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!

 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

October Competition Meeting

Don't forget our first competition will be held this Wednesday, October 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Berrien Springs Community Library.
Photos in the following subjects will be accepted no later than noon on October 3rd.
General Rule (applies to All)-The select subject must be prominently displayed and the PRIMARY Focus of the image, so that an ordinary person would recognize it as such.
OCTOBER SELECT
Marinas (Marinas)
◾The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be something to do with Marinas, in and around Marinas, inside, outside, slips, piers, docks
◾Ex Buildings, signs, flags, boats, docks, etc.
◾File naming: Marinas_Title_Name.jpg

Rocks (Rocks)
◾  The object that is the focus of attention in the image
◾  must be something to do
  with rocks, rock formation, small to large, groupings, and stand-a-lone.
◾Ex: Fences, walls, paths, artfully formed, unconventional settings, etc.
◾File naming:  Rocks_Title_Name.jpg

REGULAR TOPICS

Nature-Should not include the cultural influence of people. Products of technology, domestic animals and horticultural varieties of plants are not to be entered in the category. Nature subjects are to be portrayed in their natural habitat which may include such things as gulls on pilings, a baby robin in a lawn or a barn swallow nest in a building overhang. Tagged or banded animals found in the wild are acceptable. Zoo photography is permissible as long as domestic animals are not depicted and no hand of man is shown. Digital enhancement and manipulation must not be obvious.


Portrait-A human subject must be the primary focus. Pets or animals do not belong in this category. It is intended for human subjects. The background may be natural or in a studio.


Open-Anything goes

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Our First Meeting


Don't forget the Berrien Springs Camera Club will open its new season tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Berrien Springs Community Library at Cass and Union.  Members are also invited to submit up to three digital images, taken in the past yer, for projection and critique. The critiquing will be a group activity by the other members, nonjudgmental but' thinking out' loud how each picture might be improved. We will view as many as time allows. Anyone who plans to join the club that evening may submit their three images, in jpg format not larger than 1024 x 768, the naming convention for the three digitals should be:

1_title_yourname, 2_title_yourname, 3_title_yourname  (first initial and last name)

Attach and send your photos with 'September' in the subject line to:

BerrienSpringsCC@gmail.com.

Digitals will be accepted until noon on Wed, Sept. 3.

Come and enjoy an evening with fellow photographers. Refreshments will be served.

Descriptions of 2014-2015 Monthly Select Topics


 
 
General Rule (applies to All)-The select subject must be prominently displayed and the PRIMARY Focus of the image, so that an ordinary person would recognize it as such.

 

OCTOBER

Marinas (Marinas)

§  The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be something to do with Marinas, in and around Marinas, inside, outside, slips, piers, docks

§  Ex Buildings, signs, flags, boats, docks, etc.

§  File naming: Marinas_Title_Name.jpg

Rocks (Rocks)

§    The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be something to do with rocks, rock formation, small to large, groupings, and stand-a-lone.

§  Ex: Fences, walls, paths, artfully formed, unconventional settings, etc.

§  File naming:  Rocks_Title_Name.jpg 

DECEMBER

Neighborhood (NH)

§   The object that is the focus oF attention in the image must be something to do with a Neighborhood, Homes & Garages, Streets, Alleys, and  garages.

§   Ex:  Any visual common to a Neighborhood, wide shots, street views, various angles, Roofs, Yards, Gardens, etc.

§   File naming: NHBD_title_Name.jpg

 

Trees (Trees)

§   attention in the image must be something to do with a tree, roots, branches, leaves, colors, and textures. 

§  Ex:  Any and All types of trees, bark, limbs, various angles, etc.  

§  File naming:  Trees_Title_Name.jpg. 

FEBRUARY

Abandon Buildings (AB) 

§  The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be predominantly an abandoned building, windows, roof, and structure.

§  Ex. Abandoned building interior/exterior, interior/structure, decay, urban blight, ravages of time or lack of maintenance.   Try to be unique and different, perhaps out of the ordinary.

§  File naming:  AB_Title_Name.jpg.

Chocolate (COCO)

§  The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be predominantly Chocolate!   

§  Ex. Nougats, caramels, with fruit, white, dark, lots, structured, freeform, liquid, etc. 

§  File Naming:  COCO_Title_Name.jpg

APRIL

  National Parks (NP)

§  The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be of a National Park which would include national  parks, national monuments, national lakeshores,  etc. 

§  Ex: Things in and around a National Park, unique perspective, feeding  animals, group or individual posing, fun in the park, landscapes, buildings, etc.

§  File naming:  NP_Title_Name.jpg

Macro (Macro)

§  The small object with a vertical subject height of less than 25mm that is the focus of attention must be considered a Macro - an extreme close-up. The finished photo must be larger than life.  

§  Ex: Anything of interest to the photographer including but not limited to plants, animals, insects, textures, colors, dried paint, jewelry, parts & pieces, anything of interest, etc. 

§  File naming:  Macro_Title_Name.jpg