June Competition

Open competition with three outside judges. Your images should not have a visible watermark and should remain anonymous. Upload up to 2 images.  Deadline is May 31, 2014, 11:59 p.m.  Upload link below:


Judges: Check out our judges' websites to learn more about them.

1. Stacy Spaulding


2.Theresa Keil 


3. Kaitlin Newman



Special creative assignment for July: Create one image that incorporates the two nouns you picked at our previous meeting. You may also try a second approach with your two nouns. Keep in mind that both nouns should be represented in one photo. If you did not pick two nouns, contact Art or Bonnie who will pick two for you.

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  • Carlton

    Good Meetup. Good images folks. Keep shooting!!!. Everybody who entered is a winner. I believe it's not just about winning a competition, but about improving our ability create images. On that note, during competitions judges can assist us based on their critigues. See my detailed comments/recommendation under Jen Reilly's comments below. Bonnie and Art keep up the good work...

    6 · June 4, 2014

    • Bonnie S.

      "...it's not just about winning a competition, but about improving our ability create images." Right on.

      June 11, 2014

  • George V. E.

    Sorry I missed last month, but health was bad while business, well, kept me busy. Next month, two words in one photo...I used to just go to my files and pick something that fit but these are getting to be like homework assignments...that,s why I quit Boyscouts years ago, it was too much like school, having to get more merit badges all the time, etc, though I loved the outdoors "woodsman/woodcraft" aspect. Once I got out of school it was like "I'm free, I'm free, free at last!" I do enjoy the photography group, though. But if I don't submit something I don't feel as much need to attend.

    June 8, 2014

    • Bonnie S.

      Even if I don't submit something, I always look forward to what I can learn from other people's images.

      June 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sound difficulties were irritating, and I wish I'd known the criteria the judges were using before judging began. All that being said however, overall I enjoyed the meeting. Thank you to the coordinators for organizing and running the meetup group.

    2 · June 4, 2014

    • Bonnie S.

      I have judged for various camera clubs and also for PSA (Photographic Society of America) international competitions. The judging criteria for non-themed competitions are the basics: technical merit, composition, etc. When I judge, I am guided by the concept of COMMUNICATION. Photographers, like other artists, should always keep communication in mind: Why am I creating this image? What do I want to communicate to the viewer? How can I best communicate this?

      If an image communicates well, then all the other criteria fall into place. We saw this last week when there were a number of flower photos. Most had nothing special to communicate but one of the winners successfully communicated the gentle elegance of a particular flower through composition, lighting, perspective and technical quality.

      June 7, 2014

    • Bonnie S.

      Check these links to see what others have to say about judging criteria:




      June 7, 2014

  • SteveB

    I agree with having a theme for a competition night, however most people would need to know this months in advance to prepare their best work. I would also suggest staying away from broad themes like Nature or Travel. I like themes where we need to more creative with challenging concepts, for example; Abandoned, Chaos, Fluidity, Up/Down, etc.

    June 4, 2014

  • Carlton

    I like the idea of specific theme. It makes it easier for the competitors sumitting entries. My earlier comments about standard elements within a photo, are not theme specific. It you asked 9-10 serious Pro photographers they will agree that certain elements (Rule-o- thirds, Clearly defined subject, Leading and Horizon lines, etc...) should be incorporated with most if not all of our images. WHen one of the previous CEB Competition Judges and Guest Speaker suggested this to me, it totally changed how I compose and the final look of my photos.

    1 · June 4, 2014

  • Sandi G

    Would uch prefer a broad based theme for the competition, and possibly the criteria to be used for judging before submitting photos.

    2 · June 4, 2014

  • Mike Y.

    For the future I would prefer that competitions are based on a theme, not so open-ended. And, for example if the theme were landscapes, have judges that could judge landscape photography. If the theme were portraits, have judges that can judge portrait photography. I think that approach would be more fair and allow us to better prepare for a competition.

    3 · June 4, 2014

  • Maria

    Really really fun, and very informative. I learned a huge amount from how each picture was judged, and the critiques given.

    2 · June 4, 2014

  • Len G.

    CEB Meerups are always inviting and informative. It was interesting to hear comments from the judges. I came away with soon good insights.

    1 · June 3, 2014

  • jeanne k.

    I apologize..My daughter is ill. Have to step out last minute. I have my Grandson.

    June 3, 2014

  • George V. E.

    Came down with a bug last month and been under the weather, also have too many other business committmets and am behind, so I had to sacrifice participating in this one. See you all next time!

    June 2, 2014

  • Carlton

    Photo Contest requirements include 5 MB max and 1024x768. Does that mean the height & width has to be 1024x768 or can the height & width be any size as long as it's under 5MB?

    May 20, 2014

  • Carlton

    What's the theme for June's competition?

    May 15, 2014

    • Kevin

      No theme, open competition. Submit two images without watermarks.

      May 15, 2014

    • Carlton


      May 16, 2014

  • jeanne k.

    ok cannot wait to come back..it was a looooong..very intense semester.

    May 13, 2014

  • Adam L.

    I will be in France during this meet up, but you guys are going to love my company's new Water Wheel. It's very photogenic! I hope to join you for a future meetup.

    May 7, 2014

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