Member’s Quarterly Photo Challenge
This is a photo challenge where members can submit up to 3 photos per quarter, with no limits on
editing. This Challenge is not meant to replace the current contest. PCQC members are encouraged
to participate in both.
PCQC members will judge and vote. Topics will be generally wide in nature. A photo and all its
elements must be taken within the quarter.
PCQC members will vote by selecting the top 5, assigning a weight, and submitting them to Jim B who
will tally the votes and announce the winners. The first place photo will be printed and displayed in the
club’s display case.
Photography Club of Quail Creek 2019
Rules, Procedures, and Guidelines
Members submit up to 3 photos per quarter
. The photos should attempt to be on the topic for the
The photo(s) must be taken within the quarter.
Submitted photos must be jpegs, at least 1500 pixels on the long side. Photos should have a title.
Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos should contain the EXIFS (see https://photographylife.com/what-is-exif-data)
Photos will be displayed on Flickr with the title, and without the artist’s name. They will be posted
with an identifying number in the order received.
Photos can be edited in any manner;
eg, not at all, simple crop, tone adjustments, HDR,
composites, advanced editing with Photoshop or other software like Topaz. Elements of the photo may
be removed, or replaced, or added.
There are no limits on image post-processing.
Edit to your tastes
and the voters will decide if it’s too much.
Any composite photo must have all elements taken by the same photographer, with the same
camera, and within the time period of the challenge. Honesty is assumed.
At the end of the quarter, a spreadsheet will be generated and sent to all club members for
voting. A member has 4 days in which to vote and return the spreadsheet. A member cannot vote for
his or her own photo.
Members should judge the photo based on the overall impact on them. Technical aspects like
focus and sharpness should be considered, as well as artistic aspects like composition, texture, &
A member has 5 points to assign to their top 5 photos. The points per photo can be 0.5, 0.75, 1,
1.25 or 1.5. The sum of the points must be 5. It is acceptable to rate 5 photos with 1 point each.
A returned ballot that does not add up to 5 on 5 photos will be discarded.
The photo with the highest total of points will be declared the winner of the challenge.
Winners should be prepared to discuss how they edited the photo.
Looking Up or Looking Down
The photo should have the perspective of looking up or
looking down on your subject – just not straight across.
Think of an airplane in flight, or an ant out for a walk.
No flowers or pets – but lots of other possible subjects.
Animate objects in the field of view are fine, as long as they
are not the subject..
Any subject / topic is fine. Tell us with the title.
One or more people, in any setting or place.
The photo should have a dominant color that immediately
attracts the viewer’s eye to the subject.
2019 Monthly Contest
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General Gallery Information
Flickr Club Galleries
Member Photos to Share
BOD contact info
Slide Show Notes
How to calibrate a monitor
Steve Dell - HDR notes
Art & Illusion
Backyard Bird Photography
Making a Photo Story
Microsoft Movie Maker
Black and White Photography
Smart Phone Photography
Elvating Your Perspective
Shooting in Constant Aperture
Movie Maker Steps
Steve Dell Travel Photography
The Decisive Momnet
Live Event - Farmer's Market
Live Event - T-Ball
Live Event - House Party
Live Event A Day at the Ranch
Live Event - Family Fishing Night
Editing, Culling, and Critiquing
Travel #1: Mission
Travel #2: Photographing for Story
Travel # 3 Three Keys
Travel #4 Natural Light on Landscapes
Travel # 5 Natural Light on People
Travel #6 Composition and the Power of Lenses
Travel # 7 On Location in San Miguel
Travel #8 Gear Packing and Security
Travel #9 Five Obstacles to a Great Photo
Travel # 10 Capturing the Spirit of People
Travel # 11 People in Performance
Travel # 12 Using Flash on the Road
Travel #13 Capturing the Spirit of Landscapes
Outline and Contacts
Books, software, Training CDs, Photo Equipment
Lightroom CC 6.0 Keyboard Shortcuts
Windows Movie Maker Software