Good Day,

How quickly the seasons seem to go by these days, only our AGM and trophy presentations next eek left before we break for the summer. Unfortunately (for us) bowlers are hardy folk, they are prepared to brave the chilly evenings in April so that means we have to “shut up shop” to let them have the use of their own hall back. Not to worry, we can now make a start to taking our photographs ready for next season. Here are two photographic opportunities that have come from a member:-

22nd to 23rd June
St.Neots Armed Forces weekend (Regatta Meadow)

6th July
Living History Festival (St. Neots Market Square)


Also another suggestion from a member . He says the he hasn’t used the software yet so is just passing on the information :--

FREE HDR software :- Instruction in the magazine:- Free Software with the Practical Photography May 2019 magazine.

Visit the website:- and enter your name and email address in the online form before 30/06/2019 to get your free copy of Skylum Aurora HDR 2018.

You can get £9 off Luminar 3 for Mac and Windows using the voucher code PPMAG19 on the Skylum online store.

Please do keep suggestions coming in throughout the summer – I will happily pass them on to all members. That is what the newsletter is for – not just items from committee members (as important and interesting as they are).



Do remember to keep sending images to Karin so that she can add them to OUR St Neots and District Facebook page. It is images that interest everyone, including potential new members, but they need to be constantly changed – one new image every day is the aim but we need your input to achieve that. If you can add information e.g. whilst out with your Pair and Share partner or the name of a particularly interesting city or building that would be of interest. Even if you send them to Roger’s Facebook group we will happily take a copy.

Your Publicity Secretary will also be extremely grateful!


From Karin.

Dear Members,

Hope you enjoyed Tuesday’s presentation from Bob Brind-Surch?

As promised he has made available to Club members, a copy of his presentation (pdf version), together with information on back-button focusing, gimbal heads and other reference material.

Please note that the link to the info on "Ten ways to improve your craft without buying gear" under Craft and Vision does not appear to work and I have sent an e-mail to Bob to let him know.

However, have managed to find link to 10 more ways - - as follows:

Attached (to the email not on the website) are details of how to access from Bob's website, but do please remember that the information he is providing is copyrighted to Bob and respect the fact that these notes are being made available for members' own personal use and should not be distributed elsewhere. Bob will leave these notes on his website for about 3 months.

As also mentioned by Bob, as a thank you to Clubs for inviting him, he is offering a 5% discount on a UK workshop if booked within a week of his talk. Attached is a copy of his latest flyer on his workshops.

Best Wishes,