BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
 

August 2018 EPs, SFs, Finalists



Ready for comments on the August 2018 contest.


To love this question, log in above
7/31/2018 11:57:31 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery
  August categories

Light & Lightning (Nature/Landscapes)
Horses (Animals)
Babies (People)
Three of a Kind (Elements of Design)
Framing the Subject (Techniques)
Funny Travels (Travel/Place)
Fruit (Still-Life/Flowers)
Bicycles & Bicycle Parts (Details/Macro)
Abandoned Buildings (Man-Made)
Made with Mirrorless Camera


To love this comment, log in above
8/2/2018 6:23:09 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Good news everyone. The mirrorless theme is being revised to mirrorless and mirrored. It is now essentially CATCH ALL. So Catchall is back!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
8/2/2018 10:47:33 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Tagging


To love this comment, log in above
8/8/2018 6:00:17 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  I hope everyone got the word the mirrorless cameras theme is to be thought of as Catch all.


To love this comment, log in above
8/8/2018 3:39:33 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  Just stopping by to see if there's any news. I guess not....


To love this comment, log in above
9/12/2018 6:24:04 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  No news yet, Bob. Maybe soon...


To love this comment, log in above
9/12/2018 10:12:52 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  This is bordering on ridiculous.... !!


To love this comment, log in above
9/14/2018 6:08:24 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  I wonder if there is someone new at the helm of this site, or if Jim is leaving the running of this contest portion of the site to others because it got too big, or if there are new judges who can only meet on the second Tuesday and last Thursday of the month under a full moon ...

July 1st EPs were out on August 17th, seven weeks later.
So August 1st EPs should come out next week? Hopefully?


To love this comment, log in above
9/14/2018 6:33:43 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  Ann, I believe that Jim is pretty much running the whole sight on his own, big job for anyone!


To love this comment, log in above
9/14/2018 7:29:53 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  No way! That IS a really big job ... I had no idea.


To love this comment, log in above
9/14/2018 7:36:36 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  Time marches on....


To love this comment, log in above
9/17/2018 11:49:22 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  EP for the 2nd, didn't enter on the 1st.... :-)


To love this comment, log in above
9/17/2018 6:52:57 PM

 
Cary Rogers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/30/2006
  (tagging) I have an EP for the 4th


To love this comment, log in above
9/17/2018 8:15:06 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  8/3 EP! And we're off!


To love this comment, log in above
9/18/2018 2:36:32 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  8/7 EP for me! Here we go!


To love this comment, log in above
9/18/2018 3:33:15 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Seeing EPs through August 9.


To love this comment, log in above
9/18/2018 3:42:07 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  12 out of 16 thru the 17th... :-)


To love this comment, log in above
9/18/2018 6:27:14 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Now seeing EPs thru August 17. Month over half done.


To love this comment, log in above
9/18/2018 7:26:37 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  8 out of 11 EPs thru the 17th. Yay! One of them I thought was a shoe-in, but a miss! Oh well, rework time! I can do better!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/18/2018 3:08:15 PM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  EPs are in all the way thru the 31st. Picked up 6 more out of those 10 after the 17th. Again some disappointments for a few I thought were really good. hmmm.... back to the drawing board.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/19/2018 6:58:29 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  18 out of 28 for me..Now we sit and twiddle our thumbs for 10 days... :-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/19/2018 7:21:33 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Wow EPs seem to be done unless there should be a second round. Congrats to all she received them and good luck in the future rounds. From the comments, seems like EP judging was a bit more selective than in the past. Don't be discouraged if you missed more than you had thought you would. It might just be everyone missed more.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/19/2018 7:49:30 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
Contact Errick
Errick's Gallery
photographybyerrick.com
  Here is your invitation to join me in the August Countdown Thread:

http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnADetail.asp?threadID=43118

Errick


To love this comment, log in above
9/19/2018 12:57:47 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  I have never been so disappointed on any month of contests since I started here at BP 15 yrs. ago! Out of 10 images I received only 2 EP's! I'm wondering if these new categories are responsible for my lack of understanding them or has Jim decided that he is going to clamp down on the EP's to show some of us that we are not up to a new standard he is holding now! Am I one of a few here that was slammed this month on EP's?


