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 🙂

May 2nd Meeting – Critique Night

Our May 2nd meeting will be held at the North Annex of the Arts Center (regular meeting place) at 7:30pm. The meeting will consist of a critique night. You may bring up to 10 imgaes. These can be prints, slides, or digital images or any combination of those. If you plan to submit digital images, please get them to Robert Dant by 730pm on Monday, April 30.

April 18th Meeting: Slide Competition

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007  – 7:30pm – Arts Center North Annex

Open Slide Competition: Bring up to two (2)

Don’t forget about digital submissions.  They must be submitted prior to Monday evening.