In Praise of Printing

“The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” – Ansel Adams.

Prints hangingNowadays we no longer refer to the “negative” but to the “digital file”- something that when viewed on a suitable display is actually a positive.  Change the word and Ansel Adams’ quotation is as true now as it was then. Still, there is nothing else that better epitomizes a photographer’s work than the photographic print. Continue reading In Praise of Printing

February Score Sheet Updated

A new, revised version of the February monthly competition score sheet is online now. View it here: February 2013 Score Sheet Revised.

The previous score sheet had a few errors. Due to a miscommunication between our projectionist and our scorekeeper, the only scores recorded on the previous version were those that received seven points or more. The new version includes the six-pointers, too.

New Poly Website

Poly Photo Club has a new website!

After months of work, the new is online. New

Why change? The main goal is to allow more members to contribute to the site rather than the two we have now, me running the site and Bob Howe maintaining the score sheet.

For now, I’ll be the only one working on the new site. In the near future, though, more members will have access.

For example, our workshop coordinator (Shelly) will be able to add events to the site’s calendar and our news editor (Jim) will be able to add news articles as often as he wishes rather than on a monthly or bi-monthly schedule,

Under the hood, our new, “dynamic” site now runs on the very popular and full-featured content-management software (CMS) called WordPress. WordPress allows us to do a lot more than we could with our old, static site:

  • Articles can be added by any approved member (one who has been given an admin login) using an interface a lot like Word or other word-processing software,
  • Photo galleries are more sophisticated than on our old site and easier to update,
  • The events calendar is more full featured. Continue reading New Poly Website