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NOTICES

 

NEW!! JUNE 16, 2022 COMPETITION  JUDGING RECORDING:

 

A video recording of our Jun 16 competition judging By Nan Carder is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member home page. 

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Also, the June 16  competition awards catalog is available to the public on our Gallery Page

 

JUNE 1, 2022 PHOTOCHAT: "USING ADOBE PORTFOLIO TO CREATE YOUR OWN PHOTO WEBSITE" BY CRAIG TOMS:

 

A video recording of  Craig's June 1  PhotoChat is available for club members. To view it, open the PhotoChat Viewer in your member home page. 

 

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MAY 19 SPEAKER MEETING RECORDING

 

A recording of our May 19 speaker meeting with Arik Gorban ("Bad Weather Photography") is now available for members in the past meetings viewer.  To view it,

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MEETINGS SCHEDULE-REMAINDER OF 2022

Event Date/Time Details

May Speaker Meeting

Thurs, May 19, 6:00PM

Speaker: Arik Gorban

Topic: "Bad Weather Photography"

Location: Portola Community Center

June PhotoChat

Wed, June 1, 6:00PM

Host: Craig Toms

Topic: "Using Adobe Portfolio to Create Your Own Website"

Location: Video Conference

June Peer Review (formerly called CRITSIG)

Wed June 8, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

June Competition Meeting

Thurs, June 16, 6:00PM

Judge: Nan Carder

Location: Portola Community Center

Submit images before 6/14

Summer WOW Competition

July-August

Location: On Line Entry

September PhotoChat

Wed, Sept 7, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: TBD

Location: Video Conference

Sept Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Sept 15, 6:00PM

Speaker: John Martin

Topic: "A Case for B/W Travel Photography"

October PhotoChat

Wed, Oct 5, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: TBD

Location: Video Conference

October Peer Review (formerly called CRITSIG)

Wed, Oct 12, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

October Competition Meeting

Thurs, Oct 20, 6:00PM

Judge: Roy Killen

Location: Portola Community Center

November PhotoChat

Wed, Nov 2, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: TBD

Location: Video Conference

November Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Nov 17, 6:00PM

Speaker: Shiv Verma

Topic: "Time Lapse Photography"

Location" Portola Community Center

December PhotoChat

Wed, Nov 30, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: TBD

Location: Video Conference

December Peer Review

Wed, Dec 7, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

December Competiton Meeting

Thurs, Dec 15, 6:00PM

Judge: TBD

Location: Portola Community Center

OUR REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except during our summer break in July and August) at 6:00 PM as either a virtual meeting via Zoom (video conference) or in-person meeting at the Portola Community Center. Please note that the Peer Review meetings (formerly called CRITSIG) and PhotoChats are also virtual meeting via Zoom. Please check this website often as meeting sites may change pending ongoing health conditions and CA regulations. 

 

By agreement of your Board in May 2021, the age of competition images has been modified for the unforseeable future. In the Reality divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, PJ General, and PJ Human Interest) there is now no time limit (prior restriction was 18 then 36 months) of the date of competition. Images in Monochrome and Pictorial divisions also still have NO TIME RESTRICTIONS so these images could have been taken at any previous time.

 

Peer Review meetings are a group session where members submit images for others in the group to suggest improvements.  Peer Review now meets as a virtual meeting via Zoom in competition months at 6:00PM on the Wednesday (8 days) before the competition judging. Due to COVID,  all 2020 and 2021 meetings were held via video conference  and future meetings may be held in person or via Zoom (see schedule above).

 

IMAGE SIZE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLUB COMPETITIONS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018.

Images must be not more that 1400 pixels in width and 1280 pixels in height. Click here for S4C article on how to downsize images to meet new requirement!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Change in definition of Nature now no longer permits flower images, hybrid or not, except in specific circumstances. Click here.

 

 

 Click here for details of S4C and S4C competitions.

  

CHECK THE OUTINGS AND EVENTS PAGE FOR UPCOMING CLUB OUTINGS AND PHOTO SHOOTS.