S4C Report for November 2016


S4C News

Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) Report

By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C

Five Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) members made the trip to the University of Redlands for the November S4C competition, delegates meeting, and board meeting. They included the following members: Nan Carder, Terrie Garner, Bill Sutton, Chris and David Wilkins. The images had been pre-judged, and all of the images that were entered in the competition were presented with their scores.

LPA Inter-club winning entries for the October and November competitions were the following (which was judged in November):

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level A Entries October Results:  Light Up the Sky (Dale Taft) received an Award.

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level AA Entries October Results: and Wisteria Girl (Kathy Newman) received an Honorable Mention.

Entries for the November competition are the following:

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level A Entries November Results: Bison 0191 (Eugene Duley) and Curves of Time (Shane Walter) received Honorable Mentions, and Miner’s Cabin (Terry Dickerson) received an Award.

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level AA Entries Results: Branching Out (Kathy Newman) and Milky Way Windmill (Helen Henry) received Honorable Mentions.

All images receiving an Award or Honorable Mention will be eligible for the S4C Year-End Awards and Best of Show.

Other LPA Members entering the November S4C competition and receiving Awards or Honorable Mentions were the following: Shirl Airov-Bieling, Nan Carder, Diana Edgel, Sharna Lee, Scott Shackelford, Bill Sutton, Tom Van Langenhoven, Chris Wilkins, and David Wilkins.

The November competition was Tom Van Langenhoven’s first S4C Competition, and he received one Award and eight Honorable Mentions. This was Terry Dickerson’s second S4C competition, and he received multiple Awards and Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of the participants.

For more information, please go to this webpage: http://www.s4c-photo.org

Anyone participating will need a UEN: http://s4cdb.360works.com/fmi/webd?homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.s4c-photo.org#S4C

If anyone needs assistance in entering S4C competitions, please email Nan Carder at nancarder310@msn.com

S4C Report for October


S4C News

Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) Report

By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C

 

The S4C competition season has begun.

Six Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) members participated in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) October competition. These six members received at least one Award or Honorable Mention in one of the S4C Divisions: Shirl Airov-Bieling, Nan Carder, Scott Shackelford, Bill Sutton, Chris Wilkins, and David Wilkins. LPA President, Douglas Wade, was one of the three judges along with Hutch Hutchison and Sandra Crantz. The interclub images were not judged this month, as there were not enough entries. Congratulations to all of the winners.

LPA Inter-club entries for the October competition were the following (these images will be judged in November):

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level A Entries: Boston Rental Bikes 059 (Tom Van Langenhoven), Fall in Vermont (Richard White), High Tide (Kathleen Walter), and Light Up the Sky (Dale Taft).

S4C Pictorial Interclub Level AA Entries:  Bottles from the Past (Sue Craft), Peachy Petals (Sue Liberto), Seattle Skyline at Sunset (David Wilkins), and Wisteria Girl (Kathy Newman).

Entries for the November S4C competition open October 22 and close November 5th. The competition will be judged remotely before the S4C meeting, which will be held at the University of Redlands on November 12th..  The winning images will be shown at the November meeting. The delegate and board meeting will follow. Bill Sutton will represent LPA as the club delegate. Meetings are open to observers.

University of Redlands

Gregory Hall, Room 177

1200 E. Colton Avenue

Redlands, CA 92373

For more information, please go to this web page: http://www.s4c-photo.org

Anyone participating will need a UEN: http://s4cdb.360works.com/fmi/webd?homeurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.s4c-photo.org#S4C

If anyone needs assistance in entering S4C competitions, please email Nan Carder at nancarder310@msn.com.

 

 

 

 

Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) Report - Aug. 2016


S4C News

Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) Report

By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C

 

It is July, and soon the main activity for the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs will begin. S4C is another photography outlet for PSA-member club’s photographers. S4C hosts a PSA-recognized international exhibition yearly so that clubs and their members can compete at no cost in seven monthly competitions.

Stuart Lynn, APSA, DFS4C, HonS4C, has been the competition chairman for many years.  Joanne Stolte, FPSA, MPSA, DFS4C, HonS4C, has been the S4C Council Rep for many years.  These members donate countless hours to S4C for any club that is a Photographic Society of America (PSA) member club.

Over the years, quite a few of our Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) members have been on the S4C Board of Directors. These LPA members have donated and will donate continue to donate countless hours to S4C. Many thanks go to the following:

  • Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C (current S4C board member and Nature Chair)
  • Sue Craft, FS4C
  • Lee Garner, AS4C
  • Terri Garner (current S4C board member and Treasurer)
  • Helen Henry, DFS4C
  • Bill Sutton, AS4C
  • David Wilkins, FS4C (current President)

Not only does S4C give LPA members the opportunity to enter competitions and earn photography awards, but it also gives LPA members the opportunity to judge the monthly competitions. LPA has had numerous members over the past judge one of the monthly competitions. Because of this opportunity, it has also helped educate our members so they can go on to judging other areas.

Clubs nominate one of their members to be a delegate to S4C. Lyle Trusty, FS4C, and Bonnie Matthews-Franke, AS4C, have held these positions.  At this time, Christine Wilkins, FS4C, is the S4C Chairman of the 17 clubs delegates that belong to the councils.

This past competition year, these members judged S4C competitions: Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C, Darren Cole, Christine Wilkins, AS4C, and David Wilkins, FS4C.

Last year members from LPA that competed in the council monthly competitions and won awards or honorable mentions, including interclub, in 2015-2016 were the following:

Shirl Airov-Bieling, Bruce Cable, Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C, Darren Cole, Sue Craft, FS4C, Diana Edgel, Dwight Franke, Helen Henry, DFS4C, Sharna Lee, Sue Liberto, Fran Marroquin, Bonnie Matthews-Franke, AS4C, Kathy Newman, Rock Myers, Holly Peskin, Marilyn Peake, Ramon Rosario, Maryann Ryan, Scott Shackelford, Bill Sutton, AS4C, Doug Wade, Dale Ware, AS4C, Christine Wilkins, AS4C, and David Wilkins, FS4C.

