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Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 From the Heart Juried Photography Exhibition.  As stated in previous emails to those involved in the exhibition and TCPC members the presentation and Opening Reception will not be taking place out of concern for the safety and well being of all involved and the closing of the City of Port St. Lucie Civic Center to the public events.

The accepted images were reviewed and awarded by the Judge and notifications have been sent to awarded photographers.

The judge was very impressed with all of the photographs that were selected through the jurying process for the final review and awarding of placements and you can see the photographs below.. 

The From the Heart Juried Photography Exhibition has always had the dual purpose of giving back to the community through our donation of entry fees to a local charity and giving photographers the opportunity to display their skills and talents.  Our charity partner for the 2020 From the Heart Exhibition is Mustard Seed Ministries.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors, those who donated, and entered the 2020 From the Heart Juried Photography Exhibition.

The From the Heart Committee  

ONLINE EXHIBITION: ANIMALS

ONLINE EXHIBITION: FLORA / LANDSCAPE

ONLINE EXHIBITION: OPEN CATEGORY

ONLINE EXHIBITION: PEOPLE

Photo Contest Winners – March 2020
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Congratulations to our March winners:
1st Place Wayne Maris
2nd Place Joan Balen
3rd Place Maria Fernandez

April Theme: SUNRISE / SUNSET

A sunrise or sunset provides the lighting, but the success of the image will likely depend on what it’s illuminating—and how it’s doing the job. Take your best shot and submit it in this months contest.  

Last date for Submissions:  Mar 27th, 5:00pm


Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our members, TCPC meetings, workshops and discussion groups will be cancelled until the situation resolves.  Additionally, the From the Heart contest and exhibition has changed dramatically.  See the announcement below.

However, Field Trips will still be run, and we ask that everyone attending, practice appropriate social distancing.  Also, the monthly contests will still be conducted, and winners will be announced and ribbons awarded when meetings resume.

Please, everyone stay safe and healthy.

 

Field Trip

Please practice appropriate Social Distancing

 

FCCC Rules Update


FCCC has posted a video to introduce and clarify the updates to the FCCC Rules and Regulations for photo submissions! You can view them on the Rules and Regulations page at FCCC.

Please take a moment to review the video and important rule changes. Thank you!


2020 1st Triannual – Digital Competition details

Important dates and information:

Submissions (Uploads) of Digital Images for Print Entries: from Sunday, March 1st, 2020, through Tuesday, March 21st, 2020
Delivery of Prints: by Monday, February 22nd, 2020
Delivery Location: N/A
Judging Date and Time: Wednesday April 1st through Friday, April 10th, 2020
Judging Location: N/A
Results and Winner Announcements: Saturday, April 11th, 2020

 

TCPC MONTHLY MEETINGS
2nd Thursday of each month

6:00 to 6:30PM for Social Time
6:30pm – 8:30PM, meeting

Indian River Presbyterian Church
2499 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, FL 349820


Themes for 2020

TCPCinc Members Monthly Photo Contest themes for 2020 are:

January 2020 – Find the Perfect Light

Excellent lighting makes good photography great. Take advantage of it, depending on the situation. For example, utilize the dramatic light after a storm or lightning strike or the wonderful glow during the golden hour. You’ll be amazed what a difference great lighting can make.

February 2020 – Nature photography

Nature photography is a wide range of photography taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements such as wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures.

March 2020 – Framing

Including natural frames inside your images is an excellent way to create something stunning. Frame examples include overhanging tree branches, a doorway, and more.

April 2020 – Sunrise/Sunset

The sunrise or sunset provides the lighting, but the success of the image will likely depend on what it’s illuminating—and how it’s doing the job. Rocks, docks, boats, islands, bridges, skylines—they’re all good subjects for dramatic, beautiful sunrise or sunset photographs.

May 2020 – A Singular Sensation

Some of the best photographs are those that feature a lonely subject, such as a portrait, tree, animal, house, building, or car. Use them wisely and they’ll stand out in your image.

June 2020 – Landscape/Seascape

Landscapes, Seascapes, and Cityscapesare just what you would think: outdoor shots of wide expanses of land, sea, or city buildings. “Scapes” are frequently, but not always, horizontal in format. Many land and sea scapes will be nature oriented, but the nature requirements like “no hand of man” do not apply. A picture of a single building, plant, or ship would not be a “scape”, but pretty much any wide outdoor shot will qualify.

July 2020 – Let There Be (Isolated) Light

Adding isolated light to an image is a great way to hold a viewer’s attention. Think of a headlight on a car or the last remnants of a fire on a cold night, or light painting. When you’re shooting images outside at night, always look to the stars. They add a unique isolated light element to your image that never gets old.

August 2020 – Still Life

There aren’t any photographic practices that date back further than still life photography: when photography originated, making a picture required very long exposures, so static objects were the ideal subject. However, as technology developed, the fascination for capturing still life has remained, and continues as one of the most vibrant photographic arts going.

  1. Choose Subjects that Speak to You
  2. Get Comfortable with Light and Lighting
  3. Get a Good Tripod and Work Your Angles
  4. Get the Backdrop Right
  5. Compose the Shot
  6. Take All Day, If You Need
  7. Get Inspired by the Masters
  8. Develop Your Eye for Still Life Scenes
  9. Perfect Your Post-Production Process

September 2020 – Emotion

Entries in the emotion category should portray a human being or animal visibly experiencing an emotion. Some examples might be a shocked bystander viewing a disaster, an exuberant competitor crossing the finish line in a race, or a laughing child at the circus. Any emotion is OK, as long as the dominant aspect of the photograph is the person or persons experiencing it.

October 2020 – Floral

Flowers are one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful gifts. Not only are they a source of natural beauty, but they also have actual healing properties, giving new meaning to the term ‘flower power.’ To celebrate one of earth’s loveliest wonders you need to check before pressing the shutter. Some questions to ask:

  • What is the focal point/point of interest? Stem, colour, texture, shape etc?
  • What angle will you shoot from to get the best perspective?
  • How much depth of field do you want?
  • How is the subject lit?
  • Which flower is the best specimen for your photo?
  • What distractions are there in the background and foreground?
  • Which is the best format to shoot in? (horizontal or vertical)

November 2020 – Know the Rule of Thirds

The rule of thirds is an often-used guideline, not just in photography, but also in paintings, designs, and films. The instruction suggests that an image is divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two evenly spaced vertical lines. As such, the rule suggests the best place to put the subject of an image isn’t in the center, but slightly off to the side. The result is natural looking and well-balanced photos.