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The Sunset Coast of
Michigan's Great Southwest
It's our love of photography that let's us see normal things in an extraordinary way.
Cold weather is returning
LÖÖks like we're approaching winter...
Monday December 4th
Twin City Camera Club's Competition
deadline for Digital Slide entries
Select Subject "Graveyards."
Monday December 11th
Twin City Camera Club's
Competition Night 7:30 pm.
Graveyards: The object that is the focus
of attention in the image must be something to do with Graveyards.
Examples: Head Stones, markers, statuary, ornaments, signs, etc.
For those of you that attended the Photo Critique Class on September 25th. this is the Topaz software we were talking about. Dennis Hafer tells me that Topaz Studio is a Free Photo Editing program. Dennis says it saves him about 50% of his editing time.
Special Note: If enough of you download and start using this software, we will plan on having a Digital Workshop Class just for it. I think you will like the software, I do...
See the Shared Recommendations section on the Webmasters Corner page.
Photo of the Month
Selections are now CLOSED for the November Photo of the Month. The November Honors are on the current page. Select One (1) Black & White and One (1) Color photo and get your votes in... Send your picks to: POM@twincitycameraclub.com
Thanks ever so much to all of you for your votes!
Twin City Camera
Annual Competition Results
The Annual competition is held at the end of each competition season to select the Top Three photographs from each of the competition divisions, Black & White Prints, Color Prints, Black & White Digital Slides and Color Digital Slides. Competition entries that received an Honor or Acceptance are eligible for this competition.
The Annual Competition Winners and
the list of Scoring Results with the Tie-Breakers and Honorable Mentions can be
found on the Annual Competition Winners page.
Members in the News
Death of Life Member Curtis "Curt" Drake
Photo of the Month
Selected by the TCCC Members
Black & White
Tom McCall - From Waves to Mist
From Waves to Mist was taken, in an area South of Lions Beach,
of the waves interacting with old wooden pilings and the jumbled rocks dumped
there to provide protection from erosion. I liked the effects of a small
aperture and the long exposure, that captured the waves and spray as they
created a mist that floated like a blanket of fog over everything. The
sand in the foreground was there only because of a recent beach replenishment
project and was quickly washed away during the next storm.
Post processing was in Photoshop CS6 and On1 Perfect Effects 10.
Canon EOS D30 Exposure ISO 400, f45, 25 sec., Canon 75 - 300mm at 300 mm on a tripod.
Dennis Hafer - Spinning Wheel
Spinning Wheel was taken in May during the "Blue Hour", in
Pigeon Forge, TN.
Canon 7D Mark II with a Tamron 18-270mm lens at 18mm. Exposure: 10 sec., f22, ISO 100.
Processing: Adobe Camera RAW for highlights & shadows. Photoshop plugins (Topaz Studio, ON1 Effects) for contrast, HSL(Hue, Saturation, Luminance), and vignetting.
Photo of the Month
These photos are special, because they are chosen by the TCCC
Starting with March 2013, we began 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 that were judged to be Honors in the monthly competitions.
Which one would you pick?
Go to the Monthly Honors page and see which ones you would pick as the best, would these be your selections?
Use this link:
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 2016 - 2017 Season go to the "Photo of the Month Archives" page.
From the Annual Business Meeting
Twin City Camera Club's 2017 - 18 and 2018 - 19 Select Subjects
On March 7th. the TCCC Board approved the Select Subjects for the next two (2) Competition Seasons.
We want to express our thanks to all of the members that attended the Annual Business meeting and for their assistance in developing the Select Subjects. We hope you enjoy searching out and photographing them and we wish you all the very best in the upcoming competitions.
Be sure to read the Descriptions so that your entries comply with the requirements of the Select Subjects.
Select Subjects for 2017 - 18
Select Subjects for 2018 - 19
Select Subjects 2017 - 2018 Competition Season
SEPTEMBER – Churches
OCTOBER – Close-up/Macro
NOVEMBER – Long Exposure 2 seconds or more
DECEMBER – Graveyards
JANUARY – Creative
FEBRUARY – Red/ B&W Patterns
MARCH – Festivals
APRIL– Below the Knee
MAY – Portraits
JUNE – Nature
We plan on having workshops to assist the members in developing their skills to better prepare themselves in photographing some of the Select Subjects. So please let us know which ones you would like us to cover.
If you have questions or need clarification on any of the Select Subjects, please call me. 269-983-5986
The 2018 - 2019 Select Subjects:
Subjects for 2018 - 19
Color "Purple" B&W "Texture"
Modes of Travel
We are trying an idea about using Close Up/Macro two years in a row to see how it works and to consider having it as a yearly subject like Creative and Nature
Please email the information about Activities or Events that could be announced here.
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