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Enter your digital photos for FCCP Exhibit at Smart Sixty Six Office Complex

 

Reserve you spot

in the first

FCCP Photo Exhibit at

Smart Sixty Six,

in Largo

 

FCCP is pleased to announce our very first digital photo exhibit.  The show will open Saturday, August 3 in the Smart Sixty-Six office complex.

The digital images will be on display on the large screen monitor that greets every visitor, customer and employee that enters through the front doors.

 

 

A cash prize will be awarded for

Best of Digital Image

 

 

Deadline for entry and upload is

Saturday, July 13 at 7 PM.

 

FCCP and Smart Sixty-Six are pleased to announce our first Photo Exhibition in their office complex.  The complex is home to dozens of businesses and thousands of employees and customers.  We expect to change out the show every 3 to 4 months.

The start of every show will feature an opening reception for the photographers to invite family and friends.  The businesses of Smart Sixty-Six will also be invited and they'll be promoting the show to their employees and customers.  This is a potential of thousands of people seeing and perhaps purchasing your photos.

FCCP will also be promoting the show and the opening via our media partners including Tampa Bay Times, TBT, CL, WTAN and other media outlets.

The opening reception will last from 5 to 10 PM and feature beer, wine, soft drinks and appetizers. The opening reception will also feature the awarding of $500 in cash prizes.

There will also be a closing reception that will offer potential buyers one last chance to purchase that special photo for their home, office or as a gift.  Details on the closing reception will be announced as we get closer, figure late October or early November.

The second show will open in late November or early December and members exhibiting in this (Summer/Fall) show will be given preference and discounts for entrance in the Holiday 2013 show.

 

Here are the details for entry in the show.

1)  FCCP Supporters may enter up to 5 digital photos - entry fee is $20 for up to 5 digital photos.  If you have entered the print exhibit you may enter 1 digital image for free.

2)  FCCP Members may enter up to 4 photos - entry fee is $25 for up to 4 digital photos.

FCCP is permitting RSVPs without payment at this time.  After you RSVP for the event you'll be sent via email a request for payment that will allow you to pay the entry fee via credit card online.  You'll have 48 hours to submit payment via credit card online or make alternate payment arrangements with FCCP.  If payment is not received with 48 hours your reservation will be removed.

All fees collected will be used for providing beer, wine, soft drinks, water and appetizers at the opening reception and for promoting the show through various media outlets, including print and radio.

3)  All subject matter will be considered, but remember that this is open public areas of an office complex and nudes may not be acceptable.

4)  Images submitted must in JPEG format and 2500 pixels on the longest dimension.

5)  Prizes will be awarded the night of the opening.  Best of Digital Image will be awarded a cash prize of $150 and

6)  Judges are members of FCCP that have not entered the show.  All decisions of the judges are final.  Judges for this show are Jeff Donald, Lew Donald and Ted Froberg.

7)  Digital files will not be returned

8) Images are permitted to be sold over the 3 to 4 month term of the show.  The minimum retail price is $99 to protect the integrity of the show and other photographers/artists work.  Images may also be listed as NFS (Not For Sale).

9)  Digital files will be presented with a unique identifier and potential customers will be able to look photographers contact information for potential sales.

10) FCCP will handle all sales unless  instructed by the photographer that the photographer will handle the sale.  FCCP has the ability to handle credit card sales and will not charge any fees except those charged by the credit card processor, approximately 2.75%.  The photographer may also choose to handle their own sales.  FCCP and Smart Sixty-Six will not be liable for lost sales.

11) Contact information will list print sizes available and other pertinent information.  A sales information sheet will be required by all photographers submitting digital files.  Photographers can also list their digital files as NFS and not contact information will be listed.

16) Contact the Center if the upload date and times are not convenient and to arrange and alternate time and or means.

Have you questions that weren't answered above?  Please leave a comment below and a FCCP staff member will answer.  You're also welcome to email the Center at [masked]

 

Good Luck to all our Members!


