How to Submit Images for the Monthly Theme

Every regular monthly meeting held by the Lethbridge Photography Club has a theme that paid members are invited to submit one image for (with the exception of June). These images are then evaluated by other members in advance of the regular meeting and their comments and critiques of the submitted images are then read aloud to the membership. Discussion is welcomed and encouraged as the images are presented to the membership at the monthly meetings.

Images are to be submitted via email to theme@lethbridgephotoclub.org typically by 11pm on the Sunday before the next regular meeting.


Image Size

For optimal presentation as our meetings, we ask that images be sized to be no smaller than 1200-pixels on the smallest side. Compose your your image as you wish, but do ensure that the overall size is large enough.

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


Evaluation

After images have been submitted, an evaluation meeting is then held the day after the deadline, typically on the Monday before the regular meeting.

We encourage members to attend these evaluation meetings as a way of learning how to critique images and further discussion of photographic technique and vision. Each image submitted is discussed and constructively critiqued. Comments are noted and will be read aloud at the regular meeting when the images are presented to the membership.


Print Themes

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.
  • Whether your print is matted is up to you.
  • Unframed prints should be firmly mounted on a stiff backer board so they can stand upright.

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


Club Year-end – June

Our annual theme for June is an open theme where you may submit images as you please.  For our year-end meetings, we deviate from our usual and accept both digital and print submissions. All submissions will be evaluated by the membership as a whole at the June meeting, with discussion about the images.

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. By this we mean belong in the sense that they are of the same subject, subjects that balance, contract, 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 the 2015-2016 Club Year

September 17 – ’Open’
October 15 – Three
November 19 – Memories (prints)
December 17 – Glass
January 21 – Food
February 18 – Old
March 17 – Blue
April 21 – Dreams (prints)
May 19 – Sign of the times
June 16 – ’Open’ (print and digital)

July – no monthly meeting during summer break
August – no monthly meet during summer break


Past Themes

2015 – February – Fire (digital)

2015 – March – Purely Abstract (digital)

2015 – April – Textures (prints)

2015 – May – 10 Second Exposure