From the Poly Speaks Editor

Since the January/February 2013 issue is the first edition of the new year after the world was supposed to end last December, we decided to temporarily depart from our usual format. (I also think it’s better not to be too predic­table.) This month, since we have all been spared from certain death, we are going to focus on new ideas and oppor­tunities for new beginnings.

world-ends-cartoonIn fulfillment of one of my New Year’s resolutions, I am continuing to “nag” Poly folks about expan­ding their photo horizons. A key part of Poly’s charter is to help us all improve our photographic skills. The first pillar of that effort is the (mostly) objective feedback of our work that our monthly competitions provide. The second is the free sharing of knowledge about art, technology, technique, standards, and opportunities to help each of us grow. The expansion and updating of the photographic milieu in San Diego and the ever-growing capabilities provided by the internet offer many new prospects. Continue reading From the Poly Speaks Editor

2013 is Here

Poly takes another step forward.  2013 is here.  What challenges await us?  What does the future hold?

2013-new-yearTo get some kind of an idea, I thought it would be interesting to look at a few clues:

  • In 2013, we are testing a change in our competition rules by dropping the reading of the titles for January and the next three months.
  • Judging from the soft response to the high points competition, I would guess its importance is faltering and in time may be dropped.
  • As time goes by more and more members are beginning to question the reasoning for allowing only 11 entries for year-end competition. I would expect a discussion of this rule to come up either this year or maybe in 2014.  The grumbling has already started, and so it’s just a matter of time.
  • As more Poly members take positions on the SCACC board, we are having an effect on how the organization operates, and how the display walls are shared with the other SCACC clubs.  In time, we may gain access to the wall space in the main entrance room and also have access to the projection room walls. Continue reading 2013 is Here

SCACC Report

Highlights from the January 5th meeting of the Southern California Association of Camera Clubs (SCACC)

InterClub Competition

Darscacc-logoci Hook asked to schedule the dates for the end of year SCACC Interclub judging and the Interclub banquet.  After discussion, everyone approved March 23rd as the date for judging.  The year-end awards ceremony is scheduled for April 27th.

Snacks will be brought by the clubs:  Salty snacks by Photo Naturalists, sweet snacks by Poly Photo, hot drinks by Darkroomers and cold drinks by Tuesday Morning club.  All club members are welcome to witness judging by the team of 3 judges on March 23rd starting at 9:30 AM and are also welcome at the year-end awards ceremony on April 27th running from 9:30AM to around Noon.  Both meetings will be at the Photo Arts Building (PAB). Continue reading SCACC Report