Color Prints of the Year
Monochrome Prints of the Year
On August 6, 2018, we had a workshop to help us all understand the judging and scoring system adhered to by the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs). PPS is affiliated with 4Cs and many of our members enjoy the competition provided in this arena.
Beginning with the September 2018 season, we will be using this system for our project image scoring. Submissions to the Theme category will also be judged according to the description of the theme.
If you missed the workshop, please click here to download a PDF of the presentation!
September 2018 – Portland Skyline
- Try for a unique view of the Portland skyline, either down town, stump town, or the east side.
October 2018 – Action
- A depiction of dramatic movement. The subject could be animate or inanimate, and the movement could be imminent or ongoing, but it should be dramatic: something involving rapid motion, change in direction, or an emotional component.
November 2018 – Past Its Prime
- Any subject that it starting to look a little shabby such as old cars, barns, old buildings, drooping flowers, people that look like they are on the downhill slide.
December 2018 – Rain Reflections
- Night shots of lights, buildings etc reflected in the rain on streets and sidewalks
January 2019 – Curves
- Curves invite a viewer’s eye to follow paths through an image. Look for curves that invite the viewer into your scene, and/or use curves to add grace, rhythm and energy to your images. For examples see: https://digital-
February 2019 – Multiple Exposures
- Two or more unique exposures superimposed on each other either done in-camera or in post processing. Does not include HDR, focus stacking etc.
March 2019 – Deliberately breaking the rules of composition
- For example, putting the primary subject somewhere other than the rule of thirds would suggest, or placing the horizon dead center vertically
April 2019 – Through Window
- Could be night shots taken through windows from outside or daylight from inside to inside
May 2019 – At Night
- Anything shot after dusk and before dawn. That includes but not limited to a Milky Way shoot, star trails, city skyline at night to that grungy back alley after dark (if you are brave enough).