We are pleased to announce that the membership of the Tacoma Photographic Society now has a store through which they can purchase and renew their memberships.(more…)
If you don’t have metrics, how do you know you are getting better?
The Tacoma Photographic Society has developed a system of scoring member’s work using the competition judging scores and the popular vote scores. The formulas for this scoring are defined in the Society Bylaws.
I would venture to guess that Article 12 of the Bylaws is probably half of the document.
Member ranking, Division Grade, Service Points and similar data are posted on your activity report which can be found on your My Membership Page(more…)
It is the end of the fiscal year for the Society. June 1st marks the beginning of the new year.
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to keep this Society on the rails. Without the contributions of our members we would not be able to host the Spring Fair, support the Fall Fair, or run the many photo safaris and workshops we provide to our members. Oh and let’s not forget the monthly projection and print meetings.
We pay our members well. You can see the scale in the Society Bylaws. Suffice it to say, service to the Society is not pointless.(more…)
The final results are in for the 3rd and final round of the PSA Nature Competition.
TPS ended up 3rd of 47 clubs in Group B. This puts us in a good position for next year. The moment we move up to Class A the competition will be incredibly more difficult. The competition resumes in the fall.
Thanks to the following members for their images, representing TPS:
|Sandhill Crane Family||Bruce Benson|
|Northern Lights||Doug Hall|
|Three Amigos||William Harris|
|November Sunrise||Judi Kubes|
Saturday, May 4, eight TPS members gathered at the Old Olympia Brewery in Tumwater for a photo experience at the historic brick buildings. Because of the deteriorating state of the buildings, we were only able to enter one of the large brick warehouse buildings, but what a treasure of photo opportunities that revealed!
The property owners were welcoming and helpful as we spent a couple of hours at the site. Everyone agreed they would definitely like to return.(more…)
The April meeting of the Projection Division was held on Thursday, April 21st, at Bates Technical College, South Campus.Unfortunately, our process for collecting digital images from our Print Division members requires more work so we don't have a gallery to show you at this time.
There were 20 prints entered into Division Competition. Top 3 places and HM as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:
|1st Place||Mt. Rainier & Milky Way||Trinda Love||13 Popular Votes|
|2nd Place||Sentinels||William Bud Harris||12 Popular Votes|
|3rd Place||Retired Mill||Dick Knudson||11 Popular Votes|
|HM||Red on White||William Bud Harris||10 Popular Votes|
|HM||His Majesty||Bruce Carpenter||7 Popular Votes|
|HM||Long Long Ago||Maria DeKoker||7 Popular Votes|
The Assigned Topic, or Theme for April is: Playing With Water
There were 11 prints entered into Society Competition. Top 2 places as determined by popular vote. Congratulations to:
|1st Place||Splash||Maria DeKoker||12 Popular Votes|
|2nd Place||Megasickles||Bruce Carpenter||7 Popular Votes|
Please consult your Activity Report to see how your entries fared. A link to your Activity Report will be found at the bottom of Your Member Profile Page