Here are the rules. Submit three photographs with the themes Animal, Vegetable and Mineral. These should be Nature photographs - so nothing artificial or human-made. You can be as creative as you like within the three themes - so I guess that means a "vegetable" can be any kind of plant matter from a single algae cell to an entire Tropical rainforest. Only one exception - for the purposes of this event I am excluding Humans from all three categories. Photos must be submitted at least 24 hours before the meeting.
This is a critique and, as usual, everyone is encouraged to offer constructive criticism. Contributing photos is the idea here, but it’s not a requirement to participate.
This will be our first meeting in a new location, the Cascade Center of Photography at 390 SW Columbia Street, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97702. It is a beautiful location and we are very lucky to have the opportunity to use it. Many thanks to Christian and Regula Heeb for their generous hospitality. Christian will be at this Meetup to introduce himself and the Center to all of us. If you need directions, this is a great chance to view the Center’s site at: http://www.ccophoto.com/
PLEASE READ THESE CHANGES BELOW:
Please read the "rules" Tom set up for this particular Meetup. They are all above, yet have lots of flexibility. Many of the questions I am receiving are answered in the initial post. Others are answered here.
Tom is no longer able to be at this event, so send your photographs to me at [masked] no later than 22nd July. Larger photos will look better for presenting than little tiny ones. I seem to be able to receive emails of approximately 10 MB with no problems at all. You may need to send large files in separate emails. You can also send me a link to your photos on DropBox.
Bringing files the evening of the Meetup doesn’t work well, as it simply takes too much time. I will respond to you when I receive your photos. If you don’t hear from me, it means I didn’t get them. Send them again.
Have fun! Relax! Those things are really important!