Q:    Where and when is the next YYJ Rocktographers showcase?
A:    The YYJ Rocktographers annual showcase will take place Friday, January 22–Sunday, January 24, 2015 at Fort Tectoria, 777 Fort Street. Hours TBD.

Q:   Wait, did you say annual showcase?
A:    That’s right. This YYJ Rocktographers will mark the beginning of our once-a-year format instead of our bi-annual shows from years past.

Q:    What is the standard YYJ Rocktographers format?
A:    Concert photos taken in the past calendar year by Victoria photographers.

Q:    How do I submit my photo to an upcoming showcase?
A:    Sign up for the mailing list! Details on submissions and everything else YYJ are e-mailed through the list. Join the list. The list loves you.

Q:    Do I have to be a fulltime concert photographer to submit?
A:    Honey, nobody’s a fulltime concert photographer in YYJ.

Q:    Are there any technical specifications to submit?
A:    Submit full resolution photos (minimum 11×17″ at 150 DPI), landscape or portrait at 3:2 aspect ratio (no square or panoramic shots, no heavy post-processing).

Q:    Can I leave my cool watermark over the singer’s face? I designed it myself.
A:    Please don’t watermark your submissions. We don’t distribute the files or archive them once selections are made and printing is done, and you’ll be credited alongside your photo.

Q:    When should I submit my photo?
A:    The submission period is from Friday, November 20th–Friday, December 18, 2015. No late entries will be accepted. You may submit 1, 2, or 3 photos for consideration.

Q:    When and how will I know if I’m in the show?
A:    If your photo is selected, we’ll let you know via e-mail by Monday, December 21st, 2015. You’ll then be notified of your selection and payment details to cover the cost of your print.

Q:    Why do we have to pay money?
A:    Because printing doesn’t grow on trees, and there are countless incidentals (some small, some large) with running an event such as this. This isn’t a for-profit venture; it’s a “labour of love” which is Latin for “we’re usually out a couple hundy by the end.”

Q:    Okay, you’ve pulled at my heartstrings. How can I pay you?
A:    Via PayPal or Interac eTransfer.

Q:    Will I get to keep my photo after the show?
A:    Oh, yes. They’re beautifully printed and ready for display (nail not included).

Q:    But . . . how do I become a concert photographer in the first place?
A:    Stay tuned for that article which webmeister Bud‘s been trying to get around to writing, just like those bi-weekly Rocktographer meetings he’s been trying to arrange.