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NOTICES

 

NEW!!  NOVEMBER 17 SPEAKER MEETING RECORDING

 

A recording of our November 17 speaker meeting with Shiv Verma ("Time Lapse Photgraphy") is now available for members in the past meetings viewer.  To view it,

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Nov 2, 2022 PHOTOCHAT: "PSA PHOTO FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE" BY DARCY QUIMBY:

 

A video recording of  Darcy's Nov 2  PhotoChat is available for club members. To view it, open the PhotoChat Viewer in your member home page. 

 

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OCTOBER COMPETITION  RECORDING, CATALOG, AND PHOTOCHAT:

 

A video recording of our October 20 competition judged by Roy Killen is available for club members. To view it, open the meetings viewer in your member home page. Gary Vandemark's Oct 6 PhotoChat: "Topaz Labs AI Software Suite" is also available in your PhotoChat viewer.

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The Oct 20 competition awards catalog, as well as previous ones, are available to the public on our Gallery Page

MEETINGS SCHEDULE-REMAINDER OF 2022 AND A LITTLE OF 2023

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

Sept Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Sept 15, 6:00PM

Speaker: Lewis Katz

Topic: "Perspective and Perception"

October PhotoChat

Wed, Oct 5, 6:00PM

Host: Gary Vandemark

Topic: "Topaz AI Software Suite

Sharpen, Denoise, Gigapixel & Photo AI"

Location: Video Conference

October Peer Review (formerly called CRITSIG)

Wed, Oct 12, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

image upload close: Oct 10 midnight

October Competition Meeting

Thurs, Oct 20, 6:00PM

Judge: Roy Killen

Location: Portola Community Center

image upload close: Oct 10 midnight

November PhotoChat

Wed, Nov 2, 6:00PM

Host: Darcy Quimby

Topic: "2022 PSA Festival Recap"

Location: Video Conference

November Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Nov 17, 6:00PM

Speaker: Shiv Verma

Topic: "Time Lapse Photography"

Location" Portola Community Center

December Peer Review

Wed, Dec 7, 6:00PM

Host: Jeanne Scott

Location: Video Conference

December Competiton Meeting

Thurs, Dec 15, 6:00PM

Judge: Lewis Katz

Location: Portola Community Center

January 2023 PhotoChat

Wed, Jan 3, 6:00PM

Host: TBD

Topic: TBD

Location: Video Conference

January 2023 Speaker Meeting

Thurs, Jan 19, 6:00PM

Speaker: John Martin

Topic: "A Case for Black & White Photography"

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.