Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 Garfield County Fair

2011 Garfield County Free Fair - Sept. 7-Sept. 11

Entries close in all departments
Wednesday, Aug. 31st 2011 at 5:00pm
All Exhibits must be pre-entered by August 31st
Articles not due to Coliseum until
Wednesday, Sept. 7th

You can enter by:
Phone: 237-0238
Fax: (580)249-5963
Mail: Garfield County Fairgounds, 111 W. Purdue, Enid, OK 73701
Email entries will be confirmed within 48 hours
Please include Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Age of Exhibitor

We would love to have lots of entries in the Scrapbooking and Photography Area and prizes will be presented in both!

Premium: $2, 1.75, 1.50
Q127 Any Design, Professional or teacher
Q128 Any Design, Amateur
Will not be judged in scrapbooking

Professional or Teacher (considered to be person receiving part of or all of their income from scrapbooking, including selling, teaching and/or instruction.
Amateur (other than professional/teacher or youth)
Youth (considered to be a student attending school)

Contest Rules:
1. Entries must be the work of the exhibitor and his/her original design.
2. Limited to one entry per exhibitor
3. Each entry shall consist of (1) two page layout. Subject matter of exhibitor's choice. Submit layout only. Do not submit an entire album or the entry will be disqualified.
4. Scrapbook layouts may be any size 12x12, 5x7, 8.5x11 etc...
5. Journaling is required on each layout entry.
6. Each layout is required to have page protectors
7. If it is determined that an entry is entered in the wrong category, the sponsor will place it in the proper category.
8. Every effort will be made to display the entries in an attractive manner.

1. One entry per person per category
2. Prints MUST be 8x10 or 8x12 in size for adult classes and 5x7 for youth classes
3. Prints MUST be mounted on a stiff material NO BORDERS, FRAMES OR MATS
4. MUST have a sturdy hanger
5. Best of Show in each photography category will be selected and prizes will be presented. Categories are Amateur Color and Black & White.
6. Judges may switch categories of submitted photos to best fit.
7. Judges may choose not to display any photo they deem inapropriate.
8. Photos that do not follow ALL of the rules will not be judged, but will be displayed.

There is a great list of categories to choose from and I'm sure you can find one that your photo fits into. Please consult the 2011 Fair Guide for more details. We have one here at the store if you would like to see it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wow! Where did the summer go? It always goes by so fast. Both boys started back to school yesterday, and both had great days! Ryan is a 7th grader this year. Wow...junior high! Damon is a 4th grader this year. I just can't believe how time flies! Both have started football practice with their first games coming up after Labor Day. Can't wait till our new school and sports lines get here! I will have lots of pictures!!

I also have lots of pictures from the summer. Since it was so hot, they spent alot of their time swimming. Perfect for the new Echo Park Splash and the Simple Stories' 100 Days of Summer lines!! If you haven't seen either of these new lines, we have some layouts made with both of them. We will be using the 100 Days of Summer for September's Page of the Month class, so be sure to check it out!

UPS dropped off more boxes yesterday! We have Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium and ABC Primer, Teresa Collins Christmas Home, Basic Grey Nordic, Echo Park Happy Days, and Bo Bunny Et Cetera, Blitzen, Father Christmas, and Forever Fall. We are expecting more and more each day!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Photography Class

The Basics of Lighting
Saturday, August 20th, 5:30PM

Class Fee is $80

Taught by Kayla

This class introduces various portrait lighting styles using mostly natural lighting and introduces artificial lighting. We will begin with classroom instruction learning different types of lighting styles then move to hands on shooting outside. Next we will introduce artificial lighting such as external flash, constant lighting and strobe lighting. We will discuss light modifiers such as diffusers, reflectors and other flash accessories. You must have a dSLR or advanced point and shoot to take this class and have taken the basic and intermediate (or advanced) photography class. A good understanding of your manual mode is highly recommended (M, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority). If you have an external flash, reflector or other flash modifiers please bring them to class with you. This is at least a three hour course (depending on individual needs).