B&W Print Challenge submission

Please submit a digital version of your image for consideration by March 3 at 8pm.  Maximum file size: 1400 horizontal and 1050 vertical pixels. Email to competitions.surreyphotography@gmail.com.

Once the 6 images are chosen, all submitted will be advised if your image was selected.   You can then prepare your print for final submission.  (no need to go through the printing expense if not selected)

You will need to bring your final print to the March 26th meeting.

Other guidance from the organisers:

  1. If a photographer is a member of more than one club they may participate in only one club’s entry. Individual Entries will not be accepted.
  2. Subject is Open, and the choice of the photographer. (inappropriate images will not be accepted).
  3. Prints must be Black and White. No tinted or toned prints will be accepted.
  4. Prints may be produced on any type of Photographic Paper as long as the end result is Black and White.
  5. Prints may be displayed in any format such as polytychs, be circular or octagonal in shape, and have photographic framing of the image as long as the framing is either black or white.
  6. With the exception of 16”x 20” edge to edge prints, all prints should be matted using only single, white or black window mats.
  7. All prints must be mounted on a 16” x 20” mat board and firmed up with suitable backing. Prints should be firmly attached to the back mounting in order to survive frequent handling. Any mat larger or smaller than 16” x 20” will not be accepted.
  8. Prints must not be framed. Minimum print size is 8” X 10”; Maximum is 16” x 20”. There should be no script on the front of the prints or the mat. Images should not have won or placed in previous competitions.
  9. All entries must indicate on the top back right hand corner of the print:
    Photographers Name……………………………………………
    Club Name & Address…………………………………………..
  10. The digital file name should be the same as the title of the print (format 1400 x 1050pixels). Please advise final name as I need to send in both the digital and print versions, even though judging is only based on the print.
  11. Please ensure that all prints are protected by plastic sleeves and that the sleeves are marked with the name of the photographer and the club. CBPC will not accept liability for loss or damage to any print submitted. Every effort will be made to avoid damage or loss.



Speaker: Fashion photographer Christina Lezar-Schuler

A self-proclaimed “seriously un-serious person” Christina’s unique portrait and fashion photographs are as fresh, vibrant, and creative as anything you’ll find in the top fashion/lifestyle magazines.  Check out her videos on YouTube and her photographs on her website:  http://www.christinalazarschuler.com

Image Discussion – Theme: Wheels and CAPA competition submissions

MAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME: Anything with wheels

This meeting the theme is: Anything circular that turns

    • That could be anything from bicycles, to jet plane tires, to roulette tables, to ferris wheels, to pizza cutters.  Start looking for circular things, you might be surprised how many different types of wheels there are.

We also urge members to bring in photos that they think might make good candidates for the upcoming CAPA Pacific Zone Print Competition.  We all know how hard it is to pick just one photo to enter into a competition, so here’s a chance to get some feedback on which of your photos might do the best in this open themed print competition.  The print doesn’t have to be framed, just mounted on foam core or similar board.  It can be no larger than 16 X 20, including matt if there is one; and no smaller than 80 square inches (8 X 10 or 8.9 inches square).

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme (your choice of subject/theme).  Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a flash drive/memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.


Hope to see you there!

North Shore Challenge: Individual submission deadline

Individual Submissions
Images submitted by individuals must be received by February 11th, 2018

Each individual photographer may submit up to 3 images, which will be pre-
screened by a panel of qualified judges. From the 3 images, the panel will
select at most 1 to compete in the Challenge.

To enter, individual entrants will upload up to 3 images on the NSPS
website at http://www.nsps.ca/challenge/ (entries open on December 1,
2017) and pay a non-refundable $15 entry fee through PayPal. Individuals
may also purchase a cost-saving bundle that includes the entry fee and
admission to the Challenge for only $25.

Note: there is no guarantee that any of an individual’s images will be
included as finalists in the Challenge competition.

North Shore Challenge: Club Submission deadline

Please submit your favourite image for the Club’s submission by Saturday Feb 3rd, 8pm.

Email it to competitions.surreyphotography@gmail.com

  1. Each club entry must contain 6 images from 6 different club members. All images must be
    submitted in a digital format.
  2. There is no restriction in subject matter. However an image submitted to a previous North
    Shore Photographic Challenge is not eligible.
  3. The top one hundred scoring images will be posted to an online gallery on the NSPS website.
    Entering the competition indicates that the image-maker has given permission to have his or
    her image duplicated. Images may be used in advertising future Challenge events.
  4. Images must conform to the Image and Naming Specifications below.

Image Specifications

The size of image that can be projected is a maximum width of 1400 by a maximum height of 1050
pixels (native SXGA+).
To insure that your digital images conform to standard, please follow these directions:

  • Set your working space to the sRGB standard. (This is the colour gamut that is specific to
    viewing on monitors and for projection to screen).
  • For your digital image, set the size of your edited image as the last step. If using Photoshop, go
    to Image>image size > resize. Ensure that both the constrain proportions and resample boxes
    are checked.
    a) For a horizontal image, set pixels dimensions to a maximum width of 1400. Do not adjust
    the height as it will adjust automatically.
    b) For a vertical or square image, set pixels dimensions to a maximum height of 1050. Do not
    adjust the width as it will adjust automatically.
    c) Click OK. (Do not be concerned about document size, resolution, or file size. Leave this
    information as is.)
  • Now you can sharpen your image suitable for digital projection. Do not over-sharpen.
  • Be sure your monitor is calibrated. We will not make colour corrections or other adjustments to
    the submitted digital files.
  • Finally, save the file as a high resolution (12) JPEG (.jpg) file. Do not save as jpg files during
    editing as image quality will be lost. Save as a jpg file once and only after all changes have been
  • Do not put any copyright information or any text on the image.


Image naming
In order to facilitate the flow of images and for ease of record keeping for the evening, please rename
each file as described below:

  • Club Initials (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 letters), Photographer’s name, and finally Image Name, each separated by a dash (-).
  • For example, SPC-John Smith-Bird on Stick.jpg

Do not use a dash (-) anywhere else in the filename…not even for hyphenated names. Do not use symbols, punctuation (other than the dash).

Pacific Zone Print Challenge 2018

1. Deadline to get jpg of your submission is Saturday January 27th at 8pm. Please email to competitions.surreyphotography@gmail.com.
2. Jpg should be maximum resolution 1400 horizontal x 1050 vertical, colourspace should be SRGB. It is not used for judging but only for our entry selection and showing during judging.
3. A photographer may participate in only one Club’s entry. Clubs will be penalized if a photographer has entered an image in more than one club.
4. Prints may be monochrome or colour, each section will be judged separately. Black and white prints that have been “selectively” coloured in a localized area are classified as colour, e.g., an orange canoe or red barn leaving all else gray, black or white. If there is confusion as to whether a print is monochrome or colour, the host club will decide.
5. Subject is the choice of the photographer, must be suitable for viewing by any age group.
6. Minimum print size: approx. 80 square inches. Maximum print size is 16″ x 20″.
7. Prints must be behind a window mat. (Note this a new rule, no edge to edge prints despite what i said in the meeting)
8. Outside edge of the mat is 16″ x 20″. The size of the window in the mat is your choice, but more than 80 sq inches.
9. The window mat and print are attached to a firm 16×20″ backing board (mat board or foam core). 16×20 edge to edge prints do not require a window mat, but they must have a firm backing board like mat board or foam core. We don’t want 5×7 prints (35 sq inches.)The bigger the image itself is, the easier for the judges to see and score it.
10. Only Black or White Mats are permitted. No framed prints.
11. All entries must be labeled on the back of the print, top right corner:

Title ……………………………………………………
Photographer’s name ……………………………………………………
Club name ……………………………………………………
Club address ……………………………………………………
12. If the photographer’s name appears on the front of the print, the print will not be judged.
13. Prints previously entered in the Pacific Zone Print Challenge or have placed (1st place to 10th) in any competition are ineligible. The host club will make the final decision for acceptance of any prints.

Results of Rob Hebden’s Scavenger Hunt, and image discussion with theme: Still Life

You’ll finally find out your you and your fellow members did on the 2017 Scavenger Hunt administer by Rob Hebden.  Whether you entered photos of not, you won’t want to miss this one.

Also, since Rob’s presentation won’t take the whole evening, we’ll also have an image discussion on Still Life Photography, or Table top photography.   Still life photography grew out of still live painting, and there really wasn’t much change needed for the transition.  Still life photography just requires an intentional composition of stationary objects:  flowers, fruits, books, food, tools, musical instruments, sewing paraphernalia, kitchen equipment, perfume bottle, board games, Lego castles, action figures, computer components, toilet plungers, whatever you want.  So long as the components are consciously arranged and composed in and interesting, pleasing or surprising way.

Group voting on the entries to Rob’s Scavenger Hunt & Presentation by

Here’s your chance to see all the entries to the scavenger hunt, and to play judge and jury by voting on them.  If you recall from the last scavenger hunt, this will  take up most of the meeting.  Natalie Coates will give a presentation of her shots taken during a recent trip to New Orleans during Mardi Gras.



Pot Luck and Image Discussion Theme: Food Photography

IMAGE DISCUSSION with the THEME: Food Photography

Once a month, we hold an Image Discussion evening where members from ALL photography levels from Beginner to Advanced submit photos for discussion. Check under RESOURCES for upcoming Monthly Themes.

This month the theme is to challenge you to make your home cooked or restaurant meal look good.

    • Food photography is a whole discipline on it’s own, and it’s not always easy making even the best tasting food look appealing.  Bring your photos of either prepared dishes at home or in restaurants, or raw food found at the markets.  Anything edible qualifies.

You can also submit any photo in the Open Theme. Discussion offers different interpretations, suggestions for improvement or enhancement as well as what judges look for in competitions.

Halfway through the meeting, we break for coffee and treats.

Please bring your photos on a memory stick so that Radek can upload them onto the club computer before the meeting starts.

Hope to see you there!

Speaker – Dennis Ducklow – “Be a more creative photographer”

A return visit from the well-known photographer, teacher, CAPA representative, and integral part of the Langley Camera Club, Dennis Ducklow will be speaking on “How to be a more creative photographer.”   If you take a look at his website you’ll quickly discover why he’s the perfect person for this topic.  http://www.doubleexposure.ca/