May 17, 7 - 9 PM: Image Review at the Rotary Centre and on Zoom

Members Summer Project: Enter images in the "Summer Motion and Action Photography" collection. Submission deadline is August 21 at 11:30 PM

Monthly Evaluation Image Submission Dates and Categories

From September to April, we dedicate one meeting per month to an Evaluation Night. Members are invited to submit digital images to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Scores and constructive comments are given on each image, to educate members, and to improve the overall level of members’ photography.

Images are evaluated in the following categories:

CATEGORY

TYPICAL SUBJECT MATTER

Landscape

Cityscapes
Natural Landscapes
Pastoral Scenes

Nature

Nature Photography
Wildlife Photography

People & Pets

Portraiture
Glamour
Environmental
Pets or Domestic/Captive Animals

Open

When it just won’t fit anywhere else

Monthly Challenge

A different theme for each evaluation night, meant to challenge your creativity.

Monthly Limit: Each month members will be allowed to enter up to 2 images into any of the regular categories and up to 2 images into the Monthly Challenge for a possible total of 4 images per monthly evaluation.

Photographs entered in the Monthly Challenge theme must conform to that theme and must “scream the theme”. Photographs entered in any of the other categories must conform to the category requirements. Further definitions of these standard themes are provided in the COPS Image Evaluation Guide.

Submission Dates and Monthly Challenge Themes

The Monthly Challenges for the current year are listed below, along with the image submission deadlines for the monthly evaluations.

Submission Deadline

Monthly Challenge Theme

Evaluation Date

Sep 14

Metal / Machines /Rusty Things

Sep 21

Oct 5

Night Skies

Oct 12

Nov 2

Minimalistic / Strong Mood

Nov 9

Dec 7

Creative: Abstract / Lines-Curves-Patterns / Altered Reality, etc.

Dec 14

Jan 4

Monochrome

Jan 11

Feb 1

Macro

Feb 8

Mar 1

Double Exposure / Strong Mood

Mar 8

Apr 5

Architecture: Colour / Black & White

Apr 12

May 3

High Key / Low Key

May 10

The photos should be thoughtful, and capture the viewers' attention to make them think, admire or wish to try their own hand at making a similar photo.  The submissions should be captured in an interesting way via lighting, situation or during editing. A pen on a table is just that, but a pen laying in a silver case, with highlights bouncing off it, makes you realize it is not merely a pen, but The Pen. If you are really stuck for inspiration, you can browse the Internet for that photo theme and perhaps come up with a novel idea of showcasing your choice.



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