Our membership kick-off is held at each September meeting, at which time we informally conduct registration and form a members’ emailing list. The membership year runs from September to August of the following year. As well, new members are welcome to join at any time during the membership year and are then added to our membership email list.
An active member is defined as one who has who attends at least two meetings during the membership year. A membership card is issued to each registrant. As active members, individuals are eligible to participate in the club’s annual exhibit (usually in March at the Duck Pond Gallery) and may submit one photograph, and/or participate in our bi-monthly exhibits at the Town of Esopus Town Hall.. (A modest hanging fee is assessed,)
Competitions are open to any member or guest in attendance.
If submitting an image, please
* adhere to the assigned topic,
* present photographs in matted, unframed form, and at least 8"X10" in size
A competition ballot is obtained upon signing in on Attendance Sheet; photos are judged by attendees. Awards are given to 1st through 5th place (top 5 vote-receivers). Competition results are always made available for review.
At various times, critiques of entries are conducted. A highly qualified club member or guest presenter gives constructive criticism in an open forum during critiques. Members are also encouraged to ask questions, and add comments. It is assumed that all attendees will reap the benefits of such pointed discussions, and learn how to apply techniques into their own photography. Please see Evaluations and Critiques for additional details and guidance.