A Single Category for Open Competition

By Alan Haynes

At the October 2017 competition meeting, I will make a motion for a vote to change Poly’s competition rules and return to a single category for open competition as we had in 2016 and prior years.

For the past nine monthly competitions, we’ve split our open competition entries into two categories: category one where “all adjustments must appear natural” with compositing disallowed, and category two in which “there are no limits.”

The competition change was approved as a trial for 2017 only. We’ve tried it and it isn’t working. I’ll explain why later in this article.

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Poly Members Exhibiting at California Center for the Arts

Poly Photo Club members, Michele McCain and Ernesto Corte, will be exhibiting images in the art museum at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

This is a group exhibition entitled “Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches” which will include works by a select group of California photographers and will highlight their unique styles of photography.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 29th. There is more information on the reception below.

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Dragonfly Shoot at Santee Lakes with Steve Cirone of San Diego Photo Club

The San Diego Photo Club (formerly Sierra Club Photo Section) is going to Santee Lakes on Saturday, August 26th. Expert macro photographer Steve Cirone has invited Poly members to join them. He says that this is the height of the dragonfly season.

To attend, simply show up at Santee Lakes at 10 a.m. on the 26th. There’s no need to RSVP. Meet at the store next to Lake 5. Here’s a link to a Google map.  Visit the Santee Lakes website for more information about the park.

Visit the website for the San Diego Photo Club to see what they’re all about. As of this writing, there doesn’t appear to be any additional on their site about the Dragonfly shoot, but maybe there will be some soon.

You can see Steve’s photos on his Flickr site.