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 Calendar of Events

February Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Mentoring Meeting Members, please bring 2-4 images that you have been working with on a flash drive to show and receive feedback. March Tuesday, March 10, 2020 CACCA president and CRPC member Al Alvis will present, “Camera Club Competitions-The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. I have frequently been asked the question " how do I score better at CACCA " or "Exactly what is it the judges are looking for". Competition can be a good thing. It gives you an incentive to improve your photographic skills, give you a place to show your work, and you can see other's work as well, and maybe get some new ideas for subject matter or a new technique. So to get better scores, you would think that the simple answer is just go out and take better photographs, but we all know that is not the complete answer. So, in this presentation, I will attempt to show you my plan for success in competitive photography. Where to find the tools, information, and resources to accelerate your learning curve .I will try to give you an insight into the minds of the judges, and how to select which images that would statistically do well in competitions.  To make this a little more interactive, I can do a different type of critique of your own images. I would be playing the role of 3 very nit picky judges, just trying to find any little fault I can to downgrade your image score. So if you would like to participate, you can bring 1 or 2 images to one of the next  2 meetings- critique night or competition night. Downsize them to the usual 1400 x 1050 and bring them as jpegs on a flash drive and I will download them to my computer. Alternatively, you can email them to me at amzalvis@hotmail.com   I will email you back to acknowledge that I received them. I don't want your best  images. Rather something you received a 20, 21, or 22 on, and you thought they would have scored higher. If you are not currently competing, that is fine too. Just pick out something maybe you are not too sure of. For example, maybe you really like the image but are afraid to put it into competition for whatever reason. Fair warning: Remember I am acting as not just one, but three of those evil CACCA  judges. So this will be both a positive and negative critique session. Also, I will most likely be Photoshopping your images, if I see something that I think could use some improvement. . Finally, I will show you examples of images that have won awards at CACCA, images of the month, and images of the year. Not just mine, but I have solicited a few portfolios of some of the most successful photographers at CACCA  See what they have in common. Saturday, March 28, 2020 Adam Jones, Canon Explorer of Light will be our main speaker at this year’s Calumet Region Photo Club Photography Clinic. For more information about Adam Jones, please click on the link below to be directed to his website:  https://www.adamjonesphoto.com/biography/ To attend the clinic, please click here for registration form.  Complete the form in your browser and once finished, print the form, enclose it with your check and mail to the address on the form. April Wednesday, April 29-Friday, May 1, 2020 Field Trip Field Trip to Turkey Run, Cataract Falls, Goose Pond and many more locations.  (CRPC Members Only) Leader: Michael Kobe Members may now make room reservations at the Turkey Run State Park Inn. It is very important that you make sure when calling by phone that you indicate that want to make reservations at the Turkey Run State Park Inn. You must also identify yourself as a member of the Calumet Region Photo Club and that you wish to make a reservation for a room reserved for that group. The code number used to identify our group is 0429PC.The phone is 877-563-4371. If you choose to register online, you may do that by going to www.indianainns.com. Again, you must use the group code 0429PC and indicate you want to make reservations at the Turkey Run Inn. Michael arranged for our club to have included in our block of 20 rooms, seven rooms in which there are two full beds and 13 rooms in which there is one queen bed. All rooms will have a private bath. The price of the rooms for each night, including taxes, is $110.87. The club will pay for the large conference room for the two days. The cancellation policy for rooms indicates that one must cancel at least four days before the date of arrival. Individuals may make reservations up to March 29, 2020. However, I would strongly recommend making reservations as early as possible in order to assure that you will be able to secure a room. If there are any questions, please contact Michael Kobe, mlkobe@sbcglobal.net or Raleigh Wolfe, rwolfeee@comcast.net.
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Competition Dates
Competition Meetings CRPC will hold competitions on every 4th Tuesday of the month at the same  location as the meetings. Categories for the competition are as follows: Large Color A & B Divisions (A=Experienced, B=Novice) Small Color A & B Divisions Small and Large Monochrome (Black & White) A & B Divisions DPI (Digital Print Image) One Division only (No A or B Divisions) - send your 4 DPI images to TBD Loretta Sullivan: crpcdpi@gmail.com Rules for Competition CRPC Competition Rules Revised 2019-2020
At CRPC At CACCA Tuesdays Saturdays February 25 February 8 March 24 March 14 April 28 April 11 Mary 26 May 9
Calumet Region Photo Club
Calendar

