Our September 27th meeting was attended by 43 members and 14 guests.
• Standing in for our Club President, Carson Plant, Tere Deslippe introduced our 2016 executive and committee members. You can review the list on our Executives page.
• Reagan Smolders read the auditor’s report on The Club’s finances which came with a recommendation that we be more prudent in our spending on expensive guest speakers.
• Gavin Stuart presented a competition orientation that showed how to enter our monthly Club photo competitions, which included how to size our pictures and where to send them. The instructions can be found on The Club’s Photo Competition Instructions page.
• Jim Pollock thanked those who brought in a print for display and encouraged the rest of the membership to take part in the monthly event. Jim went on to explain the scoring guidelines set out by CAPA (Canadian Association for Photographic Arts) and showed some examples of pictures and the scores they should receive.
When judging or preparing a photo for competition, consideration should be given to:
– Technical (is it properly exposed and in focus) 0 to 3 pts
– Composition (was it taken from a unique perspective) 0 to 3 pts
– Achieving Purpose (does it fit the category) 0 to 2 pts
– Visual Impact (is it appealing to the eye) 0 to 1 pt
– Subject Matter (is it an interesting subject) 0 to 1 pt
Overall scoring should fall within these guidelines:
– Poor to Extremely Poor: (with serious faults) 1, 2, or 3
– Fair: (with possible minor faults) 4 or 5
– Good: 6 or 7
– Excellent: 8
– Outstanding: 9 or 10
• Tere Deslippe informed The Club about the digital magazines that we’ve agreed to sponsor at the Chatham-Kent Public Library. With a library card, you can download them from the library website at www.CKPL.ca. A library representative will be on hand at our October 25th meeting to explain how to access these magazines on-line.
• Several of the printed pictures that were brought in for display were discussed, with some of the makers explaining their process. Your next opportunity to show one or two of your favorite prints will be on October 25th. We encourage everyone to participate.
• Linda Pepper treated those in attendance to an entertaining slideshow of her photos from Antarctica and the Norwegian Arctic. Great job Linda! We loved it.
• Entries for our first photo competition of the year are to be sent to Gavin Stuart by midnight, Sunday, October 16th.
The categories are Black And White for Novices and Clouds and Waves for Intermediate, Advanced and Salon
• Our next meeting will be held on October 11th when our Guest Speaker will be Commercial And Fine Art Photographer Russ Salamon
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
A “‘fast” lens (one with a wide maximum aperture) is called so because the wider aperture allows for a faster shutter speed. Stopped down, it will let in the same amount of light as any other lens.