We will be having our very first group exhibit in July 2014. Here are the details. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ.
WHEN : July 12-13 (or July 19-20, to be confirmed this week) / Saturday-Sunday
WHERE : Robinson's Place Malolos / 2nd Floor Activity Area
Which photos are going to be exhibited?
We are going to exhibit about 40 photos, with a maximum of 50. Preferably, the best of the best. Our finest photos. Let's show the public our best shots.
Who can join the exhibit?
All Focus Bulacan members may join. We encourage everyone to submit photos for screening.
How can we join the exhibit, or what do we do to join?
Each member can submit a maximum of 5 photos. These photos will go thru a screening process to be conducted by the Exhibit Committee.
Who will decide which photos are going to be included in the exhibit, and how?
The Exhibit Committee, together with Focus Bulacan officers, willl screen the photos in an extensive sit-down session. They will look at the photos one by one and score/rank them. The Top 40 photos will be determined and will get priority in getting included in the exhibit.
What will be the criteria for screening the photos?
Most important criteria is VISUAL IMPACT. Photos must have impact at first glance in order to quickly capture the attention of the viewing public. Other factors are strength of composition and technique, uniqueness from other entries, and quality of resolution for printing.
Is there a specific theme for the exhibit and photos?
There is no specific theme. We will exhibit the photos that we want to represent ourselves. For example, if you love macro photography, then you may exhibit your macro shots. If your forte is portraiture, then go and show your best portraits. It will be up to each and everyone to decide which photos will best represent themselves to the public.
Are there restrictions for the photos?
The usual restrictions apply : no nudity, poverty porn, religious or political tones, no offensive material. To avoid unwanted snide remarks, we will also not allow photos that came from past shoots/EBs done with the former group of some members, Bulacan Letratista.
What's the format of photos, and where do we send it?
Please send it in JPEG format with no watermarks, and more importantly : SEND IN HIGHEST RESOLUTION. Typical resolution for a 3:2 ratio image is 4500 x 3000 pixels (if we're going to print it 10 x 15 inches using 300 PPI). Resolution will be a big factor in screening the photos, because no matter how good the photos are, if we won't be able to print them in good quality, they won't be ideal for exhibition. Please crop in 3:2 (most ideal), 4:3 or 16:9 format.
Are we going to share in expenses?
We will have to ask members whose photos will get included in the exhibit to share a part of the expenses. Most of the expenses will be appropriated for the exhibit panels (photo displays). We are pegging the cost at 500 pesos per photo exhibited, but rest assured we will be doing our best to bring down the cost. After the exhibit, exhibit participants will get to bring home their printed photos. Plus this : you may sell your photos if there are interested buyers.
When is the deadline of submitting photos for the exhibit?
You may email photos up to June 20, 11:59PM. No later than that. So please, if you still want to add to your photo materials, go out and shoot. Or go back to your photo archive and look for your best photos. You still have more than two weeks to go.
What happens if all my photos don't get selected to be included in the exhibit?
Then there's no shame at all, but we encourage you to keep on shooting to get better. There will be many other exhibits, next time may be your time.
What happens if all my photos, all five of them, get selected to be included in the exhibit? That's too expensive.
We can't promise anything yet, but we will think of a way to make the cost less burdensome.
What if we don't want to participate in the exhibit because we're not confident yet in our photography?
We respect your decision, but we encourage you to try. Anyway, you're still invited to the exhibit.
Who are the members of the Exhibit Committee? And what are their functions?
Here are the members of our Exhibit Committee : Jay Salvador, Chi Lopez, Erika Santos, Alih Viaje, and Ejay Caluag. Their main task is to oversee the preparations for the exhibit in coordination with the officers. All Focus Bulacan members are urged to help, but the Exhibit Committee are the ones who are accountable.
That's all for now. We will keep you posted of updates.