 

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  • Gail

    Has there been any activity at all regarding this contest? I havent heard a word in months.....

    October 15, 2013

  • Val B.

    Just thought I'd send you a short note. Talked to Jeff this afternoon. He told me that the exhibit/reception will DEFINITIVELY not take place this Saturday due to on-going renovation at the 66th Street building. He is hoping to hear from them soon so that he can re-schedule this once renovation is finished - possibly to the 3rd or 4th Saturday of August. He also told me, that he will try to send out an e-mail with that information.

    August 2, 2013

    • Gail

      Thank you Val. Music to everyone's ears!

      August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, Maureen and Sherry for the information.

      August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    RE: Image size... The original WRITTEN directions from Jeff state the following: "Images submitted must be JPEG format and 2500 pixels on the longest dimension." That is pretty clear. The ORGANIZERS need to tell us if this has changed or if they want a specific "color space." Again, we also need to know if the reception is going to take place as stated in the original directions: Saturday, August 1 from 5 to 10 PM. Jeff and Lew Donald and Ted Froberg are the judges for the exhibit. Why don't they answer our questions?

    July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, I meant Saturday August 3. Haven't heard anything yet about whether it will take place.

      August 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ronnie, has been discussed at meetings. Date has been pushed back, tentatively mid to late August.

      August 2, 2013

  • Gail

    Beth, are you saying the actual, ABSOLUTE LARGEST size the digitals can be is 1920 x1080? Or, is it as advertized, still 2500 on the longest side? Also, was Jeff at the meeting this morning? I was wondering if he is ok -

    July 30, 2013

    • Beth L.

      Now, as to the absolute largest size, I don't really know; however I do know that if the image size does not match the display, there is some resizing/resampling that happens to make the image fit the display, but that is 'only 'if' the image was resized before export.

      July 30, 2013

    • Beth L.

      Jeff was at the meeting I went to last week in Clearwater. I did not see him today, but it was a great meeting. Lots of good info, and a tutorial and discussion on resizing in L.R. for print and display.

      July 30, 2013

  • Beth L.

    --- Also, here is what I learned as of today. This album 'is' where we should post the digital exhibit photos. (Apparently, the dropbox option did not work as hoped.) The photos should be 1920 x 1080 and ultimately 2-3 megs for best viewing on the big screen TV. (I'm still trying to figure out how to accomplish that in L.R.)

    July 24, 2013

    • Beth L.

      Based on your suggestions I did explore the combination of sizing, file setting, and limit size options and I'm still getting around 1-1.5 meg. I think that is all my images are capable of producing. Yes, I did export as JPEG. Thanks for your help.

      July 30, 2013

    • Frank D.

      Nothing wrong with 1- 1.5 MB. That is expected if you don't have a very busy photo.

      July 30, 2013

  • Beth L.

    Another thing I learned this A.M. -- For a screen display, best to export as SRGB rather than Adobe RGB. I think I have the dimensions right, just not the color space. That's why I need to re-do my uploads.

    July 30, 2013

  • Beth L.

    There was an entry form used for the framed hangings. It is probably the same on to be used for the digital entries. The link for it is in Jeff's message titled 'FCCP Smart Sixty-Six Photo Exhibit Entry Form' dated 2 July. This is the shortcut: http://files.meetup.com/1343044/FCCP%20Smart%20Sixty-Six%20photo%20entry%20form.pdf. On the form you can enter price and any info you feel is pertinent to the sale. I'm going to the exhibit, so I am going to drop off my form that night. Good luck! Hope to see you there.

    July 30, 2013

  • Beth L.

    Hope this info helps. I haven't seen or heard of any changes to the exhibit date and time -- 5-10pm on Sat, 3 Aug. If you want to verify date and time you can find it on the original photo exhibit announcement. I really think the biggest issue we have is resizing. I attended the A.M. coffee today and learned that resizing photos for the digital display is really important. It not only specifies the proper dimensions accepted by the display, but also initiates some embedded code that says 'fit' the image to the size of the display. For example, if an image is not resized and it exceeds the capability of the monitor (ie: monitor is 1920w x 1080h pixels and the height of the image is 1500, some of the image will not be seen on the display. You will only see 1080 of the 1500 pixels, but there is no control over what horizontal slice of the image is seen. Recommend resizing images if at all possible. I am going to resize, delete my initial upload and re-upload.

