Kingston Photographic Club - Update

February 2, 2020

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Tomorrow! - The Side-by-Side Challenge - Print Critique Night

*** MacIntosh Corry D201***

In previous critique nights, only the finished image was shown and critiqued. No one ever saw your initial image. We thought that showing the “before” and “after” editing images side-by-side might take our editing critiques to the next level.

For this challenge, you will need two “before” images- preferably RAW or high- quality JPEG. The images can be from nature, pictorial or experimental/creative categories. You will need one 8X10 print of each of these “before” images mounted on a piece of cardboard with a plastic protector.

Next we want you to edit each of those “before” images. You can decide whether your editing options will follow competition rules or whether you just want to indulge in a little “no limits” editing fun. Print a 8X10 of each of your 2 edited images and mount each on a piece of cardboard with a plastic protector.

On February 3, you will show, side-by-side, your “before” image and your edited image. You will be able to explain to your group the what, how and why of your editing adventure as well as any challenges you encountered. Members of your table group will have the opportunity to provide constructive feedback.

Mark your Calendar!

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Coming Events

Get Ready for the Annual Juried Exhibition!

When? - Month of April 2020

Where? - Window Gallery, 647 Princess St. at Victoria, Kingston. Phone: 613-549-1528

It’s time to start choosing your photo submissions for the Kingston Photographic Club’s Annual Juried Exhibition. This public presentation gives us an opportunity to showcase some of our finest work.

Please note: The KPC must pay a rental fee for the use of Window Gallery. Each show entrant will be charged $12 to help offset this cost.

Each paid member wishing to participate must submit three (3) prints as specified by the Selection Submission Guidelines (see A. below). The deadline for this submission along with the $12 entry fee and a Submission Entry Form, will be the Tues. Feb.18 club meeting.

A panel of three Kingston area photographers and/or artists will review all submissions and choose the images to be displayed. This is not a competition per se. These impartial jurors will identify your best work and every effort will be made to include one (1) image from each entrant in the show (i.e. works must meet exhibition standards).

Submissions will be returned, with selection indicated, at the Mon. Mar. 2 club meeting.

Your selected image can then be prepared for exhibit as specified by the Exhibition Submission Guidelines (see B. below).

  • Please deliver your framed exhibition print to Window Gallery on Mon. Mar. 30, 5-8 pm.

  • The works will be installed on Tues. Mar. 31, and accessible for viewing on Wed. Apr. 1.

  • There will be an Opening Reception, with refreshments, on Sun. Apr.5, 1-4 pm. Mark Apr.5 on your calendar now and invite your friends and family to attend this special event.

  • The Exhibition will remain on display through Sat. Apr. 25.

  • At show’s end, please pick up your work from Window Gallery on Sun. Apr. 26, 12- 3 pm. A price list will be available during the Exhibition for those who wish to have their work on sale.

    Please contact Bruce Millen (Exhibition Coordinator) at 613.634.8910 if you have questions regarding the show.

    For complete details, see the attached.

Mon, February 17 - Station Night - NOTE DATE CHANGE

PLEASE NOTE that Station Night is on MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 at 6pm at Kingston Christian School 1212 Woodbine Road. Enter through the West doors (big parking lot).

The theme for Station Night will be “A Collection of Small Things.” We will be setting up stations each presenting 25-100 items that are similar or the same (nuts & bolts, candy, beads, pills, spools, pencils, crayons, etc.) The set-up should give members plenty of opportunities to practice their macro photography.

In the past, Station Night set up has been very labour intensive for a few Club members. For this station night, we are going to rely on John Heywood’s meme, “many hands make light work.”

Here are some of the items we will need: multiple collections of small items; background drop sheets; soft light boxes and stands, external flash units and stands; reflectors; tin foil, etc. Also, we will need several members to arrive 30 minutes early to help set up.

Set up begins at 4:30. You may park in the playground and enter by the gym doors.

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