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February 15 deadline for PSA competition

Our next PSA competition deadline is:   Feb. 15th for the Mar. 1st competition

Qualifications for Images – Each image must have the following maximum size:
Horizontal images will be no more than 1024 pixels wide or 768 pixels tall. Vertical images will be no more than 768 pixels tall. (Unless your image proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. The images will be projected as received, as long as not over the maximum.)

Save the file in jpeg format only. (There are no file size restrictions.)
sRGB color space is recommended for optimum results. File name restrictions are only those that are designated on the entry web page. The web site will send an automatic response back to the representative, confirming entry. If entries are submitted after the closing date for the competition, they may be refused acceptance.

Submitting images – Once you have resized your photos per the above specifications, please email your photos to Otto Kohler ( by the deadline dates shown above.

PSA competition accolades!

We are off to a great start for 2017!

At our January meeting, various club members who had judges PSA entries and the Member Show entries, offered suggestions as to what could make the photo a “great” photo and a possible PSA entry! We encourage our members to submit more photos for PSA competitions.

Our next deadline is February 15th.

Congratulations to Carolyn Collmer and Pat Gallagher who received the highest and second highest scores respectively for their submissions to the PSA competitions for 2015/2016. Their scores were combined between the Club judges and the PSA judges.



Happy Holidays from the Clemson Photo Club

Congratulations to our 7th Annual Member Show winners: Best of Show – Jack Fanning – “Sunrise on Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina” and Honorable Mention – Bob Spalding – “Sunburst, Redwood National Park, California”.

Congratulations to Russ Carlson who won the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association’s annual photo contest. He also received Honorable Mention for another photo in the same contest.

Congratulations to Debbie Biddle won third and fourth place prizes for her two entries in this same photo contest.

Congratulations to Don Crow’s Mono Print “Into the Storm” was PSA’s Pictorial Print of the Month for August.

Happy Holidays from the Clemson Photoclub!

October 25 – 2 events happening

The Clemson University Institute for Parks presents the annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Tuesday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tillman Hall Auditorium. Speakers include Terry Tempest Williams – author, conservationist and activist – and current National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. OLLI Members are being offered a shuttle service between the Cheezem Education Center and Tillman Hall, before and after the program. Seating is limited; please register for the shuttle by calling 864-633-5242.

Fran Mainella, 16th Director of the National Park Service, will present “The Centennial of the National Park” at 5:30 p.m. in the Cheezem Education Center. Mainella was the first woman to hold the position of Director, and is currently a visiting scholar at Clemson University. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and has been presented with the Walter T. Cox Award, which recognizes leadership in public service, public land administration, and natural and cultural resource policy. This program is free and open to the public.

OLLI’s Featured Volunteers this week

Congratulations to Del Kimbler and Ed Hamilton on being chosen as OLLI’s featured volunteers this week!

Volunteer of the Week: Del Kimbler
In addition to teaching for OLLI, Del Kimbler, member since 2015, also volunteers on OLLI’s Instruction and Activity Committee to help provide an excellent curriculum!We thank you for donating your time and energy to OLLI!

OLLI Instructor of the Week: Ed Hamilton
Ed Hamilton first developed his interest in photography back in the 1960s, during the film days. His military career offered many opportunities to pursue his hobby and he even had his own darkroom. Still, life got in the way over time and photography took a back seat. With the advent of digital photography, his interest was rekindled, and for the last four years he has vigorously pursued development of his skills, particularly with regard to Adobe® Lightroom.

Thank you Ed, for sharing your wisdom with OLLI, we appreciate you!

August 15, 2016 meeting

We had a great meeting on August 15th. Del’s critique was great as always. Thank you, Del!

Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page thanks to Jack Fanning, one of our newer club members. This will help us communicate for meetups and photo ops.  If you are a Facebook user and want to become a member of the group to keep up with outings, please click on the link below and request to be added.

For those who signed up last night at the meeting, you will also need to click on the link and request to be added. Jack was not able to add you himself.

New Website – still old address:

The Member Show information document and Entry form are on the website under Membership and then click on Member Exhibit. If you have trouble logging into the Galleries, please let me know.

I still have some things to finish on the website, but it is operating well I believe.

Blog  – We also have a Blog on the site (guess since you may be reading this, you have discovered that already!). I have not ever blogged so am not experienced although I think it should be easy enough. If you have any items you want to put on the blog, submit it, and a moderator will approve the post. Do we have any volunteers who would like to keep up with the blog? Any suggestions/comments/edits that you have, please let me know.