Tuesday, 10 July 2018

July Print Display & Evaluation Meeting

Another full house was in store for last night’s Print Display & Valuation photo club meeting. We were given tremendous support from our local Library who allowed us the use of the upstairs portion of the Wellington Library for displaying our images. And you, the membership, really stepped up and brought in over 50 high quality images for us all to admire.

Joe Leduc attempted to prepare us all for the night’s judging process. Joe has vast experience as a judge and knows what to look for – the things that generate a real “wow” factor or tell a story, as well as some of the more obvious errors & omissions. His presentation ended with an impressive set of images that would get high consideration from most judges in photographic competitions.

I next stepped to the plate, and provided a more simplistic and time efficient way for us to evaluate the prints that were waiting for us upstairs. We handed out the scoring forms along with a covering cheat sheet, and then spent the next 30 minutes or so, engrossed in our assigned task of evaluating the images.

After all the forms were completed and handed in, Margaret & Bert beavered away in the back room, inputting the data into a spreadsheet for scoring and sorting purposes while the rest of us enjoyed the next hour’s proceedings from the comforts of our chairs!

Our first slideshow of the night was from our June Kingston Theme Day outing. Eighteen of our members participated in a different sort of outing where participants picked unique themes out of a hat that they were responsible for covering. The slideshow was up tempo and many of the assigned themes related directly to popular song titles. The slideshow ended with the group having lunch (& a few liquid beverages) at the Kingston Brewing Company.

We were then treated to another dazzling display of Night Landscape Photography by Dave Tugwood. Dave provided us with tips and techniques that he has used to great success in the field at night and whetted our appetites for some up and coming night photography outings planned for the near future.

Our theme challenge for the month of June was Sweet Light – and how sweet it was! Thirty two members submitted over 160 images for the slideshow. The sweetness of light got interpreted in many different and wonderful ways. If you weren’t there to see the images, do drop over to our public Facebook page to have a good look!

Then, finally, Bert & Margaret emerged from the depths of their spreadsheet activity to announce and show the 13 images that the membership had rated at a score of 8 or higher. No winner to be announced here – just some fine images for us to see and appreciate.

The theme challenges for the next 2 months were handed out – A Creative Eye on Summer for the month of July and Dance, Music & Performance for August. Our outing for this month will be a trip up the Trent/Severn Canal – with stops at Glen Ross and then at the Ranney Gorge in Campbellford. It will be held this coming Sunday July 15th.

Thanks again for your wonderful support and participation.

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