JUNE 18, 2009 – End of Year Banquet/Awards

The Look -- Steven Shor 9/10

“Best of the Best”: save all your winning images and bring them back of the end of year awards. Print and digital images that have been awarded 8 points or higher are entered in the End of Year salon competition. [...]

MAY 21, 2009 – Found Still Life: (Print)

Cat and Kitten Found at Cat Show -- Corinne Standish 9/10

“Not all still life photographs are setup on a tabletop. Remember this is a “found” still life so it can’t be staged. Just look around and you’ll find them in your house, on the street in a shop, or even at garage sales.” [...]

APRIL 16, 2009 – Decisive Moment: (Digital)

Fireman -- Peter Thorpe 9/10

“The photographer Cartier-Breson said “There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment.” The challenge is an image that is exposed exactly at the right moment, unrepeatable, and short lived, and leaves no doubt about the appropriateness of the instant selected.” [...]

MARCH 19, 2009 – Snow Scene: (Print)

The Lonely Bench -- Scott Board 10/10

“Winter offers a great time to venture out and capture the beauty found in a snow scene. It might immediately after a fresh snowfall or in the pastel tones found in the early morning and later in the afternoon. Since snow must be in the scene, the correct exposure is tricky so be careful!” [...]

FEBRUARY 19, 2009 – Unusual Viewpoints: (Digital)

Self -- Holly Kuchera 10/10

“Here’s an opportunity to expand your ingenuity and creativity by photographing your subject from a different viewpoint. It can often add drama and make a ordinary subject look extraordinary. So drop to the ground or elevate yourself with a ladder anything different that complements your subject.” [...]

JANUARY 15, 2009 – Literary Adventure: (Print)

The Rising -- Joe Moss 10/10

“Here we’re looking for an image that tells a story, would make a great photo for a book cover or key action scene in its plot. Imagine one of your favorite books brought to life in your image.” [...]

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 – Deep Woods: (Digital)

Dream Walk -- John A. Olson 10/10

” “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,” said Robert Frost. So head out to a tract of densely wooded land or a nearby forest and look for things living, growing or existing and associated with a deep woods.” [...]

OCTOBER 16, 2008 – Circus/Fairs: (Print)

The Midway is Closed -- Holly Kuchera 9/10

“No problem here. Just focus on those things that suggest the essence of any circus or fair: The scary rides, people enjoying themselves, wild animal acts, livestock judging, or midway activities.” [...]

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 – Gardens: (Digital)

Middleton Plantation -- Bill Cooper 9/10

“Gardens can be either public or private, of magnificent formality or of the backyard variety. It should include a piece of ground, where things are grown and they are cared for. Extreme close-ups of individual plants.” [...]