6D 9161


From the web site, http://www.mvcameraclub.org/competitions/interclub/glennie/

Rules

The Glennie is a club competition, with no individual entries allowed. Each participating organization may submit 10 images, with no more than 2 by each maker. Images that have received awards in previous Glennie Salons are ineligible.

Makers who belong to two or more clubs must coordinate with the respective clubs to ensure that no more than 2 of their images are submitted in total. In the event more than 2 images, or duplicate images, are submitted from the same maker, the earliest submissions will be judged, and the other submissions will be ineligible.

Categories:

  1.  Animals (consists of the following categories)
    a. Birds
    b. Invertebrates - Insects, Mollusks (snails etc.), Arachnids, Annelids (worms), Crustaceans
    c. Reptiles
    d. Amphibians
    e. Mammals
    f. Marine and Freshwater Life - Fish, Marine Crustaceans/Mammals, Starfish, Corals etc.
  2.   Botany
  3.   Landscape

Image Preparation:

Each digital image may have a maximum width of 1024 pixels and a maximum height of 768 pixels. The image must be submitted in JPEG (.jpg) format, and the size is limited to no more than 1 Megabyte (MB). It is suggested that the image resolution be no greater the 100 pixels per inch (ppi) and that the color space be sRGB.

Unlike previous years there is no special file naming convention required.  Each image should be titled. Titles should be 50 characters or less including only characters a-z, A-Z, 0-9, space and #/

Judging:

The judges will be guided by the recently revised PSA definition of Nature. The following is a statement of the basic guidelines concerning Nature digital images: “Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.“

Images submitted for consideration for the Best Wildlife award must meet the additional definition for Nature Wildlife Photography.

“Images entered as Wildlife are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species."

Entries must originate as photographs (image/capturesos objects via light sevsitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as the maker's and the maker permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include publishing the competition results on-line or downloadable slide shows.

The exhibition assumes no liability for any misuse of copyright. Images may be acquired digitally or scanned from traditional film to create a digital file. Images may be altered, ether digitally or otherwise, by the maker within the rules of the competition. All submissions must be as a digital file.

The Glennie competition respects the rights of photographers.  Unfortunately, digital photography and the internet have made it very easy to acquire high quality nature images that individuals can pass off as their own. To help protect the rights of the photographer, we have instituted a plagiarism policy to help protect against the misuse of another photographer's images, either accidentally or on purpose.

We had announced that Jan 3rd was going to be a chance to break out into focus groups and asked for suggestions.  We recieved several suggestions including Panoramic Photography, Lighting Modifiers, Patterns and Falloff, Printing, and Lightroom, Video equipment and setup.  Leah sent out a call for volunteers to lead the focus groups.I think that this is a very good mix and I really appreciate all the help from Norm Rodrique, Linwood Riggs, Tim True, Gary Smith and Ken Jones. Without their help this would not be possible! If anyone else would like to share their knowledge or experience with the club, please contact me ASAP. We could use one or two more topics!

The topic of this meeting is to create a slide show with sound. This presentation is being done by David Hodsdon and Steve Dunn.  They will show us how to put together a slide show using the images that members submitted for the "Seasons of Maine" presentation. They will also show how to add music as a background for the slide show using royalty free music.

 
Members please bring in your images of spring for the "Seasons of Maine" show. No more than 10 images per member.

This is our holiday season party.  Members are encouraged to bring "finger food" or soft drinks for this meeting.

It will be an open discussion meeting so if you have any photography questions perhaps you might get them answered at this meeting.

Have you ever thought about making a book? A photo or memory book? Learn some of the fundamentals of book creation through the “Book” section of Lightroom.