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9/5/2007 Competition Results:

The Catawba Valley Camera Club held an open print competition on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 during the regularly scheduled club meeting. The winners for this competition are as follows:

A Group Winners:

Rainy Seattle - Ed Lane

First Place – Ed Lane – “Rainy Seattle”

Courtney - John Hildebrand

2nd Place – John Hildebrand – “Courtney”

Bath Boy - Robert Dant

3rd Place (two way tie) – Robert Dant – “Bath Boy”


Bob Phipps - Pink Lotus Opening

3rd Place (two way tie) – Bob Phipps – Image Not Provided


1st Place B Group – “Fritillary on Sunflower? by Steven Gold (No Image Provided)

2nd Place B Group – Eva Justice for ?Pollen Gatherer? (No Image Provided)


Katy Did - Dennis Hacker

3rd Place B Group – Dennis Hacker – “Katy Did”


As a reminder, if you place in a print competition, you must submit that image to me in digital format (same format as projection competitions) within 48 hours of the competition to have your image included on the website. Please try your best to get those to me.


Photos have been updated

Day Lily - Bob Phipps

Bob Phipps – “Day Lily”


The club photo gallery has been updated with all of the projection competition winners from this season.  Beginning with our next projection competition, Robert Dant will be sending me the winners for publication on the website.  The winners will be posted along with an announcement and they will be added to the gallery collection as well. 

For print competitions, its up to YOU to provide me with your image if you want it added to the winners announcement and the web gallery.  The image must be submitted to me within 48 hours of the competition in the SAME format as the projection competition images. 

John M. Setzler, Jr.

Results: Assigned Subject – “Lines”

The Catawba Valley Camera Club competition on August 15th, 2007, was a digital projection competition with the subject of “Lines.” Each member was allowed to submit up to three images to this competition. Here are the winners from this competition. You may click on the image to for a larger view:

Cooper River Bridge - Ed Lane

First Place – A Group

“Cooper River Bridge” by Ed Lane


Charlotte Reflections - Ed Lane

Second Place – A Group

“Charlotte Reflections” by Ed Lane


Yarn Lines - Robert Dant

Third Place – A Group

“Yarn Lines” by Robert Dant


Brick Wall - Marv Higgins

First Place – B Group

“Brick Wall” by Marv Higgins


Cross Ties - Rick Bell

Second Place – B Group

“Cross Ties” by Rick Bell


Hydro Lines in Fog - Steven  Gold

Third Place – B Group

“Hydro Lines in Fog” by Steven Gold


The next competition at the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be on September 5th, 2007. The club will hold an open print competition and club members may bring up to two prints.

Images on the Website


Phalaenopsis by John M. Setzler, Jr.


Attention ALL camera club members:

Beginning with the August 15th meeting, we will be posting the winning images on the club website.  Robert Dant will be providing the digital projection images to me for use on the website, so there is no additional work required of you to make that happen.  When we have print competitions, it will be YOUR responsibility to email me digital versions of your photos (winners only) to have them published on the website.  These images must be emailed to me within 48 hours of the competition.  Since competitions are on Wednesday night, I must receive the images by Friday night in order to get them published.  I will be posting the winners on the website two days after each meeting, or sooner if I get them earlier. 

These winning images will become part of a photo gallery on the website as well.  There will be two galleries.  The first gallery will contain winning images, and the second gallery will contain photos submitted to me from club field trips. 

All images submitted to me must be in the SAME format as required by the digital projection guidelines. 

Please email your images to as soon as you have them available.

John M. Setzler, Jr.

August 15th Meeting – “Lines” Assigned Subject

The August 15th meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be an assigned subject (projection) competition on the theme of “Lines.”  You may submit up to three images.  Please have your images submitted by Monday, August 13th via the normal submission channels for this competition. 

August 1st Meeting

The August 1 meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be held at the North Annex of the Arts Center (regular meeting place). The competition will be a projection competition… please submit up to two images…

NC Photographers Network


I have created a website called “North Carolina Photographers” that everyone is welcome to join. I hope to build it into a photo, idea, and information exchange between lots of photographers in the state. If you get a chance, stop by and take a look!

John Setzler, Jr.

July 18th Meeting

The July 18th meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be at 7:30pm in the North Annex of the Arts Center.  This meeting will host an open print competition.  Bring up to two of your favorite prints.

June 20th Meeting

The June 20th Meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be an open competition (digital/slides). Please get your digital images in to Robert by 7pm on Monday.

June 6th Meeting: Basic Digital Processing

The June 6th Meeting of the Catawba Valley Camera Club will be an instructional lecture by John M. Setzler, Jr. on basic digital photo post processing using Adobe Photoshop. The meeting will be in the North Annex of the Arts Center at 7:30pm.

Some of the basic concepts of digital processing that will be discussed are:

  • EXIF data
  • Histograms/Levels Adjustments
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Contrast
  • Sharpening
  • Black and White Conversion

If time permits, we will discuss some more advanced techniques… Bring your specific questions with you 🙂