Competitions: The 2020 Committee is Jerry Kozel and Bonny Henderson
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Our April competition is rapidly approaching and it will be held on April 12 at 7:00 pm.
Our judge is Elizabeth George from Tallahassee, Florida. She is a retired schoolteacher and
an award winning photographer and we look forward to her comments. She also feels that titles are very important for image competition and she will be sharing some tips and information about titling your images as well as judging our competition.
Our June competition will be “Black & White or Sepia.” Regardless of the subject, the absence of color puts even more focus on capturing the essence of the scene. B&W can bring out emotions more strongly than color by removing distractions. Sepia is a form of photographic print toning-a tone added to a b&w photograph in post processing to “warm” up the tones. Shoot any subject you choose, the only requirement is that the finished image must be B&W or sepia. Keep your mind on strong composition and good use of contrast, tones, shadows, shape, and texture. Post processing that compliments your intent is always important.
The August competition will be “Seasides and Beaches.” Keep this topic in mind as the warm weather approaches and many of you will be waterside.
Bonny and Jerry
Currently, due to the Covid 2019 situation, all competitions are virtual and held by Zoom Meetings. Attendance is limited to members only.
The Club holds photography competitions for its members throughout the year on assigned topics. This provides an opportunity for members to continuously improve their photographic skills and compare their results with fellow photographers. The competitions are also designed to encourage newer photographers with less elaborate equipment to participate with an equal opportunity for winning.
Competitions are held every other month from February to October. We also hold an online competition in November, as well. Currently all competitions are digital.
Deadlines for entering competitions are by 4:00 pm on ending dates:
Arches, Black & White, Faces-Critters/People/Statues, Long Exposure, Abandoned/Decay, and Round Things
PLEASE NOTE: The Competition Manual was last revised September 2, 2020. Please review it for details on how to participate in club competitions.
To compete in the Sandhills Photography Club Competitions you must rename the image file.
THIS IS REQUIRED: Please Change the file name to: Comp_Class_Last Name_First Name_Title
For SmugMug entries, there is no other way to identify who the image belongs to. Please note, it is required by the competition manual for both email and SmugMug entries.
You must also include the metadata in the picture including the part that shows when the picture was taken.
Post processing software that it used to prepare the picture for the competition does not always include all of the original metadata when the photo is converted to a jpg, exported, etc. In most software it is configurable as to how much is included in the exported photo (for example in commercial work you probably don't want to include everything in the photos you sell).
With a Windows PC or a Mac it is easy to check the jpg before you upload it to ensure that the metadata is present and includes the date taken. Instructions for a Windows PC are here. Instructions for a MAC are here.
If you aren't using a PC or a MAC there is a web site will check your photo and show you the metadata that is present. The link to the web site is Jeffrey Friedl's Image Metadata Viewer
2021 Submission Dates
The Second Saturday of the month before the competition. I.E. January, March, May, July, September, November
2021 Competition Topics
February - Open
April - Tools of the Trade
June - Black and White or Sepia
August - Seasides and Beaches
October- Golden Hour or Blue Hour
December - Industrial