Helpful Information – “What Does It Mean??”

This page is to help identify and explain terms and abbreviations that show up else where on our website.  There are also links to related clubs and organizations the East Troy Viewfinders are involved with.

PSA Photographic Society of America

PID PSA’s Projected Image Division.
No restrictions on subject matter or manipulations.

PID-1, PID-2, PID-3, PID-4
Four times each club year, select images for PSA Interclub “open” – bring up to 5 digital images to review for possible selection to represent the club in PSA-sponsored interclub competitions.  Images should be jpegs sized no larger than 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high.  Bring images to the meeting on thumb drive.

ND PSA’s Nature Division.
Images cannot be manipulated in this Division, i.e., no creativity, removing objects, changing the color, AND, cannot show the hand-of-man.

ND-1, ND-2, ND-3
Three times each club year, select images for PSA Interclub “nature” – bring up to 5 digital images to review for possible selection to represent the club in PSA-sponsored interclub competitions.  Images should be jpegs sized no larger than 1024 pixels wide x 768 pixels high.  Bring images to the meeting on thumb drive.

PPD PSA’s Pictorial Print Division.
No restrictions on subject matter or manipulations.

PPD-1, PPD-2, PPD-3, PPD-4
Four times each club year, select prints for PSA Interclub “open” – bring up to 3 prints in each or any of three categories to review for possible selection to represent the club in PSA-sponsored interclub print competitions.  ET Viewfinders participates in the three small print categories.  Small prints can be no larger than 8.5 X 12 inches.
The categories are

    Small color prints (SC)
    Small monochrome prints (SM)
    Creative altered reality (CAR)

Wisconsin PSA Club Showcase

Each participating Wisconsin PSA club selects 7 digital images (1 per individual) to represent the club in a round-robin scoring by the participating clubs.

WACCO Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization

WACCO conducts two competitions for individuals annually – a Spring Competition on the first Saturday in May and a Fall Competition on the first Saturday in November. See the WACCO Website for conditions of entry, competition categories, and entry fees: www.wicameraclubs.org

WI Print Circuit

Each individual of a WACCO member club may submit 1 color print and/or 1 monochrome print, unmounted and no larger than 8.5″ x 12″, for a round-robin scoring by the participating club members. (updated 10/20/2015, maximum size was 16″ x 20″)

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