    July 30, 2013

  • Gail

    I had to remove one of my entries because when I added a border it went over the 2500 size limit. I cannot upload it now. Does anyone know if the album has been closed?

    July 30, 2013

  • Gail

    Also need to know if the paperwork for the digital entries can be submitted electronically, or do they need to be hand delivered given a signature is required?

    July 29, 2013

  • John B.

    Need to know asap. Is the opening reception this Saturday?

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Exhibit instructions stated that the Opening Reception would be 5 - 10 PM on Saturday August 3 in the Smart Sixty-Six Office Complex. Is this still the plan?? Jeff, could you please confirm so that we can be there. Thank you.

    July 29, 2013

  • Beth L.

    I got the impression from Jeff at today's meetup that they may kick some images back. I took that to mean that if the image doesn't view well for the display format they would send it back (hopefully with the option to modify and resubmit). I just uploaded photos that didn't meet the 2-3 meg Jeff suggested today. My images are between 963kb and 2.3 meg. That is the best I could manage with my current skill set. This is definitely a new challenge and learning experience for me.

    July 24, 2013

    • Gail

      Sharon, you can use Picasa. Its free; Ive used it for years, and it's one of the most user friendly programs there is.

      July 25, 2013

    • Frank D.

      Sharon, unless you are shooting film, processing software came with your camera, probably on that CD that was included. Also each computer (Windows, Apples, etc.) has a built in photo editor. Perhaps we can ask Jeff to include a tutorial on how to resize at one of the meetings.

      July 26, 2013

  • Deb C.

    I'm just full of questions today - is the start time for the opening still 7PM on Saturday, August 3rd?

    July 25, 2013

  • Deb C.

    How are the digitals displayed....played as a slide show?

    July 25, 2013

  • Deb C.

    Back from Virginia and trying to catch up on everything. Is it too late to submit any digital photos. If so, it's no big deal.

    July 25, 2013

  • John B.

    What if the images have already been uploaded without sizing?

    July 24, 2013

  • Beth L.

    You are right - the original description posted here said 2500 on the longest side. Jeff's later message dated 29 June advised using 1920 x 1080. Re: sales. I understood the CC capability is available, but it sounded like that was more of a fall back option for us, and not the preferred choice. So, it really is up to us to work out those details individually. This is my understanding.

    July 24, 2013

  • Gail

    Im confused; the original number, regarding size, was 2500 on the longest side, so that is what I made mine. They have already been posted with that measurement. You can play with the measurements in LightRoom. It was trial and error (mostly error) all day when I did it. You just have to keep cropping and recropping until the numbers come up close to where you want them. Im sure there is a more efficient way to do it, but I didnt have a clue, and with the deadline quickly approaching, I did it any way I could.

    RE: sales. The original announcement said FCCP would/could handle sales because they had credit card capabilities, etc. Is this still an option?

    July 24, 2013

  • Beth L.

    --- Regarding the 'sale', if I understand correctly, there will be a list near the monitor to match photographer names with images, but I believe someone will provide contact info as needed. For the digital images it looks like we would deal directly with the buyer on size, pricing and payments. In case there is some variation on this, I plan to have a pricing list already prepared --- for the digital image alone and for the various sizes I think are workable and whether or not it is the image along or image and mat. --- As to the price, I inquired on this in the past and heard at least 2-3 times the cost (I think this meant to print/mat) of the image. That could vary greatly, so it might help to look at some websites to see how they price images and figure out you fit in.

    July 24, 2013

  • John B.

    Ok, wasn't there a size limit? Wasn't there supposed to be instructions sent out via email on sizing them? wasn't there supposed to be .......

