Monthly Theme

Paid members are invited to submit one image for (with the exception of June) that suits the assigned theme for every regular monthly meeting of the Lethbridge Photography Club. These images are evaluated by club members prior to the regular meeting. An open discussion is encouraged and the comments and critiques of the submitted images are presented with the photos during the monthly meetings.

Please read the following instructions on file sizes and NAMING your images and then upload your images to the theme collection gallery through the link you have been provided with via email.  The deadline for uploading will also be in your email (usually Sunday or Monday evening)

*** To help with file management, please follow the file naming instructions below. ***


Image Size (this is only important once we start live meetings back at Casa

For optimal presentation, images must be at least 1200 pixels on the smallest side.

Our digital projector has a resolution of 1920 (w) x 1200 (h) pixels. Images that are smaller than that projector’s resolution will be enlarged when displayed and the image quality will not be optimal.

Panoramic photos typically have an aspect ratio of 2:1 (1920 w x 960 h) or larger.


File Naming

Please name your files in the following way in order to help our theme co-ordinator put the images together in the quickest way possible.

Your full name  – Title.jpg
example:  Lorelei Hoffarth – A Walk In Sunshine.jpg

Note that a title is not necessary, and if you choose not to title your image, just leave that blank.  So your file name will now be your name.
Lorelei Hoffarth


Evaluation

An evaluation meeting is held online after the deadline, typically on Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  You will receive an email with a zoom link for this meeting.

We encourage members to attend these evaluation meetings as a way of learning how to critique images and participate in a deeper discussion of photographic technique and vision.


Print Themes (will not be happening until we start live meetings again)

While the majority of our monthly themes are digital, we feel that the print is still an important part of photography. We typically have three to four print themes each year.

To participate in our print themes, we have a few guidelines:

  • Be a paid member in good standing.
  • Prints can be any size you like. Bear in mind that larger prints may present better than a smaller print.
  • Prints do not need to be framed. If they are framed, please remove the glass.
  • Unframed prints should be firmly mounted on a stiff backer board so they can stand upright.
  • Whether your print is matted is up to you.

Prints need to be brought to the meeting before 6:15pm so we can get them organized for judging.


Theme for Year-End Meeting (June) (please watch for updates for our June 2022 year end meeting)

For each June meeting, we have an open theme where you may submit any image you please. For our year-end meetings, we accept both digital and print submissions. All submissions will be evaluated by the membership as a whole, with a group discussion about the images during the meeting.

We invite you to submit images in any of the four following categories:

  • Print:  Single image
  • Print:  Series-of-Three
  • Digital:  Single image
  • Digital:  Series-of-Three

For the Series-of-Three, the images should belong together, being of the same subject, or subjects that balance, contrast, or complement each other.

Print Submissions should be brought to the regular meeting on the third Thursday in June by 6:15pm.

The deadline for digital submissions will be the night before the regular meeting.

Themes for 2022-23 Club Year
Sept 2022 – Open
Oct 2022 – Summer Public Events
Nov 2022 – Patterns (Print theme)
Dec 2022 – Double Exposure (in camera or in editing)
Jan 2023 – Candy
Feb 2023 – Music
Mar 2023 – Fleeting moment
Apr 2023 – Golden Hour (Print theme)
May 2023 – Rule of Odds (Image containing 2, 5, 7, or any odd # of something)

Themes for 2021-2022 Club Year
Sept 2021 – Open
Oct 2021 – Action
Nov 2021 – Reflections
Dec 2021 – Forced Perspective
Jan 2022 – Architecture (no bridges)
Feb 2022 – Negative Space
Mar 2022 – Two pics same scene – (1) smallest apeture and (1) largest apeture
Apr 2022 – Photo with a sunburst
May 2022 – Creative portrait using the color yellow


Themes for the 2020-2021 Club Year

Oct 2020 – Sunrise / Sunset
Nov 2020 – High / Low
Dec 2020 – Covid Moment
Jan 2021 – Classic
Feb 2021 – Special Events / Moments
March 2021 – One pic, you edit
April 2021: Long Exposure
May 2021: Still Life
June: Open (competition)


Themes for the 2019-2020 Club Year

September: Open
October: Texture
November: Family/Friend (Print)
December: Let there be light!
January: Beach
February: Brrrr…
March: Yellow
April: Wild (Print)
May: Travel
June: Open (competition)