 

Image Titles in S4C Competitions


S4C News
Since it is the beginning of the year, it is a good time to remind you that there are restrictions on titles of images entered into S4C Competitions. Violations of these restrictions may, sadly, result in an image being DQ’ed.
 
Regardless of how many times it is entered into however many Divisions, the same image - whether digital or print - must always bear exactly the same title. However, an image entered into Monochrome may have the additional abbreviation Mono or BW appended. Also, an image entered into Creative may be titled differently from the original image(s) from which it was derived, provided it is clearly a different image.
  • Titles of images may not exceed 35 characters.
  • The characters may not include any of the following reserved characters: *, $, !%, #, =, ?.
  • Titles may not include file extensions such as .jpg or .jpeg (or any other camera capture filenames) or words such as “untitled” or “no title”.
  • This limitation of 35 characters includes any ‘qualifiers’ used for the maker’s convenience to distinguish images that would otherwise have the same title.
  • Any qualifiers are limited in length to 5 characters plus if required, an additional optional qualifier to indicate that the image is a monochrome version (Mono or BW). Thus, for example 'Rain In Spain 45DGH BW' is acceptable.
  • Apart from such qualifiers, titles must be composed of understandable words or common acronyms.
  • Except in qualifiers, no digits are permitted in the title (use ‘Two Flowers’ rather than ‘2 Flowers’). 
  • Titles may not consist solely of numbers.
  • Titles may not contain a UEN.
Just as a reminder, our October competition - the first of the competition year - is now open for entries. The deadline is midnight Saturday, October 3rd at 11:59 PM.
 
Thank you for participating in S4C. We look forward to your entries.
 
Stuart Lynn
 
Competition Chair
 
Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C)

S4C August 2015 Board Report


S4C News

S4C August 2015

 Board Report/Newsletter- by Bonnie J. Matthews-Franke

  • S4C REFRESHER-Part 2 General Requirements

The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Subject to divisional restrictions (i.e., in Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism), images may be altered by the maker, and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated, if the photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer.

Regardless of how many times it is entered into however many Divisions, the same image must always bear exactly the same title. (An image entered into Monochrome may have the abbreviation mono or bw appended. An image entered into Creative may be titled differently from the original image(s) from which it was derived).

Titles must be less than 35 characters and may not include the following reserved characters: *,$,!,%,#,=,?.

This limitation of 35 characters includes any ‘qualifiers’ used for the maker’s convenience to distinguish images that would otherwise have the same title. Apart from such qualifiers, titles must be composed of understandable words or common acronyms; no digits are permitted in this part of the title (use ‘Two Flowers’ rather than ‘2 Flowers’). Any qualifiers are limited in length to 5 characters plus, if required, an additional optional qualifier to indicate that the image is a monochrome version (Mono or BW).

Note: The same title rule applies across all historical and present formats: digital or print..

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S4C July 2015 Board Report


S4C News

S4C REFRESHER

The Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) competition is open to all  member clubs. You first MUST obtain a UEN to participate in Individual and Interclub  competitions. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the S4C Competition Handbook and the Entrant User Guide at http://www.s4c-photo.org/enter-competitions/

Competitions are held monthly from October through April, inclusive, in four Divisions: Pictorial, Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism. Within each Division are one or more Sections: a separate competition is held for each Section. See Competition, below.

Definitions for the requirements for each Section. Awards and HMs are awarded at different Skill Levels, normally E, A, and AA - with E standing for Evaluative where new entrants are normally assigned for their first year of competition

S4C 2015 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

The Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) 50th International Exhibition of Photography 2015 is now open for entries. There are 14 sections across 5 divisions. 

Entries close July 19, 2015.  http://www.pcms-photo.org/exhibitions

UEN

For S4C Interclub and to participate as an Individual, you MUST have a UEN to enter. If you do not have one, please go to the S4C website and request your today (just takes about 5 min)! 

When sending an image for Interclub, please send me your UEN. If you have any questions about S4C, the Honors or wish to send me images, please email me at 

S4CInterclub@lpaphotography.org, or don’t hesitate to call Bonnie Matthews-Franke.

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S4C May 2015 Board Report


S4C News

Reminder: S4C competitions are held monthly between October of one year and April of the following year. They are either judged in person along with an S4C meeting (normally in November and April) or remotely (normally the other months). Be sure to mark your calendars! Go to http://www.s4c-photo.org/schedule

Also, time is running out for you to sign up for the S4C Annual Awards and Installation Banquet on June 6th at Almansor Court, 700 South Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801. Go to http://www.s4c-photo.org/banquet/ to get your tickets.

I have enclosed an “Application For An S4C UEN (Uniform Entry Number) Must Be A Member Of An S4C Member Club” that I created with Stuart Lynn’s approval. Stuart had specific language he wanted inserted which I complied with and he was happy. The form now has been shared with a couple of other clubs, minus our information.  I have this form as a Word.docx and pdf It can be given out at the meetings where the member can sign in person and date. It is NOT to go online and be sent in to us pre-dated and signed. The S4C Delegate, S4C Interclub Chair or Club President MUST the ones submitting the information and completing the information under “Office Use Only.” The member is always invited to obtain their own UEN. This is only to assist them.

If there are any questions, my new emails are:

For Interclub: S4CInterclub@LPAphotography.org

 For S4C Delegate: S4CDelegate@LPAphotography.org

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