Sunday, October 21 2012
Contributed by: Holly Peskin
David Wilkins, our President, welcomed 46 members to our October General meeting this evening.
The meeting started off with Wayne Staley introducing our judge, Ted Dayton, for this evenings “Structures” competition. He is a professional photographer from Valencia, and is a member of the Santa Clarita Camera Club. He has previously judged for an LPA competition, and we were thankful to have him return. We had a total of 33 entrants, and 91 entries for this competition in all 9 categories . There were 3 Slides, 13 Novice Digital, 15 Amateur Digital, 18 Advanced Amateur Digital, 15 Master Digital, 5 Novice Prints , 6 Amateur Prints, 5 Advanced Amateur Prints, and 11 Master prints.
Many members valued his brief critique for each image, as he emphasized “Recording” vs. “Interpretation”. Additionally, he emphasized heavy cropping, or less cropping in order to more accurately tell the story of the image. There was a no host dinner prior to the competition. The judge was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation, an honorary membership, and $75 for travel expenses.
Many thanks to everyone for making it yet another great competition night !