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Do you want to move your photography up to the next level? Would you like to meet other photographers, share your images with them, learn what they know, and share what you know?

The Seattle Photographic Society (SPS) was formed to help its members learn skills for capturing great images and sharing them with others. Novices, amateurs, advanced amateurs, and professional photographers are welcome.

On the first Tuesday of the month, SPS hosts Projected Image Night. Images are critiqued either by a commentator or by the audience and scored by a panel of three judges. Guests may enter images for commentary only. Viewing the images and listening to the comments and suggestions and trying to apply what you have learned is one of the best ways you can improve your photography. During the coffee break and after the meeting, you will have an opportunity to socialize with other photographers.

On the second Tuesday of the month, SPS hosts Print Night. We break up into groups of 4-7 people and pass the prints around for critique. There are usually homemade cookies at the coffee break!

The third Tuesday of the month is SPS's Education Night. We have guest speakers, demonstrations and hands-on activities covering a wide variety of photographic topics from lighting and composition to Lightroom, Photoshop, and other image editing programs. From time to time we meet away from our usual venue and have a photo shoot.

In order to enter images into competition on Projected Image or Print Night, you must first be a full SPS member. Annual dues are $40. This is one of the best photography education deals in town. You can pick up an application form at one of our meetings or download it from our website, http://www.seattlephotographic.com/static/a... (http://www.seattlephotographic.com/static/assets/SPS-Application-Form.pdf)

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Projected Image Night

Online event

This will be an online event. Everyone who has a "Yes" RSVP will be sent a Meetup message with the link to the event and instructions for submitting images. The Zoom link for SPS events will be different from month to month and from one event to another.

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space. Name the file "Maker Name-CategoyX-Title of Image."

For dues-paying SPS members: this is the first Projected Image Night that we will be submitting entries through our new website. Check club emails for instructions. Help is available if you have any problems.

For Meetup guests: you will submit your images by email, but the email address may be different than for previous months. All with a "Yes" RSVP will receive a Meetup message with instructions. If you don't get the message or have questions, email Alicia at [masked].

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

Projected Image Night

Online event

This will be an online event. Everyone who has a "Yes" RSVP will be sent a Meetup message with the link to the event and instructions for submitting images.

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpeg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space. Name the file "Maker Name-CategoyX-Title of Image."

For questions about submitting images, email [masked].

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

Projected Image Night

Online event

This will be an online event. Everyone who has a "Yes" RSVP will be sent a Meetup message with the link to the event and instructions for submitting images.

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpeg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space. Name the file "Maker Name-CategoyX-Title of Image."

For questions about submitting images, email [masked].

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

Projected Image Night

Online event

This will be an online event. Everyone who has a "Yes" RSVP will be sent a Meetup message with the link to the event and instructions for submitting images.

See what other photographers in the Seattle area are doing, and get feedback on your images.

Visitors attending the meeting may submit one image for commentary. (Dues-paying members of the Seattle Photographic Society may submit two images, and have the option of having their images scored.) Images must be submitted before 2 pm on the day before the meeting.

Digital images must be in jpeg format, no more than 1920 pixels wide and no more than 1200 pixels high. sRGB is the recommended color space. Name the file "Maker Name-CategoyX-Title of Image."

For questions about submitting images, email [masked].

Don't be concerned if there are few RSVPs for a meeting. Most regulars don't bother to RSVP. There will usually be at least 20 people regardless of how many have RSVPed.

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Projected Image Night

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