It is time to upload your digital images for the 2018 POTY and DIOTY competitions, including the digital footprints of your print entries.
Closing date for uploading to the website is 24 November at 5.pm.
Full instructions have been prepared and are attached on the link below:
The PIOTY & DOTY Competitions with their various categories are now open for Members to upload their entries.
How-to Instructions :
Log in to the Website > Members > Enter a Club Competition > Click on the Competition you want to enter > (your personal Gallery will open with ALL the images you have loaded during 2018, plus the score you were awarded for each) > Click on Thumbnails to have a look at your images > Click on SELECT (the image you’d like to use) for the Competition you’ve clicked on ( ie. POTY- Nature, Mono, Colour ot DIOTY-Nature, Mono ,Colour )> WAIT (!) for image to upload > repeat the above steps until you have loaded different images into the various Categories in both Print and Digital (should you want to participate in both.)
Three (3) images are allowed for each Category (Nature, Mono & Colour) in both Print and Digital (a total of 18 DIFFERENT Images !) You may enter an image ONLY ONCE !!
You can remove any uploaded image from the Competition-site and enter a different image again at any time before the close of Competition which is 24th November @ 6PM.
You will notice that the November 2018 Competition’s different categories are still marked as NO RESULT – you’ll have to wait until after the 20th November to ascertain if some of those images might be good enough to enter into POTY & DIOTY.
Note : You are allowed to enter the Print Competition with Digital Competition Images (and vice versa) , PROVIDING you do not duplicate images in the various Categories
One last thing : You will NOT be able to upload an image for use in the POTY & DIOTY Competitions from your PC – it is NOT allowed. That pathway has been blocked – you may only use the images showing in your Gallery.
I will have a PowerPoint-presentation ready for Club-night on the 6th to illustrate the ease and uncomplicated way to upload images.
On Saturday 13th October 2018 we are holding a Creative Experimental Workshop at the EDCC between 9 am and 12 noon.
The major objective of this fun workshop is to help members generate ideas to get their creative juices flowing and then demonstrate ways in which these ideas can be applied using different Photoshop techniques using multiple or combined images
Kathy will discuss ways of generating ideas using a Disney technique drawing on input from the attendees.
Kevin will then present a PowerPoint presentation, about how to create the attached composite images, from 4 single images.
Members , as usual, will need their laptop with PS CS6 or CC installed. If they don’t have a laptop, they can share another member’s computer.
Colin and Kathy will help members during the Workshop.
We hope this will be a fun morning and members without a lap-top can still participate, learn and enjoy the usual tea/coffee break.
Kevin will present a Workshop on ‘Selective Colour’, on Saturday 15 September, between 9 am and 12 noon. This will be a good guide to editing images for our next monthly Set Subject, Selective Colour. and this workshop will be a good way to learn PS techniques apart from Selective colour, e.g. Layers, Camera RAW filters, History Brush, Selection Tools etc. If you have a laptop with Photoshop CS6 or CC, please bring it along or just come along to see how it is done.
Please arrive early (8.50am) to help setup. The cost is $5.00 pp & includes Morning tea.
The September Print Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September at 7 pm at our meeting rooms at the Emerald Downs Community Centre – Lighthouse Plaza – Port Macquarie. Location Map
This will be a print competition with a difference – because prints will be judged by HPG members. Each member will score entries on a score sheet for each category, but not score their own entries. Prior to the judging process members will be briefed on the judging criteria and procedures. Completed score sheets will be handed to the competition stewards to identify winners in each category and overall top print of the night. If there is a tie for the top image, it will be decided by a show of hands or secret vote. Scoring is based on three criteria i.e. Technical, Composition and Impact. The rules for this competition are as follows:
- Mounts shall be no larger than 400 x 300 mm (16”x 12”)
- Prints may be any size or shape within the mount
- A label with the name or the author, category and title shall be affixed to back of the mount on the top left side—available from website. Log into ‘Members’ — ‘Club Rules and Documents’ — ‘Print Labels’
- Title shall not exceed 30 characters (letters/numbers) and spaces, no punctuation marks permitted
- Members must also upload their jpg image to the website — not exceeding: 1920 pixels wide, 1200 pixels high, maximum 2 Mb file size.
- For more detailed information, please refer to ‘Competition Rules Final 300818’ on this website, click on the About the Club tab above.
- Print entries may be handed on 4th September Print Night provided your images have been uploaded to the HPG website beforehand
- .Visitors and new member always welcome.
The AGM was held on Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 7.pm
The following committee was elected:
- Harry Bryant: President/Web Admin
- Colin Bennett: Vice President/Training
- Ian Wilbore: Secretary/Treasurer/Membership
- Lindie Kolver: Competition Steward/Web Admin
- Barry Ihle: Competition Steward/Web Admin
- Kevin Ho: Training Coordinator
- John Shaw: Newsletter/Events/Web Admin.
The meeting was followed by discussion on various issues including the future of the print competitions with some worthwhile suggestions from members. We also discussed 2018/19 club night activities including demonstrations, workshops and field trips for the next year.
The next Workshop will be held on Saturday 11 August 2018 between 9 am and 12 Noon at the meeting Rooms at which Colin will show members how to merge images in Photoshop. Workshop fee $5.00 including morning tea/coffee and goodies.
The HPG monthly digital night will held on Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7 pm at the Emerald Downs Community Centre behind Lighthouse Plaza, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie. Visitors are welcome to attend find out what we do in our club and to see the results of the judging of this month’s digital photography competitions.
This is also a reminder that membership fees are due. Members must be paid up members to vote at the forthcoming AGM which will be held on Tuesday 7th of August. For information on how to pay your dues see this month’s InFocus Newsletter available on this website by clicking on About this Club and then Newsletters at the top of this web page.
This month we will get feedback from those members who attended masterclasses Northern Zone Convention which were run by professional photographers. We will share our experiences and ideas and discuss new techniques for future HPG workshops. John Shaw for example will discuss the Polarized Ice Photography masterclass he attended, and I watched a particularly well run portrait workshop using soft lights and I look forward to getting feedback from other HPG members who attended these and other masterclasses.
This will be followed by a session on candlelight portraiture. This will be a hands-on workshop and members should bring their camera, tripod, their fastest lens and a remote control device, if they have one. Please bring a friend or relative to be a ‘model’ for the session and to join in the fun. The August set subject is indoor portraits with the sole use of a candle/s, direct candlelight, reflected, back-light or a combination of all or some of these techniques, so this will be a great opportunity to learn some new techniques.
If you are not an HPG member and you would to know what we do, please come along, you will be welcome. You might wish to contact us, please click on ‘Reply’ see below.