[vpci] Re: BS contest category

I wanna learn about this too. Since the HEB lab closed, and Korscynski's is 
inconvenient since you have to bring a memory card or CD to print with them, 
and 
the other printing places are not so good, I'm considering buying a good 
printer 
and printing my own photos. Not sure what printer or paper would be best. Never 
done this before.
 
Tippi Van Doren




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From: Charles Gossett <charlesgossett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wed, April 25, 2012 3:21:35 PM
Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category

 
I would like a demo on printing your own photos. I've always used a lab,
and am a bit intimidated with all the different types of printers and papers. 

> From: 572fast@xxxxxxxx
> To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:50:38 -0500
> 
> I know it's a little late now, but next spring let's do a program on 
> wildflower photography with a field trip.  I really enjoyed the one at the 
> Aransas club.  The speaker was from Cuero.  We could ask her or have some of 
> our own members do the talk.  Another good field trip would be to the 
> birding places in the Port Aransas area - there are about 3 or 4 that would 
> be good to visit.  Maybe we could get a program on bird identification and a 
> program on technique for photographing.  Another program would be on how to 
> do studio portraits cheaply - i.e. not a lot of expensive equipment and what 
> makes good lighting.  MGM 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Charles Gossett writes: 
> 
> > 
> > Well, how about we email in what we would like to learn, and suggestions 
> > for 
>the monthly programs.Then, if someone feels knowledgeable in an area, she/he 
>could do a program on it. My favorite so far was Colton's bird blind program. 
>This was something that I was not interested in at all,but after the program, 
>I 
>couldn't wait to give it a try. I personally don't think we need any more 
>categories, but one can always present ideas to the board.Charles From: 
>brentortego@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> > Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:41:35 -0500 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > The club might want to consider something different. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I joined the club to learn about photography and to obtain a few more 
>friends. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > The friends part has been greater than expected, but the learning has been 
>pretty slow. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I have attended 3 meetings and only one has had something other than 
> > judging 
>pictures. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Why do we need to see photographs twice in a meeting?  Is it possible to 
>judge them prior to the meeting and then display the scoring during the 
>meeting.  
>This will save about an hour and we can use this time to have additional 
>programs. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > This would also allow us to add additional categories which has been 
>discussed all day. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > The club appears to be growing and we need to provide room for growth and 
>diverse interests. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Brent Ortego
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: markoberle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> > Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 16:01:14 -0500 
> > 
> > 
> > Well said Bill...I learned the hard way...never ever say it looks just like 
>you. 
>
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: Bill Leur 
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 3:52 PM
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I need help taking pictures of people.  I feel like they expect some type 
> > of 
>magic.  At least when I take a picture of a building its not hanging over my 
>shoulder wanting to see what it looks like. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Mark Oberle <markoberle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:48 AM
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Tippi
> > 
> > Don't be sad...just put those 'people/portrait' in the 'open' category.
> > 
> > You, Charles and Ben should put together a 'people/portrait' workshop...or 
>maybe a series of workshops...you might generate a whole new interest in the 
>club.
> > 
> > Mark 
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: Tippi Van Doren 
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:58 PM
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > :-( I'm sad but I'm sure I'll get over it.
> > 
> > Tippi Van Doren 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Fain Zimmerman <fain.zimmerman@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:13:16 PM
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> > Several people at different times have suggested other/additional 
> > categories 
>based on what they enjoy the most. However, adding more categories entails 
>also 
>adding a lot more time to the judging & that is mainly why we haven't done it.
> > Fain 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Tippi Van Doren <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx> 
>wrote: 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > It would be nice if we had a category for People/Portrait.
> > 
> > Tippi Van Doren 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Roger Zimmerman <rogerzimmerman1@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:03:14 PM 
> > 
> > 
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > I highlighted in red two statements that conflict each other.  Need to make 
>revisions.
> > 
> > Roger
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> > Behalf 
>Of Tippi Van Doren
> > Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 4:31 PM
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Mike, 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I am also somewhat new to the club and still learning the laws of the land. 
