Bruce Benson was asked by PSA to write an article about his career as a sports photographer. A side most of us were unaware of. Bruce’s article was recently featured in the PSA Journal and his photo made the cover.
Well done Bruce.
Dorinda Wills Elected PSA Associate Member
TPS Member Dorinda Wills has been elected as an Associate for her service to the photographic community.
Dorinda Wills, QPSA has been elected Associate for her service to local photo groups and to the Society, including as Assistant Administrator for all PSA Digital Dialogue Study Groups and as a Study Group Administrator; for her service to the Tacoma Photographic Society, including as PSA Club Representative and photo outing and workshop leader; for her service to the Washington State Fair Photographers Exhibition and Northwest International Exhibition of Photography; and for her service as judge and presenter at local fairs and photo organizations.
(1) The awards by which individual service and photographic achievements are recognized shall be made at such time and place and in such manner as the Board of Directors shall approve. Awards shall be based on a member’s earned Service Points and Photographic Points. The combined total of earned Service Points and Photographic Points shall determine a member’s classification Rank, and that Rank shall serve to distinguish the member’s over-all accomplishments in this Society.
Bylaws of the Tacoma Photographic Society Article 12, Section 1 – Definition of Rank
Stimulate Interest in Photography
The Constitution of the Tacoma Photographic Society sets our first purpose as the stimulation of an interest in photography.
Our system of member ranking and scoring makes for a competitive club. Members can choose how competitive they wish to be and are able to measure their success by their advancement. Remember, in this competition, your greatest rival is yourself.
Members who enter into competition are encouraged to improve through the feedback and critique they receive on their work, and the work of others.
This year, the annual competition has been postponed. Due to the measures in place to reduce the impact of the Corona Virus, we have not been able to collect and judge prints and projected images. Our current plan is to hold the competition in the late fall. Photographic Points awarded to the winners of that competition will contribute to member standing next year.
The following members are recognized for their continued progress as photographers within the Tacoma Photographic Society. It is especially nice to recognize new members who are on this list.
(4) In recognition of service to the Society through the years. Service Awards shall be given to members who have accumulated a minimum of 15 Service Points, and thereafter for each increment of 15 Service Points earned. A person need not hold Division membership or have earned Photographic Points to be eligible for a Service Award.
Bylaws of the Tacoma Photographic Society Article 12, Section 4 – Service Awards
Most Valuable Members
As Awards Chairman, I receive immense pleasure from presenting these awards. Recognizing those members who contribute the most to keeping the wheels on our Society is very satisfying. It is unfortunate that we can’t present these awards at the Society’s annual awards banquet, but we do live in interesting times.
A certificate of appreciation will be presented to these members.