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Visiting photographer for 11 October meeting

On Wednesday 11 October we have a review meeting and our visiting reviewer will be fine art photographer Margherita Introna. You may wish to visit her site before the meeting to see the kind of work she does.

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Competition Scores

report-icon-13341A new page has been added to the top menu under the heading Scores, that provides links to reports of all competition scores, starting from January 2017. Each report is a PDF document that can be viewed in your browser or downloaded and has four pages showing;

  1. Projected scores – set subject
  2. Projected scores – open
  3. Print scores – set subject
  4. Print scores – open

Change in image submission guidelines

Anonymous_light_bulbIn accordance with the image sizing rules for the 2014 Western Cape Inter-Club Competition we are amending the sizing guidelines for submission of digital images for club competition and evaluation evenings.

You were previously allowed to submit images with a maximum width of 1400 pixels, a maximum height of 1050 pixels and a maximum file size of 500KB. These have now been increased to the following.

Maximum image width: 1920 pixels
Maximum image height: 1080 pixels
Maximum image file size: 1MB (one megabyte)

The How to enter digital images and How to resize digital images pages have been updated to reflect this.

Some members seem to have trouble getting their image sizing to work correctly, submitting images that have had the maximum allowed width applied as the height of the image or vice versa. If you have trouble remembering which dimensions apply to horizontal, vertical or square images; don’t bother. All you need to remember is that no image may be wider than 1920 pixels or taller than 1080 pixels. If one of your dimensions is bigger, just set it to the maximum allowed for that dimension and let your software reduce the other dimension automatically.

Florian does it again

A few months ago we announced that our member Florian Breuer’s fantastic night-time panorama was one of the twelve finalists in a competition. Although the image went on to be one of the top three, it sadly didn’t win. We learned today though that the image has been shortlisted in the Open Competition Panoramic section at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Congratulations to Florian for this achievement and we hope that his image will go on to achieve further honours in this international competition.

UPDATE: Mashable has posted 43 Breathtaking Photos You’ll Never Forget from the shortlisted images and Florian’s image is one of them.

November Competition Winners

Here are the winning photographs from our November competition for which the set subject was Graveyards.

Set Subject – Projected

  1. On the Other Side
    Ronelle van Loggerenberg
  2. Mourning Sun
    Rachell Gemmell
  3. So Many Deaths
    Ronelle van Loggerenberg

Open – Projected

  1. Dunes at First Light
    Rosie Burton
  2. Beauty in Devastation
    Laurette van der Merwe
  3. Golden Fields
    Roger Lee

Set Subject – Prints

  1. Babes in Heaven
    Nettie Warncke
  2. Graveyard Storm
    Roger Lee
  3. Crosswind
    Rachel Gemmell

Open – Prints

  1. Jagged Sunset
    Roger Lee
  2. Rust in Chinese
    Antenie Carstens
  3. Light and Shade
    Nettie Warncke

The full list of projected image scores can be found in this PDF document.

The Image Says it All

Fellow member Florian Breuer writes,

Hi All,

this is the first time I’ve ever been part of an exhibition: at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town. The opening is next week Thursday. Unfortunately my name has been misspelled on the invite, but they promise to get it right everywhere else 🙂

You’re welcome to come and have a look.

Best regards,
Florian

Click the invitation image below to view at full size.

TheImageSaysItAll

Your vote is needed

voteTwo of our members, Florian and Joshua, and perhaps others I’m unaware of are finalists in the Getaway Gallery 2012 competition. As the competition has now reached the voting stage please go and support our members and the other photographers by voting for the images you really like.

Getaway Gallery 2012 voting