. . . by Jerrie Paschal
Those were the last official words spoken at the 2016 NG3C Shootout, and they re-energized everyone… The shootout’s over--- the shootout’s coming! Stay tuned for upcoming details about the 2017 shootout to be hosted by the Photographic Society of Chattanooga, September 16, 2017 in their beautifully photogenic city.
This year’s shootout, held at the Douglas County High School and hosted by the Sweetwater Camera Club, was a huge success. Twelve clubs actively participated with over 273 registered photographers. That’s the biggest crowd we’ve ever had!
The weather was great. There were plenty of subjects to shoot, plenty of food to eat, and a buzz of comradery… some of us meeting up with friends from other clubs after a year of not seeing them. Door prizes! Yes, there were a bunch of winners. And a bunch of great businesses that donated. Check out our sponsors page and be sure to patronize those folks who helped us put on such a successful shootout.
Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton wrangled all the details and the show went off without a hitch. Janet, however, has retired to an unknown location to recover.
Representatives from the Douglas County Chamber of Commerce and Division of Tourism drew out the topics in a public ceremony and then photographers took off in a stampede to find the best shots in Douglas County. The topics were Down Low, Wheels, Reflection, Old Fashioned, and Kitchen Utensils. You can see all the entries on this website by clicking here. We have some truly creative photographers in this group!
The images were judged by a great crew of photographers which included: Johnny Cain, Ralph Daniel, Richard Green, Harriet Dye, and Nicholas Cole. They were sequestered until they came out with winners. I am not sure they even got water. :-)
And, we need to offer up some sympathy for photographer Larry Winslett who was slated to judge but, unfortunately, met with an accident that put him in the hospital… (Wonder if he got the shot he was after?) Get well soon, Larry! And while the judges judged, we were treated to two wonderful presentations:
Jeff Milsteen - "It's a Small World After All: A Practical Guide to Close-Up Photography" Many of Jeff's pictures can be viewed at https://500px.com/milsteenphoto
Robert Hice - "Planning and Preparation for Nature Photography"
Robert has images online at https://500px.com/milsteenphoto
And the winner of the 2016 NG3C Shootout is…Cobb Photographic Society!!!
Cobb Team Leader, Mark Chandler, proudly displays his club’s winning plaque, presented by Sweetwater Camera Club president Janet Newton:
Coming in Second Place was the Paulding Photography Club and following in Third Place was Carpet Capital Camera Club.
Here is the complete rundown:
Rounding out the day was a drawing for 5 great door prizes. Full programs consisting of the entire Topaz® plugin library, valued at $499.99 each, were given away to holders of the lucky red tickets. What a win!
And, with that, the day ended. I suspect everyone is making plans for their Chattanooga field trips to scout the area. See ya in Choo Choo!
. . . Jerrie
We would like to personally invite each of you to the 9th Annual North Georgia Camera Club Council's Photo Shootout. As you may know, this is one of the world's greatest photo contests, and it is happening right here in the Atlanta Metro Area, in Douglasville on Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Each year brings with it new photographers, new equipment, new photo clubs, new sponsors and new opportunities for photo enthusiasts to participate in this highly acclaimed photography learning experience. It’s exciting, mind-bending, motivating, and let’s face it, it is just one of the great thrills in your photographic world experience. It’s a team challenge with a strong deadline!
We need to give you an idea of what you can expect when you arrive on the day of the contest. Here is a loose schedule of the planned events of the day:
Hosted by: Sweetwater Camera Club
Contact: Janet Newton, SCC President
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Where: Douglas County High School
8705 Campbellton Street
Douglasville, GA 30134
Time: 7 am until 6 pm
Bring: Camera, cards, laptop with power adapter, power strip, extension cords, jump drive, tripod
Don’t bring: Please note: NO props allowed
Douglas County High School
Douglas County will be the boundary in which photos may be created that day.
Douglasville and Douglas County promise great photographic opportunities within our county borders. If you are planning a practice day, please visit the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Douglasville websites if you need more information.
The North Georgia Camera Club Council Shootout was created as an avenue for area camera clubs to interact, meet and greet, share, and compete. Clubs compete head to head to win bragging rights while individuals are awarded ribbons and door prizes provided by our many sponsors.
Currently we have 16 member photography clubs!
Individual prizes will be awarded to the photographers whose images are in the top five in each of 5 categories. Award ribbons will be bestowed upon the top ten finishers in each category.
Up to $2500 worth of individual prizes from Showcase Photo and Video and the Showcase School of Photography will be awarded! In addition, our many local and national sponsors have provided thousands of dollars worth of door prizes!
Below you see the 2015 NG3C Shootout winners, the Cherokee Photography Club.
Your photo club can win this great honor in 2016!!
The scope: Participant clubs will meet on the campus of Douglas County High School on November 5th, the day of the shootout, where the category subjects will be drawn.
Directions and maps will be distributed. All photos must be taken within Douglasville and Douglas County on that day. By a time specified by each clubs' shootout leaders, all teams will gather in their assigned classrooms at the high school to edit their images and select final club images for inclusion in the competition. A panel of 5 photography experts will choose winning pictures. All Awards and Door Prizes will be awarded to individuals and clubs during the late afternoon ceremony.
The rules: A complete set of rules will be presented on the website at www.ng3c.org.
Sign up: Registration information is also on the website at NG3C.org.
Registration information is also on the website at NG3C.org. If you missed the October 1st deadline for signing up, you may sign up on-site at Douglas County High School in the early morning of November 5th.
The cost: Each club or team shall pay a $50.00 registration/membership fee. The club or team shall pay $10.00 per photographer up to $300 per team. Each club or team should include a minimum of 5 photographers. These fees have most likely already been paid by your photo club. If not, please send in your fees.
Presentations: While the judges are sequestered choosing shootout winners, participants will be treated to presentations by photographer Jeff Milsteen from 2:30-3:30 p.m.and by Robert Hice from 3:45 until 4:45 p.m.
So, CLUBS!! Let's Crank it Up! Come to Douglasville for a self-guided dress rehearsal with your group. Then enjoy participating in this fun-filled, over-the-top day of photography on November 5th. It's a HUGE ADVENTURE!!
Past Winners: You may see hundreds of winning photos from 2008 - 2015 by visiting the NG3C.org Gallery.
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