[vpci] Re: BS contest category

Her tippi great portraits in the slide show so BTW what lens do u use for
portraits?

Mike
On Apr 25, 2012 4:57 PM, "Tippi Van Doren" <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Found a few listed on eBay. They are not expensive
> http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=camera+bean+bag&_sacat=See-All-Categories
>
> *Tippi Van Doren*
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Jim <jim@xxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Wed, April 25, 2012 4:43:53 PM
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
> 
> Gena,
>
> I don't think there is a specific size for the "bean bag."  It just needs
> to be big enough to lay it on car window opening and have a little on both
> the outside of the vehicle and inside the vehicle.  The bag will be big
> enough to lay on a "rock" or "table" or "fence rail" or well, you get the
> picture.   I bought a canvas bag at Hobby Lobby or one of the fabric shops
> (I don't remember for sure).  We put rice in the bag rather than beans
> because the rice is smaller and makes placing your camera on it easier.
> The Mary Ann stitched the top closed.
>
> I have it if you would like to see before you start your project.  Just
> let me know.
>
> jim
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> *From:* Gena Leur <bill_gena.leur@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:56 PM
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
> Does anyone have a bean bag to rest your camera on when shooting from car
>  window , etc..,  I would like to get the dimensions because I thought I
> would make one.
>
> Gena
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Apr 25, 2012, at 3:27 PM, "Mark Oberle" <markoberle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>
>   I'd like a program on cutting matts, mounting photos and making frames.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Charles Gossett <charlesgossett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3:21 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
>
>

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