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

2016 Salon Results

Our 2016 Salon was held on October 25th. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! We would also like to thank our judges, Susan Michal, Kira Derryberry, and Linda Long, as well as our moderator, Olis Garber.

Best of Show and 1st Place Commercial - Should I Have One More by Pat Hutton

Best of Show and 1st Place Commercial – Should I Have One More by Pat Hutton

First Place Illustrative - Inferno - Shelley Gill

First Place Illustrative – Inferno – Shelley Gill

First Place Portrait - Crested Turaco - Victor Barrera

First Place Portrait – Crested Turaco – Victor Barrera

First Place Social Function - Morning Glory - Derick Le

First Place Social Function – Morning Glory – Derick Le

First Place Electronic Imaging - Lady Liberty - Feather Frame

First Place Electronic Imaging – Lady Liberty – Feather Frame

Second Place Commercial - Bringing Them In - Pat Lowe

Second Place Commercial – Bringing Them In – Pat Lowe

Second Place Illustrative - Sunrise On the Swamp - Pat Hutton

Second Place Illustrative – Sunrise On the Swamp – Pat Hutton

Second Place Portrait - Here's Looking At You Kid - Melanie Miller

Second Place Portrait – Here’s Looking At You Kid – Melanie Miller

Second Place Social Function - From Seattle With Love - Derick Le

Second Place Social Function – From Seattle With Love – Derick Le

Third Place Commercial - Dinner On the Piazza - Steve Czigan

Third Place Commercial – Dinner On the Piazza – Steve Czigan

Third Place Illustrative - Glacier Lagoon - Victor Barrera

Third Place Illustrative – Glacier Lagoon – Victor Barrera

Third Place Portrait - Cliff Diver - Pat Lowe

Third Place Portrait – Cliff Diver – Pat Lowe

Third Place Social Function - The Urban Lights - Derick Le

Third Place Social Function – The Urban Lights – Derick Le

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)

Fall 2015 Salon Competition Results

Our Fall Salon (image competition) was held on September 22nd. Thank you to all who entered as we know how nervous we all get when entering. And Congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! Please see the list of our winners from each category below and congratulate them next time you see them!

This salon, we had four esteemed judges who spent the afternoon judging all the images and then during the meeting, discussed the score and every image that was entered. We’ve received great feedback from our Members on this method because it provides so much more education than just watching and listening to the judges score.

We’d like to thank Joe & Mary Jean Campanellie from Palm Coast, Pepito from Tampa, and our very own Susan Michael for judging all the prints for us.

We had a great response with the rotating screen that our Salon Chairman MJ set up with lots of ooooohs and ahhhhhhs. Also, he has yet another surprise for our salon next year!

There were 60 prints entered of which 28 of the images merited. We had 3 people that entered for the first time, and Keith Bartholomew was one of the people.  He Placed 3 times and had a Best of Show.  That was awesome for a first timer! Congratulations, Keith!

Salon Results

Portrait
1st Place: The Cuban -Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Pure Grace – Melanie Miller
3rd Place: Maguro Bocho Traditions – Keith Bartholomew

Social Function
1st Place: From Disney with Love – Derick Le
2nd Place: Mon Amour – Derick Le
3rd Place: Evening Romance – Derick Le

Illustrative
1st Place: The Color of Laos – Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Light House Geometry – Keith Bartholomew
3rd Place: On the Rocks – Rick Bauer

Commercial
1st Place: Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew
2nd Place: Sleeping Birds – Rick Bauer
3rd Place: Riverfront Celebration – Tammy Czigan

BEST OF SHOW
Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew

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)

2013 Spring Salon Results

Thank you to all who entered the competition and congratulations to those that merited and placed!

A huge thanks goes out to our judges and our awesome Salon Committee for yet another great and successful salon!

The results…

Best of Show
Sunset at Pigeon Point – Eric Holloway

Portrait Category

  • 1st Place In His Arm – Rick Bauer
  • 2nd Place Blissful Slumber – Ken Moran
  • 3rd Place Across Amber Grains – Olis Garber
Illustrative Category
  • 1st Place Journey – Rick Bauer
  • 2nd Place Giant – Olis Garber
  • 3rd Place Prison Break – Ken Moran

Social Function

  • 1st Place Looking for My Love – Jennifer Mosley-Connell
  • 2nd Place Pierce the Veil – Jennifer Mosley-Connell
  • 3rd Place Gimme Some Lip – Cliff Addy

Electronic Maniuplation

  • 1st Place Camero Storm – Gerry Brraatz

Commercial Category

  • 1st Place Pebble Beach Clubhouse – Eric Holloway
  • 2nd Place Dinner Time – Pat Lowe

Spring Salon Official Rules

If you haven’t started getting your prints together for the Spring Salon, time’s running out! The Tuesday, March 26th meeting will be our annual Spring Salon! And, like our previous salons, the entries will be all digital!

And… a cool newsflash! PROOF CAST! 

Yes… a JPPG first, we’ll be live and on-line as our images are being scored by the judges! Scores will be made on iPhones with each judge and an iPad with our scorekeeper. Anyone that signs on the web can see the image live and the score it receives… friends… family… just send them the link!

Plus… check out the following details!

  • 1st time ever entries… no charge!
  • File size… 4000 pixels on the longest side… it’s that simple! As a reminder… always create your images as large as you want (16×20 at 300 dpi for example) but then when complete, make the smaller copy at 4000 pixels on the longest side for unloading your entries.
  • Be careful to follow instructions on naming your files and sizing your files.
    Format: JPEG quality 10 (file size must not exceed 3.5mb)
    Embedded color profile: either in sRGB or Adobe RGB (1998)
    File name example: last name_category_imagetitle (use _ for spaces)
    Example: jones_P8_See_Spot_Run.jpg
    (This is the current PPA image guideline for entry except for adding name and category.)
  • Deliver your entry form and $40 entry fee between 5:00 – 6:15 PM at the Ramada on the night of the Salon… Tuesday, March 26th. (1st timers are free!)
  • An additional $5 is required for Direct Images (see Direct Image Category in the Official Rules)
Upload deadline is… Monday evening at 11:59 PM on Monday, March 25th. (the evening before the salon)

Thanks for supporting our guild and your involvement in image education!