Hi fStops Family, for the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years, we’re returning to in-person meetings starting July 14, at The Village: 9222 Corbin Ave, Northridge. For the protection of our members, as well as the residents of the Village, facemasks will be required at all times. You will also need to complete a brief Covid questionnaire (click here) to present when you arrive. Park downstairs and come up the elevator to the 1st floor. Look for our check-in table in the elevator lobby where we’ll give you a name badge in exchange for your completed questionnaire. The badge is your pass to join the meeting.
Meetings will also be webcasted via online Zoom sessions. Members will be sent login instructions and Meeting ID via email (fStops Announcments)
MONTHLY MEETING & CRITIQUES
When: 2nd Thursday of every month
Where: ZOOM Sessions
What: At the beginning of our meetings, members and guests are welcomed and brought up to date on any new club news.
We ask our judges to make a short (usually about 15 minutes) presentation relevant to our current assignment. This does not always occur, however, we do our best to schedule them.
Members are welcome to submit photographs for critique by a professional photographer. We ask all of our judges to follow our Image Scoring guidelines. The Judge awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons to the top 3 print images and those images will be featured in the websites Assignment Gallery.
The purpose of the critique is to LEARN. We learn about lighting, composition, exposure, subject selection and so much more. Your photograph is critiqued to provide you with information on what is great AND what needs some skill sharpening.
Don't be discouraged if you don't get 10's . Please remember - ART IS SUBJECTIVE - When your work is critiqued, this is being done by one photographer who comes to the table with their own judging style and preferences.
2 Submission Catagories
Assigned Category - refer to monthly listing on home page
Open Category - Any image you wish to submit, the judge will score your image from 4-10.
You may submit a maximum of 2 images for critique per month.
*Submission deadline is strongly enforced.