FSSP Camera Club

FSSP Camera Club

Welcome to the Fort Snelling State Park Camera Club (FSSPCC) website.

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Join us at our next Club Meeting:

Date: Saturday, 5 December, 9 a.m.

Location: Virtual meeting via Zoom (please send email to fsspcameraclub@gmail.com to request link)

December Challenge: "Rapture"

Ongoing Challenges: "Fall," "Photo Editing Challenge," “Homebound,” “Backyard,” and “Food”

12-Month Challenge: "Parks 2020." SIX photos taken throughout the year in 2020.

2020 Fort Snelling State Park Photo Contest

Eligibility: The contest is open to ANY photographer. It is open to both FSSP club members and the general public. If you know someone may be interested, pass it on.

Number of entries per person: Only 3 submissions total per photographer are allowed.

Size and Presentation: Photos must be matted or mounted (ex: traditional mat, foam board, metal, etc.) no larger than 16" x 20" or 24” for long side of a panoramic. Frames or hangers are not permitted. Image resolution must be 5 MB or larger.

Each photo requires both printed and digital formats. If only 1 exists, the photo will be pulled.

Printed submission: Attach a completed entry form to the back of each photo submitted. Please fill out “required” fields at a minimum and submit entries at FSSP Visitor Center.* Also, put a directional arrow so photo is displayed as intended.

Digital submission: choose 1 option

Opt 1) JPEG file can be sent to fsspcameraclub@gmail.com
One photo per email. Indicate in email what is filled out on form for printed submission. Size limit 5 to 10 MB.

Opt 2) JPEG file on jump drive, SD card or a PC formatted CD Rom. To be submitted with printed submission.

Subject Matter Requirement: Photo must be taken in, or of, Fort Snelling State Park or the Upper Post (the Historic Fort is excluded). Photos can be taken in any year or any season.

Judging: Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, interest and composition.

Photos will be judged in the following categories:

  • 1. Flora (landscape, flowers, trails, trees, people, structures...)

  • 2. Fauna (wildlife)

  • 3. Macro

  • 4. Fun (abstract/photoshop/composite/in-camera artistic filters...also photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, sharpening, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color, and contrast etc...)

Contest officials have the option to disallow photo or to change categories if not meeting contest requirements/categories as stated above.

Any submissions with identification/watermark on the front will be disqualified.

*Due to COVID-19, FSSP will be accepting photos from Oct 1 through Nov 21st. Entries can be dropped off at the Park Headquarters at the entrance.

Hours may vary so call 612-279-3550 to make sure it is open.

Check the website for updates, as plans may need to be flexible.


EMAIL: fsspcameraclub@gmail.com

Rev. NOV 2020 FSSP Photo Contest Rules and Form.pdf

2020 Interclub Competition Results

The results for the 2020 Interclub Competition were announced!

Please go to the Camera Council page for complete details


J. Arthur Anderson - Monochrome and Color Prints of the Year and Awards

Tom Moehn - Realistic Runner-up Image of the Year, Awards and Honorable Mention

Eileen Matro - Honorable Mention Digital Contemporary Category.

Jane Stonich - Honorable Mention Digital Nature Category.

Acceptance Ribbons: J. Arthur Anderson, Eileen Matro, Tom Moehn, Ali Plevell, Lou Plevell, Mark Stonich, Al Whitaker

Awards slide show listing all awards is now posted to YouTube.

Accepted slide show includes all accepted photos.

Screenshots of winning photos available in TCACCC's report

2020 Final Report.pdf
FSSPCC Results.pdf

North Dakota Trip

Several members of FSSP Camera Club experienced North Dakota in May 2019. Check out some of their photos:

FSSPCC generally meets the first Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. at:

Fort Snelling State Park - Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center

101 Snelling Lake Road

St. Paul, MN 55111

For directions, please see our Contact Us page or visit the park website

Follow us in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FSSPcameraclub/