 Calendar of Events

February Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Mentoring Meeting Members, please bring 2-4 images that you have been working with on a flash drive to show and receive feedback. March Tuesday, March 10, 2020 CACCA president and CRPC member Al Alvis will present, “Camera Club Competitions-The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. I have frequently been asked the question " how do I score better at CACCA " or "Exactly what is it the judges are looking for". Competition can be a good thing. It gives you an incentive to improve your photographic skills, give you a place to show your work, and you can see other's work as well, and maybe get some new ideas for subject matter or a new technique. So to get better scores, you would think that the simple answer is just go out and take better photographs, but we all know that is not the complete answer. So, in this presentation, I will attempt to show you my plan for success in competitive photography. Where to find the tools, information, and resources to accelerate your learning curve .I will try to give you an insight into the minds of the judges, and how to select which images that would statistically do well in competitions.  To make this a little more interactive, I can do a different type of critique of your own images. I would be playing the role of 3 very nit picky judges, just trying to find any little fault I can to downgrade your image score. So if you would like to participate, you can bring 1 or 2 images to one of the next  2 meetings- critique night or competition night. Downsize them to the usual 1400 x 1050 and bring them as jpegs on a flash drive and I will download them to my computer. Alternatively, you can email them to me at amzalvis@hotmail.com   I will email you back to acknowledge that I received them. I don't want your best  images. Rather something you received a 20, 21, or 22 on, and you thought they would have scored higher. If you are not currently competing, that is fine too. Just pick out something maybe you are not too sure of. For example, maybe you really like the image but are afraid to put it into competition for whatever reason. Fair warning: Remember I am acting as not just one, but three of those evil CACCA  judges. So this will be both a positive and negative critique session. Also, I will most likely be Photoshopping your images, if I see something that I think could use some improvement. . Finally, I will show you examples of images that have won awards at CACCA, images of the month, and images of the year. Not just mine, but I have solicited a few portfolios of some of the most successful photographers at CACCA  See what they have in common. Saturday, March 28, 2020 Adam Jones, Canon Explorer of Light will be our main speaker at this year’s Calumet Region Photo Club Photography Clinic. For more information about Adam Jones, please click on the link below to be directed to his website:  https://www.adamjonesphoto.com/biography/ To attend the clinic, please click here for registration form.  Complete the form in your browser and once finished, print the form, enclose it with your check and mail to the address on the form. April Wednesday, April 29-Friday, May 1, 2020 Field Trip Field Trip to Turkey Run, Cataract Falls, Goose Pond and many more locations.  (CRPC Members Only) Leader: Michael Kobe Members may now make room reservations at the Turkey Run State Park Inn. It is very important that you make sure when calling by phone that you indicate that want to make reservations at the Turkey Run State Park Inn. You must also identify yourself as a member of the Calumet Region Photo Club and that you wish to make a reservation for a room reserved for that group. The code number used to identify our group is 0429PC.The phone is 877-563-4371. If you choose to register online, you may do that by going to www.indianainns.com. Again, you must use the group code 0429PC and indicate you want to make reservations at the Turkey Run Inn. Michael arranged for our club to have included in our block of 20 rooms, seven rooms in which there are two full beds and 13 rooms in which there is one queen bed. All rooms will have a private bath. The price of the rooms for each night, including taxes, is $110.87. The club will pay for the large conference room for the two days. The cancellation policy for rooms indicates that one must cancel at least four days before the date of arrival. Individuals may make reservations up to March 29, 2020. However, I would strongly recommend making reservations as early as possible in order to assure that you will be able to secure a room. If there are any questions, please contact Michael Kobe, mlkobe@sbcglobal.net or Raleigh Wolfe, rwolfeee@comcast.net.
Copyright © 2020 Calumet Region Photo Club. All Rights Reserved. All photographic images on this site are copyrighted and protected. Any unauthorized use of an image on this site will be considered an infringement of those copyrights.