Submitting Images

You will find instructions on how to submit your images for the various activities in the drop-down menu below.

If you are a Lightroom user, you can download this web export preset that will correctly size  and name your images for Cuppa & Capture, Photo Walks, MIG, Outings, Projected Image Critiques and Christmas Knockout Competition. The web export preset should also be used for submitting digital versions of your entries in the print competition.

For Projected Image Competitions please use this competition export preset.

For information on how to install and use the presets, please refer to the instructions in this PDF. Don’t forget you will still need to give your images a title in the correct format in the metadata. If you have any difficulty managing this, please feel free to ask at one of the club meetings.

Cuppa & Capture, Photo Walks, MIG, Challenges and Club Outings
Projected Image Critiques
Print Critiques
Print Competition
Projected Image Competition
It’s a Christmas Knockout Competition
Facebook
Flickr
Cuppa & Capture, Photo Walks, MIG, Challenges and Club Outings

You may submit up to five images reflecting the theme, which will be published in the website galleries.

Digital images must be submitted as follows:

  • Image dimensions: Your image should be as large as possible up to a maximum width of 1600 pixels and a maximum height of 1200 pixels. This corresponds to a 4 : 3 aspect ratio and the resolution of the Club projector. For example, landscape images of 1600 x 1200 pixels will fill the screen, the largest square format image will be 1200 x 1200 pixels and portrait images must be no higher than 1200 pixels. Images less than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high will fill correspondingly less of the screen when projected.
  • Colour space: sRGB
  • JPEG files: Please save your images as JPEG files. Individual image files should not be larger than 500 KB. You can achieve this by reducing image quality. For most images the quality can be reduced to 80% without adversely impacting on the appearance of the image on a computer screen or when projected.
  • Metadata: It is essential that the ‘title metadata field’ includes your ‘image title’ and ‘your name’ in the following format. The title should start with a capital letter,  followed by lower case except for names e.g. York. The title should be followed by a comma, a single space and Your Name, for example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs. Please do not use any other punctuation, including underscores or hyphens.
  • No other Metadata: Please do not enter any other metadata in the caption or description fields. Note to Olympus users, you will have to delete ‘Olympus digital camera’ from the caption field. Other fields such as copyright are fine.
  • File Name: For those not using the Lightroom Web Export Preset, please save the file as ‘Image title, Your name’. For example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs (as in the title metadata field). This allows us to be certain whose image it is and to be able to attribute the image correctly. Note the use of upper and lower case, exactly as for the metadata.
  • Submission: Images must be sent by email or, even better, by WeTransfer to web@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.
  • Author/creator details: Please make sure that the covering email or We Transfer message includes your name.

Uploading the images is inevitably labour intensive so submitting them correctly is essential. Please note that we will not be able to post images that do not comply with the above instructions, but if you have any questions about how to submit your images then please feel free to ask.

Projected Image Critiques

Digital images may be submitted for both the Projected Image Critique and the Themed Images Critique. The format of the evening may vary depending on who is moderating and instructions will be made available in advance. You may be asked to supply the unedited ‘digital negatives’ in addition to edited versions of your images.

Projected Image Critique: You may submit up to 3 images, ranked 1 to 3, for the Projected Image Critique evening. Images should be ranked in case there is insufficient time to review all of the images, in which case the highest ranked images will be chosen in preference.

Themed Images Critique: You may submit up to three themed groups, each of 3 – 6 images. The images should be intended to be viewed together as a collection and should reflect a common theme. In addition to the separate image files please submit a composite image indicating how the images within a themed group should be viewed collectively.

Edited digital images

This is your interpretation of the image following editing, Images must be submitted as follows:

