2017 Salon Results

We wanted to extend our congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2017 salon! We know that it can be a little nerve-wracking to put your work out for judging, but we had 126 entries from 18 participants, 5 of whom were first time competitors!

We especially would like to congratulate  everyone who merited and to those who placed! The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. Congratulations, everyone!

Commercial

  1. River City Lights – Keith Bartholomew
  2. The Kimono Maker – Susan Michal
  3. Ghost Trails – Keith Bartholomew

EA – Electronic Art

  1. The Observers – Tom Grzybala
  2. Country Road – Tom Grzybala
  3. Blue Heron – Tom Grzybala

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. The Hand – Diana Halstead
  2. A Screwed City – Diana Halstead
  3. Shadows – Ken McBride

First Time Ever with a Category being the most popular. We pulled a People’s Choice with ties.

Illustrative

  1. Nigella – Jackie Kramer
  2. Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Perfect Harmony – Dana Heisler
  4. Night Fall – Dana Heisler
  5. Light Painted Tulips – Jackie Kramer
  6. Shades of Pink – Susan Michal

Portrait

  1. A Content Life – Susan Michal
  2. Pack Politics – Pat Lowe
  3. First Catch – Jim Dvorak

Social Function

  1. Life is beautiful with You – Derick Le
  2. From Seattle with Love – Derick Le
  3. Wedding Ring On Red – Jackie Kramer

BEST OF SHOW

Nigella – Jackie Kramer
Honorable Mention:  Mystic River – Keith Bartholomew

September 26th – Image Competition and Salon

Yes! It’s that time again…

JPPG Image Competition/Review/Salon/Education!
All of the above!

Tuesday, September 26th is right around the corner, so get your images ready!

Early Bird Entry is Friday, September 22nd at midnight! Just $40.

Last Chance Entry is Monday, September 25th at midnight! Increased rate is $55.

1st Time Ever Participants… NO Entry FEE!

Please send JPEGs to mjjoseph@me.com
Make them 4000 pixels on the longest side for single images.
Name them according to this example… jones_P8_See_Spot_Run.jpg

• A full entry is 6 images.

• NEW feature… you may now enter additional images beyond 6 for just $5 each!
(only your top 6 count toward awards)

• NEW feature… you may now enter fewer than 6 images according to this scale:
1 – $15 2 – $20 3 – $25 4 – $30 5 – $35
For awards, it’s in your best interest to enter 6, but if your main purpose of entering is for education & review, this new feature is a terrific way to take the pressure off if you have fewer than 6 images ready!

Once again, our guest judges will be doing their job in the afternoon of the 26th
and will be giving educational critique at our 7:00 evening meeting…

Ramada Mandarin
3130 Hartley Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Please feel free to review the JPPG Salon Rules and Entry Forms!

To learn more about what makes a successful competition image, we encourage you to review the 12 Elements of a Successful Image.

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, September 22nd)


Select Number of Images Entering




Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, September 23rd)


Select Number of Images Entering




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Twelve Elements of a Successful Print

With Salon quickly approaching, refer to the following 12 Elements of a Successful Print that judges use in determining the score of a print. If you’re on the fence about an image, review the list below to help you decide! And remember, while it may be a nail-biting, sweaty palms experience, competing helps you grow immensely as a photographer!

Twelve Elements of a Successful Print

There are twelve elements that a print should be measured against when considering an image for competition. These are sometimes known as the Dirty Dozen. The Twelve elements listed below in the order of their importance.

  • Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.
  • Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.
  • Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing. Retouching, manipulation, sharpness, exposure, printing, mounting, and correct color are some items that speak to the qualities of the physical print.
  • Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.
  • Lighting—the use and control of light—refers to how dimension, shape and roundness are defined in an image. Whether the light applied to an image is man-made or natural, proper use of it should enhance an image.
  • Style is defined in a number of ways as it applies to a creative image. It might be defined by a specific genre or simply be recognizable as the characteristics of how a specific artist applies light to a subject. It can impact an image in a positive manner when the subject matter and the style are appropriate for each other, or it can have a negative effect when they are at odds.
  • Print Presentation affects an image by giving it a finished look. The mats and borders used should support and enhance the image, not distract from it.
  • Center of Interest is the point or points on the image where the maker wants the viewer to stop as they view the image. There can be primary and secondary centers of interest. Occasionally there will be no specific center of interest, when the entire scene collectively serves as the center of interest.
  • Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told in an image.
  • Color Balance supplies harmony to an image. An image in which the tones work together, effectively supporting the image, can enhance its emotional appeal. Color balance is not always harmonious and can be used to evoke diverse feelings for effect.
  • Technique is the approach used to create the image. Printing, lighting, posing, capture, presentation media, and more are part of the technique applied to an image.
  • Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.

October 25th – Fall Salon Photographic Image Competition – Registration and Rules

The Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild will host our Annual Photographic Image competition (Salon) on Tuesday, October 25th. We are hoping that all of our members will enter! So, get your images ready! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, October 21st at 11:59 pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, October 24th. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd until 11:59pm Monday evening, October 24th.

