Author Archive for CherieFlint

January/February 2018 Monthly Contest Categories

At the September meeting, the contest committee announced a couple of the contest categories to start off the new year. Additional categories will be announced as soon as they are determined. Happy Shooting!

January 2018 : Harvest
February 2018: Ditches

Photo Feedback Tip

When posting a photo for critique , it is a good idea to ask for specific feedback. It is difficult to improve our skill set if we are only asking “What do you think?”  I know when is my mother is looking at my photograph, she would think that it should be on the cover of National Geographic.  That is not really helping me improve my photography.

Asking questions like:

  • How well is the subject captured?
  • This image is flat. How can I make it “pop” in post processing?
  • How can I improve the lighting?
  • How could I frame this shot better?

This is the starting point for forming a discussion and through that discussion growth develops.

Linn Area Photo Club provides a great service as part of your membership where you can get valuable feedback on you photos. If you would like to have you images critiqued, please submit your images to: with the subject line: CONTEST SUBMISSIONS

Include the following information with your image:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Image Title
  • JPEG images only (smaller than 4MB file size)
  • Optional information: camera settings (f-stop, shutter speed and ISO)
  • Additional questions you would like to have answered during the feedback.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!! If you would like to help members improve their skills by providing feedback, please send a email to: with the subject line: VOLUNTEER.

Monthly Contest Update-May 2017

The May 2017 contest theme was “High Shutter Speed/Stop Action”.  There was a total of 11 entries.

1st Place: Dave Bishop with 36 votes.

2nd Place: Sally Harms with 17 votes.

3rd Place: Jay Patters with 15 votes.


Upcoming 2017 Monthly phot contests:

June-Leading Lines




October-Frame in Frame

November– “My favorite photo”


The Monthly Contest Rules and Categories can be found here:


We would love to showcase your winning photographs with club members. If you would like to share your winning images with other club members, please email your photos to

IMAGE FEEDBACK: Volunteers needed!

judge paddleWe are looking for volunteers to help provide feedback with digital submissions.  If you are interested in being put on the volunteer list and would like to participate please send an email to: with subject line: VOLUNTEER


Digital FeedbackSubmissions are now being accepted for feedback. If you would like to participate, please send your images to: with subject line: CONTEST SUBMISSIONS.

Include the following information in the email with your image:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Image title
  • JPEG images only (smaller than 4MB file size)
  • Optional information: camera settings (f-stop, shutter speed and ISO)

We have made some changes to the criteria for evaluations. We will be looking at the following criteria and provide feedback.


  • Center of interest
  • Placement of subject
  • Foreground/Background
  • Format
  • Cropping
  • Perspective
  • Line, shape, pattern, texture

Image Quality

  • Focus
  • Exposure
  • Contrast
  • Lighting
  • Grain
  • Depth of field
  • Color
  • Depth of tones


  • Message
  • Impact
  • Creativity and originality

Monthly Contest Categories

There was some confusion at April’s meeting concerning the Monthly Contest Categories.

The categories for the upcoming Monthly Contests are as follows:
• May-High Shutter Speed/Stop Action
• June-Leading Lines
• July-Reflection/Mirrors
• August-Textures
• September-Panning
• October-Frame in Frame
• November-Annual Photo Contest

The Monthly Contest Rules and Categories can be found here:

Election of Officers-Candidate for Secretary Needed

The Linn Area Photo Club Election Committee are taking nominations for members who are interested in being Secretary for the 2017 year.  Elections will take place at the November 13th, 2016 during the monthly meeting.

If you have an interest in being an Officer, send your name to:  This year's Election Committee is: David Byrnes, Patti Sampson and Cherie Flint.

Photo Critiques-Deadline Change for November Feedback

The deadline to submit photos has been changed to Oct 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM for the next round of submissions.  The date has been moved up a few days so that feedback can be  given before the Annual Photo Contest.

Linn Area Photo Club members can submit up to 2 images for review.  Feedback will be returned by November 5th, 2016.

Images need to be submitted to email address  Please include your name, email address, and title of jpg file  in your email submission

Now taking submission for Digital Evaluation for June

Submit your jpg photos to: by the last day of the month…. May 31st, 2016.  Images after that date will be reviewed for the following months meeting.

You can submit up to two photos of any image that meets the monthly contest rules.   If your photo interests are old cars, night sky, food, etc. submit your photos.  Please follow the guidelines listed below.

LAPC Digital Evaluation Guidelines

  1. This is an open theme digital evaluation. It is open to any allowable image by LAPC (Linn Area Photo Club) contest monthly rules.\
  2. Submitting photographer must be a member in good standing with LAPC (Linn Area Photo Club)
  3. Two (2) digitalimages may be submitted per calendar month per photographer
  4. Entry deadline is midnight the last day of each month in order to receive feedback by the next month
  5. Must be written in the e-mail subject line:Contest Submission
  6. To be qualified for evaluation the following information must be included in body of e-mail
    • Photographers Name (not just e-mail name)
    • e-mail address
    • title of photo
  7. Requirements of photo for submission
    • JPEG images only
    • Maximum file size of 2048 pixels on the long side
    • Minimum file size of 1024 pixels on the short side
    • Images must be submitted in correct orientation
  8. You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of submission of photo
  9. Rules are subject to change or modification by the LAPC (Linn Area Photo Club)  Contest Committee at any time without notice

E-mail address for submitting digital photos for critique:

Evaluators Needed

We are looking for voluteers to help evalute the upcoming month's submissions.  If you are interesting in providing feedback and would like to participate please send an email to: