Our March monthly meeting will be by Zoom. On Wednesday, March 10, at 7:00, Jim Burkstrand will host the meeting. All are invited, even snowbirds!
This from Jim:
The theme or topic of the March photo contest is Colors.
The Education meeting this month will feature discussion and Q&A on Colors.
We will meet at 7:00pm via Zoom on Wed Feb 17
Color is a very broad and complex subject. It is not the intent of this educational session to cover everything about color – that would be impossible in our limited time. And to get the most out of this short session will require some homework on your part.
In looking up the following web sites and videos, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Education resources in the tab above labeled EDUCATION. For instance, to get to the video on "Controlling Color..." below you would start at the EDUCATION tab above:
EDUCATION > Go Directly to the Index and scroll down to Educational Videos by Topic > Editing (General) > Global > Color Correction and there you are! Click on the blue link on the right.
First, I would recommend reading the Color Management section from Cambridge in Color (skip the printing for now) which you will find at https://www.cambridgeincolour.com/color-management-printing.htm
Then start with the video What is Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Luminance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IIb0tnLIcU
Finally, watch the video found on our web site Controlling Color in Your Photography (Hue, Saturation, Luminosity) found at https://youtu.be/09CAkP6LJbw
The focus of the Education session will be aimed at discussing Global adjustments to color – consistent with the rules of the contest. I will have a couple of images for demonstration and to start the Q&A.
You can also send me images before the meeting where we can address questions you might have. I am encouraging you to do so.
So, do your homework, perhaps send me an image or two for discussion, and I'll see you next Weds evening.
Field trip to Tubac. Yeah! Friday January 15.
The plan is to meet at 1:30 in front of the Art Center on the main entrance to Tubac. There will be no organized lunch. You can arrange small group lunches on your own earlier in Tubac.
At 1:30, we will walk around Tubac, small groups, discovering subjects to shoot which will make good B&W photos.
At 1:30 and later in the afternoon, the temperature will be warmer than the morning, and the sun will still be low enough in the sky to produce great shadows. We will all be outside and can easily maintain safe social distancing.
Photos from the November field trip to Tohono Chul can be seen here.
March Photos of the Month
Photos submitted by club members are shown above as well as on our Flickr web site. Send to jimmsp AT AOL.com
March Photo Contest
You can enter the member’s March Photo Contest now! The theme is Colors. Any PCQC member can submit up to 3 photos. A photo has to be 3 years old or less.
Please rename each file with the title of the image. Size your image to either 13”x 19” or 16”x 20” and then send all (large) jpg images to pcqccontest AT gmail.com
Entry Deadline is midnight - Mar 31, 2021.
Detailed Rules and Guidelines are here.
If you like to plan ahead, themes for future months can be found here.
January Photo Contest Winners
First Place : David Wolf “Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch”
Second Place: Tom Cadwalader “Untitled”
Third Place: Jon Williams “Airborne Anna”
Congratulations to the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the January photo contest. All of the entries can be seen on the club Flickr site.
The subject was Open.
You can see the judge's comments here.
You can see all Contests on the club Flickr site.
You can join the Photography Club of Quail Creek any time during the year. Club Dues are $10.00 per household for 2021.
Current Members can renew at any time.
Print the PCQC Membership Form- fill out- bring to a meeting.
Q1 2021 Photo Challenge
The member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge runs from Jan 1 to Mar 31, 2021.
The topic is Textures or Patterns. Capture anything that includes texture or a pattern. You can photograph anything that has texture or pattern, or you can overlay textures in post-processing to create a whole new work of art.
Members may submit any photo with that perspective - as long as it is taken during the current quarter.
See this page for a description and rules. Topics for the next challenges are also listed here. Submit all photos to jimmsp AT outlook.com
Q4 2020 Photo Challenge Winners
First Place : John Tubbs “Blue Gray Gnatcatcher”
Second Place: Shari Rogers ”Birdie”
Third Place: Shari Rogers "Flight"
The topic was Looking Up or Looking Down.
All of the challenge photos can be seen on our Flickr site on this page.