  • Image dimensions: Your image should be as large as possible up to a maximum width of 1600 pixels and a maximum height of 1200 pixels. This corresponds to a 4 : 3 aspect ratio and the resolution of the Club projector. For example, landscape images of 1600 x 1200 pixels will fill the screen, the largest square format image will be 1200 x 1200 pixels and portrait images must be no higher than 1200 pixels. Images less than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high will fill correspondingly less of the screen when projected.
  • Colour space: sRGB
  • JPEG files: Please save your images as JPEG files. Individual image files should not be larger than 500 KB. You can achieve this by reducing image quality. For most images the quality can be reduced to 80% without adversely impacting on the appearance of the image on a computer screen or when projected.
  • Metadata: It is essential that the ‘title metadata field’ includes your ‘image title’ and ‘your name’ in the following format. The title should start with a capital letter, followed by lower case except for names e.g. York. The title should be followed by a comma, a single space, Your Name, single space, Your Ranking. For example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs, 2. Please do not use any other punctuation, including underscores or hyphens.
  • No other Metadata: Please do not enter any other metadata in the  caption or description fields. Note to Olympus users, you will have to delete ‘Olympus digital camera’ from the caption field. Other fields such as copyright are fine.
  • For those not using the Lightroom Web Export Preset, please save the file as ‘Image title, Your name’. For example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs, 2 (as in the title metadata field). This allows us to be certain whose image it is and to be able to attribute the image correctly. Note the use of upper and lower case, exactly as for the metadata.
  • Submission: Images must be sent by email or, even better, by WeTransfer to digcrit@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.
  • Author/creator details: Please make sure that the covering email or We Transfer message includes your name.

Digital originals: If you are asked to provide a ‘digital original’ or ‘digital negative’, this should be the file straight from the camera without any editing or compression. This will allow the moderators also to edit it. The file title in the metadata and in the file name should be as above for the edited versions, but with the addition of ‘Original’ e.g. A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs, 2, Original.

Print Critiques

Print Critique: You are invited to bring along printed images on the evening for discussion. The format of the evening is informal and it doesn’t matter what size your prints are, and they don’t have to be mounted. The more images the merrier as long as there is something about each print that you would like to receive feedback on.

Themed Images Critique: You may submit up to three themed groups, each of 3 – 6 images. The images should be intended to be viewed together as a collection and should reflect a common theme. You should indicate how the images are intended to be viewed when set out on a display stand.

Please notify printcrit@bishopthorpecc.co.uk in advance of the meeting if you are submitting images.

Print Competition

A maximum of 3 colour and 3 monochrome prints per person can be entered (a maximum of 6 prints in total). Images on any theme are eligible. Prints must be mounted on our standard size board (50 x 40cm).

An entry form should be submitted together with the prints, including the name of the person and the title of each of the prints. The title should also be written in pencil on the back of each print. Please do not write your name anywhere on the print or mount board.

In addition you should submit digital versions of your entries which may be used on the Club website.

Digital images must be submitted as follows:

  • Image dimensions: Your image should be as large as possible with maximum width of 1600 pixels and maximum height of 1200 pixels. Smaller images will look too small on the website.
  • Colour space: sRGB
  • JPEG files: Please save your images as JPEG files. Individual image files should not be larger than 500 KB. You can achieve this by reducing image quality. For most images the quality can be reduced to 80% without adversely impacting on the appearance of the image on a computer screen or when projected.
  • Metadata: It is essential that the ‘title metadata field’ includes your ‘image title’ and ‘your name’ in the following format. The title should start with a capital letter,  followed by lower case except for names e.g. York.  This should be followed by a comma, a single space and Your Name, for example. A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs. Please do not use any other punctuation, including underscores or hyphens.
  • No other Metadata: Please do not enter any other metadata in the  caption or description fields. Note to Olympus users, you will have to delete ‘Olympus digital camera’ from the caption field. Other fields such as copyright are fine.
  • File Name: For those not using the Lightroom Web Export Preset, please save the file as ‘Image title, Your name’. For example: ‘A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs‘. This allows us to be certain whose image it is. and to be able to attribute the image correctly. Note the use of upper and lower case in the title (see ‘Title’ below).
  • Submission: Images must be sent by email or, even better, by WeTransfer to printcomp@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.
  • Author/creator details: Please make sure that the covering email or We Transfer message includes your name.

Dates for submission can be found in What’s On.

Please notify printcomp@bishopthorpecc.co.uk if you are submitting images.

*Please note that you should not enter the same image in the two Annual Competitions (Print and Projected Image).

Projected Image Competition

A maximum of 3 colour and 3 monochrome digital images per person can be entered (a maximum of 6 images in total). Images on any theme are eligible.

An entry form should be submitted together with the images, including your name and the title of each of the prints. You must indicate your order of priority i.e. 1, 2, 3 because in the event of there being a very high number of entries, your third choices may have to be removed from the competition.

Images and the entry sheet should be sent to digcomp@bishopthorpecc.co.uk using WeTransfer.

