Our next meeting on May 10th is a review of club members’ photos by Charlie Burke, a judge from the New England Council of Camera Clubs (NECCC) who will provide critique and suggestions for improvement. This commentary will help you improve your photographs, especially with an eye towards competition images. As with all our meetings, the public is welcome to attend.
Looking ahead, our last regular meeting before our summer break is a photo competition on May 24th – the challenge theme is “Flowers”. Deadline for images is May 21st.
The Seacoast Camera Club requires that the JPEG digital image files submitted for our photo competitions be no more than 1024 px wide and 768 px tall. There are two reasons for this:
- Our digital projector has that size as it’s maximum native resolution.
- This is the maximum size allowed by the NECCC for the three regional competitions we participate in each year – they will reject your image if it is larger than this.
The club’s next meeting is a local photo competition on April 26th. The challenge theme is “outdoors at night”. This theme was inspired by the informative presentation by Christopher Georgia back in February 2015, when he showed us some amazing night sky and time lapse images.
Our interpretation of the theme will be fairly broad, accepting any image taken outdoors at night (city lights, star/moon-lit landscapes, etc). There are several how-to articles online, such as Essential Tips Shooting Night Landscape and Nikon’s Night Photography.
Our competition also has an open category where any subject is accepted. See our rules for submission on how to enter – deadline is Saturday April 23rd.