>At the last meeting I brought a picture for "Landscape" and Dave told me, 
>"Tippi, there is no landscape category". I was in such a hurry to get to the 
>meeting that I just grabbed whatever photos I had already printed and quickly 
>wrote my name , level & category on them without checking the website first. 
>Just shows that I'm still learning too. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Here's the information you want: (You can also find this information here 
>http://www.victoriaphotographyclub.com/member-rank-status.asp ) 
>
> > 
> > 
> > Montly Competition Rules: (revised December, 2011)
> > Each month, except August and December, we have a member photo competition 
>during our meetings. The competition will be in either print format or 
>digital. 
>See our meeting schedule.
> > I. T.V.P.C.I. DIGITAL IMAGE AND PRINT COMPETITION GUIDELINES
> > 1. Members in good standing may submit one Digital Image or Print in each 
>category.
> > 2. New members may compete in either beginner or advanced classification, 
>based on their judgment of experience level. Once a person’s print or image is 
>entered in competition that person shall remain at that level and progress 
>from 
>there. 
>
> > II. PHOTOGRAPHER DIVISION
> > There are 5 division levels. All members will begin in the Level 1 
> > Division. 
>Point accumulation for each level begins at zero and does not carry over from 
>one level to the next.
> > Points required to advance:
> > Level 1 -  50 pts
> > Level 2 -  50 pts
> > Level 3 -  75 pts
> > Level 4 - 100 pts
> > Level 5 - 100 pts
> > 
> > III. PRINT COMPETITIONS
> > 1. Five (5) club print competitions will be held each year.
> > 2. Prints which have earned points in previous club competitions are not 
>eligible for entry in future club monthly competitions.
> > 3. A print may be entered in Open, Nature, Creative, or Assignment 
> > regardless 
>of the print media.
> > 4. Print corrections and manipulations are allowed.
> > 5. Prints must be entered before the start of the meeting.
> > 6. All prints entered must be suitable for viewing by all age groups.
> > 7. All work shall be submitted in the name of the photographer who did the 
>work.
> > 8. All prints submitted for club competition:
> > a. must be un-framed
> > b. may be any size up to 8” x 12” format.
> > c. must be attached to an 11” x 14” matte and/or attached to a 11” x 14” 
>stiff backing.
> > d. must have the photographer’s name, the photographer’s division, and the 
>photograph’s category labeled on the back of the entry.
> > 
> > IV. DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION
> > 1. Five (5) club Digital Image competitions will be held each year.
> > 2. Digital images which have earned points in previous club competitions 
> > are 
>not eligible for entry in future club monthly competitions.
> > 3. Digital image corrections and manipulations are allowed.
> > 4. All Digital images entered shall be suitable for viewing by all age 
>groups.
> > 5. All work shall be submitted in the name of the photographer who did the 
>work.
> > 6. All digital images submitted for club competition must follow these 
>requirements:
> > 7. File Size Requirements
> > a. Pixel Dimensions: The value for the longest dimension will be no longer 
>than 1024 pixels on the longest side x 768 pixels on the shortest side.
> > b. Use the following standard File Naming Format: “Division”, ”Underscore”, 
>“Category”, ”Underscore”, “First Name and Last Name” , ”Underscore”, “other 
>personal information (such as your image number) if desired” .jpg Omit the 
>last 
>underscore if no personal information is desired.
> > c. The “Division” and “Category” abbreviations must be in UPPER CASE, and 
> > the 
>member’s name and optional personal information must be in lower case.
> >         Example: L4_NA_CliffBarbour_4376.jpg
> > This is the only file naming formats that will be accepted.
> > e. Category Abbreviations:
> > NA – Nature
> > OP – Open
> > CR – Creative
> > AS – Assignment
> > f. Photographer Division Abbreviations
> > Level 1 – L1
> > Level 2 – L2
> > Level 3 – L3
> > Level 4 – L4
> > Level 5 – L5
> > g. Submitting Files
> > 1. Deadline – images must be received by the Tuesday prior to competition.
