If you have ideas for 2024 competition assignments, please send them to Jim Crapko by October 15th.
The following is a draft guidance document for CCC competitions based on our discussions over the past few meetings. Plan on having a discussion of the draft guidance during our meeting on October 17th.
DRAFT CCC Competition Guidance DRAFT
The image must be predominantly the photographer’s own work including exposing all the images and any post production editing.
By virtue of submitting an image, the member certifies that the work is his/her own.
Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker, and artwork or computer graphics created by the maker may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.
This includes using the photographer’s own sky image for Sky Replacement.
100% AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated Images will not be allowed.
AI will be allowed for some AI content, for example,, Sky replacement, removal of objects, increase image size, remove noise, sharpen image, removal of distracting elements, or make selections.
Only minor use of AI generated content will be allowed as long as the image is predominantly photographic.
Photographs of works of art that lack artistic interpretation by the photographer are not allowed.
Incidental inclusion of artwork in images will be allowed as long as the artwork is not the sole subject of the image.
The Club can decide to have special competitions where more AI content is allowed, or other specific variances with this guidance.
As more AI is included with post production software, the guidance will be modified, if needed.
Our Fieldtrip to Gilmore Museum is Saturday, July 29th. We will meet and leave from the back parking lot of the library at 8:00 am. Bring cameras and tripods if needed. Hope to see you all there!
All photos for the July Competition, "Rusty and Crusty" are due on July 16th.
The same image workshop will be held at our next regular meeting on June 20th. Mike Sporka will be sending each club member three photos, your assignment is to process each photo, however you wish (noting your process), and return them to Jim Crapko by June 18. Jim will put your processed photos in a show for the meeting on the 20th. Each member will have a chance to tell the club their workflow on how they processed the photos (basic steps). This should be a fun learning experience for everyone. Remember it is your process do what ever you wish, using whatever tools you desire to process each photo. See you on the 20th.
The January 3rd meeting we will be voting on the picture of the year, both digital and print. All 1st Place photos (color and B&W) will be judged by the club members at that meeting. Jim will put together the digital show and have ballots for voting.