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)

Monday, February 05, 2007

February Photo Contest

This month's photo contest is very simple.

The theme is: Best Portrait of Another Guild Member.

The Beauty from Ashes Service Project should provide a great time for some of the guild members to shoot their portrait. Otherwise schedule a time to shoot another member at their convenience.

We will discuss how we will be judging the contest at our February 12th meeting.

Contest Rules:

1. To be entered into the contest you must email with a 4x6 version at 300dpi by 11:59pm Saturday, February 17th, 2007. Late entries will not be accepted.

2. You must bring an 8x12 or 8x10 print to February 19th meeting. You may create a border around your portrait, but print size must be no larger than 8x12.

3. No names on the front of the print. Please label the back of the print with your name, date shot taken, iso, shutter speed, f/stop.

4. Prints will be judged on the following criteria (in no particular order of importance):

a. originality
b. creativity
c. impact
d. use of color/and or black & white
e. lighting

Who will and how they will be judged will be discussed at the February 12th meeting.

CPG Meeting -- February 12th

Our next meeting will be Monday, February 12th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at New Life Church in room 250. Please come prepared to discuss a variety of issues. Ric Gaddy will be presenting PhotoStream books to our group.

Bruce is bringing the coffee! Bring a snack. Bring a friend.

Can't wait to see everyone.

Ted Mehl
CPG President

It's a Boy!

Congratulations to Josh & Kate Tracy on the birth of their new son. Easton James was born today 2/5/07 at 1:50pm. He weighed 8lbs, 11ozs and was 22 inches long. Baby and mom are doing well!

Pictures to come soon!