[vpci] Re: BS contest category

I'll fix you up Tippi. Let 
Me experiment first
Gena

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On Apr 25, 2012, at 4:29 PM, Tippi Van Doren <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Make me one too. I'll pay you.
>  
> Tippi Van Doren
> 
> 
> From: Gena Leur <bill_gena.leur@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wed, April 25, 2012 3:57:41 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
>> 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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