NEXT MEETING … Thurs. 26th Sept 2013
A new season begins with cheese, wine and an illustrated talk by Club Members Adrian & Pam White with some of their amazing travel photography.
New or potential members always welcome – and you can register your interest straightaway by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Following comments by one of our judges and some members that our projector setting may be too bright, I experimented with both projector and laptop video card settings and made the following small alterations: Continue reading
We have a separate email address for members and visiting clubs submitting competition jpg images. The same address can be used for sending Print titles as we need these to print out Competition Labels.
email@example.com will forward entries both to Chris as PDI Secretary as well as to whoever will compile and run the PDI competition on the night. Your entries will always be quickly acknowledged so you know your files have been received.
Please remember to give your first and last name to avoid confusion with entries from an unrecognised email address or couples sharing the same email address. If you encounter problems, please contact Chris via any of his email addresses or the club firstname.lastname@example.org .
For most internal competitions, we need two entries with files named in the format
02_Dorset in Winter.jpg
Images should be a maximum of 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high although they will be shown at the native resolution (1024 wide x 768 high) of the projector.
Resizing can be done easily in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or Faststone. Faststone is a free intuitive programme that can be used for organising your images and making simple adjustments www.faststone.org
For inter-club competitions hosted by SCC, please read the associated post.
You may download these External competition notes Feb12 as a pdf.
Inter-club PDI Competitions hosted by Shaftesbury Camera Club will be run on a Windows 7 laptop using Dicentra 3.12 (or later) software and a Optoma EX615 projector. The EX615 native resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels but we ask that PDI entries are submitted in 1400 x 1050 format as the generally recognised inter-club standard: the Dicentra programme automatically does all necessary rescaling. [Note the resolution setting (pixels per inch) is immaterial using Dicentra/Optoma so it does not need to be resized to any of the common values.]
PDI images should be named as follows using a sequence number 01, 02, 03, etc followed by an underscore, the title, a semicolon, and the image author. Authors may include any distinctions such as LRPS. For example:-
01_Title of image;John Smith.jpg
02_Dorset in winter;A N Other FRPS.jpg
03_Another view of Stourhead;John Smith.jpg
Maximum width 1400 pixels, Maximum height 1050 pixels
Unless specifically arranged otherwise between the clubs:
- Entries should consist of 12 PDI’s per club, with a maximum of 3 entries per photographer in each class.
- We would appreciate if PDIs (and any print titles) could be submitted 7 days prior to the competition to the email address below.
Files may be submitted by:
email to email@example.com either zipped or individual files
on a USB memory stick in a folder named with the visiting club
on a CD with a folder named with the visiting club
For entries by post, please contact Chris (01963 370900) or Bill (01258 860298) to confirm which address should be used.
Entries via email or post will always be acknowledged by the person assembling the competition so always please include a contact phone number and email address.
Any queries may be submitted to the same email address.
Last update: Feb 2012