|Bromley Room at the Siuslaw Library
Mon, March 17th, 2014 at 06:00 PM
Hi All, Our Print Night was initiated about a year and a half ago on a trial basis to acquaint club members with traditional image judging as universally practiced – that universe being the 4C’s community of 33 camera clubs, the Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest (NPPNW) and others in our region. It has been focused on standard limited size prints, mounted on a stiffener for ease of handling, viewed in a viewing box to control light color, and evaluated by 3 judges using a 9-point scale. From our trial of this, participating club members have become more familiar with the standard 9-point scale, gained experience as judges, and learned from the critiquing of their images by the judges. However, after these months of trial, participation has declined significantly. And, it seems that club members who enter images into the 4C’s competitions do not send printed images, but rather send electronic images exclusively. A drawback of the small print size and light box viewing by judges is that members of the audience cannot see what is being judged, and therefore cannot appreciated constructive comments by judges. In addition, it takes some time and effort to prepare prints in the prescribed manner for this judging. Therefore, the following changes are proposed: • Images will be submitted electronically, with pixel dimensions consistent with the 4C’s standards (1024x768 pixels and 500 KB file size maximum) • Images will be displayed on the large screen display at the Bromley room. • 3 judges will score images as before The advantages are that an audience can participate in discussions of each image and appreciate why particular scores are assigned to an image. The relative ease of entering electronic images should encourage more image submittals. The original objectives of preparing club members both to act as judges and to become familiar with scoring practices at organizations like the 4C’s and NPPNW will still be met. And further, submissions will be in a form ready to send on to the Quarterly 4C’s individual competition, or be posted on our website to be considered as club entries in the monthly contests. Those who score well might also consider printing for submission if they wish. So, welcome to Electronic Image Night.