19/06/19To all members.
Today I have one important piece of information plus a few items of interest.
INFORMATION THAT REQUIRES YOUR S[PECIAL ATTENTION
As you are aware on every competition evening each print has been photographed individually, at the time it was being judged, and then projected on to the screen. Although this system works reasonably well we have decided that, from our first league competition in October, every print entered into any competition, must be accompanied by a digital file of the same image. These to be submitted on a Memory Stick, but when appropriate can be added to your dpi league competition entry (marked accordingly - "print"). Please size as 1600 x 1200 pixels, as it is for league digital entries. The digital image will be displayed on the screen at the same time as the print is being judged and will therefore avoid the use of a camera with its various problems. Major competitions and other clubs have been doing this for some time.
I will be sending several reminders between now and the start of the season but knowing many members like to get organised well in advance of the season this information is being passed on as early as was possible. Whilst it should produce a better image of each print ,as a bonus, it will also
enable the selection group to have more images to choose from, hopefully giving us better results from external competitions.
If you have any queries please do get in touch.
With John Greg retiring from the position of Grand Tea Maker, after several years of loyal service, we now have a vacancy for that position. If you would like to fill this vital role please get in touch. Greg Rice has offered to assist as before. That cuppa is such an important part of each Tuesday evening and members will be extremely grateful if the service can continue. No previous experience or C.V. is required as full training can be given!!
PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIPS OUT WITH STEVE WILLIAMS
Following Steve's very successful days out previously, and by popular demand, he has organised several trips for this summer - I attach his list (Not on website version).
GROUPS OF FOUR (OR MORE)
At the end of last season we had one group of members who were planning to work on a project - do we have any more? If you are in a group the committee would like to hear how it is all going.
Our club has been invited to have a small in-store display of prints at the Eaton Socon Store from the 24th June for two weeks. This is to be part of two weeks of the Co-op's period of Community Events - I have no idea what the other events are going to be but if you do happen to pop into their shop during that period please do speak to anyone who you find looking at our work. Whilst chatting, remember to mention that they can see over 200 superb prints at our exhibition on Saturday 5th October, plus of course a similar number of digital images. Thank you.
PHOTOGRAPHY - OPPORTUNITIES AND OF INTEREST
The website is updated during this summer break, so do dip into it every so often particularly the Of Interest section .
Bedford Camera club has its Annual Photography Exhibition on at the moment and will continue until 6th July. It is being held at Bromham Mill Art Gallery. Entry is free and it is open from 10am 4pm every day.
Saturday 29th and 30th June. Sack of Huntingdon Medieval Re-enactment at Castle Hill, Huntingdon. 11am 4pm Battle at 2pm each day.
Saturday 27th July the Thames Barge Match. Starting at Buttermans Bay, just down river from Pin Mill, at 9.30am
Saturday 17th August St. Neots Charity Dragon Boat Racing 10am 5pm
A date for your diary
Wednesday 25th September at 2.30pm in the Paxton Pits Visitor Centre. Natures Year. An illustrated talk by Ann Miles, who we all know is an accomplished photographer from Cambridge Camera Club. £2.50 pay at the door. She will include close up and sharp images of wildlife and plants together with atmospheric abstract shots inspired by the natural world.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer.