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Competition Entries and Awards: January 2023

These images are entries and winners in monthly club member competition. Entries must be submitted on the first Thursday monthly meeting; winners are announced at the third Thursday meeting.

Images are identified by category: B = Beginner Digital, A = Advanced Digital, M = Master Digital, BP = Beginner Print, AP = Advanced Print, MP = Master Print. Winners are identified by photographer’s name, date. If image is slow to load, be patient or refresh the page. 

Enjoy, but remember: these images are copyrighted by the photographer. Contact us on Facebook or by email if you want more information. Or, do an online search for “stock photos.”

CANCELLED: Club Program: Feb. 2, 2023

The Feb. 2, 2023 meeting has been cancelled due to inclement weather. This program will be presented May 4, 2023. Submit February digital competition entries online as usual. Print entries may be delivered to Jeff Heyer on Sunday, Feb. 5. Members should view their email for print entry instructions. Stay warm, be safe.

  • 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023
  • UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth; view a map
  • You Be The Judge, presented by Jeff Grimm
  • Above, Light at the End of the Tunnel, a 2022 Competition entry by Janice Goetz

Award-winning photography instructor Jeff Grimm will discuss how images are judged.

Jeff’s presentation will be an interactive discussion with club members. He will present groups of images for club members to view and then vote for those they like best. This program is designed to stimulate conversation and thoughts about what is pleasing to the eye. The program also will help us understand how judges view and score images.

Carolyn Bobo will begin the program with a brief overview of the benefits of competition. Carolyn, who manages the club website, enters an image every month and says she always learns something from a judge’s feedback.

Jeff regularly judges camera club and photography contests in Texas and around the country. He taught photography at Trinity High School in Euless, his alma mater, for 35 years. 

His students won the state photography championship five times, despite a zero dollar budget, and almost 7,000 individual and school awards, including several top-10 Best of College awards beating most of the nation’s best college and university photo programs.

Jeff received Star of Texas awards for outstanding contributions to photo education from the Association of Texas Photography Instructors.

Competition Reminders

Feb. 2 is entry deadline for monthly competition. Turn in digital images by midnight (email to submit.digital@gmailcom) and bring prints to the meeting.

Submit Your Favorite Images

Photo Challenge images for February are of the Fort Worth Stock Show Midway and are due Feb. 18. These will be shown after the Feb. 21 workshop along with images from the Jan. 28 outing to Hagerman Wildlife Refuge.

Club Activities Archive: 2022

These Fort Worth Camera Club posts are no longer live on the website. If you need information related to these 2022 programs, outings and workshops, please email the club at fwcameraclub@gmail.com. Image: Black Hills Wildflower, Roy O’Rear.

Portraits for Millenia Program: Jan. 6, 2022

Jermyn and Fort Richardson Outing: Jan. 8, 2022

Composition Beyond the Basics Workshop: Jan. 18, 2022

Black and White Photography – a Journey: Feb. 3, 2022

Dallas Heritage Village Outing: Feb. 12, 2022

Lightroom Tips Workshop: Feb. 15, 2022

Composite Light Painting Program: March 3, 2022

North Texas Irish Festival Outing: March 5, 2022

Advanced Masking in Lightroom Workshop: March 15, 2022

Wildlife From Yellowstone to Patagonia Program: April 7, 2022

Route 66, Balloons, Rodeo Outings in April and June 2022

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games Outing: May 7, 2022

Macrophotography Techniques Program: May 5, 2022

Introduction to Compositing Workshop: May 17, 2022

Architectural Photography Program: June 2, 2022

Rio Brazos Music Hall and Pickup Trucks Outing: June 11, 2022

Photographing Abandoned Buildings Workshop: June 21, 2022

Portrait Photography Program: July 7, 2022

Still Life, The Art of Photography Workshop: July 19, 2022

Outdoor Lighting Program: Aug. 4, 2022

Rock Bands and Friendly Faces Workshop: Aug. 16, 2022

Documentary and Street Photography Program: Sept. 1, 2022

Japanese Garden Weekday Outing: Sept. 8, 2022

Selling Photography in the Print-On-Demand Marketplace Workshop: Sept. 20, 2022

Photographing Pets and People Program: Oct. 6, 2022

St. Peter’s Church and Muenster Oktoberfest Outing: Oct. 8, 2022

Lightroom Workflow Workshop: Oct. 18, 2022

Fort Worth Incinerator Graffiti Outing: Nov. 12, 2022

Making Memories with Photobooks and Magazines Workshop: Nov. 15, 2022

Learn more about Fort Worth Camera Club activities.

Join the Club Now for 2023

  • To become a member, download the Adobe PDF fillable membership form (below), complete it and mail with a check to the address on the form. Or pay by Zelle with the address submit.dues@gmail.com. Or bring the completed form and payment to a meeting. An ATM is available at our meeting location.
  • Pay dues now for calendar year 2023; paid members are eligible for competition.
  • Dues are $40 for individuals and $20 for students age 18 or younger.

We meet in-person at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie. We ask that attendees follow Covid-19 precautions appropriate for their circumstances.

Learn more about monthly programs, outings, the photo challenge and workshops. Information about all activities is published on this website and/or on Facebook.

Image above, Showing Off, by Nancy Abby

User Guide for Competition Entry Sizes

Images may be up to 1920 pixels wide and up to 1280 pixels high. Smaller images won’t be disqualified, but they are at a disadvantage when they’re judged. 

Keep in mind that a landscape image could be exactly 1920 x 1280, but most images will have either a smaller width or height. For example, a panorama may be 1920 x 640. A standard portrait may be 850 x 1280. A square crop would be 1280 x 1280. Sizing can get a little complicated. Just make sure that the width is 1920 pixels or less AND the height is 1280 or less.

After you export your image, double-check the size before you submit it to make sure it’s neither too small nor too large. Remember that if you submit an image that is larger than these dimensions, it could be disqualified.

  • Always export your JPEGs at maximum quality. 
  • In Lightroom, that means setting Quality to 100 when you export your image. 
  • In Photoshop, if you use Save As, set Quality to 12; if you use the newer export dialog box, set Quality to 100 percent.

Learn more about monthly competition, which is open to members.

Not a member? Download a member form and join us. Dues are reduced by half as of July 1.