Monthly photographic competitions are held at most Division meetings. Each member may enter 2 images for Competition (one Comment and one No-Comment) and 2 images for Theme, per Division, per month. All images must originate in a camera. They can be self-developed, commercially developed (by a photo store) or produced digitally. Any enhancement other than overall color and contrast must be made by the photographer. You cannot copy someone else’s artwork including paintings, etchings or other photographs. You can only submit an image once (you can’t enter the same image or a near duplicate in both Print and Projection Divisions).
PRINT DIVISION ENTRY GUIDELINES:
PRINT DIVISION: Chemical and Digital, Color and B&W Prints are entered in the Print Division.
To Enter a Print: The Image must be a minimum of 35 square inches (5”X7”) not including the mounting. The outside measurements can be no larger than 320 square inches (16”X20”) with or without a matt. A title and the makers name must be on the back, in the upper left corner (no identifying marks or signatures are allowed on the front). An arrow indicating the direction of the top of the image should be placed in the center top, of the back. The image needs a stiff backing, so it can stand on the print stands.
Submit (via email) the following information to the Print Secretary, at least three days before the meeting (Monday night for the Thursday meeting)
PROJECTION DIVISION ENTRY GUIDELINES:
CORRECTLY SIZING PHOTOS SUBMITTED FOR THE MONTH
Start with the very largest pixel size and resolution digital images you have that you plan to submit. Then in any photo processing program you are comfortable with -
Make sure that the image will remain in proportion. Your program might also call it preserving the aspect ratio or constraining images (there should be a place to choose this option in the resizing window).
Find the WIDTH of the image (the width is always the left-hand number). If the width of your image is LARGER THAN 1920 pixels - resize the WIDTH to 1920 PIXELS.
Look at the HEIGHT (the height is always the right-hand number).
If the HEIGHTof your image is LARGER THAN 1080 pixels - resize the HEIGHT to 1080 PIXELS.
(Note: your image WIDTH may or may not re-adjust to a smaller number after step 3 to keep the image in proportion)
Choose to Save-as (not Save) the image as a jpg - saving at the very highest quality allowed. As you finish the save-as, be sure the name of the image is your NAME_the TITLE of the image and the DIVISION you are submitting the image for as shown below.
WHEN RE-NAMING YOUR IMAGES
Your program will prompt you to rename the image with a new image name.
Please use the naming format shown below for renaming each of your images:
LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_TITLE OF THE IMAGE_ and COMMENT, or NO COMMENT, or THEME
SAMPLE RE-NAMED IMAGE:
Knipher _D_ Frozen in Time _comment.jpg
After doing these steps in this order, your image is now at the optimal size and resolution for our new projector and properly named for us to recognize it as your image when we receive it. No other changes need to be made to the image to submit if you have properly sized and named it.
Use this resized - renamed image to submit to TPS projection.
CORRECTLY EMAILING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE MONTH
In the SUBJECT LINE OF SUBMISSION EMAIL include:
YOUR NAME - THE MONTH - YEAR
SAMPLE SUBJECT LINE:
TPS Projection submission – Dayton Knipher– March 2017
In the BODY OF THE EMAIL please submit entries by indicating:
LAST NAME_FIRST INITIAL_TITLE_ and COMMENT, or NO COMMENT, or THEME for EACH of the images.
SAMPLE TEXT FOR BODY OF EMAIL:
Hello Projection team
here are my images for March projection division.
Thanks Much – Dayton Knipher
Competition: 2 images max – these do not have to be theme of the month
Knipher_D_Frozen in Time_comment
Knipher _D_Following the Herd _no comment
Theme: 2 images max
Knipher _D_"Nature in the Abstract" – theme
SENDING YOUR IMAGES
Please type the subject line and body of the email as requested above, attach your re-sized images as Attachments rather than imbedding them in the email itself. (MacIntosh users note: this step has been problematic for MAC users so please carefully follow the body of email text and image naming guidelines above if your email system imbeds the images in the sent email)
Send them to: