Remember the theme for December is:

Photographing Light Displays

Have you ever noticed when you make a picture of a LED light displays with a fast-ish shutter speed that many of the lights appear to be dark and the picture has half as many lights as when you look at it live in person. The our power coming out of our socket is 50 to 60 megahertz and are cycling on and off 50 or 60 times a second and your camera is recording those times when some of the lights are out.

The trick to photographing LED lights is shooting at 1/60th of a second, that gives pretty good results, but the lights look even more equalized if I shoot a bit slower, like 1/30th of a second. At a little slower speed, the lights all turn on at least once and burn a little brighter in the picture.

The 2022 Image of the Year Photo Contest is now open for voting, the eleven images are the 1st Place winners from the past eleven months. The voting will remain open till 9pm Wednesday, December 7th. Members will be able to view the images below:

Please email your preferences by signifying the month you chose for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place to Contest@tcpcinc.org 

Remember all entries should be judged on technical quality, composition, originality, and artistic merit while keeping the monthly theme in mind.

Best of the Year Photograph 2022