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Photo contest! " Shadows"

  • Mar 8, 2014 · 1:30 PM
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This contest is for NEW photo's and Starts now through Feb 15th. Your entries MUST be in the Photo Album by midnight on the 15th of February. The subject is "Shadows." Use your creativity. The only rules are you must use a new photo and one not made in photo shop (other than the normal adjustments) We will meet the end of Feb or 1st week of March and view all entries. We did this over a year ago and it was quite fun and there were some amazing images. All skill levels are encouraged to participate !

1st Place-$100

2nd Place-$50

3rd Place-$25

We used to give gift cards, but I find that CASH never expires and the winner can use it for what ever their needs are, photographic or otherwise!  There will be 2 honorable mentions as well, with no cash award.  All winners will receive a certificate.

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  • Bob S.

    Debbie, you EARNED 2nd place! Keep up the great and creative work!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Debbie G.

    I'm still in disbelief that I took second in the Shadows photo contest. I appreciate very much the recognition. I'm looking forward to learning more and to see what else I'm able to complish. Thanks again!!

    March 9, 2014

  • Debbie G.

    The critique of all our photos was very informative. We all learned a lot and it was great fun!!

    March 9, 2014

  • Margaret

    Congrats to Betsy, Debbie, Bridget for placing top 3 and Jane and Loree for honorable mention!!

    2 · March 8, 2014

    • Betsy

      Thanks for teaching us, sharing your expertise, and coming up with such great meetups and opportunities to learn!

      1 · March 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ditto on what Betsy said. And, thank you for all the time and effort put into the judging and thoughtful/constructive critique.

      March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, very informative!

    March 8, 2014

  • Jim B.

    Thanks for pointing out that the year on my camera somehow got changed last year without my knowledge. All of my paying customers will now feel better knowing that the camera date is more important than the photos that I sell...

    March 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      future 2015, or future 2014?

      1 · March 8, 2014

  • Margaret

    Thanks to all that put there entries in and for all that attended today! It was great fun viewing and great fun critiquing and learning from all of the entries!!

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Betsy

    I'm a tad biased, but this was just the best meetup! Honestly, every one of the organizers has taught us all so much and done so freely and openly. This was a great learning experience!

    2 · March 8, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Great day and great images...Thanks to Margaret for organizing and to everyone who submitted images. Also the judges, great job everyone.

    2 · March 8, 2014

  • Barb A.

    Thanks once again to a well run meetup
    The generosity and education is invaluable
    Congratulations to the winners, excellent images and reviews

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats to the winners!!!

    3 · March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize on this, but I will be unable to make today's event. I will be able to make tomorrows event though. Good luck to all entrants.

    Peace

    March 8, 2014

  • Margaret

    Hey Everyone, as you can see this is at the Rox Bar and Grill. So unfortunately, we can't do a pot luck or anything. They have decent food so you can buy lunch or just a drink. Totally up to you. It will be upstairs in the back room. They don"t charge us for using the room so it is encouraged to at least by a drink!! This should be a fun time and I look forward to seeing everyone.

    March 7, 2014

  • Jeff H.

    I too will likely miss the session but would like to stay in the contest if possible? Should be a great time. Thanks !

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks Like I missed this. Too late to send an image?

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm out of town and sorry to miss the critique...that's a key component to me. I'd appreciate it if someone can send me the input on my photos. Thank you!

    March 7, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Team, this will be a very valuable critique session as we will be giving critique on ALL the images entered in the contest. Not to miss.

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will there be food/drink, or is this going to be BYOB again? :)

      March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was going to be there but I just realized that I'll be out of the State that weekend, would've loved to see the results and listen in to the lessons.

    March 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was looking forward to finally making a Meetup this year and seeing all of you. I'll be out of town next weekend -- so, have fun everyone. It was a great idea, Margaret, thanks for organizing this fun event.

    February 26, 2014

  • Margaret

    Sorry everybody but with all the recent meet ups etc.. and conflict with lightroom class we are trying for Saturday next week.. Sorry for the confusion..

    February 26, 2014

  • Susan A.

    Sorry I can't come on Sunday. Hope you don't have to be present to win ;-)

    February 25, 2014

  • Bob S.

    I just updated the meeting date & time to Sunday. We had a conflict with Saturday and the Lightroom workshop..

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • Betsy

      Thanks, Bob! See you Sunday!

      February 25, 2014

  • Betsy

    Ok, silly question. Where are we meeting on Saturday? I'm finding that being retired now actually means I 'have a life' and I need to plan. :-) Thank you!

