While a small gathering of less than 20 members could have been held, the Board decided to hold off respecting the health of our members and honoring the current policies. The June meeting is cancelled. Please let a board member know if you are interested in attending a virtual board meeting to plan a few things in the coming months.
July 1 midnight is the deadline for the TMCC competition with theme: Photo using people for context.
The deadline fo submitting one of your amazing photos to the current TMCC club competition (theme: OPEN) is extended until May 10 midnight.
Also, Ed K. is providing discussions on the PSA entries and judging and editing. thank you Ed for your time and voice. It is very interesting. Please click on the “Join the Discussion” tab on the TMCC website. If you login, you can make a comment and add to the discussion. Contact Bob if you need a new login password.
The April club meeting has been cancelled but the competition schedule remains.
The next club competition, Open Theme, submittals are due end of the day May 1.
Submit to email@example.com.
The scavenger hunt subjects can be found on the website, scavenger hunt tab.
Check out the Facebook page for challenges or photos of club member adventures.
Be safe out there. Follow the guidelines, keep people around you safe and this will end sooner rather than later.
The them of the competition is: Long Exposure. This is relative to shutter speed and not virus related.
Speed should be greater than 1/15 sec. Please submit by midnight April 1, 2020 to TMCCcontests@gmail.com. max 1400 pix width for horizontal orientation or 1050 pix height for vertical orientation.
but you can still get out and shoot amazing long shutter speed photos and enter one in the next TMCC competition, which is due April 1.
President Dawn called the meeting to order at 7pm. one new guest and member: Nathan Bailey
Up-coming competitions and outings were reviewed: PSA due March 1; Club competition themed long exposure due April 1; Outing March 7 530 pm at Sharon’s for burning of steel wool and other night shooting. Address is 2845 C1/2 Rd. Blue house south side of the road, north of the river.
Treasurer report: $555 deposited. $515.76 remaining. meeting room was paid through November.
Photographer Chris Eaton, Pinyon Ridge Photography, presented his evolution into night and dark sky photography and recent publications for the CO Monument.
Sharon reviewed the judging for the PSA #2 competition. The 6 selected photographs were from Marina S., Amy H., Robert Pratt, Paul G, Sharon B. and Debbie T. The website will be updated.
The members divided into 3 groups to review and comment on about 5 photos provided by anonymous club members.
The meeting ended about 9:15 pm.
March 1 – Photographic Society of America (PSA), open theme,
sizing: max 1400 pix horizontal or 1050 vertical. title_your name.jpg.
submit to the new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2 – Colorado National Monument 2021 Calendar entries –
Jan 1, 2020 is the deadline to submit for the next PSA competition. submit your best recent photo to
The club is providing 4 photographs via this link.
Please edit any / all of these photographs to result an “improved” photograph, in your opinion, or maybe just more interesting. email the edited version(s) to Dawn before monday Nov. 25, 2019 for discussion at the TMCC meeting. Dawn’s email address is:
Also, please consider volunteering for a Board position for the next year or bring ideas to discuss on sharing the work load and increasing participation of the club.
Dust off your lens, check your aperture settings, figure out what ISO means and get out there and shoot. Please leave your archived pictures at home and try for current photographs that are uniquely you and how you interpret these categories. Hopefully there are categories for every lens and your shooting style. Good Luck.
- City Night Lights
- Extreme Motion or Speed
- Winter in Mesa County
- Musical / Melody
- Open category (any topic), your favorite Picture ? (or least fav)
For guidelines on this competition, please see the TMCC website, a TMCC Board member or John Truzinski (2020 Chair person)