Digital Images Due for September 2012 Salon

Digital Salon Topic: “Night Shots” – Night photography refers to photographs taken outdoors between dusk and dawn. Night photographers generally have a choice between using artificial light and using a long exposure, exposing the scene for seconds, minutes, and even hours in order to give the film or digital sensor enough time to capture a usable image. With the progress of high-speed films, higher-sensitivity digital image sensors, wide-aperture lenses, and the ever-greater power of urban lights, night photography is increasingly possible using available light.

Due Date: September 11, 2012

Digital images must be submitted as email attachments sent to by 11 PM Tuesday, the week prior to the Salon.

How to Prepare Your Digital Images for Salon:

  • All digital images shall be the result of an initial exposure by the member. Images may be captured either using a digital camera or scanned from slides or negatives.
  • All digital images must be labeled with a CATEGORY (Topic or Open), member’s NUMBER and TITLE in the filename. Entries with a member’s name or other image-maker identification on the image, such as Copyright Watermark, etc. will be disqualified.
  • Digital images may be entered in either of the Topic or Open divisions but to a maximum of three images TOTAL per member per salon.
  • Digital images shall be 1280 pixels on the longest side.
  • Image file type must be JPEG.

Filenames for digital entries should appear as follows:

  • The file name should contain the following four items:
  • T for the salon topic or O for the open category.
  • NUMBER: your CCC Member Number (not your name). This number can be found on your Membership Card. Entries with names will be disqualified.
  • TITLE: a concise descriptive title for the image.
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  • T.691.TheCat.jpg (Topic Entry)
  • O.691.TheBird.jpg (Open entry)

Additional Notes:

  • Always make a copy of your final image and resize and orient properly for viewing (horizontally or vertically) your duplicate prior to emailing.
  • Use maximum/100 image quality when saving image using the Save for Web method, or use Maximum/12 when using the Image Save method
  • Titles are for identification – for yourself, and for those who keep club records. Judges don’t always pay much attention to them. Use description instead of commentary (e.g. “MikeOnABike” instead of “WillHeMakeIt”). Calling a photograph “Untitled” risks confusion in club records and later, in your own memory.

The Digital Committee will interpret and apply these rules at each club salon and have the right to reject any entry not properly presented or labeled.

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