    February 24, 2014

  • Rich E.

    Hate I missed getting my image in to this event!

    February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this event. I am a volunteer with Sp Olympics and have a commitment Saturday at that time. I will be there for the lightroom event, tho.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    February 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I am forgetting as to how to upload photos. Is it somewhere under "More" ...I'm not seeing it, and I don't see a <post/upload photos here>. Anyone?

    February 8, 2014

    • Margaret

      Gary go under photos and you'll find the shadow folder there should be above that "upload photo" link it's pretty easy(:

      February 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Margaret... If it had fangs it would have bite me. Grazie!

      February 8, 2014

  • Liz

    Thanks for the clarification. I have removed my photo as it was taken in the fall.

    February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Quick question…define "new photo". One taken this year only?

    January 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Shep and Ron, that's what I'm going by, too. Just wanted to verify based on other contests I've entered.

      February 4, 2014

    • Margaret

      Thanks Shep..that is exactly right! This was to get everyone out to shoot!

      February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jane, I'm going by Jan 1, 2014. I remember seeing a post about this right after New Years and started trying some ideas for the contest soon after.
    But that's not official! Just my sometimes-faulty memory.

    February 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you!

      February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Bob! I figured it was 'human error' on my part. I didn't realize the final date would set it so far back on the front page.

    February 2, 2014

    • Bob S.

      No worries Ron, that's what I'm here for! :-)

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's been some confusion about this contest and it might be easier (next time) to have it listed where the actual Meetups are listed, on the home page.
    The comments, rules and queries got scattered around because there was no central page, at least none I could find from the front page and header. If you click on the 'Photo" page, just the album, no rules or questions. Nothing on the 'Discussion' page, where is it? I went to 'What's New' each time and scrolled until I found a comment about the contest and clicked it. I'd suggest setting it as a Meetup, with RSVP's (not actually necessary) and a dedicated album at the announcement. Members can see the rules, timetable and winners with one click from the homepage.
    Unless I'm missing a shortcut from the present system!
    Ron

    1 · February 2, 2014

    • Bob S.

      Ron, you have to click on MORE MEETUPS from the main page and there is a Meetup Page for it. It has a March 1 date, that's why it is down in the list

      February 2, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Team, I thought I'd provide some additional insight as to what we are looking for in the judging of this contest. In every image we ALL create we should have some INTENT as to what "story" we are trying to convey with an image and how we capture it. In the "telling" of the story we need to use a shadow to help TELL our "story". We are not looking for images that merely contain a shadow, we want the shadow to be an INTEGRAL PART of the "story". Please evaluate your submissions with this criteria in mind as it will be the criteria WE use in the judging of the images...Feel free to add/remove submissions to the portfolio as long as there are only TWO images remaining at the end for judging. I hope this helps clarify what to enter in the contest.

    January 31, 2014

    • Bob S.

      BTW, the above is NOT necessarily EASY, and WILL require some intentional thought! :-)

      1 · January 31, 2014

  • Charles G.

    Shadows, Darkest Night, I will have to go to my dark side, I know that will be hard. Angels or Demon's. Or maybe I'll just do a shadow of a puppy, yeah right.

    1 · January 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      According to Margaret, tasteful nudity is allowed, so get Max ready! ;o)

      2 · January 11, 2014

    • Bob S.

      LOL....jeeesh NO nude DOGS....literally OR figuratively!

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nudity?

    January 11, 2014

    • Jim B.

      A "nude" shadow? Is there any other kind?

      January 11, 2014

    • Bob S.

      That's hilarious Jim!

      January 19, 2014

  • Jim B.

    I'm expecting that a silhouette does not count as a "shadow", in case someone was thinking that way, right?

    January 11, 2014

    • Margaret

      Yes, Jim I think most of us know what a silhouette is!! Thanks for the explanation. Let's not make this complicated, ANY SHADOW on or from any subject. This is suppose to be fun and get people out in the winter months to shoot. I've seen some winter shadows recently that helped me come up with the idea!!!

      January 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wikipedia:
      A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object. It occupies all of the space behind an opaque object with light in front of it. The cross section of a shadow is a two-dimensional silhouette, or reverse projection of the object blocking the light.

      2 · January 12, 2014

  • Debbie G.

    Just one photo, correct?

    January 11, 2014

    • Margaret

      You can enter 2 photos per person.

      1 · January 12, 2014

    • Debbie G.

      Cool thanks Margaret!!

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun!

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome idea!

    January 11, 2014

  • Catherine E

    Great idea!

    January 11, 2014

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