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08-Feb-2019

Hello,
Once again plenty of information to pass on.................
Don’t forget I am always looking to receive articles from members. A bit of humour wouldn’t go amiss in some newsletters - over to you!
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Our Annual Competition is not far off– see email sent separately, with full details and entry forms. Shortly you will be able to find the entry forms on our club’s website, just in case any get mislaid,
you will find them under...... “Exhibition” – now that is a surprise isn’t it! ..............
From Linda.
If you are in need of any mount board and/or anything else on the Paper Spectrum website https://www.paperspectrum.co.uk/ Linda is happy to organise a bulk order. Work out your order and contact Linda direct.
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From Shirley.
When Ann Miles was with us on Tuesday she said that she is prepared to offer Permajet paper at cost price. If you are interested check their website www.permajet.com for prices. The cost from Ann should be the same as shown on their website without the VAT being added. If you want any get back to me asap and, provided we have a reasonably sized order, I will organise with Ann.
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From Jim.
Following my aim for our members to have more hands-on and tutorial events I am aiming to organise two special ‘extra evenings’ These would be for a small number of members to take along their laptops and to participate in learning more about Lightroom techniques.
One event would be for those just starting out using this software, or any member who feels that with some tuition they could extend their basic knowledge. The second evening would be for those who are already competent but would like to engage with colleagues to share and expand their Lightroom skills.
Until I know whether or not there is sufficient interest I cannot work out any costs but it is anticipated that these events, although self-funding, will be not be expensive. Although I am not expecting this to take place until the start of the new season please get back to me on this asap. In order that other ideas can also be followed up on.
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If you are interested in participating in the EAF’s Annual competition you will find full details by going to The EAF’s website -https://www.waddingtoncustot.com/exhibitions/129/ then to’ Info’, drill down to ’ Downloadable documents’. Please read the rules carefully. When you are ready hand your entries to Linda, complete with the relevant completed forms, disc and payment, by 26th February.
A selection of the images from this competition will be exhibited at Wingfield Barns, Church Road, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5RA, from Saturday 4th May to Sunday 19th May 2019. Please note there are times when the exhibition will not be open, so do check before starting out. In addition, there will only be ‘serve-yourself’ hot drinks available at the exhibition, although there are some good pubs not far away.
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Panel competition Once again I have been asked to point members to where they can find the rules for the Panel competition. I appreciate it does take a bit of finding but it is on our club’s website under Competition Rules, Part D. You will then need to scroll down a couple of pages to the very last item .
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Two Wildlife competitions coming up:-
Paxton Pits Photo competition – Google Paxton Pits Photo Competition for details – final date
February 28th February.
2019 Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire/Northamptonshire (BCN)Wildlife Photography competition – 1st prize £300 of camera equipment – www.wildlifebcn.org/get-involved/photo-competition. Ends 15th April.
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Exhibitions you might be interested in:-
Peterborough Photographic Society Annual Exhibition. 25th February – 2nd March. St. John’s church,
Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Free entry.
Don McCullin – Tate Gallery London. On now until 6th May Book NOW £18pp.
Also .... (Something a little different)...
This Empty World - (Exhibition in London from 7th February- 7th March) - By Nick Brant. Photographer. Waddington Custot Gallery, Cork Street, London.
This Empty World addresses the escalating destruction of the African natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for the animals to survive. The people in the photos are also often helplessly swept along by the relentless tide of 'progress'. Each image is a combination of two moments in time, captured weeks apart, almost all from the exact same locked-off camera position.
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Periodically the EAF produces a magazine giving various updates and news etc. Here is the link to the latest digital version. www.eaf.org.uk/assets/bull-jan-19.pdf
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Have you Lost anything? If you have don’t bother going to your local Police station - read on..........From the Cambridgeshire Police.
We've joined police forces nationwide by ceasing to take reports of lost property and accepting only certain types of found item.
The changes took effect nationally from 1 February after the Chief Constables’ Council agreed it as a way of reducing non-essential demand and the associated costs and bureaucracy generated for call centres and front counters.
The police service has traditionally accepted the responsibility of recording lost and found property, despite there being no statutory duty to maintain a system of recording non-evidential property. Found items dealt with by police have reduced and a consistent approach adopted across the country. This will help reduce call volumes and remove an unnecessary burden on policing.
If you have lost or found an item, visit the force website for guidance on what to do. ..............................
Regards, Shirley.