Activities

<=== To the left are the various activities and information that are available to a member of Greater Lynn. Some of these pages are members only areas which will require you to log in. Your login name is your email address that you use for competition or that you supplied when you joined the club.

 

Members News

One Shot 2022
The competition was held on March 28 and it was a very fun evening. Shiv and Monica Verma were our judges and their banter in making their selections was hilarious. Alas and alack, it was not so hilarious that the women lost by ONE SINGLE IMAGE. Ladies - next year we are stepping up our game and changing that blasted trophy at the front of the hall!!!!! Go Ladies - Go Ladies - Go Ladies!!!!!!!

Projected Image Annual Date Change
The dates for the Projected Image Annual Competition and the Members' Showcases have traded places. The Members' Showcases will now be on May 16 and the Projected Image Annual Competition will now be on May 23. Spring weddings of family members of the chairmen of these events have necessitated this change. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NECCC Conference 2022 - Registration Opens April 13
NECCC's 75th annual conference will be held July 15-17, 2022 at UMass Amherst and will be the last in-person conference. If you have not attended one of these conferences, you will thoroughly enjoy it. This special year will have lots of exciting special opportunities. This is a great 3-day weekend full of programs, vendors and comraderie. You must be vaccinated to attend. Registration will open mid-April. Please view this short video from the 2016 conference NECCC Video 2016.

Visit NECCC when registration for this event opens April 13.

Contemplating Your Photographs
Janice Koskey has graciously agreed to let us post her notes about her presentation at the club - Contemplating Your Photographs - given on Monday, Jan. 3. The notes have been posted on this page in the left column under the Members Only Extras header at the How To's link. Her program was quite inspiring, so reviewing these notes will help you "tell your story."

Thanks Janice!!

Image Editing Articles by Rick Cloran
Rick Cloran has graciously written several articles that we have posted on this page in the left column under the Members Only Extras header at the How To's link. Here is a list of those articles (they appear under the Image Editing heading on the How-To's page):

An Alternative Approach to Sharpening for Projection or the Web

Contrast, Clarity and Texture

Introduction to Actions

Revisiting an Old Friend - High Pass Softening

Using Luminosity and Channel Selections to Create Layer Masks
Image for use with Luminosity and Channel Selections Article above

Thanks Rick!!

Statement about Covid-19
For the upcoming 2021-2022 season, we have relaxed Covid restrictions previously mandated by the governor: no sign-ups for meetings or limited audience attendance. We ask that if you are not vaccinated you wear a mask; if vaccinated the choice is yours whether or not to wear a mask. Masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the club and we will continue to use the UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club.

End of Year BBQ and Awards Party
We had alot of fun last year having our end of year party at the club. So we will do it again this year on Saturday, June 11. Stay tuned for details.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are always needed to run an organization the size and scope of GLPA. See Susan Mosser or email her at s.jmosser@comcast.net if you would like to volunteer for one of the jobs. We are trying to start committees for club photographers, help with speakers and other minor jobs.

NECCC Digital Circuits
Greater Lynn participated in NECCC's digital circuits this year, both open and nature. We will present the Open Digital Circuit by Zoom on Thursday, March 17, 2002 at 7:30pm. It will be available to the entire membership. The Nature Digital Circuit was shown by Zoom on Thursday, February 17, 2022.

NECCC Color Print Circuit
We have prepared a Zoom presentation of the NECCC Color Print circuit which was shown at the club on Thursday, July 9. You can find it on the new Zoom Meetings page at the top of the left column on the Activities page or if you click here to watch.

Video on Introduction to Masking
Member Rick Cloran has put together a 30 minute or so video on Masking in Photoshop. You can find it on the How To's page or Click here to read.

Rick has also added another video entitled Basic Masking in Photoshop which goes into a little more detail than the prior Introduction to Masking. You can find it on the How To's page or Click here to read.


Article on the Digital Manipulation Competition Category
Member Jim Brady has written an article on what kinds of images are meant to be submitted in a Digital Manipulation category in any photographic competition. It is a good read if you have any questions on this topic. Click here to read.

Images from Past Socials
Check out images taken at last year's Halloween party and Holiday Banquet. Thanks to Tony Marino and Mike Burke for documenting fun evenings. Visit Socials and Banquets to look at the images.

PSA Portfolio Assessment - An Entrant's Guide
Rick put together an Entrant's Guide to help those who may be interested in preparing and submitting a portfolio for a PSA Portfolio distinctions. Visit Entrant's Guide (which is on the How to's page) to read about doing this.

One of our members, Ken Carlson, GPSA, was one of the first PSA members to be awarded this distinction and was the first in the USA. Ken has recently been appointed Director of PSA Portfolio Distinction.