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This Salon is conducted in conformity with the exhibition standards of the Photographic Society of America (PSA). Subject to the PSA rules, acceptances in this exhibition are eligible for inclusion in applications for PSA Star/Galaxy Ratings and will count towards listings in PSA ‘Who’s Who’.

With the PSA ROPA, the International Photography Salon world is back and kicking with aflame passion once more. As we are chasing Stars or Galaxies, at the same time, we can use the Star and Galaxy Certificates to apply for the ROPA photography titles which we can proudly put behind our name as a recognition of our achievement in photography. The applications for ROPA Distinctions are based on awarded Stars and Galaxy Ratings as represented by the certificates received for the rating.

It is not an easy path, no things are easy, but achieveable.

And with the many well written salon software being created, makes Salon participation a breeze. Online submission of works with online payment, and prompt receipt of report cards are some of the norms today.

To achieve a Recognition of Photographic Achievement (ROPA) Distinction, a PSA member (membership open to anyone) must accumulate acceptances from PSA recognised Salons and have those acceptances verified through the PSA Star Ratings system. Once the member has accumulated sufficient acceptances as verified by their Star Ratings and Galaxy certificates they can apply for ROPA Distinctions.

The Star Ratings and ROPA Distinctions route is a good motivation to keep one actively involved in photography, pushing oneself to keep getting new photographic works and in time to come, one will have a good decent portfolio of images. This route is also a testament of one’s achievement in photography and recognised by a worldwide body for photography.

STAR RATINGS AND GALAXY RATINGS

Images that are accepted in PSA Salons are eligible to be used by PSA members to apply for PSA Star Rating. Stars are awarded for increasing levels (One Star, Two Stars, Three Stars etc eventually to Galaxies) based on an established minimum number of titles and acceptances for each level. One image MUST have only one title and MUST NOT have multiple titles. There is no limit to the number of acceptances one image may achieve to be recognised for Star Ratings. There is a limit to the number of acceptances one image may achieve to be recognized for Galaxy Ratings.

In PSA, every Division (or Class within a Division), is different and has it’s own Star Path.  If a picture can be entered in Nature or Photo Travel, it could also be entered in a Pictorial division such as PIDC or PIDM or one of the Pictorial Print Division classes, (large or small color prints, or large or small monochrome prints).  It would be eligible to earn acceptances that can be used toward stars in those divisions/classes. Only acceptances accepted in a section by a given Division/Class may be used towards stars in that Division/Class.

Also remember that some exhibitions allow both Color and Monochrome images to be entered in a PID Color Class, PIDC, section of their exhibition.  Any acceptance earned in a PIDC Section, whether the image is color or monochrome, is considered a PIDC acceptance and goes toward PIDC Stars.  Only acceptances earned in a PID Monochrome Class, PIDM, section of an exhibition count toward PIDM stars.

Star Ratings and Galaxy Certificates across different divisions can be accumulated and be used to apply for ROPA Distinctions.

All images and associated acceptances used for Star Ratings 1 – 5 MUST be retired and never used again for any Galaxy Rating. Any acceptances of those photographs not already claimed for a Star Rating level are lost.

Each Galaxy Rating must use new titles that have never been used for prior Star or Galaxy Ratings. For Galaxy 1 – 5 you need 25 new titles for each Galaxy, each accepted 3 times. For Galaxy 6 – 10 you must use 50 new titles for each Galaxy, each accepted 3 times. Any acceptances over those 3 each title cannot be used for higher ratings.

All titles used for one Galaxy Level must be retired and cannot be used for higher Galaxy levels.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR STAR RATINGS

  • 1 STAR – 18 acceptances with at least 6 titles
  • 2 STARS – 36 acceptances with at least 12 titles
  • 3 STARS – 72 acceptances with at least 24 titles
  • 4 STARS – 144 acceptances with at least 48 titles
  • 5 STARS – 288 acceptances with at least 96 titles

NOTE: The titles and acceptances used for Star 1 are counted in the titles and acceptances used for Star 2. The titles and acceptances used for Star 2 are counted in the titles and acceptances used for Star 3, and so on.

  • Galaxy 1 to 5 – 25 new titles each, each title 3 acceptances
  • Galaxy 6 to 10 – 50 new titles each, each title 3 acceptances
  • Diamond 1 to 5 – 50 new titles each, each title 6 acceptances
  • Diamond 6 to 10 – 75 new titles each, each title 6 acceptances

NOTE: The titles and acceptances used for Galaxy 1 (or any other Galaxy or Diamond) cannot be used for any other Galaxy or Diamond.

Case Study 1:

Lets take 1 star for example for PIDC
1 Star – 18 acceptances with 6 titles.
In PIDC, Photographer A has a photo titled “women in red” gaining 12 acceptances and 6 other titles gaining 1 acceptance each, he may use these for 1 Star application.

Case Study 2:

Lets take 3 stars for example for PIDC
3 Star – 72 acceptances with 24 titles.
In PIDC, photographer B has a photo titled “boat in mist” achieving 23 acceptances, a photo titled “women in red” achieving 29 acceptances and 22 other photos each achieve one acceptance each, he is eligible for 3 Stars.

