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Meetings & Announcements

Regular Meeting Location

Meeting Location:

The Masonic Lodge,

1329 East 5th Street,

Tyler, TX 75701

Overflow parking is available at the Boy Scouts of America Building next door on the East side of the Lodge.

Meeting Date, Program & Theme

Date: 08 February

Program:  Shoot the Sun - by Cliff Mckenzie

Theme Submission:  Love

Monthly 2024 Photo Themes:

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Monthly Photo Submission Requirements:

We have two categories, Club Theme & PSA.

A maximum of 2 images may be submitted each month, ONE  Theme and ONE  PSA.

 

Editing may be done as desired and the only rule that applies is that if you create a composite image, all images used in the composite must have been taken by you. We also ask that, at the club meeting, members briefly explain editing techniques they used to help other members grow in their photographic journey.

NOTE: Photo submission SIZE specifications for Club Theme & PSA are now the SAME

NOTE: Photo naming conventions differ slightly between Club Theme & PSA submissions

Club Theme Photo Submission Information

  • Theme photo must have been taken SINCE the last meeting. This is to encourage members to go out and use their cameras.

  • Photo must be in jpg format.

  • Photo must be in sRGB color space

  • Resolution must be 300ppi

  • If in Landscape / Horizontal format: 1400 pixels wide

  • If in Portrait / Vertical or Square format: 1050 pixels in height

  • Image must be named as follows: Your Name - Theme - Your Title.jpg

  • Theme photos must be submitted to Danny Pickens at docdpp@yahoo.com

  • Submissions are due each SUNDAY NIGHT, that occurs BEFORE the Thursday meeting.

Requirements for PSA Submission

  • PSA photos may have been taken at any time.

  • PSA photos have three skill levels which you choose based on your skill.

  • PSA Skill Levels:

    • Entry Level - You are still learning basic photography skills. How to use your camera, how to get a proper exposure, how to compose a photo. You have entered very few if any competitions and haven't placed any competitions.

    • Intermediate - You are fairly comfortable with your camera and can use Manual mode if you choose. You may be just starting to sell your photos or enter competitions. You may have placed in a competition.

    • Advanced - You are confident with your photography skills. You sell or have sold your images and/or you have entered many competitions. You have placed in more than one competition.

  • Following are PSA requirements for the Open submission:

    • Photo must be in jpg format.

    • Photo must be in sRGB color space

    • Resolution must be 300ppi

    • If in Landscape / Horizontal format: 1400 pixels wide

    • If in Portrait / Vertical or Square format: 1050 pixels in height

    • Image must be named as follows: Your Level - Your Name - Your Title.jpg
    • PSA  photos are submitted to Fritz Fryer at: etccpsaphotos@gmail.com

    • Photos are due by midnight, on the 15th of each month

Rugby Photo Event - 27 January 2024
Open to Members only

There are two rugby games at the park, one at 11am and another after lunch. Members may arrive early if desired and explore the area around White Rock Lake. There are opportunities for bird and scenic photography. After the morning game, the plan is to have lunch together at El Fenix Mexican Restaurant in the Casa Linda Plaza. Thereafter members mar return to the next rugby game or to White Rock Lake and stay as long as they like.

Larry Golden plans to arrive at the lake at Sunset Bay at 8am. Arrive there at that time if you are interested in meeting up with him. Feel free to contact him if you have any questions.


Lake Highlands Park

9500 E Lake Highlands Drive

Dallas TX 75218

Past Meetings - 2024

11 January

Program: Photos Converted to Art - Deborah Coker.

Theme: Christmas

Past Meetings - 2023

09 December

Program: Christmas Lights Shoot.

Location: Kilgore TX

09 November

Program: Voting for new officers.

Theme Submission:  "Nature Photography"

11 October

Program: Nature Photography by Devin Abbe

Theme Submission:  Creative Framing

14 September

Program: Editing with Photoshop - Roger Tidwell

Theme Submission:  Details

10 August

Program: Blending Film and Digital Photography - by Jamie Muldanado

Theme Submission:  Still Life

13 July

Program: Annual Print Competition

No Theme submission due to having the print competition

08 June

Program: Magic & Logic - How to approach still life photography - Robert Langham

Theme Submission:  Texas Lakes

11 May

Program: The Hidden Charm of East Texas Lakes - Charles Scott

Theme Submission:  Nature Photography

 

13 April

Program: Nature Photography - Russel Graves

Theme Submission:  Landscape

09 March

​Program: Creating a Winning Landscape Image - Larry Treadwell

Theme Submission:  Patterns

09 February

​Program: Editing Photos for Printing & Selling Platforms - David Downs

​​Theme Submission:  Architecture

12 January 2023

​Program: The Basics of Architectural Photography - Alan Roberts, AIA

​​Theme Submission:  Christmas Lights

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