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We are pleased to invite you to join our organization! We are always actively looking to promote photography appreciation and photography education in a friendly social environment.
You are invited to be our guest at the next monthly club meeting. Meetings are held on the 3rd and 4th Friday of the month. If you like what you see and hear, pay your dues and become an active member, it's that simple!
Annual dues of $35 for the calendar year. Discounted available if you pay in advance by December 31st of the prior year.
The 2012 competition final results are available here:
Congratulations to the 2012 winners
AA 1st place Curtis Frey (2011 winner)
AA 2nd place Don Smith
AA 3rd place Victoria Drum
A 1st place Jim Boyette
A 2nd place Chris Volf
A 3rd place Fang Shen
Here is some more information regarding the holiday party happening this Thursday evening:
Nobody needs to bring ice, plates, cups, utensils, or soft drinks. The club is providing these items.
You can see what is being brought here and you can add your items to the list here.
There is a stove and microwave available at the location.
Bring a print to hang!
No firearms are allowed on the premises.
2012 competition awards will be presented at the party.
Party time is 7:00 PM. Here is a map:
2013 Competition Assignments
This list will be posted soon on the competition info page with additional details and explanations but for now here is the basic information so that you can get started. For our next competition meeting in January assigned images will be photographed using any single light source other than sunlight. To be clear, this excludes multiple lights and/or sunlight. This is an opportunity for you to experiment with controlling the variables of light: intensity, duration, quality, direction, and color.
- January – single light source (not the sun)
- February – construct a still-life with found objects
- March – self portrait
- April – bugs (insects, spiders, centipedes, etc)
- May – food and drink
- June – emulate the masters
- July – implied motion (not frozen action)
- August – sports: the moment of impact
- September – storyboard
- October – landscape
- November – portrait of a stranger (non-studio)
- December – no competition
Beginning in January we will be implementing our new policy of requiring AA ranked members to act as the third judge during competitions. We feel this is an educational experience for those who judge and will provide a fresh perspective each month. Don’t be shy and don’t hesitate to contradict Robert or Jim – we want to hear your thoughts!
We will work our way down the AA rankings each month to pick the 3rd judge. If it’s someone’s turn and they are absent we will move down the list and the absent party will take their turn the following month if present.
Final rankings for 2012 will be posted after the awards are presented at the holiday party this week.
Our annual holiday meeting will be held this year on Thursday evening, December 13th at The American Legion “U.S.S. Tampa” Post 5, 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33609. We will start at 7:00 PM. Once again we will have print hanging exposition so please bring an unframed print to hang and tell us about. Food is pot luck, you can see what is being brought here and you can add your items to the list here.
The new Board of Directors has been elected and will begin their 2-year term in January 2013. The Board members are:
President: Jim Sykes
Vice President: Jim Boyette
Treasurer: Leon Robinson
Secretary: Victoria Drum
Competition Records: Doris Bowling
Education: Robert Rostick
Program Director: Michael Stphenson
Competition: Joe Pembo and Garrett Chin
Marketing: Leslie Williams
Membership: Sue Harvey
Greeter: Diane Aichner
Please note – due to unforeseen personal obligations Doris Bowling may be unable to maintain the competition records at meetings for a while. If anyone is able to assist with this very important function please let us know, your help will be greatly appreciated.
New Meeting Space
Robert has secured permission to use the room next door to our usual meeting location at his studio for our meetings. We should be able to start meeting in this roomier environment in the new year.
Our first live broadcast of a meeting is now available below for re-playing.
There was a technical glitch at some point during the print competition. The studio’s internet router shut down without anyone noticing. The router was reset during our intermission and the digital competition was broadcast as part 2. FYI during the beginning of the meeting when private club business was being discussed the audio was muted. Don’t be concerned if you hear no sound for several minutes during part 1. The videos have now been edited to remove “dead air” and audio anomalies. The competition scores have been recorded and up-to-date results are available now.
Elections: Election of officers for a new 2-year term will take place in October. Now is the time to consider if you want to run or nominate someone for a position.
Holiday Party: We will continue with our tradition of a pot-luck style holiday party this year, however we have outgrown the space available at tRG studio. If anyone has any suggestions for a larger space that we can make use of we would like to hear your suggestions.
The original video has now been edited to remove “dead air” and audio anomalies.