February Competition Info

While Doris is traveling I have taken over the job of updating the scores from the last competition. I’m sorry I had a shoot for a client that night, it looks like we had a lot of nice entries. There are however two entries that have not been recorded yet because the entrant did not put their name on their entry form. Whoever entered 2 images titled “Monago Beach” and “Nap” please let me know who you are so that I can record your scores for those entries.

The current statistics with the exception of the 2 mystery scores can be viewed by clicking on the link on our Competition Results page.     – Jim

Winner of the President’s Challenge

Congratulations to Victoria Drum for her winning entry in the President’s Challenge photo competition at the last meeting. The challenge was to produce a portrait of a character from a Beatles song. Victoria gave us an excellent visual interpretation of the lyrics from Eleanor Rigby:
“Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?”
Here is her winning image, click it to view it larger

National Geographic Photographers Lectures

Dear Photography Enthusiast,
Did you know the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Tampa, FL) has an entire series dedicated to some of the most famous photographers of National Geographic?

These photographers will discuss their adventures and stories behind each one of their memorable images. We would like to share these shows with your camera group/club/organization. Please check out the attached PDF for a chance to enjoy the remaining performances of these storytellers behind the lens.

Face to Face
March 29, 2011

Steve McCurry, photographer

My Wild Life
April 19, 2011

Mireya Mayor, wildlife conversationalist

For ticket information:
Group Services:
Outside Tampa Bay:

Photgraphy Clubs Day 2011

Bay area camera clubs are getting together on Sunday March 27th for a day of fun, education and photography. All the bay area clubs will be there. We will have mini workshops, photo scavenger hunt,100 photos in 90 minutes and much more. If you are not part of a camera club in your area this is the place to meet someone from each club so that you can decide which club is best for you.

If you would like to bring something to share with everyone we are looking for some deserts for the group. Cost only $35.00 includes lunch if registered by March 1st. After March 1st Registration will be $49.00
Time: 8:45 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

No Refunds for cancellations after March 15th
Entrance to the Gardens and Lunch is included
Place: Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg
Special Saturday March 26th Workshop
$49.00 Registration before February 28th $59.00 after March 1st
Full Day Workshop with Rick Sammon

Spend the day creating HDR images with Author, Speaker and NAPP Educator Rick Sammon. Locations will be revealed after registration. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time.

Register Here for the Saturday Workshop
Space is limited to 30 people

Photography at the Florida State Fair

On the afternoon of February 12th, after the video series presentation at TRG studios, several club members plan on heading over to the state fair. Anyone who is interested is welcome to go. No formal arrangements have been made, simply get together with anyone else who is going after the video presentation. This information is also cross-posted on our Photo Opportunities page.

Field Trip/Workshop Hosted by Jim S.

The TBCC competition subject for March 2011 is night photography and in an effort to help members learn techniques and acquire images to work with I will be hosting a field trip/workshop for members. For a complete listing of details regarding this event please visit our Photo Opportunities page. Please use this link http://tinyurl.com/2czl4u6 to get my email address and send me a quick note if you plan on attending. – Jim

Possible outing for TBCC Suggestion
The Central Florida Chapter of PSA is having an outing at the Olustee Civil War Reenactment near Olustee Florida on the February 19th -20th, 2011 weekend. The event is held at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, which is located about 20 miles east of Lake City on US 90. For a complete listing of details regarding this event please visit our Photo Opportunities page. -Robert

Audubon Society Bookmark Photo Contest
Bill G. has been kind enough to provide us with an entry form and information for this contest.

Competition Updates

We had a total of 49 entries in our January competition! Thanks to there being so many it took me a while get them prepped for the web and uploaded but they are all online now on our Competition Images page. The results from the January competition as well as all of the 2010 results are available on our Competition Results page.

The new rules are all updated including a summary that puts things in a nutshell for those who aren’t into reading every detail right away. You can view all the info on our Competition Rules page.

There have also been a few changes and updates made on our Competition Info page.