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Next meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

The judge is Warren Standley

Returning to judge our "best-of-the-year" photo competition will be Warren Standley. After living in Northern Virginia, where he was active in leadership of the Vienna Photographic Society, Warren now is happily retired in Bentonville, VA. Warren has served several times as the judge for our December meeting. The evening will begin at 6 PM with our annual Holiday Party, featuring food favorites from members' kitchens (or Wegman's). Ice and soft drinks will be provided; otherwise, bring your own beverages. Note that the location is the Center (formerly known as the Senior Center) at 491 Hillsdale Drive (formerly 1180 Pepsi Place), NOT WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY. The competition will follow dinner. This will include choosing the best photo in several categories, as well as the Shyan award for members in the B group. Be sure to review the competition categories and some special rules that apply to this meeting. Click here for competition details. The deadline for submitting projected images to Photocontest Pro is, as usual, Monday midnight. Print entries (including the Shyan Award) must be brought to the (Senior) Center. In addition, the winners of the James W. Simmons Photographer of the Year (for A photographers) and the Howard Rothman Photographer of the Year (for B photographers) awards will be announced.

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Upcoming Club Events

December Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

1180 Pepsi Place

Returning to judge our "best-of-the-year" photo competition will be Warren Standley. After living in Northern Virginia, where he was active in leadership of the Vienna Photographic Society, Warren now is happily retired in Bentonville, VA. Warren has served several times as the judge for our December meeting. The evening will begin at 6 PM with our annual Holiday Party, featuring food favorites from members' kitchens (or Wegman's). Ice and soft drinks will be provided; otherwise, bring your own beverages. Note that the location is the Center (formerly known as the Senior Center) at 491 Hillsdale Drive (formerly 1180 Pepsi Place), NOT WESTMINSTER CANTERBURY. The competition will follow dinner. This will include choosing the best photo in several categories, as well as the Shyan award for members in the B group. Be sure to review the competition categories and some special rules that apply to this meeting. Click here for competition details. The deadline for submitting projected images to Photocontest Pro is, as usual, Monday midnight. Print entries (including the Shyan Award) must be brought to the (Senior) Center. In addition, the winners of the James W. Simmons Photographer of the Year (for A photographers) and the Howard Rothman Photographer of the Year (for B photographers) awards will be announced.

January 2020 Meeting

Meeting

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 6:00pm

Westminster Canterbury

Doors and Windows
We pass through and look through them many times every day. Most get, and deserve, little attention. But others--both old and new--offer photographers a rich array of shapes, colors, patterns, textures, and designs. Some are compelling subjects in themselves. Others can serve as a frame for interesting subjects on the outside, on the inside, and passing through.

For tips and possibly a bit of inspiration, see https://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/window-and-door-photography-tips/

Workshop--Black and White Basics

Workshop

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

To create a good black and white photo, you need to do a lot more than just remove the color! Instead, it takes the right subject and the right conversion and editing techniques to create a photo you--and a judge--will be happy with.

This workshop will cover some of the basic skills you'll need to practice the art of B&W (or monochrome) photography, preparing you for the assigned theme scheduled for February.

Peer Review

Workshop

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Northside Library

Here’s your opportunity to get friendly feedback on your images from your peers. Want some suggestions on how you might improve an image before entering it in a competition? Having some difficulty getting the “look” you want with lighting, composition, or editing? Want to understand more about why a judge may have scored an image as he or she did? Then you’ll find this casual and supportive meeting helpful. And, if you choose to join in evaluating the work of others and contributing your thoughts, you will likely strengthen your own picture-taking skills. Members of all skill levels are welcome, and of course you’re welcome to just attend the meeting and observe.

If you’d like feedback on your photos, bring up to three TIFFs (sized to about 1500 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive. (JPEGs are OK as well, but any editing we demonstrate on your photos will be more accurate in the TIFF format.)

Peer Review

Workshop

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm

Northside Library

Here’s your opportunity to get friendly feedback on your images from your peers. Want some suggestions on how you might improve an image before entering it in a competition? Having some difficulty getting the “look” you want with lighting, composition, or editing? Want to understand more about why a judge may have scored an image as he or she did? Then you’ll find this casual and supportive meeting helpful. And, if you choose to join in evaluating the work of others and contributing your thoughts, you will likely strengthen your own picture-taking skills. Members of all skill levels are welcome, and of course you’re welcome to just attend the meeting and observe.

If you’d like feedback on your photos, bring up to three TIFFs (sized to about 1500 pixels on the longest side) to the meeting on a thumb drive. (JPEGs are OK as well, but any editing we demonstrate on your photos will be more accurate in the TIFF format.)