Hillcrest Camera Club - Photo Sharing - Tues 16th Feb 2016 at 7pm

Posted by Hillcrest Camera Club on Saturday, February 13, 2016 Under: Photo Sharing

Hi everyone

1. Photo Sharing 

Join us for our photo sharing meeting. Show and share your best efforts for the month!


Categories :

Open
Creative
Troubleshooting
Outing - no outing

Set Subject - Repeated Elements, and Patterns


How to submit your photos:

  • Please submit your photos by email to: hillcrestcameraclub@gmail.com or bring 8x10 prints.
  • Email submission closes 12pm (midday) Tues 16th February 2016.
  • You can submit four photos in total for either/or  Set Subject, Outing, Open or Creativity categories. One image only for set subject. 
  • Size - Minimum of 1920 x1080 pixels. (This is the full HD size.)
  • Format - Jpeg
  • 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".

Please EMAIL your photos.  Only submit your photos on memory stick as a last resort. Please honour the deadline time. 

2. Set  Subject  Details

Repeated Elements, and Patterns

When you repeat a certain size, or shape or colour you add strength to the overall image. Repetition is a basic concept in the world of art. If you want to make a statement, you repeat certain elements again and again. If you repeat something once or twice it becomes more interesting. If you repeat something many times it becomes a pattern and takes on a life of its own.

Factors that contribute to repetition and pattern:

 

  • Shapes. Shapes are everywhere…circles, triangles, squares and other geometric shapes all found in one form or the other around us.
  • Colours. Even if the objects being repeated are not the same shape, the same colour can unite them.
  • Lines. Repeating lines help capture the viewer’s attention. Parallel lines are comforting to the eyes. Vertical lines signify calmness and balance. Horizontal ones indicate motion and vibrancy.

  
   

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!
  • The purpose of photo sharing is to put forward your best images. Some months you will submit four images, and some months only one. The aim is to always be stimulated and motivated to shoot, with the idea of submitting and sharing your best shots at a meeting. 
  • The sharing part of the meeting is being inspired by other's images, and to learn from what other photogs do. 
  • It is also to share the passion that we all have for photography, and to show appreciation for each other's enthusiasm and interest. 

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. 

The 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! 

4. Outing 

Where: Botanical Gardens
When: Sat 20 Feb
Time: 2-3pm, special meetup for newbies, "An introduction on HCC outings'
3pm - HCC outing

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See you all at the meeting - Tues 16th February 2016 @ 7pm!
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