To love this comment, log in above
2
9/20/2018 11:43:24 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
Contact Errick
Errick's Gallery
photographybyerrick.com
  My eps are down as well. Sort of like they use to be 5 or 5 years ago. Not necessarily a bad thing. Probably finalist selection will be the same percentage of total # of entries. And still have the same# of gold. We will see.


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2018 4:52:34 PM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  Errick, I agree that the finalists and gold winners will be the same percentage! I'm just in shock about my EP's, in that, just in the past year my imagery was gaining steam in the selection process and I know my work has not deminished to this extent in just one month! It's a jolt to the "old" girl here, it's a rough feeling to adjust to for sure!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/21/2018 8:38:34 PM

 
Irene Colling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/11/2008
Contact Irene
Irene's Gallery
irenecollingphotoart.com
  I have an EP for all 6 of my entries last month. I was surprised to see an EP for my September 4th entry.


To love this comment, log in above
9/21/2018 10:14:44 PM

 
Jill Odice
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/1/2005
Contact Jill
Jill's Gallery
  I did OK for August I guess...12 out of 20 got EPs. I am always amazed at which ones get them and don't...:-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/22/2018 9:00:53 AM

 
John R. Koepfer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2008
  Joannie, in my opinion the reason for the drop in new EP's is do to the fact that since the change in the themes there have been more re-submitting of older EP's, SF's and Finalist which I believe automatically recieve EP's leaving less EP's for the new images. So I believe your images are excellent and you should be proud of them!!


To love this comment, log in above
9/22/2018 9:20:29 AM

 
Carol Quina
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2012
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
  All I can say is whomever picked EP's for August absolutely did not like my stuff... 5 out of 13 - pretty dismal EP showing. The good news though is that I like my stuff...


To love this comment, log in above
5
9/22/2018 10:05:14 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  Ok John, you are my new therapist! :-) Thank you!


To love this comment, log in above
9/22/2018 10:08:58 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  No kidding Joanie! We could start group BP therapy on this thread. Not talking about holding virtual hands and singing Kumbaya, but more like boosting morale and offering encouragement. As much as I'd hate to see BP fold, I'd really hate for any of us to lose heart for this thing we all love to do.


To love this comment, log in above
2
9/22/2018 4:29:08 PM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  I'm with you Carol, I like mine too and that's what counts! Gotta say though, your light and shadows floral posting is a personal fav!!


To love this comment, log in above
2
9/23/2018 7:36:30 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2005
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
debrajensen.com
  19 out of 32 entries. Good Luck Everyone!


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2018 7:35:27 AM

 
Carol Quina
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/26/2012
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
  Thank you Ann. I see I need to spend some time in your lovely gallery. Took a quick look this morning and see you love landscapes like I do. Beautiful work.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/24/2018 8:43:08 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Congrats to all going forward into the SF round!!!


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2018 2:09:26 PM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Wow Carol, thanks for the review!


To love this comment, log in above
9/24/2018 7:55:47 PM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Staff Favs are out. Good luck in getting them. Also good luck in the Silver and Gold rounds to come.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/25/2018 11:45:46 AM

 
tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
All Alone
All Alone
wild horse on the border of new mexico and colorado
© tony w. austin
 
 
one out of six got a SF and it was my least favorite


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 6:18:51 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Two SFs for me in August, very exciting! and Thank you judges!

Memory Garden, under Bicycle theme category and River Run, under Sky theme category.

Good luck everyone!


