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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December's Competition


Jill Kline Dodge's Print of the Month, Morning Grace
BSCC completed the December Competition and our judges, narrowed down over 150 photos to two exceptional photos. Jill Kline Dodge received Print of the Month, with her photo Morning Grace, and Ted Post for his Digital of the Month, Bond Falls 16.

Ted Post's Digital of the Month, Bond Falls 16
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A special thanks to our judges (l to r) Joshua Martin (www.joshuamartinstudios.com), Anthony Schaller (http://www.schallergallery.com), and Ben Good. And to Kathleen Mendel for our sweet snacks.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December 2014 Competition

The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Public Library at Cass (Old 31) and Union in Berrien Springs. This month’s program consists of a competition of prints and projected digital images submitted by members.

The selected topics for the month are 1) Neighborhoods and 2) Trees. An additional three are acceptable for any of the competitions: 1) Portraits, 2) Nature (showing nothing of human origin or domesticated), and 3) Open (anything else). The Neighborhood category can include anything that speaks of community, neighborliness, places or events that make an area a neighborhood. It will take some creativity to find a unique shot for Trees—a forest, a close-up, a lone tree on a hillside, etc.

Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted; digital images must be submitted at least the day before the competition, following instructions on the club’s blog:  http://berrienspringscameraclub.blogspot.com or on Berrien Springs Camera Club on Facebook/

All are welcome, either to observe or to join. Anyone planning to join may submit images for the
competition according to the blog instructions. Refreshments will be served.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Nov. 5, 2014 Meeting


The monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at its usual venue, the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union.

The presenter will be Sharon Prest Ullom, who for several years has taught in the Digital Media and Photography Department of Andrews University.  From her perspective of working with many different digital-imaging programs and with many students, she will give an overview of both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Elements. This will help photographers who are trying to decide between the two, or who maybe wish to use both for different features.

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October's Competition


Leroy Patterson
Angles
The first competition for the 2014-2015 BSCC included over 150 photos with special topics, marinas and rocks, as well as the standards, nature, portrait and open. And our winners are: Leroy Patterson, with his print of the month, Angles. Also awarded digital of the month, Tom McDonough's Rock Flow.

Our appreciation goes to the judges for the evening (l to r) Kelsey Curnutt, Ben Martin (http://benjaminmartin.net),  and Tiago Baltazar (www.flickr.com/photos/baltazart). Thank you for carefully judging each of the photos, even with technical difficulties. And to Bradley Austin for procuring our judges.

BSCC members want to thank Madeline Johnston for faithfully writing to local newspapers promoting our camera club. It's not an easy job, yet Madeline volunteers each month. She is priceless to our club.
Tom McDonough

Tom McDonough's Rock Flow
Thank you also to Beth Perrone, one of our new members, for providing snacks for our hungry photographers.
October Judges





Our next meeting is November 5, 2014, in-the-meantime, keep those shutters flapping!