JUDGING TIMES

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 25th of October, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but this format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! First-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, October 21st)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, October 22nd)

September Meeting – Fall Salon Photographic Image Competition – Registration and Rules

The Jacksonville Professional Photographers Guild will host their Fall Photographic Image competition (Salon) on Tuesday, September 22nd. We are hoping that all of our members will enter! So, get your images ready! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, September 18th, by 11:59pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, September 21st. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, September 19th until 11:59pm Monday evening, September 21st.

JUDGING TIMES

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 22nd of September, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but this format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon at NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, September 18th)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, September 19th)

Spring Salon 2015 Results

Congratulations to our 2015 Spring Salon Winners and to all of those who merited!

Commercial

1st Place “Children of the Inca” – Rick Bauer
2nd Place “Early Morning Wow Factor” – Pat Lowe

Illustrative

1st Place “Okeefenokee Pond” – Pat Hutton
2nd Place “The Watercooler” – Pat Lowe
3rd Place “Hidden In the Hills” – Scott Beahan

Social Function

1st Place “From Bodie with Love” – Derick Le
2nd Place “Sleepless In Seattle” – Derick Le
3rd Place “A Time to Reflect” – Scott Beahan

Portrait

1st Place “Keen Eyed” – Olis Garber
2nd Place “You First!” – Pat Lowe
3rd Place “Forty Years a Cowboy” – Pat Lowe

Best of Show

“Keen Eyed” Olis Garber

March Meeting – Spring Salon 2015 Registration and Official Rules

It’s that time of year again! The 2015 Spring Salon will be held on March 24th! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, March 20th by 11:59pm and images are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 23rd. Late registration ($55) accepted after 12:00am on Saturday, March 21st until 11:59pm Monday evening, March 23rd.

NEW FORMAT…UPDATED INFORMATION!

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 24th of March, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but the new format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

There are TWO ways to pay your entry fee. You may pre-register by using the links below, or you can pay by check made out to “JPPG”.

Early registration link (up through 11:59pm Friday, March 20th)

Late registration link (beginning 12:00am on Saturday, March 21)

Fall Salon 2014

Our annual Fall Salon is this month, September 23! Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, September 19 by 11:59pm and images are due by midnight on Monday, September 22. Late registration ($55) accepted after midnight September 19 until 11:59pm Monday.

NEW FORMAT…UPDATED INFORMATION!

Judging will be taking place approximately 3:00pm – 6:00pm on the 23rd of September, prior to the regular meeting time. Once the meeting has officially
started for the evening (7:00pm), the scores will be announced for each print, and the judges will take turns critiquing each image. The afternoon judging may be attended but the new format is designed to make the evening critique stronger, in terms of education, because each image will be addressed by the judges!

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

Early registration link (up through midnight Friday, September 19)

Late registration link (after midnight Friday, September 19)

March Meeting Report

March’s meeting was the semi-annual Salon Competition. Over 50 photographers gathered together at the Ramada to watch as 80 images, one by one, were projected up on the screen and scored by a panel of three judges. The meeting was opened with the 50/50 drawing, whose winner won 41 dollars, and several door prizes.

Announcements:

– The Florida School scholarship winner will be announced on April 1st.
– Jacksonville Magazine is doing a water themed piece on JPPG. Print ready pictures were to be submitted to info@jppg.org with your name, title, where it was photographed, and any businesss contact information by March 31st. If all goes well, Jacksonville Magazine will be looking at doing this on a annual basis.

After the announcements, Ken Moran came up to give us a brief update on the Mini-Seminars. He said that everything was off to a great start and that over a half dozen of the classes were already full! He said that if you still hadn’t registered for any classes, or were interested in registering for another, you still had that opportunity online.

Kevin Floyd was called up to talk about the upcoming speakers. Jeffery Shaw is visiting for the April meeting, Bobby Carlson for the May meeting, and Gary Hughes for the June meeting.

After Kevin had taken his seat, the lights were dimmed, the judges seated, and then the competition began. Two hours later, after dozens of images, we took a small break to let the Judges pick first, second, and third place for each category.

Portrait
1st: The Time Keeper – Ken Moran
2nd: The Body of the Temple – Dan Harris
3rd: Get Ready to Rumble – Eric Holloway

Social Functions
1st: My Little Girl – Cliff Addy
2nd: Symbolic – Jenifer Mosley
3rd: Nana’s Blessing – Jenifer Mosley

Illustrative
1st: Vessel De Vino – Rick Baur
2nd: Impressions of Winter – Olis Garber
3rd: Full Moon Steamin’ – Cliff Addy

Comercial
1st: Layered Worlds – Olis Garber
2nd: Bold City Brewers – Dan Harris

Electronic Imaging
1st: Lonely in Blue – Ken Moran

Best in Show was won by Cliff Addy with his beautiful print My Little Girl.

After the salon was over and everything was cleaned up, 25 of us met up at Chili’s with all three judges.

— Samantha Addy

Spring Salon!

Our annual Spring Salon is this month! The Salon will be held during our regular monthly members meeting on March 25 @ 7:00 (Social half-hour @ 6:30). Early registration and entry fees ($40) are due on Friday, March 21 and images are due by midnight on Monday, March 24. Late registration ($55) accepted until midnight Monday.

REMEMBER!!! Guests can attend the salon NO-CHARGE! And first-time competitors can enter their images for FREE!

Click here for more details about Salon and a link to the official rules

Early registration link (up through midnight Friday, March 21)

Late registration link (after midnight Friday, March 21)