Image Submission Request for Dave Black to Critique

KelbyOne is requesting the submission of photos of specific sports events for Dave Black to critique during an online training class. Follow the link below for details. Please read the details and requirements carefully before submitting.

Mud Endeavor Photo Opportunity

Anyone in the club who is interested in doing some event photography for fun or as a learning experience is invited to join me at the Mud Endeavor race in Dade City on March 1st. You must sign up in advance and I will be resposible for you. I have photographed this event in the past and I will get together with everyone who signs up in advance and give them a briefing regarding shooting the event. This is a fun event and provides a lot of great photo opportunities. There is a very large obstacle course set up for participants that is filled with mud and water.

Update: The 2014 course will be in a new location in Brooksville. The course for the participants will be 6 miles long and will be laid out within a 100 acre tract of land in an old limestone quarry.

Here is a link to see the location of the new course:

Here is a link to see images from last year’s event:

If you sign up you will be provided with all-access credentials and may roam the course freely taking photos. You will be expected to take between 500 and 1000 jpg photos during the event. You will be allowed to to keep your photos and use them as you wish. You will also be required to allow me to copy your memory cards at the end of the event for the promotor. Your images will not be sold but they will be made available to the race particpants to view and/or download.

Please use the form below to sign up. Thanks – Jim Sykes

Information regarding the live photo critique broadcast:

Scott Kelby and Joe McNally will be doing a live broadcast from the Improv in Ybor City on Tuesday evening, February 4th. Members of our club have been invited to be audience participants for the event. Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. Guests will be seated and then given a briefing regarding what to expect during the broadcast. The broadcast will run from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. Scott and Joe will be giving critiques of images submitted in advance by audience members.

If you wish to have an image considered for a critique during the program you must submit it to the email address using the subject line: “Behind the Lens Submission”.

Your image must be a minimum of 1080 pixels on the long side and at least 72 ppi. This is the bare minimum acceptable size and resolution, larger size and higher resolution are preferable. Remember, if your image is selected everyone wants it to look good on the broadcast. Your name must be either be part of the image file name or appear legibly as a watermark on the image.

Sign up is closed now.

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2014 Competition Assignments

The assigned categories for 2014 have been decided and are listed below. This list is also published on the Competition Info Page for reference at any time. If you have any questions regarding any of the topics please don’t hesitate to ask Robert or Jim for clarification.

Jan       Landscapes
Feb      Vertical Composition (Present a strong composition in vertical orientation)
Mar      White on White or Black on Black (Image may contain some color but must be primarily a white subject against a white background or a black subject against a black background)
April     Story Board ( 3-5 images that when presented together tell a story)
May      Animals in action (Not standing still or dead on a plate)
June     Abstract (The use of color, tones, shapes, patterns, etc in your photograph to represent a subject without necessarily providing recognizable visual references for the viewer)
July      Display of Human Emotion (People displaying a recognizable emotion, not an image of some other subject intended to to evoke an emotion in the viewer)
Aug      Macro
Sept     Adventure sports (This does not mean organized, team sports like baseball, football, soccer, etc. Think rock-climbing, skydiving, white-water rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding, etc)
Oct       Emulate the masters (Create a photo that emulates the work of a recognized master in any form of the visual arts. Be certain to bring a photo of the master’s original work for comparison)
Nov     Photograph a public performance (Photograph a dance performance, theatrical play, music concert, etc)

Holiday Party Info

Our annual holiday party will be held on December 12th. 7:00 PM at tRG studio. As always, we will be having a print show – please bring a print to hang and be prepared to talk briefly to everyone about your print. We will be awarding the prizes for the competition winners and we will have a few other fun surprises You are welcome to bring a guest and please bring an appetizer, entree, dessert, or drinks to share. We have tableware, cups, ice, and decorations covered already. You may use the following form to let everyone know what you are bringing. This list can be looked at first so that you can see what others have already signed up to bring and avoid duplicates.

If you are able to stay after and help with the cleanup please use this form to sign up:

October Meeting Update

This is a reminder that the second meeting in October will not take place at tRG studio on Friday night as is usually the case. Instead we having our club photo walk on Saturday afternoon/evening in Clearwater. We will meet at 4:00 PM at the Capitol Theatre,405 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755.


Competition Meeting 10-18-2013

TBCC Competition Meeting 05-17-13

TBCC Competition Meeting 04-19-2013

March 22nd Meeting Itinerary

This Friday there will be a presentation by Jim Sykes. Topics will be resizing of digital images and a primer on lenses. The new ID badges are supposed to be ready as well. See you there.