Competitions

The Annual Exhibition
IMAGES FROM THE CHEAM CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION 2017

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The images were judged by Marcus Scott-Taggart (SPA)

Trophies and winners

The Jim Bassett Trophy

CCC Cup for Slide/PDI of the Year

Submitting your entries for the annual exhibition


PDI and Print Submission Rules

1. PDI: Please use this email address for your PDIs: cheampdi@gmail.com

Entry cut off time Monday 8.00pm on week of competition

2. The email for prints is Kevin Austin Prints

Entry cut off time Monday 8.00pm on week of competition. Please note that the print titles need to be accompanied by a PDI of the print


Please click on the link below to download the pdf file of the Competition Rules for colour and monochrome prints and projected digital images (PDIs). Detailed guidance on how to prepare PDIs for internal competition is given in Appendix B to the Rules (see below).

Competition Rules 21 August 2016

Preparation of PDIs for internal competition

Image submissions

Images may be submitted on a compact disc or USB media stick, or by email, to the Digital Team leader.

Whatever imaging software you use the PDI files must be submitted as follows:

Up to TWO images may be entered. Images must be in JPEG format and contained in a folder that is titled with your first and last names, for example:
c:\temp\joe soap\

The image titles must start with a sequence number (containing three digits as exampled below) followed by a space then the image title. They should therefore look like this:
001 A foggy day in London
002 A sunny day in London
(note: do not include your name in the title of image files)

Image preparation when using Adobe Photoshop CS2/3/4/5

To prepare your images to the correct size for projection on the Club’s computer, which uses DiCentra software, follow the process below.

• Open Photoshop and edit your image as required. When editing is completed, and with the image still open, flatten any layers.
• Go to >File>Automate>Fit image, and type in 1400 pixels for the width and 1050 pixels for the height.
• Go to >Image>Mode>Convert to profile and convert the image to sRGB working space.
• Create a folder which must be titled using your entrant’s name. Save your images (up to two permitted) into this folder.

The image titles must start with a sequence number (containing 3 digits as exampled below) followed a space then the image title. They should therefore look like this:
001 A foggy day in London
002 A sunny day in London

To save to a new file: go to FILE>SAVE AS to save the image to the required file name in JPEG format with a quality setting of 10 or 12.

Image preparation when using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

There is no is ‘save’ command in Lightroom, so in order to get your image to the size required for competition (1400 pixels × 1050 pixels) you should edit your image and, when editing is completed, export your image to your hard drive.

Go to >File>Export. This opens a window with nine headings or windows. You will need only four of these windows, namely Export Location, File Naming, File Settings and Image Sizing.
Go to Export Location: where it says Export To: select ‘Specific Folder’, then select ‘Choose’—this will open the Finder window on a Mac and the Explorer window on Windows.

You may prefer to export to the desktop at this point and file away later, select Choose/Open in the Finder or Explorer window, this then takes you back to the Export window. Where it says Existing Files select ‘Choose a new name for the exported file’.

Now move onto the File Naming window: tick ‘Rename To’ and select ‘Custom Name’. At ‘Custom Text’ type in your image file name, such as
‘001 A foggy day in London’.

Now move onto the File Settings window: in ‘Image Format’ select ‘JPEG’ and at ‘Colour Space’ select ‘sRGB’. Quality should be set to 100. ‘Limit file size’ should be UNTICKED.

Now move onto the final window Image Sizing: tick ‘Resize to Fit’ and select ‘Width & Height’, at W: 1400 at H: 1050, select pixels and set resolution to 72 pixels per inch. Now select ‘Export’. Your image will now appear on your desktop ready sized for emailing or saving to media.

Image Preparation when using Adobe Photoshop Elements

1 Open an image.
2 Duplicate the image (IMAGE/DUPLICATE).
3 Close the original image.
4 Flatten all layers (LAYERS/FLATTEN IMAGE).
5 Resize the image. There are two ways to do this:
Quick resize image: FILE/AUTOMATE/FIT IMAGE
Constrain using 1400 pixels by 1050
OK.
Alternative image resize: IMAGE/Image Size
Tick ‘Constrain proportions’
Tick ‘Bicubic’
Type in 1400 pixels in the box with the largest number of pixels
Resolution 72 DPI
OK.
6 Set/convert colour profile to ‘sRGB’.
Always CONVERT to profile (‘ASSIGN PROFILE’ leads to unexpected results).
EDIT/CONVERT TO PROFILE
Destination space (drop down menu, choose ‘sRGB’).
7 Save your file(s)—
File naming should take the form of a sequence number (containing three digits as exampled below) followed by a space then the image title, for example:
001 The red robin
002 Sunlight at dawn
(note: do not include your name in the title of image files)
If you are submitting via CD or USB please create a named folder using your first and last names, for example:
c:\temp\tom cooker\
Then save your numbered images files inside this folder:
FILE /SAVE AS using the following settings
Image Options/Quality/12 (maximum)
Format Options/Tick ‘Baseline Standard’

If emailing remember to ensure the images are sent Actual Size

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