The Santa Rosa Photographic Society has been advancing the knowledge and skills of hobbyist photographers through education, competition, and field experience since 1975. Our members range from complete beginners to advanced masters, and the club provides everyone many opportunities to improve their photographic skills, learn new “digital darkroom” and print techniques, and to participate in fun activities.
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I trust you are all well and keeping busy with your photography and whatever else you enjoy doing. This is a tough time for many of us and staying busy is a good way to deal with all the restrictions we have been dealing with lately.
The N4C has decided to add Monochrome projected images to monthly competitions. It took this step because the clubs that do prints have been unable to compete due to the restrictions placed on all of us regarding social distancing. I have polled our board members to see if we wanted to add Monochrome as a monthly category in addition to Pictorial. The response was that it is a good idea. By adding Monochrome each month, we won’t be adding to the total number of images submitted to a competition, as we will retain the three-image limit for each competition. We will just have an additional category to compete in. This is supposed to last until those clubs that hold print competitions can begin competing with prints again. Your guess is as good as mine as to when this will occur.
According to Bill Stacy’s email regarding the feedback on our most recent judge there seemed to be a divide in how his judging was perceived, positive and negative. What struck me was the number of responses Bill got to his request for feedback. We have had at least 30 members attend our competitions, and only about half of you sent in feedback. We would certainly like to hear from those of you who attended. We will get a better idea of how a particular judge was received. So, please respond and rate our judges, it helps all of us.
I am planning on holding a Board meeting soon. If you have ideas you would like to present to the Board for discussion please send me an email so I can add it to the agenda.