<=== 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.
Reminder: January print entry form due.
Statement about Covid-19
For the upcoming 2023-2024 season, hand sanitizers will be available at the club. We will continue to use the ceiling UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club as well as having the air purifying system on 24/7.
The schedule for 2023-2024 programming, officers listing, print rules and digital rules will be emailed to all members at the beginning of September.
Print and Digital Competition Info
How to compete sessions for print and projected image competitions have been booked as follows: how to compete in print competition will follow the program on Monday, September 11 and how to compete in projected image competition will follow the program on Monday, September 25. If you are new to competitions and want a brief how-to, please plan on attending.
Nature Photography - First Principles
Here are some important things to remember as you go out to photograph nature:
Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
Use discretion if sharing locations. Know and follow rules and regulations.
Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
Actively promote and educate others about these principles.
A. Volunteers are always needed to run an organization the size and scope of GLPA. See Susan Mosser or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
B. Volunteers are especially needed to come up with field trip ideas either to lead a trip or to send your idea to Field Trip Chairman Tom Sanchez. Fields trips are a great way to have fun and meet new members. We need volunteers to not only run or co-run them but to attend them.
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
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.
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.