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The Sunset Coast of

Michigan's Great Southwest

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April...

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Ahh... the lovely Robin, could it be a harbinger of spring.

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Monday April 28th

Twin City Camera Club's

April Program Night

 

You be the Judge...
Come and join us for an evening of Photo critiques.

This will be a program to provide you with some insight on how you can present your competition images in different ways, presented by your favorite TCCC teachers, Dennis Hafer, Dan Brant and Tom McCall.

Since not everyone has the same skill levels or the same photo enhancement programs, the main portion of the program will be showing how images can be helped using just one or more of the Basic Techniques: Cropping, Setting a Black Point, Sharpening, Saturation, Dodge and Burn, Vignette and Brightness and Contrast.

This is an open discussion program, come and see, learn, ask questions and offer your contributions to the mix.
Learning can be fun and educational when you participate, so come and get involved.
 

We're looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday night...

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Twin City Camera Club's 2014 - 2015 Select Subjects

 The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2014 - 2015 Competition Season.

  Use this link to view or print the  Select Subjects 2014 - 2015

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Photo of the Month Selections

Selections are now Open for the April Photo of the Month. 

TCCC Members visit the Honor Image Galleries to make your selections of one (1) Color and one (1) Black and White photo from the April Honors. 

Send your picks to POM@twincitycameraclub.com

Thank You!

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Photo of the Month

Selected by the TCCC Members

 

March 2014 Photos

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To see all of the current Season Photo of the Month selections go to the "Photo of the Month" and for Photos prior to the 2013 - 2014 Season go to the "Photo of the Month Archives" page.

 

  

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These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC members themselves.
Starting with March 2013, we are asking the members to select what they consider the best "Photo of the Month", a Color and a Black and White photograph, chosen from the Prints and Digital Slides Judged to be Honors in that months competition.

Which one would you pick?

Go to the Honor Image Galleries and see which ones you pick as the best, would these be your selections?

 

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TCCC 2012 - 2013

ANNUAL COMPETITION WINNERS

Have been posted to the Annual Competition Winners page:

The Honorable Mention Photos have been posted in the Photos of the Year for the 2012 - 2013 season galleries

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 SPECIAL NOTICE

TCCC Competition Rule Changes

Scroll down to see the changes or review the complete Competition Rules on the Competition page  

 

Beginning with the start of the 2013  -  2014 Competition Season in September, the digital slide entry requirement will be mandatory at 1024 pixels high by 1024 pixels wide.  In other words, the background (canvas) of the digital slide MUST be 1024pixel High by 1024 pixels Wide and becomes the ONLY Digital Slide Competition size.  Within that 1024 x 1024 format, you can use any or all of the space for your image.  You can enter a Vertical, Horizontal, Square, Circle, Diamond or any other shape image into competition, as long as it fits within the 1024 x 1024 format.  The background (canvas) can be any color or composition of your choice but it MUST be 1024 pixels by 1024 pixels.   Digital Slide entries that are submitted in any other size than the required 1024 x 1024 format will NOT be allowed in the competition.

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TCCC Competition Rule Changes

 

TCCC Board approved additional changes to the Competition Rules effective March 7, 2013

 

 Revised March 7th.

The first part of the changes is only a wording change.  All references to Monochrome will now be called Black and White.  This is just a wording or terminology change.  Everything that applied when it was called Monochrome is still the same, no changes except the word  "Monochrome" that was used in our Competition Rules will now be "Black and White". 

 

The Board also approved adding a new Entry rule:

Members must submit a separate entry e-mail for the Black & White digital slide entries and a separate entry e-mail for the Color digital slide entries.

 

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TCCC Board approved additional changes to the Competition Rules effective December 17, 2012

 

 Revised January 3rd.

 

"Monochrome images must be black and white, or black and white plus a fully-toned color or combination of colors as a tint.  Fully-toned means that a tint or tints, is applied across the entire image such as sepia or cyan (or any combination of colors)."

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"If a photograph is black and white and one or more elements in it are in color, the photograph would then be considered a Color image for competition purposes.  Examples could be a portrait of a face that is black and white and only the lips are Red or a beach scene with everything black and white with an umbrella a single color."

