May 2017 Meeting and Print Competition
When: Monday, May 15th 6pm-9pm
Where: Liberty Bar, Tallahassee, FL
Next month’s TPPG meeting is all about salon prep! It’s competition season and to help prep for Salon in June we are having a special review session on May 15. Kira, Linda and myself will help lead a discussion on how to prepare and polish your works so that they can maximize their potential for panel judging in June.
The board has created a special dropbox folder where you can upload your images. Please select 3-4 images that you are interested in having reviewed. These can include images from our past guild meetings that you have used in print competition or all new images we have yet to see. Our goal is to get through as many as possible in the time allotted but we will at least touch on something from everyone who submits.
When submitting use your name in the title of the image as well as numbering them. Example:
This is for ease of tracking and to make sure we get to everyone, however, because Linda is serving as a judge at Focus (FPP’s annual convention) later in the year we will not reveal the creators name while discussing the image. If the creator has no plans of entering Focus or if they are okay with the possibility of Linda disqualifying her vote from State Judging the creator may chose to reveal themselves when the image appears.
It is not mandatory to have a digital mat and border on the image, however we do suggest completing this step so we can fully critique them. Kira has created a helpful video on how to set these up at the following link:
When uploading make sure the images are an appropriate web ready size so we can quickly download all of them on the day of the meeting.
Also, please remember this meeting is purely for the benefit of education. Our opinions, while based on our own experience and education in competition, are subjective. It is by no means our intention to tear down anyones work, but we may have suggestions as to why an image might be better suited as a “Sell-able” vs “Salon-able” image. We also encourage everyone in attendance to ask questions as well as provide helpful feedback or ideas.
I added all the members from the guild to the “Edit” section of the drop box link. You should have received an email but here also is a direct link.
The deadline for uploading images is 11:59pm on Tuesday the 14th.
Also! Don’t forget about our standard monthly Print Comp! That will still take place like every month for the first 30 minutes of the meeting. So order those prints soon!
Please let me or any of the board members know if you have any questions. Looking forward to a stellar batch of images!