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SCC Regular Club Meeting: Critique "Patterns"

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sparta Ambulance Building, 14 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, NJ
Patterns are one of the basic elements of composition.  Patterns are all around us every day both natural and manmade.  The key is to be able to identify them and capture them in a unique way. 
By filling your frame with a repetitive pattern, you can give the impression of size and large numbers. The key to this is to attempt to zoom in close enough to the pattern that it fills the frame and makes the repetition seem as though it’s bursting out (even if the repetition stops just outside of your framing).
Members are encouraged to send or bring in 2 prints and/or digital images that will best represent patterns.  For some examples of pattern images, please click on the link below:

During the meeting, the critique will be led by club officers, but regular club members will be called upon to offer up their own comments as learning how to critique well is a step forward in taking better photographs. 
Please email your images to info@spartacameraclub.org no later than Saturday, February 8, 2014 at midnight. *Please put "Patterns" in the subject line without the quotes.  There are no class designations for critiques. 


If you wish to enter prints in the competition, please bring them to the meeting on the night of the competition.


Digital image specifications for competitions and critiques: 

  • JPG format 
  • Rectangular with 768 pixels on the longest side 
  • sRGB or RGB color space
  • The file name should be your image title e.g. “empire state building.jpg” (no quotes)
  • There must be no visible watermarkings on the image or information in the title/filename that can identify the artist.
  • *The subject line of the email MUST be specified as above in the relevant email. THIS IS IMPORTANT. The subject line identifies the event to the system that automatically processes the entry. The wrong subject line may mean your entry is not included in the event.


Print Specifications for competitions and critiques:

  • Prints should not be less 7” on the the shortest side and not greater than 16" on the longest side. 
  • They should be matted but not framed with the maximum size of the mat not exceeding 16” by 20”.
  • A label should be affixed to the upper left corner of the reverse of the mat, showing the name of the artist, the title of the image and the category entered.
  • There must be no markings on the image or the front of the mat that can identify the artist.


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