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**Important Changes**

TCCC Competition Rule Changes

TCCC Board approved changes to the Competition Rules

Forth Competition Division added - starts in January 2013

Scroll down to see the changes or review the complete Competition Rules on the Competition page  

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PSA International Website Contest Results

The Twin City Camera Club website was awarded First Place in The Photographic Society of America (PSA) 2012 International Website Competition, for Large Clubs (more than 75 members).

To see the 2010 and 2012 Awards: page

To see all of the results visit: http://www.psa-photo.org/clubs-and-councils/psa-member-clubs/web-site-contest/2012-results/

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There are no rules for good photographs,
there are only good photographs.
- Ansel Adams

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It's our love of photography that let's us see normal things
In an extraordinary way.

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Keep those shutters clicking!

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Twin City Camera Club's 2013 - 2014 Select Subjects

 The TCCC Board Members approved the Select Subjects for the  2013 - 2014 Competition Season. 

 

Use this link to view or print the  Select Subjects 2013 - 2014

 

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**Important Changes**

 

 ** TCCC Competition Rule Changes **

 

The TCCC Board Members approved a revision of the Competition Rules to take effect in the 2012 - 2013 Competition Season. 

Please review the complete Competition Rules on the page .

If you are planning to enter PSA and/or  SWMCCC competitions, Please review the PSA and SWMCCC websites for their requirements.

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 The TCCC Board Members approved the following changes in the Competition Rules to take effect in the 2012 - 2013 Competition Season.

DIGITAL SLIDES: (FILE SIZE INCREASED) Maximum image size is 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels tall, saved in JPEG format, not to exceed 1 mb. at 72 dpi.

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 **(Additions - changes in red)**

Monochrome wording changed, effective March 7, 2013

   Revised March 7th.

 "Black and White images must be Black and White, or Black and White plus a fully-toned color or combination of colors as a tint. Fully-toned means that a tint or tints, is applied across the entire image such as sepia or cyan (or any combination of colors)."

    If a photograph is Black and White and one or more elements in it are in color, the photograph would then be considered a Color image for competition purposes.  Examples could be a portrait of a face that is Black and White and only the lips are Red or a beach scene with everything black and white with an umbrella a single color.

 

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Monochrome now called Black and White.

              The TCCC Board Members approved the following changes in the Competition Rules to take effect with the March 2013 Monthly Competition.

CLASSES

Members may compete in four (4) divisions: (1) Color Prints, (2) Black and White Prints, (3) Black and White Digital Slides and (4) Color Digital Slides. Within these four divisions there are two classes:

ENTRIES

Any member in good standing may enter a total of up to four (4) color digital slides, and/or four (4) monochrome digital slides and/or four (4) color prints, and/or four (4) monochrome prints per monthly competition.  Members must submit a separate entry e-mail for the Black & White digital slide entries and a separate entry e-mail for the Color digital slide entries.  Members may not enter the same image both as a color print and as a Black and White print, or as a print and a digital slide, or as a Black and White digital slide and a color digital slide in the same TCCC monthly competition.

Members must complete a separate Entry Card for each of the four divisions that they will compete in for the month. (Black and White Prints, Color Prints, Black and White Digital Slides, Color Digital Slides)

The Club discourages submitting entries similar to previously entered entries in any TCCC monthly competition division. Example: (same subject at slightly different angle).

ANNUAL COMPETITION

Each year a Black and White print of the year, color print of the year, Black and White digital slide and color digital slide of the year, and first and second runners up will be selected from the preceding competition year’s acceptance and honor awards.

RE-ENTERING

Members may re-enter any digital slide or print in competition providing it has not received an Acceptance or Honor in any previous TCCC competition. Any photograph that receives an Acceptance or Honor in any competition, be it Digital Slides or Prints, may not be entered in another TCCC monthly competition division. (i.e., you may not enter an image both as a color print and as a Black and White print, or as a print and a digital slide once it has received an Acceptance or Honor in any TCCC monthly competition).



                                                                Please review the complete Competition Rules on the page.

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FILM SLIDES (DISCONTINUED)

The Film Slide category was eliminated at the end of the 2009 - 2010 Competition Season.  In an effort to provide members with Film Slides an avenue to still enter competition, film slides can be entered as a Digital Slide if the film slides are dropped off at the clubhouse, so they can be scanned, before the forth Monday (program night) of the month prior to the competition.   (contact Ted Post if you have questions about the scanning).

 

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