    July 23, 2013

  • Christine

    Glad you all worked it out, I haven't figured out how to get out of the notifications based on event (not entire meetup group)... :(

    July 23, 2013

  • Gail

    Hello Everyone,
    I just noticed - the contest album is out and open! Thank you Jeff!

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I used that button to upload some photos. I can see they were uploaded on my screen but I have no idea as to whether or not this was the correct way to go.... and did I have to label them? Jeff, please help. Thanks. :)

    July 21, 2013

  • Gail

    I just called Jeff and left a message on the machine, asking him to please read the comments here, and address us, given we are all in the dark. Sharon, I don't know what that upload tag is for; I know that I just noticed it was there and it usually isn't anywhere else. Someone did use it to upload; perhaps that IS the way to go. I spent all day on July 12th trying to figure out how to resize my entries, and my computer kept going down because Knology was changing equipment and I kept losing power because of the rain. It turns out the 13th was the last day to register, not get entries in. I am as frustrated as I can be. My one last proactive thought: I usually listen to the radio show on Sunday night. If we dont hear from Jeff by 8pm tonight, perhaps we can all email in our questions about this. He will probably hit me over the head with his[masked] next time he sees me, but.... it's for the cause. Who wants to write my eulogy? lol

    July 21, 2013

  • John B.

    Never received instructions on uploading photos

    July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't get final instructions on the upload information.

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gail: Thanks for putting up the comment about the symbol or I would not have known. Was somebody supposed to send an e mail out? I never got any instructions.

    July 20, 2013

  • Gail

    I JUST noticed the upload symbol to the left of Jeff's picture, at the top of this page. Jeff.... is that where we are supposed to upload our entries?? Someone please let us know...

    July 20, 2013

  • Gail

    Is there anyone else out here who has paid for the contest who hasnt gotten the link so they can upload their entries??

    July 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have also paid and I have not gotten a link. Thank you.

      July 18, 2013

    • Stacy Lesher W.

      I still haven't gotten an email either.. this was supposed to be due 5 days ago - just curious what we are supposed to do or if I need to request a refund from Paypal.

      1 · July 18, 2013

  • Gail

    I am as frustrated as everyone else. I thought an email was going out with all of the information regarding uploading, etc. I havent received anything, and to the best of my knowledge, it hasn't gone out. At some point either Jeff or someone else from FCCP will have to address these issues or people can just start requesting refunds. That usually gets attention.

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did I miss my "link" information to upload my images?

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Christine

    I guess I don't understand the pricing up above... digital vs photo vs member, etc. But I missed the deadline anyway. LOL

    July 17, 2013

  • Christine

    Can we attend the show and awards if we don't submit any images? I don't see any info about that and/or if there is a cost and what it is... Wondering what the July 20 date is, since it says the show is in August... or maybe I'm just not reading it correctly.

    Thanks!
    Christine

    July 17, 2013

  • Gail

    Information is coming soon. Thank you Val !!!

    July 12, 2013

  • Val B.

    Just talked to Jeff. The link will be available the middle of next week or so. They are working on a tutorial on how to re-size photos, so that everybody will know how to do it before uploading begins. The Saturday, 13 deadline is merely for the registration. Hope that clarifies this a little.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Gail

    I got the confirmation of payment on June 21 but still dont have the link to upload the images. The deadline is around the corner. Can somebody please get back to me?

    July 11, 2013

  • Carol Black B.

    Where do I go to upload my digital photos?

    June 26, 2013

  • Gail

    Jeff, do all pics have to be added at the same time?

    Gail

    June 25, 2013

  • Carol Black B.

    I paid the entry fee . . . now, I need some instruction on how/where to upload my pics.

    June 25, 2013

  • Gail

    I am entering, but Im not sure what kind of member I am. I joined when this group merged with the St. Pete group.

    June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to participate and renew my membership as well. Thanks. Ronnie Stewart

    June 7, 2013

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