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  • We've Just Started Another Caption Contest

    Our last caption contest at Bee Happy Graphics was won by KCC's current president, Walter (he wasn't president at the time so there was no collusion or pressure).  The picture for our new contest includes me and a silverback mountain gorilla.  You can check out the picture and the details on our blog.  This contest will be open for at least three weeks, and the voting will last at least a couple weeks after that. Good luck!

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  • How Would You Demonstrate Your Photography?

    We were accepted into an art festival near Melbourne that would like (but not require) all artists to demonstrate their work (for details, see the Bee Happy Graphics blog). I like the idea, but have no idea how to do that. What sort of photography demonstration have you ever done or have you ever seen or would you like to see?  Although we didn't sign up for a demonstration, I suspect they would let us participate if we had a plan, so don't dilly dally - this festival is the weekend before Thanksgiving. Thank you.

     

    Note 1: If we come up with a plan for a demonstration, we would be glad to perform it for the club.

    Note 2: This isn't just a lame way to advertize Bee Happy Graphics' upcoming events. Those who are interested in that can always just subscribe to that particular category of blog posts on our web page (or any other category that might interest you) or just check our schedule.  Thanks again.

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  • I'm Offering A Six-pack To The Best Night Rainbow Picture

     

    But first (as background) here's the quiz:

     

    During what part of the day will you see the biggest rainbows?
    A) Early morning
    B) High noon
    C) Late afternoon
    D) Midnight
    E) All of the above
    F) None of the above

     

    You may submit your answers in the comments below.   I recently posted this quiz on my personal Facebook page, and have since given the answer on Facebook, but don't cheat.

    Not to give too much away, but in discussing the above quiz on Facebook, I was forced to admit that the last three answers were thrown in for padding, but then I suggested that it was entirely possible, and in fact more likely to photograph a rainbow at midnight than at high noon (in most populated latitudes).  As fate would have it, one of my Facebook friends (actually an artist we see traveling to art festivals around the state who was once a photographer for the Navy) told me to put up or shut up (virtually all of my friends are way too polite to put it like that but I knew what he meant).  But with so many other things on my plate, I need your help!

     

    The important rainbow physics is shown below.

    So Here's The Contest

     

    I'll give the equivalent of a six-pack of your favorite brew (within reason) for the best picture of a rainbow at night.  Composition does count.  Photos of real rainbows will be given precedence, but just in case I overstated the possibility of that occurring, Photoshopped rainbows will be accepted.  The contest will run at least three weeks but may continue until we get a chance to get our own rainbow pictures (which will not be considered in this contest).  I said six-pack equivalent because a corresponding discount for any of the services of Bee Happy Graphics (see our services page) may be substituted at your request.  Good luck. Any questions should be entered in the comments below.  Thanks again.

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  •   Ibis Hillencamp commented on this post about 2 months ago
    Bruce Moreland started a new discussion, Your Camera's Aspect Ratio
    Your Camera's Aspect Ratio

    Although not quite as bad as fitting a square peg into a round hole, getting your images into a standard-sized frame takes some thought. Inspired and motivated by Ibis Hillencamp, who (around here) needs no introduction, I wrote an article on the subject for our Bee Happy Graphics blog. 

    Other recent articles you might be interested in include one with thoughts on using keywords to catalog your pictures in Lightroom (click here) and another rebutting art judges' comments on photographers' use of canvas (here).

    I know I promised some thoughts on the way we promote people from Group B to A; it has been a hectic winter for me, but I have not forgotten and hope to have something on that (maybe with fresh material) by the end of the summer. And later, after seeing how this new digital competition goes, I may have comments on that and the role of our club.  And for Bee Happy Graphics, I've made a few other promises also.  Stay tuned.

    As is always the case, I hope these discussions inspire you and I encourage your comments.

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  • I just completed another promise and published an article on "Using Multiple Moulding Widths In One Frame" on the Bee Happy Graphics blog.  As is too commonly the case, it took a lot longer than I expected. 

    The next article in the series will be about using moulding in which the inside edge and the outside edge are non-parallel lines. Then we start looking at moulding with curves.  Of course, the way we've been going, this might take a while.  Stay tuned!

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