> > 2. Email files as an attachment to:
> >         photos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 3. The subject line of the email should include the word: competition – 
>followed by your name.
> >         Example: competition – Cliff Barbour
> > 4. NEED HELP? If you need help resizing your images, please indicate your 
>wishes in the body of your email. Otherwise no other adjustments will be made.
> > 5. A CD with files labeled as per Sections a-f may be mailed to Cliff 
>Barbour, 207 Berwick, Victoria, TX 77904. CDs will be returned at the meeting 
>in 
>which the photos are entered.
> > 6. Label CD with your “Name”, “Date of Competition”, and “Number of files 
> > on 
>disk”
> > 7. Files, (email or CD) received after the Tuesday prior to competition 
> > will 
>be held over for the next digital competition.
> > 
> > V. CATEGORIES FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL COMPETITION:
> > 1. Nature (NA):
> > a. Nature in all its forms, including the many facets of botany, geology, 
>zoology, meteorology, and astronomy.
> > b. Subjects may include all natural forms of life free and unrestrained in 
> > a 
>natural or adopted habitat.
> > c. Human elements are not allowed. Elements that depict cultivated plants, 
>museum pieces, mounted specimens, domestic animals or pets, or similar 
>subjects 
>are not eligible for competition in the Nature Category.
> > d. Images in which humans are present or images that show evidence that 
> > human 
>activity has taken place are ineligible for Nature Category competition. Such 
>images are said to show “the hand of man”.
> > e. Landscapes, seascapes, and skies may be included in the Nature Category 
> > if 
>they do not show “the hand of man.”
> > f. Images that are not eligible for the Nature category may be exhibited in 
>the Open Category.
> > 2. Open (OP):
> > a. The Open Category may include any subject matter EXCEPT subjects that 
> > are 
>required to be shown in the Nature Category. Where images contain wildlife 
>such 
>as birds, animals, insects, etc. as elements of the over-all image, those 
>elements must be less than approximately 1/3 of the frame in size to be 
>included 
>in the Open Category.
> > b. Wild flowers may be entered in either Nature or Open categories. A 
>wildflower is a flower that grows wild and uncultivated, meaning it is not 
>intentionally seeded or planted.
> > c. Cultivated flowers and plants must be entered in Open Category.
> > d. Landscapes, seascapes, and skies may be included in the Open Category
> > e. Digital Images or prints which are not acceptable in the Nature Category 
>may be entered in the Open Category.
> > 3. Creative (CR):
> > a. The Creative Category includes images that have been obviously 
> > manipulated 
>to present “altered or artistic reality” (i.e. obvious distortion of color or 
>shape; use of electronic filters to significantly transform the original image 
>for artistic effect).
> > 4. Assignments (AS):
> > a. Members are encouraged to submit digital images and prints taken 
>specifically for the club assignment.
> > b. The list of assignments will be included in the club annual calendar of 
>events that will be distributed by the regular club meeting held in January.
> > c. All Photographer Divisions will compete against one another in this 
>category.
> > 
> > VI. JUDGING OF DIGITAL IMAGES AND PRINTS:
> > 1. Judges will be selected on the night of the competition from the 
>membership.
> > 2. Members may serve as judges for monthly competition after they have 
>observed or competed in monthly competitions for a minimum of 3 months.
> > 3. Every member will be given the opportunity to judge.
> > 4. Six judges will be selected.
> > 5. Each of the six judges will award one (1) to ten (10) point value for 
> > each 
>slide or print entered.
> > a. Perfect = 10
> > b. Above average = 8
> > c. Average = 6
> > d. Below average = 4
> > e. Poor = 2
> > 6. A recorder and a scorekeeper will tally, record and announce the results 
>to the membership.
> > 7. Winning digital images or prints:
> > a. The digital images or prints with the highest number of points in each 
>category will be awarded first place and receive 3 points.