To love this comment, log in above
9/26/2018 6:50:49 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  Finalists are out.... 4 for me.....Luck to all in the GOLDEN round....Yes, you, too, Puddin'.. :-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 10:11:00 AM

 
Joannie Bertucci
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/17/2003
Contact Joannie
Joannie's Gallery
  Mr. Bob, the month of Aug. was a wash out for me! :-(


To love this comment, log in above
9/26/2018 10:14:16 AM

 
tony w. austin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/28/2010
  one finalist


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 10:16:03 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  Well, pooh, Puddin'.... :-(


To love this comment, log in above
9/26/2018 10:21:03 AM

 
Cary Rogers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/30/2006
  Only 1 Staff Favorite---that turned Finalist, for me


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 11:34:51 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  2 SFs to 2 Finalists ... very exciting! Fingers crossed.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 11:35:40 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Congrats on your finalists. Good luck in the Gold round!!!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 12:59:35 PM

 
Jane E. Miller
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2010
Contact Jane
Jane's Gallery
  Good luck to everyone. I think I had 4 or 5 entries. I received 2 eps and one turned to finalist. Once again I am blown away at the talent of the entries! Good luck!!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 2:44:46 PM

 
Janet Poczwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/5/2011
  Best wishes everyone for the Gold!!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/26/2018 7:18:48 PM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  This morning I found a shiny gold 2nd place badge on my Memory Garden photo under bicycle theme for August. First gold in my gallery, so I'm really excited!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/27/2018 6:38:49 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  Way to go, Ann.....the ball has started rolling, so there'll be more to come... :-)


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/27/2018 6:41:52 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
Contact Errick
Errick's Gallery
photographybyerrick.com
  A brilliant piece of work Ann. Well deserved win!


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/27/2018 6:51:19 AM

 
Jim Miotke
BetterPhoto Member
BetterPhotoJim.com
Owner, BetterPhoto.com, Inc.
  Announcement:

I have themes for you!

UPCOMING Categories: OCTOBER



  • Fall Colors (Nature/Landscape)

  • Backyard Birds (Animals)

  • Photographers (People)

  • Texture (Elements of Design)

  • Intentional Blur (Technique)

  • Famous Destinations (Travel/Place)

  • Close Up Flowers (Still-Life)

  • Miniatures (Details/Macro)

  • Trains (Man-Made)

  • Catch-All

Also I have fixed a bug where incorrect contest category names were showing up on gallery titles. Send specific page URLs to bp support if you find more bugs. Thanks!

Enjoy the October contest!

Jim


To love this comment, log in above
3
9/27/2018 6:59:37 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Thanks SO much Bob and Errick ... you too Joannie, for your kind comments here and on the photo! I'm not so sure I deserve "brilliant" but yup, I'm pretty proud of it ... and I'll be smiling all day!


To love this comment, log in above
9/27/2018 7:01:27 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
Contact Errick
Errick's Gallery
photographybyerrick.com
  Thanks Jim!!!


To love this comment, log in above
9/27/2018 7:03:23 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  Jim! Thanks for the heads up for October categories and all your efforts. Most appreciated!


To love this comment, log in above
9/27/2018 7:07:07 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2003
Contact Bob
Bob's Gallery
bobslens.com
  THANKS, JIM.... :-)


To love this comment, log in above
9/27/2018 7:07:52 AM

 
Debra K. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2005
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
debrajensen.com
  So exciting. I just got my first gold badge as well. :)


To love this comment, log in above
3
9/27/2018 7:33:12 AM

 
Ann Varley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2007
Contact Ann
Ann's Gallery
  High Five Debra !!! Congrats!


To love this comment, log in above
9/27/2018 7:40:43 AM

 
Cary Rogers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/30/2006
  CONGRATS to all the Gold Medal winners! ...and thanks for the heads-up on the Monthly categories, Jim!


To love this comment, log in above
2
9/27/2018 11:08:41 AM

 
Bill Johnson
billjohnsonphotos.com
  Jim,

Thanks for the early listing on next month's contest categories. Members will find this most helpful.


To love this comment, log in above
1
9/28/2018 2:29:16 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2005
Contact Errick
Errick's Gallery
photographybyerrick.com
  Here is your invitation to join the September Countdown Thread.


http://www.betterphoto.com/forms/QnaDetail.asp?threadID=43125

Good luck to all in the contest this month!


To love this comment, log in above
10/21/2018 7:54:01 AM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.