The Competition Committee has noticed some apparent confusion about the correct size for monthly entries. Out of 40 images in the June 2021 competition, six were not at the maximum allowed resolution.
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.
Do you have a favorite photo location to share with others?
Download these templates, complete one or more and share them with a new Fort Worth Camera Club-Dallas Camera Club project that provides locations for us to practice and enjoy photography. The templates provide location, directions and a photo to help you plan a visit and make the locations easy to find.
Locations will be accessible from this website page (fortworthcameraclub.org) to a Photographic Opportunity page managed by Sam Lucas of the Dallas club. The master list of photo locations is arranged in alphabetical order by country, state and city; if the photo location is not in a city, it will be listed under the nearest city. Locations can be a favorite field of bluebonnets, a nature walk or an interesting downtown building – places that encourage a keen eye and creativity. Photo above by Ken Spencer.
We need all our members to get to work filling out templates for photo locations to add to the master list, says Fort Worth club president Ken Sparks. You are not required to make a new trip to submit a template. Just complete templates based on your past trips and submit them to Ron Shue so we will have a long list of places to pursue our hobby.
Questions? Follow the instructions on the template and/or contact project coordinator Ron Shue, 817-304-3220, or Ken Sparks at 979-484-9249.