Case Study 3:

Lets take 3 stars for example for PIDC
3 Star – 72 acceptances with 24 titles.
Photographer C has the following photographs “Women in red” achieving 24 acceptances in PIDC Color Open, “Boat in the mist” achieving 14 acceptances in PIDC Color Open, “Man with Beard” achieving 10 acceptances in PIDC Portrait Theme, “Water Melody” achieving 10 acceptances in PIDC water theme PLUS 20 other titles each 1 acceptance in PIDC Color OPen. This brings a total of 78 acceptances for PIDC (open plus theme). He is eligible to use these for his 3 star application. (NOTE: Even though 78 acceptances would be used for the 3 star application, the certificate will only indicate the number of acceptances required.)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ROPA DISTINCTIONS

(Star Ratings Certificates are proof of the number of acceptances you have received and the Certificates from various divisions can be combined to apply for ROPA)

  • PROFICIENCY (PPSA) – 288 acceptances
    (Example – PIDC 4 stars [144 acc] + PIDM 2 stars [36 acc] + ND 3 stars [72 acc] + PTD 2 stars [36 acc] = 288 acceptances)
  • EXCELLENCE (EPSA) – 700 acceptances
  • MASTER (MPSA) – 1500 acceptances
  • GRAND MASTER (GMPSA) – 3000 acceptances

More information on the Star Ratings and ROPA can be found on http://www.psa-photo.org/index.php?stars-and-ropa

本沙龙依照美国摄影学会的规则举办。各组入选作品将列入PSA的“名家”和“星座”统计。 

PSA 推出的ROPA 名衔制度,国际摄影沙龙世界再一次活跃起来。当我们正在追逐“星座”统计,在同一时间,我们可以使用的“星座”统计证书申请ROPA 名衔。我们可以很自豪地在我们的名字后面打印这些收国际承认的摄影名衔,表示我们在摄影的成就。

它不是容易的道路,没有事情是容易的,但可达成。

现在很好沙龙的软件把参加沙龙过程弄得很简单。从上网上载照片,在线支付沙龙参加费,及时收到报告卡,都是轻而易举的事。

PSA 会员 (会员开放给任何人) 可累积从沙龙入选积分,来申 请 “星座”统计证书。

往着PSA的“名家”和“星座”统计这个方向努力,推动自己不断拍摄更好的照片来突破自己,个人的摄影水平也被受国际承认。

    PSA 星座STAR RATINGS 资格

  • 1 STAR (一星座名衔) : 至少6张照片,18次入选
  • 2 STAR (二星座名衔) : 至少12张照片,36次入选
  • 3 STAR (三星座名衔) : 至少24张照片,72次入选
  • 4 STAR (四星座名衔) : 至少48张照片,144次入选)
  • 5 STAR (五星座名衔) : 至少96张照片,288次入选
  • Galaxy 1 to 5 (宇宙一到五): 每层25 张新作品, 每张照片入选3次
  • Galaxy 6 to 10 (宇宙六到十): 每层50 张新作品, 每张照片入选3次
  • Diamond 1 to 5 (钻石一到五):每层50 张新作品, 每张照片入选6次
  • Diamond 6 to 10 (钻石六到十):每层75 张新作品, 每张照片入选6次

案例1:

比如PIDC 1 星座
1 星座 – 18 张入选,至少6 标题。
在 PIDC,摄影师 A 有一张照片,标题为”women in red” 获得 12 次入选,另外有 6 张 照 片 各 获得 1 次入选,他可能会使用这些累积分数申请PIDC 1 星座。

案例2:

比如3星座
3星座 – 72张入选,至少24 标题。
在 PIDC,摄影师 B 有一张照片,标题为 “boat in mist”获得 23 次入选、 一张照片,标题为”women in red” 获得 29 次入选和 22 张 其它照片各 获得 1 次入选,他可能会使用这些累积分数申请PIDC 3 星座。

案例3:

比如3星座
3星座 – 72张入选,至少24 标题。
在PIDC公开,摄影师 C 的照片”Women in red”获得 24 次入选, ” Boat in the mist ” 获得 14 次入选。
在PIDC 人像特别组,照片”Man with Beard” 获得 10 次入选。
在PIDC 水特别组,照片”Water Melody” 获得 10 次入选。
在PIDC公开,有20 张 其它照片各 获得 1 次入选。
他可能会使用这些累积分数申请PIDC 3 星座。

PSA 名衔ROPA 资格

(PSA 星座STAR RATINGS 文凭可以用来申请PSA 名衔ROPA)

  • 熟练程度 PROFICIENCY (PPSA) – 288 入选
    (示例 – PIDC 4 星 [144 acc] + 马存保机构 2 星 [36 acc] + ND 3 星 [72 acc] PTD 2 星 [36 acc] = 288 接受)
  • 卓越EXCELLENCE (EPSA) – 700 入选
  • 硕士MASTER (MPSA) – 1500 入选
  • 大师GRAND MASTER (GMPSA) – 3000 入选

比如:
摄影师A 得到PID 组 5 星座文凭 (288 入选),他可以用来申请PPSA 名衔.

比如:
摄影师B 得到PID 组 3 星座文凭 (72入选),自然组3 星座文凭 (72 入选), 旅游组 4 星座文凭 (144 入选),他可以用来申请PPSA 名衔.

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