Your digital images and the entry sheet must be submitted as follows:

  • Image dimensions: Your image should be as large as possible up to a maximum width of 1600 pixels and a maximum height of 1200 pixels. This corresponds to a 4 : 3 aspect ratio and the resolution of the Club projector. For example, landscape images of 1600 x 1200 pixels will fill the screen, the largest square format image will be 1200 x 1200 pixels and portrait images must be no higher than 1200 pixels. Images less than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high will fill correspondingly less of the screen when projected.
  • Colour space: sRGB
  • JPEG files: Please save your image as JPEG files. The individual image files should not be larger than 1 MB (1,000 KB). You may need to reduce image quality to achieve this. For most images the quality can be reduced to 80%, without adversely impacting on the appearance of the image when projected.
  • Metadata: It is essential that the ‘title metadata field’ includes your ‘image title’, but NOT your name. The title should start with a capital letter,  followed by lower case except for names. For example: A favourite York street
  • Please do not use any other punctuation, including underscores or hyphens.
  • No other Metadata: Please do not enter any other metadata in the caption or description fields. Note to Olympus users, you will have to delete ‘Olympus digital camera’ from the caption field. You should not include copyright details if these include your name or any form of identification.
  • File Name: For those not using the Lightroom Competition Export Preset, please save the file as ‘Image title’ and note the use of upper and lower case as in the Metadata title. For example: A favourite York street
  • Submission: Images must be sent by WeTransfer to digcomp@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.
  • Author/creator details: Please make sure that the We Transfer message includes your name so that we can attribute the otherwise anonymised images.  As mentioned above, please do NOT include your name in the metadata title, file name or copyright information.

Dates for submission can be found in What’s On.

*Please note that you should not enter the same image in the two Annual Competitions (Print and Projected Image).

It’s a Christmas Knockout Competition

You may enter up to 2 images, which can be both colour, both monochrome or one of each.

Please indicate which is your first choice in case the total number of entries means that only one can be included in the Competition.

Digital images must be submitted as follows:

  • Image dimensions: Your image should be as large as possible up to a maximum width of 1600 pixels and a maximum height of 1200 pixels. This corresponds to a 4 : 3 aspect ratio and the resolution of the Club projector. For example, landscape images of 1600 x 1200 pixels will fill the screen, the largest square format image will be 1200 x 1200 pixels and portrait images must be no higher than 1200 pixels. Images less than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high will fill correspondingly less of the screen when projected.
  • Colour space: sRGB
  • JPEG files: Please save your images as JPEG files. Individual image files should not be larger than 500 KB. You can achieve this by reducing image quality. For most images the quality can be reduced to 80% without adversely impacting on the appearance of the image on a computer screen or when projected.
  • Metadata: It is essential that the ‘title metadata field’ includes your ‘image title’ in the following format. The title should start with a capital letter,  followed by lower case except for names, and please do not use any other punctuation, including underscores or hyphens. For example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs
  • No other Metadata: Please do not enter any other metadata in the  caption or description fields. Note to Olympus users, you will have to delete ‘Olympus digital camera’ from the caption field. Other fields such as copyright are fine.
  • File Name: For those not using the Lightroom Web Export Preset, please save the file as ‘Image title, Your name’. This will allow us to be certain whose image it is and to be able to attribute the image correctly. Please note the use of upper and lower case as in the Metadata title. For example: A favourite York street, Joe Bloggs
  • Submission: Images must be sent by email or, even better, by WeTransfer to digcomp@bishopthorpecc.co.uk.
  • Author/creator details: Please make sure that the covering email or We Transfer message includes your name so that we can attribute images correctly.

Dates for submission can be found in What’s On.

Facebook

We have two Facebook pages, one for the Club and one specifically for the Club’s Photo Walks. You are welcome to submit images to either page. There are no restrictions on the number or format of the images.

Flickr

Club members are encouraged to submit images to the Bishopthorpe Camera Club Flickr Group.

To be able to do this:

  • You must have a Flickr account (either free or pro).
  • Sign into your account, and click on ‘join’ to request to become a member of the Club Flickr group.
  • To upload images, click on ‘Add photo’. You will be asked to ‘Select items to add to the group’, which you can do from your ‘Photostream’ or from an ‘Album’.

Your photographs will appear in the Bishopthorpe Camera Club Flickr Group, with a feed to the website. As well as submitting images, we encourage members of the group to provide feedback on one another’s work.

If you have any queries regarding submission to the Club Flickr page please speak to Sue Hoggett at one of the Club meetings.

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