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All of the miscellaneous stories that are of interest to Society Members.

TPS Members Receive Awards

TPS members Tim Clifton and Maggie Tieger have received awards from the PSA PID InterClub Competition for May. 

Tim received an Award of Merit, for his image “Radiance” and Maggie was awarded an Honorable Mention for her image “Penguins in Blowing Snow”.  Congratulations to both!

We appreciate and value the willingness of our membership to support TPS by allowing us to include their images in this competition. This is an international competition and is the highest level of competition for the PSA PID InterClub. It is therefore very competitive.

Thank you to all our TPS members who competed this year.

Please enjoy the slide show of our member images included in this final round. Images include those by Richard Price, Cheryl Thielhorn, Kathy Admire, Dan Suckow, Tim Clifton, and Maggie Tieger.

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2019 Rank Progression

If you don’t have metrics, how do you know you are getting better?

The Tacoma Photographic Society has developed a system of scoring member’s work using the competition judging scores and the popular vote scores. The formulas for this scoring are defined in the Society Bylaws.

I would venture to guess that Article 12 of the Bylaws is probably half of the document.

Member ranking, Division Grade, Service Points and similar data are posted on your activity report which can be found on your My Membership Page

2019 Service Recognition

It is the end of the fiscal year for the Society. June 1st marks the beginning of the new year.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to keep this Society on the rails. Without the contributions of our members we would not be able to host the Spring Fair, support the Fall Fair, or run the many photo safaris and workshops we provide to our members. Oh and let’s not forget the monthly projection and print meetings.

We pay our members well. You can see the scale in the Society Bylaws. Suffice it to say, service to the Society is not pointless.

Final Results for PSA Nature competition 2018-19

The final results are in for the 3rd and final round of the PSA Nature Competition. 

Northern Lights by Doug Hall

TPS ended up 3rd of 47 clubs in Group B.  This puts us in a good position for next year.  The moment we move up to Class A the competition will be incredibly more difficult.  The competition resumes in the fall.   

Three Amigos by William Harris

Thanks to the following members for their images, representing TPS:

Sandhill Crane Family Bruce Benson
Northern LightsDoug Hall
Three AmigosWilliam Harris
FocusedJoe Tieger
November SunriseJudi Kubes
OttersSteve Russell

Old Olympia Brewery Photo Safari

Saturday, May 4, eight TPS members gathered at the Old Olympia Brewery in Tumwater for a photo experience at the historic brick buildings. Because of the deteriorating state of the buildings, we were only able to enter one of the large brick warehouse buildings, but what a treasure of photo opportunities that revealed!

The property owners were welcoming and helpful as we spent a couple of hours at the site. Everyone agreed they would definitely like to return.

PSA Interclub Competition Results – April, 2019

Round three results are now in for the PSA Projected Image Division InterClub Competition.  TPS has participated in this international competition for the last several years. 

After three rounds, TPS is 20 out of 26 clubs. This year we are competing in the top competition group, Group A. This is a very high level of competition and we should be very proud to have reached that level of competition.

One of our members, Bruce Benson, received an Award of Merit for his image Reddish Egret. Congratulations to Bruce!

I’d like to thank the following TPS members for allowing us to include their images in the third round of competition:

Bud Harris –           City Bikes

Judith Lilly –          Emilia

Kathy Admire –    Nesting in Provence

Nancy Mooney – Pemaquid Lighthouse

Dan Suckow –       Taking a Break

Bruce Benson  –    Reddish Egret

We have one more round of competition for this competition year. I have just submitted our club entry.  Results for that final round and year end results will be announced in June.

Here are the images for your enjoyment.

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