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Contest Category for March

The photo contest category for march is “Glass” and is now posted on the webpage at /https://linnareaphotoclub.org/monthly-contest-rules-and-categories/
Categories for the rest of the year will be posted in the coming weeks, so remember to check back!
Don't forget, February's contest is “Harvest”, so anything showing or relating to harvest as you envision it, is what we want to see.
Also, don't forget to check the rules, before the meeting, if you aren't sure of eligibility or entry formats.

Monthly and Annual Rules

The Annual and Monthly contest rules and categories have been updated and posted on the website.
Please make sure to check the monthly rules if you are bringing a photo for the contest this weekend!
Monthly rules & categories click here
Annual rules & categories click here
Rules have a “Version” number at the beginning in order to verify they are current.
Any changes to the rules, will be followed by a post and email being sent out to all members, along with a change to the version number, similar to getting a software version “update”.
The current version for Monthly Rules is Version # 01012017.1M   Posted on 02/07/17
The current version for Annual Rules is Version # 01012017A2   Posted on 02/03/17

Photo Club Meeting: Commercial Photography & Lighting January 10th

Colored Pencils 3 Commercial 1 Commercial 2  Commercial 3

Educational Theme:  Commercial Photography & Lighting

As they say…. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

Commercial photography is creating a compelling visual image or images that convey real feelings and evokes an emotional response about a product. Commercial photography includes taking photos of buildings, merchandise, artifacts, models and landscapes that are used for promotional purposes in such things as books, magazines, posters, websites, product packaging, advertisements, menus and catalogs.

Generally, in commercial photography, the entire photo shoot is devoted to a single product being photographed. The background generally is somewhat neutral so as not to detract from the product being promoted.

If you think about it, several of our LAPC photo shoots could very well be used in commercial photography: Winery, Pecks, West Music, Beautiful Food, Motocross, Portrait Studio, High Speed and Rodeo to name a few. All of those shoots could promote a product.   Even portrait photography has many aspects of commercial photography.

Via a live demonstration, Doug Benton (Hawkeye Community College instructor and photographer) will show us the lighting, propping, studio procedures, equipment, composition and camera techniques used in commercial photography of a product or two!   He will then show use some editing techniques of these images to make them “pop” so they are ready for publication!

 

Photo Contest Themes:   

Two Different Categories and All Digital! 

The Contest Committee and the Executive Leaders have decided that for January, all images will be “digital” (no prints). Submit your jpg/psd photos (by 8 pm Saturday, Jan 9th) to: MonthlyContest@LinnAreaPhotoClub.org   Winning photos will be used in the Club Newsletter and deleted thereafter.

Contest 1:    2015 LAPC Photo Shoot

Almost all of us participated in one of the monthly photo shoots.    Let's see those images.  You can submit up to two photos of any of the following shoots: Snow (Jan), Central Fire Station (Feb), Portraits (Mar), Tropical Fish (Apr), Musical Instruments (May), Raptures (Jun), Motocross (Jul), Apple Orchard (Sep), Fall Colors (Oct), Potters Hands (Nov), Holiday Ornament (Dec)

Contest 2:    Photographer’s Choice

You can submit up to two photos of any image that meets the monthly contest rules.   If your photo interests are old cars, night skys, food items, animals, etc., then submit your photos in this contest.

 

See you in January!