November 2018 Program Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Meeting Location: Eau Gallie Civic Center

1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, 32935

Presentation Topic: Shore Birds

Presenter: Jack Rogers

Jack Rogers, a widely published bird and nature photographer from Orlando, will be our November program speaker.  His program will detail the intricacies of Photographing the Shorebirds of Florida.  Jack is a professor at Valencia College and is one of Florida’s top conservationists.
Jack Rogers photographs have been published in the top nature books and magazines, including Bird Coloration- a National Geographic book, Audubon, Birder's World, Wild Bird, Florida Wildlife, Birds & Blooms, and Florida Naturalist.  He is a regular instructor at Florida’s Birding and Photo Fest in St. Augustine where his workshops always sell out.
Wow, Jack’s program is a great way to end our program season.  The ocean, the Indian River Lagoon, Rivers, and lots of marshland are all around waiting for us to photograph their birds.  Bird photography season is upon us.  Come to the November program to learn how to capture the beautiful shorebirds of Florida.

Monthly Competition

Competition Theme: Portrait

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.