> > b. The digital images or prints with the second highest number of points in 
>each category will be awarded second place and receive 2 points.
> > c. The digital images or prints with the third highest number of points in 
>each category will be awarded third place and receive 1 point.
> > d. The digital images or prints with the fourth highest number of points in 
>each category will receive honorable mention. No points are awarded for 
>honorable mention.
> > 8. Point records:
> > a. Point records shall be kept for three years.
> > b. Points shall be posted on the Club’s web site.
> > c. Members who rejoin after three years shall be considered as a new member.
> > d. Original point sheets from club meetings shall be kept for one year. Any 
>member with a discrepancy shall notify the Secretary immediately upon 
>discovery.
> > 
> > VII. COMMITTEE GOVERNANCE
> > 1. The monthly competition shall consist of both print and digital formats.
> > 2. The President shall appoint a chairperson for the next year by November 
>meeting of the current year.
> > 3. The chairperson shall serve one-year terms and may be re-appointed.
> > 4. The chairperson shall appoint a committee to be responsible for annually 
>reviewing, updating, and implementing the rules for this competition.
> > 5. The chairperson shall appoint a judging coordinator to manage the 
> > judging 
>of monthly contest.
> > 6. Suggestions for changes to the rules for the Monthly Competition may be 
>submitted by any current Club member to the Chair of the Competition Committee.
> > 7. Changes to the Monthly Competition rules may be made by a majority vote 
> > of 
>the Competition Committee and the approval of the Board of Directors. 
>
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Tippi Van Doren 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: Mike Mistry <mikemmistry@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 4:24:11 PM
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> > Hey there guys this is mike, sorry county make it to coleto this past 
>Saturday but got tied up @ work. So I was a little confused with all these 
>contests and entries for diff level competions and stuff, I had briefly 
>chatted 
>with Jim after the meeting and he had explained how since I am new to this I 
>can 
>start entering my photos for judging in level 1, so my question was when are 
>the 
>next entries due by and what all the categories are that I can particupate in. 
>If one of you could explain me a little about how the competions work and 
>stuff 
>I would Def appreciate it. Thanks
> > Mike 
> > 
> > On Apr 23, 2012 2:11 PM, "PStryk" <pstryk24@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > Yes, we added it back this year and changed the category name to Buildings 
>and Structures. There were not many entries in "Architecture" in past years 
>but 
>there were a lot of photos entered last year that would have easily fit into 
>"Buildings and Structures". 
>
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf 
>Of Charles Gossett
> > Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 1:32 PM
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category 
> > 
> > One definition of Architecture is "The art and science of design and 
> > erecting 
>buildings and other physical structures".
> > So I assume a bridge would be considered Architecture. 
> > I guess now there won't be any question, making the catagory easier to 
>understand.
> > But this is new this year, isn't it? 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > From: fain.zimmerman@xxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:19:29 -0500
> > Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > 
> > I remember some discussion - I don't really remember why we kept it. Maybe 
> > by 
>changing the definition we thought it'd get more entries?  I have seen other 
>structures - like bridges - entered in architecture. There was an adobe 
>structure that placed 2nd in Cuero. 
>
> > 
> > Fain 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Jim Payne <jim@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > If memory serves (which is questionable) there was some discussion RE: 
>Architecture noting that that dealt with buildings etc.  Thing like bridges 
>was 
>not considered architecture.  This is what I remember of the discussion – 
>maybe 
>someone else might have a better recollection. 
>
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> > jim 
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> > From: Charles Gossett 
> > 
> > Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 9:36 AM 
> > 
> > To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > 
> > Subject: [vpci] BS contest category 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I was reading the 2012 contest rules and noticed we have a (BS) category 
> > for 
>"Buildings and Structures".
> > Is this new this year? Also, is this any different from "Architecture" that 
>we used to have and dropped because of no interest?
> > I actually have an idea for a shot that I'm going take for this one. I just 
>have to get a little kid to be my model first.
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