Next meeting will be Thursday, June 16th, 7 pm, at First Lutheran Church of San Marcos, 130 West Holland Street in San Marcos.
On the agenda
- Member News Share and Discussion
- Upcoming Exhibits and Field Trips
- Photo Share
“Storytelling with Photoshop” — presented by Carol Serur. You’ve probably seen some of the charming images and stories Carol shares on Facebook. This month she’ll show us everything she does to create those images and stories. Here are a few examples.
You may send up to two images to share with the group. (You can send in any photos taken with any camera. It doesn’t have to be the monthly theme.) Tom Delaney has given us the following photo theme.
June theme: Playfulness, Silliness, Nonsense, Codswallop, Acting the Maggot. Summer is upon us, and things can get downright frolicsome, so what does play look like to you?
For the Photo Share, send one or two images to email@example.com by the end of Monday, June 13th, and put June Photo Share – Playfulness in the Subject line.
To prepare your images, we no longer have to resize our photos! Save them with the color space sRGB, and name them 1FirstName_LastName and 2FirstName_LastName. For example, 1Linda_Avitt.
Calls for Entry
Full details can be found at Naturescapes 2022
Jeff Parker, Juror
Call for Entries: April 4th through June 27th
Notification of acceptance: July 25th
Dropoff: August 27th
Awards Reception: September 17th
Exhibit ends: October 28th
Pickup: October 29th
Club Companion Exhibit to Naturescapes
Entry Deadline: July 10th
Our club always puts on a members-only companion exhibit to Naturescapes. If you’ve never entered a photo exhibit, this is a great opportunity to participate and learn what all is involved. At the April meeting we decided to have the theme be “Bridges”. You can interpret “Bridges” any way you want, but it cannot be a nature photo (so it can’t be mixed up with Naturescapes). Submit up to three images, and you’re guaranteed to have at least one accepted.
Full details can be found at Georgetown Art Center
Entry Deadline: July 31st
Wes Odell has this to say about ArtHop:
HCPC had a great showing at the 13th Annual Art Hop in Georgetown. Larry Alford’s “Tree Reflection” took 1st Place in Photography, while Nancy Naylor’s “Almost Heaven” took 2nd Place, and Carol Serur’s “Roseate Spoonbill” received an Honorable Mention. In addition, collectively, Larry, Nancy, Carol, Linda Avitt, Wes Odell, and Michael Penn Smith had 13 photos selected for this year’s show. Larry reported that members of our club have won 5 1st Places, and numerous 2nd, 3rd, and HM over the years. That certainly says a lot about the talent in our club! Congratulations!! This show will be hanging through October 31 at Georgetown Public Library and Georgetown Art Center. Both are in the heart of downtown GT, where it’s a fun place to spend a few hours in the area on these cool fall days.
Here is Larry’s beautiful winning image:
Jerry Sargent has been interviewed by LVnTheLife. He’ll post a link to the video on our Facebook page as soon as it’s available. If you’d like to know more about LVnTheLife, here are a few links.
We have two Facebook Pages — Public and Members Only. Since we don’t currently meet in person, the Members Only page is the best way for our club to stay in touch, interact, and share photos, It’s an active page, and you can post your photos and ask for advice, feedback, or a critique. (If you’re a new member, you’ll need to request access to the group.)
If you have any news or stories you’d like to have included in the newsletter, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual membership dues are $12.00. Dues for new members are reduced to $6.00 after July 1st each year.
You may pay by check at the next meeting, pay with Paypal here, or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
Paid membership is required for participation in exhibitions, fieldtrips and most workshops, as well as listings in Member News and Member Links on hcphotoclub.org. If you are on our email list, you will continue to receive our emails and be welcome at meetings whether or not you have paid dues.
If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Charlie Kreitler is the administrator of this page – thank you Charlie!
You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at email@example.com.