Please EMAIL your photos. Only submit your photos on memory stick as a last resort. Please honour the deadline time.
2. Set Subject Details:
3. Are you submitting your first photos?
For the newbies, and for those that need refreshing, here are some guidelines for submitting photos.
On Tuesday, we will be having a photo sharing meeting. Should you be keen to submit your photos, here is some information and guidance on photo submissions, and on why we share our photos. Please feel encouraged to submit your photos this Tuesday!
How photo submissions work:
You can submit a total of four pics, one of which should be a set subject. You can divide the other three among the left over categories.
Set subject. This is the special subject chosen for the month. It is usually a challenging subject, or a technically advanced subject. We wish you to shoot for that subject in the month. We will sometimes provide information or tips and advice for shooting, in the meetings ahead of photo sharing. You are encouraged to do research, search on Google for examples and to look at other photographer's work to get inspiration.
Open - this applies to other photos that you have taken during the month, that you wish to share with the members. It can be any kind of photography, there are no limits. Sometimes people put more than one image in this category, such as your 'extra' set subject pics. It is advised to put a maximum of two open shots in, anything more is not always good to view.
Creative - this category is where people can be creative with their images, either by shooting creatively, or by applying creative edits in post editing. We ask for the member to post a 'before' and 'after', and to tell us what they have done, so that we can see the working process, and learn from the edit and technique used. This category allows for Photoshop manipulation and editing
Outing - this is where people can submit their best, or favourite photo from the previous month's outing. This category is usually great for seeing how people perceive a scene differently, and how they apply their skills and influence in different ways. It also helps to show members what they may have 'missed' and perhaps encourage people to go back and shoot again.
Troubleshooting - this category was started to help members with 'trouble' photos, where we show the photo and open it up to the floor for help and advice. Sometimes the photographer has a specific issue, which we help with, or we discuss general ways to improve the shot. It can be very helpful to hear other's suggestions. This photo doesnt fall within the "four total", and can sometimes be a 5th photo. You wont always have a 'troubleshooting' photo, but this is where you could show your image, to get help and tips for improvement.
Submission numbers. You can submit four in total. It is advised that one be a set subject. You can submit from one to four images, and are not obligated to always submit four. Usually people put photos into the "Open" category, to make up the total. So for instance, you could have one in set subject, one in outing, and two in open. Or one in each category, which is the best, as it means that you managed to attend an outing, apply your mind to shooting a set subject, as well as do some of your own shooting!
Sizing - the size for submission is 1920 x 1080. Try select a high quality or resolution. The end size should be around 1MB, but it varies according to the original size of the photo. If you need assistance with sizing, I can help you. I need to know the program you are using, so that I can tell you what to do. Please make sure that you check the resized size, and that it isnt too big. The image shouldnt be more that 1MB, as large images are unnecessary data cap consumers, and we may choose not to show your images if they are too large.
Titles. Please title your images correctly.
File names - the file name of each photo must follow this format: Your Name & Surname - Category -Title of Photo. In addition, please state your camera settings - Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation, ISO, focal length in the title.
For the Creative Category, please state what edits you did, eg. Photoshop Elements 10, Vignetting, added Overlay, saturated colour.
e.g. Bob Smith - Outing - Mushroom - f2.8, 160th of a sec, ISO100, focal length 50mm.
You can write all of this in the file title, it allows for a long title!!!
Please make the subject line of email submissions "Feb 2016 photo submissions".
Looking forward to seeing everyone's images!
Where: Botanical Gardens
When: Sat 20 Feb
Time: 2-3pm, special meetup for newbies, "An introduction on HCC outings'
3pm - HCC outing
See you all at the meeting - Tues 16th February 2016 @ 7pm!
In : Photo Sharing