New for this year, the nature category in competitions has specific subcategories so that we may have a range of subjects in our nature competition winners, for example animals and birds. Entries must fit into one of the two subcategories to be eligible for the competition.
As always, to learn more about competition categories and rules, visit the Southwest club blog at http://www.southwestcameraclub.blogspot.com/ and click on the “competition rules” link on the left side of the page. Competitions are open to paid members. Still unsure about competition rules or subject matter? You can email club president Bernie Smith at email@example.com or call 216.661.1341 for clarification. Competition entries for digital competitions should be emailed by noon on the Sunday before the competition. You should receive an email acknowledging receipt of your files within 24 hrs of sending your entries. If you do not, please call.
September 15, 2014 Show and Tell Night. Bring in a dozen or so slides, prints or digital files of your favorite images from the summer break and tell us how and where you got them.
October 6, 2014 Digital Workflow: From Capture to Print by club member Mike Kopkas.
October 20, 2014 Digital and Slide Competition. Categories: pictorial and people.
November 3, 2014 Studio Lighting Demo and Portfolio Review by Eric Wethington. Come see some studio lighting techniques, from the basics of umbrellas and soft boxes to using a 1, 2 and 3 light set-up. Eric will go through several of his fashion style portraits and show how the results were achieved.
November 17, 2014 Print Competition. Categories: nature and machinery. The nature subcategories are scenery or a landscape. *Special Note: Bring in your framed prints to be displayed at Grumpy's Cafe for the month of December.
December 2, 2014 (Tuesday at 7pm) Annual Christmas Dinner at Grumpy's Cafe, 2621 West 14th St, Cleveland OH. Join us for a casual dinner to celebrate the holidays. Open menu, separate checks.
January 5, 2015 The Land Down Under – Australia and New Zealand by club member John Holian.
January 19, 2015 Digital and Slide Competition. Categories: nature and buildings/architecture. The nature subcategories are animals and birds.
February 2, 2015 My Favorite Images. Bring in 3-5 of your favorite digital images, slides or prints and talk about how you did it and why you like it!
February 16, 2015 People's Choice Competition. All audience members will vote on the images they like the best. Limit of 2 prints and 2 projected images per member. It's President's Day, so come on out and cast your vote!
March 2, 2015 Digital Photography by club member Bernie Smith.
March 16, 2015 Print Competition. Categories are pictorial and abstracts.
April 6, 2015 Planning Meeting. Come and join in the discussion as we chart a course for the upcoming season. This is your club so get involved!
April 20, 2015 Digital and Slide Competition. Categories: Pictorial and the color red.
May 4, 2015 Photography 101 by club member Ken Loye.
May 18, 2015 Schooner American Eagle and the Coastline of Maine by club members Paul and Audrey Goebl.
June 1, 2015 Champion of Champions Competition. Any image that took first second or third place in a competition over the past year will be eligible to enter this final battle to choose our grand champions.