Member Presentations Program
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR "TRILOGIES" MEMBER PRESENTATION ON APRIL 25, 2023
The next and final Member Presentation of the season is April 25. The theme is “Trilogies.” Submissions will be open starting 3/1.
It’s about going beyond a single image to explore a subject or tell a story.
This Member Presentation is inspired by Brooks Jensen’s Trilogies book project which solicits photos in groups of three through his website LensWork. Brooks will give his presentation “Going Beyond the Single Image” on March 14, a month before the Trilogies Member Presentation.
The idea with a Trilogy, as Brooks explains, is “three images of a project that are related and develop the story more deeply” than a single image does. “They can be of the same mood, the same subject from different points of view, three different perspectives, three different times of the year of the same subject, and lots of other ways” to use three related images as a grouping. The hope is that the three images together are more substantial than any one of the images alone.
There’s a difference between a Triptych and a Trilogy. Triptychs are often three images conceived as a three-part single image segmented over three panels in the same frame. Or three contiguous separately framed images that together form a singular three-part image. A Trilogy is different. A Trilogy is about the relationship of three distinct images to expand their visual, emotional, and or story impact.
No image titles or accompanying text needed. You do not need to arrange the images in a layout. Just submit the three separate images. All monochrome OR all color for a single Trilogy set probably works better. Label the images with your name and 01, 02, 03 as in JaneSmith01.jpg, JaneSmith02.jpg, JaneSmith03.jpg. The numbering does not matter on which image is in which order.
You can submit up to three Trilogy groupings (each grouping is 3 images).
IF YOU SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TRILOGY, LABEL THE FIRST ONE WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME FOLLOWED BY 01, 02, 03, THE SECOND TRILOGY WITH YOUR FIRST NAME ONLY FOLLOWED BY 01, 02, 03, AND THE THIRD WITH YOUR LAST NAME ONLY FOLLOWED BY 01, 02, 03.
We’ll present the images as they would look in a two-page book layout. Each Trilogy displayed over two pages. A single image on one page and two on the other.
See examples from the 2022 Trilogies book (note that their book has a restriction on formatting where only one vertical image is allowed in a trilogy. For our Member Presentation, we do not have that restriction):
Submissions will be open starting 3/1 under the Competitions menu > Submit Images to a Competiton
The deadline to submit is Sunday, April 16.
If you have questions, please reply to this email or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTION FOR REGULAR MEMBER PRESENTATIONS
Members present up to 10 images. Topics vary for each specific program, some are open to any topic / subject, others are themed. Amount of time allocated allocated for each presentation depends on the number of members presenting.
Precedence will be given to members who have not presented their work before (if needed).
Images are submitted in the same place and method as for Competitions under the web site Competitions menu.
IMAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS A SEQUENCE USING SPECIAL FILE NAMES. YOU MUST USE SQUARE BRACKETS WITH NUMBERS [ ] TO ORDER THE IMAGES. The system considers a sequence of images as a single entry. For instruction on how to name files to submit as a sequence click HERE.
THE FIRST IMAGE OF THE SEQUENCE SHOULD BE A NAMEPLATE showing the member's name. There are several ways to create a nameplate image. You can add a text line to a photo in Photoshop and export it as a jpeg. If you use Lightroom you can export a photo using the Watermark feature in the export settings which allows you to put a line of text on the photo (it's usually used to create a copyright).
You can also create a pure text document in a program like Word and export it as a pdf. On a Mac computer you can open that pdf in Preview and save it as a jpeg to upload for the presentation as first image of your sequence. You can also use Acrobat (pdf reader) to export as a jpeg. If you have questions about creating a nameplate image contact the organizer of the Member Presentation.