For our first Technical Night of the new year on January 22, we have our own Jim Sykes and Robert Rostick doing a panel discussion about image judging.
You might ask, why judging, I’m not a pro? But getting insight into how a professional looks at your images not only will help you with judging, if you get that opportunity on a TBCC Competition Night, but it also makes you more cognizant of what judges are looking for and what is important to them. Always remembering that all of this is very subjective.
This insight will make you more comfortable when you are called upon to judge others’ images but more importantly, it should give you a new “set of eyes” when you are looking at and evaluating your own images for competition and exhibition.
So please join us at 6:30pm on Friday, January 22, for the pre-meeting social time and then at 7:00pm we will start the meeting.
Jim will send out the Zoom invitation a couple of days prior to the meeting to all current members.
BE SURE TO COMPLETE THE NEW INFO FORM AND TO HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON AND THEN PAY YOUR DUES ON PAYPAL.
If you are interested in joining us to see what we are all about, please send your Name and Email address with the Subject line “Zoom Invite Needed for Technical Night Meeting” to email@example.com so we can get the invitation to you.
Hope to see you at our Competition Night on January 15th and for this Technical Night on January 22.
Please join us October 23rd at 7 pm EDT as we learn how to better use that camera we always have with us, our Smartphone! Rad is an excellent instructor and I know you will really enjoy his presentation. He is proof that you can make extraordinary images with your Smartphone!
Rad Drew Bio Teacher, photographer, and tour leader, Rad A. Drew, creates with the iPhone, mirrorless, and infrared cameras. He is a frequent contributor to PSA Journal, and was listed in PSA’s Who’s Who in Photography 2018. His creative images have been recognized internationally and exhibited in galleries around the world including SOHO Gallery and SOHO Arthaus in NYC, the L.A. Mobile Arts Festival, and Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Rad is an associate editor for PhotoPXL.com, and the mobile art network, TheAppWhisperer . He is a contributor to The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone, serves as a Topaz Labs Affiliate, and is the creator of the popular webinar series, How I Did It!™. See Rad’s work and tutorials on his website, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and subscribe to his newsletter.
In this 90 minute presentation, photographer, Rad A. Drew, from Indianapolis, Indiana, will cover two topics:
The Magic of SnapSeed! Process your Mobile Images to Perfection!, and
Create and Process RAW on your Mobile Phone!
Part 1 Description: The Magic of SnapSeed (for iPhone and Android) SnapSeed is one of the most powerful apps for processing images on mobile devices. It’s like having Photoshop in the palm of your hand! Photographer, Rad A. Drew, will share tips and tricks that you can use to edit and stylize your images using SnapSeed on your mobile phone. What you’ll learn…
You’ll be introduced to the SnapSeed interface and the various tools for processing your images
Rad’s simple workflow for processing any image in SnapSeed
How to use SnapSeed’s hidden masking feature for eliminating noise in clouds and sky, and selectively sharpening parts of an image, such as the eyes in a portrait.
How to stylize your image with textures and filters for a vintage look.
Install the Free SnapSeed App Install the free SnapSeed app on your iPhone or android phone prior to the presentation.
Part 2 Description: Create and Process RAW on your Mobile Phone! (For iPhone and Android) Lightroom for mobile is an app that allows you to record images in high quality RAW format and to process those images with Lightroom’s powerful RAW editing tools on iPhone and Android phones.
What? You don’t subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud and you don’t want to? No worries!
There is a FREE VERSION of Lightroom that has everything except three tools – Selective, Healing, and Geometry – none of which are required for creating and processing RAW files.
If you already subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud, the complete Lightroom for your mobile phone is included with your monthly Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. If you don’t subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud, install the free app on your phone.
Why photographers prefer recording and processing RAW
How to make images in RAW format with the Lightroom Pro Camera, including HDR and Long Exposures.
Six steps for processing your RAW files to perfection in about two minutes using Lightroom’s powerful RAW processing tools.
How to save the processed images to your phone’s camera roll.
RAW images and RAW processing has long been the standard for serious digital photographers, but, until recently, recording and processing RAW was not possible on mobile devices. Today, however, we can tap the power of RAW right from our mobile device.
Some more of Rad’s smartphone images.
Jim will send out the Zoom invitation a few days before the meeting.
Hope to see you all there! This is one you should not miss! We will not be recording the presentation
To continue our learning and sharing during these difficult times, I am very happy to announce that we have booked Tony Sweet to give his talk on Infrared Photography at our June 22, 2020 Technical Night via Zoom.
“Coming from an artistic background as a professional jazz artist and professional close up magician (sleight of hand artist), Tony has always sought creative, deeply personal endeavors.
The transition from jazz artist to nature photographer was a seamless transition as both require an improvisational nature and an ability to adapt too quickly changing conditions.
Tony was named as a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and has been published worldwide for over 35 years. He has authored 8 books, contributing to many others, co-produced an educational DVD series, and teaches and lectures throughout the US, Canada, Iceland, and Cuba.
Tony is co-owner, along with Susan Milestone, of their Visual Artistry Workshops Series and Creativity Seminars. Tony and Susan have also launched an online educational series, beginning with ProCritiques and One on One private sessions.
I took my very first online photography classes from Tony back around 2005! My first workshop was also with him and Susan in the mountains of Tennessee. He was teaching color nature photography but showed us some of his amazing infrared images! I was hooked and vowed to get a converted camera as soon as I could…. I know you will want to try this different and interesting way of seeing the world, after hearing Tony speak and seeing more of his images!
Please join us at our Zoom meeting on June 22, 2020, and learn from this internationally known photographer.
Jim will send the Zoom invitation out and post it on the website just prior to this meeting.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting.
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.
Just want to make anyone who plans on watching the live broadcast of the meeting tonight aware that the broadcast will start at approximately 7:30 PM tonight instead of 7:00 due to a presentation we are doing at the start of the meeting that cannot be broadcast over the air for copyright reasons.
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.
Beginning with this Friday’s meeting (08/17) our meetings will be broadcast live right here on our website. This will be an option for members who can’t attend but are able to watch from home. If you can’t watch live you can play it back later at your convenience. Once the meeting begins an embedded video feed will appear right here on the home page. The video will also be recorded and will be re-playable at any time.
Please wait until 7:00 pm to access the homepage because the video won’t appear if you log on early and wait for it. If you have already accessed the homepage prior to 7:00 pm then make sure to close your web browser and then re-open it at 7:00 pm. Depending on your web browser’s settings it’s still possible that you might not see the video when you access the homepage after 7:00 pm. If it is past 7:00 pm and you do not see a video feed on the homepage then your browser may be set to load a stale or cached version of the page. In that case use your browsers refresh option. (Usually the F5 key or the circular arrows icon). If the refresh option doesn’t work you may also need to clear your browser’s cache and then re-access the homepage. Refer to your browser’s help file or Google how to the clear the cache in your browser.
Robert and I have already made a couple of test broadcasts to work out the technical aspects and everything is set to go. The test broadcasts have been deleted and can’t be viewed but the broadcasts of the meetings will remain online for later viewing.
In other news, the July competition scores have been posted and are available for viewing. This Friday’s competition subject is photojournalism – using a photograph to tell a story.