Sunday, April 3, 2016

February's Meeting

The winning photos for our February Competition Meeting were Jim Lynch's Digital of the Month, Holland Windmill, and Leroy Patterson's Print of the Month, Main Lighthouse. Great photographers, both of them! 
Also, a big THANK YOU to Jim Lynch for providing three judges for our February Competition.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February's Competition Meeting

Get ready for February's Competition Meeting, this Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Berrien Springs Community Library. The February Select topics are: Alphabet (alpha)
The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be predominantly one letter of the alphabet
-Ex. Unacceptable images can not have printed or a hand written letter. Be on the lookout for objects in nature that naturally form letter, a letter 'V' from the fin of a fish, a vine shaped like the letter 'S', or manmade objects like a short building next to a tall building that form the letter 'L'.
-File naming:  Alpha_Title_Name.jpg.
Motion (motion)
The object that is the focus of attention in the image must evoke a feeling or state of motion.
-Ex: A cat chasing a mouse with the background blurred, a child swinging,
-File Naming:  Motion_Title_Name.jpg
Nature (no hand of Human shown) and Open (anything goes) categories are always included in competition.
Submissions will be accepted until noon, February 3rd and must be sent to
 Refreshments will be served. Come join us in a fun night of rivalry and photographic erudition.

Thank You Ted Post

For our January meeting we offer Kudos to Ted Post for providing videos, produced by Steven Arnold, to help members enhance their photos for display or competition.  What was apparent from these lessons was Photoshop, along with a knowledgeable human with their hands on the keyboard, can create some amazing photos. We know your secrets now, Ted, better watch out for enhanced competition in February! Many thanks for your continued involvement in BSCC. Your support is much appreciated!    

Saturday, November 28, 2015

December's Photo Competition

Just a reminder, the monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 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) Macro and 2) 25+. Macro would include extreme close-ups, approximately life-size. The 25+ allows members to get creative in thinking of any subjects that are 25 years old or older. This could include people, rocks, mountains, old cars, and much more.

Two additional topics are acceptable for any of the competitions: 1) Nature (showing nothing of human origin or domesticated) and 2) Open (anything else). The acceptances will receive slightly fewer points than will the selected topics.

Prints, at least 5" x 7" in size, should be mounted; digital images must be submitted four days in advance, following instructions on the club’s blog:

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. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November's Meeting Photo Matting

Don't forget, the monthly meeting of the Berrien Springs Camera Club will be on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at its usual venue, the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union. Long-time club members Tom and Suzanne McDonough will present a workshop on matting photos. She asks attendees to bring a sharp pencil, a ruler with centimeter/millimeters marked, and an 8"x10" or smaller photo (not borderless) to matte. Also, if any have questions about their photo enhancer, they can bring along a laptop, and seasoned members will be there to assist in getting the best from their photos

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


You will need a sharp pencil, centimeter ruler, a photo with a border, and an open mind for understanding the metric system.

October Competition

October's best photos were awarded to Leroy Patterson's print, Cumbres Tank and Art Robertson's digital, Still Water. Congratulations to you both for a good eye on photography!

Cumbres Tank by Leroy Patterson
Still Water by Art Robertson


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BSCC First Meeting Tomorrow

Don't forget to submit images for our first meeting of the BSCC. You've got until noon tomorrow.
 Submit your images for critiquing in jpg format not larger than 1024x768, the naming convention for the five digitals should be (in order of importance)
 1_title_yourname (first initial and last name)
 2_title_your name, etc.3,4,5
 Attach and email your photos with 'September' in the subject line to
 no later than 12:00 noon on September 2, 2015
 Come and enjoy a meeting with fellow photographers, bring your family and friends. Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you in our viewfinder tomorrow.