HOUSTON CAMERA CLUB

Since 1935

Competitions

Houston Camera Club holds a club competition the first Tuesday of each month. Both prints and digital projected images are included in competitions. In addition, there is a year end competition each August. Note: Our competitions are local and for current active HCC members only. Outside Internet entries are not eligible.

Competition categories, which may change from time to time, include Pictorial, Nature, Travel, Photojournalism, Black & White, Creative and Assignment, plus unlimited prints. There is a quarterly field trip photo competition in both prints and projected digital. In addition, we have the annual Earl Gilbert Architectural Photography competition and the Matt Daura Landscape competition.

From time to time Houston Camera Club is selected to judge GSCCC or PSA interclub contests. Members the the opportunity then to see the best work of other photo organizations.

Click here for the current Outline for Competition (Rev 10/1/2016).

See also Sept 1 2017 updated Projected Image rules here.

Additional notes for projected digital image competition. The computer and projector will be set up for best possible color balance, brightness, and contrast using a colorimeter. For best display of your images, take these into account:

  • Color space. Be sure to use or convert to the sRGB color space.
     
  • Monitor white point. Our projection system is calibrated to a white point of 6500 degrees Kelvin. If you profile your monitor, you may want to use the same white point setting.

For more information, try an Internet search for "Adobe RGB vs sRGB" and on "monitor white point".