Hi All! Our next meeting will be at Topeka-Shawnee Public Library on March 6th at 6:30. Please check the schedule board in the rotunda to find the room we are meeting in. Our topic is Getting to Know Your Camera. I believe the photo topic is your choice. We have the four categories: Creative, Pictoral, Nature, and Photojournalism. Bring a photo for each category, but no more than 5 per category. I want to congratulate all the winners in the digital categories we have from February! Good job to all! I haven’t received the prints back yet, but I’m sure they will be here this week. Hopefully we will have some winners in those categories as well. If you would like to enter the print categories, please bring your prints with you to the meeting. The categories for print are Color Print, Nature, Black & White, and Photojournalism. Print size for Photojournalism is no larger than 8x12 and if mounted, make sure it is a lightweight mount. All other categories the maximum size is 16 x 20. They can be mounted and/or matted but do not have to be until they win 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or honorable mention. You also need to label each print with the title of the print, category, member number, maker’s name, and the camera club on the back side of the mount in the upper left corner. We can send up to 8 per category. So far the most we have had is 6 in Color Prints and Photojournalism. We are looking forward to seeing all your photos at the meeting where names become faces and faces become friends.
Congratulations to the following people:
Kaleidoscope by Verla Hershell 1st Place Digital Creative
Inside Out by Don Thun Honorable Mention Digital Creative
Mountain Stream by Greg Hoglund Honorable Mention Nature Print
Wonderful job everyone!!
Ok, it’s been a couple of weeks, so it is time to get back to work. After the convention, I decided to rest for the first week. It was a lot of work, but everyone pulled together and got things done. I want to thank everyone who pitched in and helped. I also want to thank the Ramada for doing such a great job with the convention. Everything went very smoothly, and the food was wonderful. A very special thank you to Wolfe’s Camera for donating the wonderful door prizes for the convention.
Last week, I took the time to go through the pictures I took at the convention. I enjoyed the Topeka tour. I saw things that I didn’t even know happened in Topeka! The Topeka High running of the halls was a special highlight. Thank you to the Civil War Re-enactors for coming out to Ward-Meade Park and firing off the cannon. The graciously posed for many, many photos. Thank you again to everyone! Awesome Job!!
Now, our next meeting is 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October, 4th at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library. Please read the board in the rotunda to find out which room we are in. The program will be on panoramas and unusual croppings. The theme of the meeting is reflections and shadows, so bring your best reflection and shadow photos! Looking forward to seeing everyone there where names become faces, and faces become friends!
The October 2010 meeting will be on the 5th at 6:30pm in the Topeka Library. When you enter the library, just check the monitors in the lobby to see which meeting room we are located.
October’s meeting will primarily be a report on the La Crosse N4C Convention by Greg Hoglund and Scott Udey. If the September photo contest submission results are in, we’ll go over those. And we’ll review submissions for the October photo contest.
This month’s photo theme is “Back to School/End of Summer”, so please email your submissions to Scott Udey by Tuesday, September 26th.
It’s that time again and Scott Udey gave a great presentation at this month’s meeting about the requirements for entering your photos into the monthly N4C photography contests.
Each photograph should be saved as a JPG and can be no larger than 1024 pixels on any one dimension. So the maximum size is 1024-by-1024. However, any side can be smaller than 1024, ie 1024-by-600 or 515-by-1024. Scott gave a presentation on using both PhotoShop and PhotoShop Elements to properly resize your photos. During the presentation we discovered that using the “Save for Web” option will change the color palette of your photo for compatibility with web browsers… and that could change the colors in your photo. So it’s best to use the “Save as” option instead so that the original camera palette is used.
The size of your file can be no more than 500k bytes (512,000 bytes).
And the file should be properly named, for example:
The “01” is a placeholder for Scott so that he can give it a proper file number if/when it’s submitted to the N4C. The “TA001” should be your TCC account number. If you don’t know what yours is, please contact Scott. The “DN” is the category you are entering in (DN = Nature, DJ = Journalism, DP = Pictorial, DC = Creative). And finally include the name of your photo. You can include spaces, but Scott’s experience is that space have caused issues in the past. It’s critically important that each part is separated by commas (,) and not periods.
If you are unsure about anything, don’t hesitate to ask questions. Our Flickr forum is a great place to post your picture and get comments from our members on how to improve your photos, or even some tips on what settings to use in your camera to get that perfect shot.