our competitions: 1) Nature (nothing domesticated, nothing of a human origin), 2) Portraits, and 3) Open (any other subject).

Chocoholics should have fun with this one. Images could include favorite places to eat the confection, pictures of goodies in shop windows, delicacies about to be consumed, and chocolate forms of assorted animals and buildings. The Abandoned Buildings category also has room for much imagination and creativity, as well as travel pictures, and variety from buildings of antiquity to modern slums.

Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted, with the title and photographer's name on the back. Instructions for submitting images in digital form are available on the club’s Website: http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/.

All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone who wishes to join may submit photos to the competition, up to 10 projected images and/or 10 prints. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Meeting Canceled

The Berrien Springs Library is closed today so there will be no BSCC meeting tonight. See you in February. Keep those shutters moving.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January 7, 2015 Meeting

The Berrien Springs Camera Club will meet on Wed., Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. The program will be an inwardly focused one, trying to improve the images previously submitted, but unacceptable. Or images you would like to improve. 

One of the stated goals of the club is to help members improve their photographic skills. Three judges from outside come to judge the competitions, and members often wonder why a particular photo was rejected, or given fewer points than anticipated, or perhaps given an “honor” status. On the other hand, it is well recognized that judging art is very subjective. Most club members have had the experience of later resubmitting a rejected image and having it win honors.

In January three artists/photographers will critique pictures and give reasons for how they would judge them if this were a competition. Members will join in and offer their observations and suggestions, too.

Nathan Greene, world-renowned painter who lives and works locally, will be one of the judges. Another will be Breanna Bell, a Michiana photographer specializing in seniors, families, and babies. The third will be Emmanuel St. Cloud, a Berrien Springs photographer who specializes in events, portraits, and weddings.

Each member may submit five images ahead for this critiquing session. Submission guidelines are on the club’s blog site:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Berrien-Springs-Camera-Club/249669421736625

Name your submissions: 1_YourName, 2_YourName, etc. Send them to berrienspringscc@gmail.com if you've already submitted your photos, we'll correct the naming for you.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.