Monday, May 14, 2007

April Photo Contest Winners

We had beautiful entries for the April photo contest. The theme was Spring.

1st Place -- Josh Tracy

2nd Place - Ted Mehl

3rd Place & Judges Choice -- Monica Bryant
"Waltz of the Daffodils"

Other Entries Included:

Lee Miller

John Davis

Jon Asp

Guild Meeting - May 14th.

Our meeting will be Monday, May 14th at New Life Church in Room 250. We will be having a discussion on RAW vs. Jpeg.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

March Photo Contest Winners

The theme for March's photo contest was Still Life. We had many fantastic entries and a great discussion of each print.

1st Place & Judges' Choice -- Ted Mehl
Remains of the Day

2nd Place -- Bruce Hinson
The Nativity

2nd Place -- Monica Bryant
Reflections of a Ballerina's Soul

Other entries included:

Julie Davis
Wholly Bugger

John Davis

Greg Nowlin
Beauty by Candlelight

April Photo Contest Theme

April's photo contest theme is Spring.

The deadline for entry will be 11:59pm, Saturday, April 21st. Please email a 4x6 or close sized image.

You will need to bring a print to the April 23rd meeting. It should be no larger than 8x12. Remember to title your image. Presentation is an important part of the process.

Guild Meeting -- April 9th

Our next guild meeting is going to be Monday, April 9th, 2007 at New Life Church, Room 250.

Bruce & Ted will be bring the coffee. It would be great if some of you could bring snacks. Monica has done it several times so the rest of you can bring something this time.

Jon Asp will be sharing on pricing your work. So this should help everyone. Bring your questions to the table. Also bring your price sheets.

See you there!

February Photo Contest

Here are the entries from the February Photo Contest. Our theme was best portrait of another guild member.

1st Place -- Heather Mehl

2nd Place -- Ted Mehl

Judges' Choice -- Lee Miller

Other Entries Included:

Jim Baker

Greg Nowlin

Monica Bryant

Eric Enger

John Davis

Sunday, March 04, 2007

March Photo Contest

This month’s photo contest should be really fun for everyone. It can be in the studio or you can use natural light.

The theme is:
Still Life.
Representation of inanimate objects, such as flowers or fruit, in painting or photography.
A painting, picture, or photograph of inanimate objects.
stilllife still'-life' (stĭl'līf') adj.

We will use the same criteria for judging last month’s contest. Everyone will be a judge for a popular vote and we will pick one person to be the head judge who will also critique each print submitted. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place print as well as a Judge’s choice print.

The scoring will be done slightly different this time so that one person cannot receive 1st and 3rd place. We will assign the following point values for the popular vote: 1st place vote = 5 pts, 2nd place vote = 3 pts and 3rd place vote = 1 pt and the following points for the head judge’s vote: 1st place = 10 pts, 2nd place 6 pts and 3rd place = 2 pts. We will tally the points received for each print and award the top three highest scoring prints.

The deadline for entering the contest will be March 24th at Midnight. Please email your entry to It should be in a 2x3 format no larger than a 4x6 @300 dpi. You will need to bring a print to the March 26th meeting. It should be 8x10, 8.5x11 or 8x12. It needs to have your name and image details on the back. You should title the print as well. Remember, the presentation of your print can help or hurt you.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

There's a new blogger in town

Well, I done did it. Started a new blog. No, I do NOT know what I'm doing, but I'm doing it anyhow. I'll figger it out, but for now I just wanted to get something out there. Don't yet know how to link to here (CPG) or post photos (which is what the blog is about). Please visit and make suggestions, phriends!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

CPG Meeting -- Monday, February 26th, 2007

Our next guild meeting will be on Monday, February 26th, 2007. We will meet from 6:30-8:30pm in Rm 250 at New Life Church.

We will have a time of fellowship, worship and prayer.

Our photo contest will be held and judged. So get your entries in.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monday, February 12th meeting

Thank you so much for a fantastic meeting. It really was a pleasure serving you last night. I am so happy that we can grow together as Christian photographers. I think Ric Gaddy did a great job last night. One of our stated goals is to learn our craft. Part of that is learning to present our work in new ways that will impact our audience (clients for some of us). PhotoStream books are an excellent way to highlight and present your photographs in an innovative way!

Our service project was a huge success in that it brought the guild members together as a team. We blessed one fire victim family and a the girls who came to help. I am so proud of you all for taking the vision and running with it. I especially want to commend Bruce for his hard work and time that he put in. Another of our stated goals is blessing others and I know we accomplished that last Saturday. We will be organizing new service projects for our guild to participate in the near future. Check out the blog for more information.

Remember to keep the Philippians 2 Attitude: We should have the attitude of Christ – not think more highly of ourselves than we ought. We are to be selfless and concerned for other people.
The prayer requests will be sent in a separate email.

One final note: Don’t forget to enter the February photo contest. It is the Best Portrait of another guild member. We had consensus that the criteria for the prints will be as follows: The image must be printed on an 8x10, 8½x11 or 8x12 piece of photo paper. You can fill that paper any way you want. Make sure there is no text on the front of the print. On the back label the print with your name, date photo taken, iso, shutter speed and f/stop. Make sure you email me a digital file at 300dpi by Saturday, February 24th. (Note: this is a new deadline date).

Prints will be judged for Impact, Composition, Originality, Creativity, Expression, Lighting.

I think the census was that we will have a head judge each contest who will critique the prints, as well as each member in the group given an opportunity to judge. We will tally the scores and award the top three places. In addition, the head judge will award the Judges Choice award for his favorite image.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Easton James Tracy

So certify me already

Being that these are the very first words I've ever blogged (what a disgusting word), I have finally broken my vow of blog silence and am a certifiable blogger. What's worse, I mean "more," I'm conspiring to set up a blog site of my own shortly. (sigh)