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Now is the time to get your photos into Studio 858 for the Saint Louis Photography Club's Best of 2020 photo contest!!! Here are the instructions: The sixth Annual Saint Louis Photography Club Photo Contest! Glory and ribbons for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in each of the categories, and prizes for the top three images as well as the Peoples' Choice award. Entries will be received Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 10am to 6pm at the Artists' Media Co-op's Studio 858, at 10459 Saint Charles Rock Road, just east of Lindbergh Blvd near the Airport. You may also send them via DropBox or TransferBigFiles.com and pay the entry fees via PayPal to [masked]. Click here for the Entry Form: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10157420740897121&set=a.497463337120 The Categories are: Abstract Animals - domestic & wild Architecture Babies & Children Black & White Boudoir/Figure Study Composite/Digital Art Events Fashion Food & Product Film - color & monochrome Flowers/Plants/Trees Humor Landscape Long Exposure Macro & Insects Open (what doesn't fit elsewhere) Phone photos Portrait Sports & Action Street Photography Theatre/Dance/Concert Weddings Images must be submitted on disc (CD/DVD) or USB drive in jpeg format, minimum resolution of 3000 pixels on the long side. Each entry must be accompanied by $30 fee, which covers up to 3 images. Diptych or triptych groupings may be entered for $15 and $20 respectively. One or more submission forms listing all of the entries by title must accompany submissions. Additional entries may be submitted for an additional $10 each for individual images, $15 for diptychs and $20 for triptychs. Up to 8 entries may be listed on each submission form. There is no limit to the number of images you may enter. All photographs remain the property of their creators, but your entry into the contest grants the Saint Louis Photography Club, Studio 858 and Artists Media Co-op permission to use your submitted images for promotional purposes. Rules: All images must have EXIF data intact and must have been taken in 2020. All photographs must have been taken by the submitter. HDR is acceptable in all categories; composites and digital art, however, must be entered into the Composite/Digital Art category. Prints from images entered into the Film category must be supplied with their original negative, positive or transparency. These will be returned to the submitter. The best 101 photos will be selected from the submissions. All 101 Finalists must submit a presentation-ready print for the gallery showing in order to win a prize. Prints must be framed, with or without mat, or canvas gallery wraps, or metal prints. All prints must be wired and ready to hang. The minimum size for the finished prints is 11x14, the maximum size is 30 inches on the long dimension. 20% of each image's grade will depend on the quality of the presentation; i.e., matting, framing and readiness to hang. Judges: Judges this year are to be announced. The decisions of the judges are final. Details: You do not have to be a member of the Saint Louis Photography Club to enter this contest. Your images must be saved in .jpg form, and must be a minimum resolution of 3000 pixels on the long side. All images must have EXIF data intact and must be from 2020. Give each of your images a title and make that title its file name. Save all of your submitted files to one CD/DVD or USB drive. Mark the disc or drive with your name and e-mail address. Do not put labels or tape on discs! Fill out as many entry forms as you need (up to 8 entries per form) for your images. There is no limit to the number of images you enter. The $30 entry fee is not refundable and covers up to 3 individual images. Fees may be paid by check or cash. Please make your check to Studio 858. We must receive your CD/DVD or USB drive and application form by 6pm Saturday, January 23th, 2021. You may mail it to: Photo Contest, 10459 Saint Charles Rock Road, Saint Ann, Missouri, 63074 OR, You may bring your CD/DVD or USB drive in person to the Artists' Media Co-op's Studio 858 at 10459 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63074, on Friday, January 22, 2021 between 10 am & 5 pm or Saturday, January 23, from 10 am to 6 pm. Bring your images and application in person and get a tour of our studio. Your media will not be returned to you. Exhibition at the Artists' Media Co-op's Studio 858 The best 101 photos will be selected from the submissions. All 101 Finalists must submit a presentation-ready photograph for the April 3-10 gallery showing in order to win a prize. Prints must be framed, with or without mat, or canvas gallery wraps, or metal prints, wired and ready to hang. The minimum size for the finished prints is 11x14, the maximum size is 30 inches on the long dimension. Prints not conforming to specifications will be disqualified. Prints may be offered for sale at the gallery show with 20% of proceeds going to the Saint Louis Photography Club. Finalists may be featured in promotional materials for the Saint Louis Photography Club, Studio 858, and Artists Media Co-op. No responsibility is assumed or accepted by the St. Louis Photography Club, its affiliated organizations and any of the members thereof, or by the judges, for any issues arising from this contest. Judges will evaluate each image on each of the following criteria: Impact - strong first impression Originality - point of difference , creativity in camera Lighting – use of natural or artificial light Composition - point of interest, cropping, placement of elements Presentation - print quality, matting, framing, ready-to-hang
A flash is the single most useful accessory a photographer can own, providing light wherever you need it. Almost any lighting can be improved with a flash, you just need to take a bit of time to get to know the phenomenal cosmic powers that reside in that itty-bitty box. Here's what you'll learn: • Light bounces and looks great when it does • Sunny day photos can be improved with your flash • How to overrule the sun • HSS, TTL, What they mean for you! • Flash duration - why it makes a difference All will be put in its proper place and made clear. And we’ll practice this useful and really cool stuff, so sign up right now! Oh, yes, and like always, bring your camera, fully charged batteries, your speed light (external flash), empty memory card and your learning cap. This is a dual-location class on-line at your place and in-person at Studio 858, 10459 Saint Charles Rock Road, Saint Louis, Missouri
There is a lot to learn on even the most rudimentary digital camera. In addition to learning the differences between the most important modes (manual, aperture preferred, shutter preferred, program and automatic), there are a bunch of “dummy modes” offering you the possibility of painless, thoughtless photography. Then, just when you thought it was safe to pick up your camera, you realize there is a multi-page menu lying in wait for you, as if to insure SNAFU! Not to worry, though, we are to guide you through the pitfalls of photography and reveal your camera’s hidden secrets. Here’s some of what we cover: – The exposure variables and how to control them. – What all those shooting modes do and when you should use them. – Setting the focus, drive and metering controls – File types, image styles, white balance and contrast control – Adjusting your flash. – Overview of the menus Have your camera ready, the battery fully charged and an empty memory card inserted, as you won't want to miss this great opportunity to explore not only the known unknown, but also what you don't know you don't know about your camera! Join us on-line with the link below, or in person at Studio 858, 10459 Saint Charles Rock Road in Saint Ann, near the airport.
The word cool can mean a lot of things, being both a verb and a noun. It runs the gamut from literal to figurative (littoral ships are cool in my mind and I have seen some figures that also rate highly) in our modern usage and can mean the same thing as "stinkin' awesome" (what I was informed my 1986 Cadillac is), or not hot (figures can be both cool and hot for some reason). Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to render this word into a visual image and present it to our group. Should you be killed or captured, the secretary will disavow all knowledge of your actions.