April 2018 Program Meeting

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Meeting Location: Eau Gallie Civic Center

1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, 32935

Doors open at 5:30 to view Contest Photos and to socialize before the meeting.

Presentation Topic: Challenges Of Moving From Film To Digital Capture For IMAX Space Films

Presenter: James Neihouse

James L. Neihouse was born in Paris, Arkansas, he graduated from Paris High School in 1973, he then went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1976.

Soon after his graduation Neihouse worked on his first IMAX film which was directed by Graeme Ferguson, one of the co-founders of IMAX.   The film was Ocean and was the first underwater film made in the format.

Since that time he has gone on to work on more than 30 IMAX and other large format films.  Neihouse's first credit as director of photography was on the film The Eruption Of Mount St. Helens, which was the first IMAX film to be nominated for an Academy Award®.

He has contributed to some of the most successful films in the format - The Dream Is Alive, Space Station 3D, HUBBLE 3D, and Ocean Oasis, to name a few.  His work has garnered him many awards and accolades including two Giant Screen Cinema Association Achievement Awards for Best Cinematography, and a Kodak Vision Award.

In 2014, Neihouse was invited to become a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, cinematographers branch.  In 2015, he was invited to membership in The American Society of Cinematographers.

He has filmed polar bears face-to-face in the Arctic, wild tigers in India, chimpanzees in Africa, The Rolling Stones on tour across Europe, shuttle and rocket launches, the Pope, AIDS orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, erupting volcanoes, great white sharks, whales, elephant seals, and too many other things to go into, but he always brings excitement, creativity, and a drive to do the best to everything he sets out to do.

Monthly Competition

Competition Theme: Open

Competition Type: Monthly

Competition Rules:
  • Members in good standing may submit one print photograph.
  • Photographs must have been taken within the previous 18 months.
  • Monthly and Quarterly contest winning photographs (those who have won ribbons) CAN NOT be re-submitted for another monthly contest.
  • Please write your name on the back of the photograph.
  • Photographs are to be no larger than 15 inches on a side (note: see panorama sizes).
  • Photographs are to be no smaller than 7 inches on a side.  Photographs with special printing techniques may be smaller.
  • For panorama images, defined as a photograph with a minimum 2:1 ratio long side to short, the maximum long side shall be no more than 20 inches.  For example, a 2:1 ratio image shall have a maximum size of 20 inches long side to 10 inches short side.  A 3:1 ratio image shall have a 20 inch maximum long side and 6 2/3 inch on the short side.  The maximum size mount/matte for a panorama photograph shall be no larger than 20 inches per side.
  • Photographs may be mounted or matted. Framed or gallery wrapped photographs are not allowed. The maximum size of a mount/matte shall not exceed 20 inches per side.
  • Photographs must represent the monthly theme.
  • One or more judges will determine the awarded photographs.
  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus honorable mentions.