CCC WhatsApp Group

Ant and Rudi had the superb idea of starting a club WhatsApp group.  Contact either Ant, George or Louise if you would like to get involved!  Group description below:

A knowledge pool for CCC members to share hints and tips,but also a place to ask for help or ideas with existing or up coming projects.

Maybe you need help finding a location?  Or struggling with colour management?  Maybe you need a steer with editing?  Or maybe you want a little bit of feedback on an image?

Perhaps you saw a really helpful video on YouTube and thought others might find it useful?  Well here’s the place the ask, share and get the help you need! 😊

Club night summary – 14th February

This weeks topic was ‘Photography unplugged’ a charitable event organised between the club and Rickmansworth School photography students involving one of our youngest club members Beth Christie.  A competition was organised where Members were requested to submit PDI Images with minimum adjustment as close as ‘straight out of camera’as possible.

To support the project members donated money towards the event to help enable a School photography trip. In return three students (Beth, Jade and Tom) judged the event on the night giving excellent critique on the entries and choosing the ultimate winners.

Congratulations to Richard and Denise on the night for their winning Images.

The successful event raised £100 from our generous members towards the School project.

Steve

Club night summary – 7th February

Cat lead a well attended workshop exploring creative Depth of Field effects.  In addition to cameras and tripods, the members brought a vast array of fascinating items to photograph, which were arranged into several fine art scenes.  Five in total if I recall.   

At the end of the evening the hall lights were turned off and a little light painting took place to finish an excellent  club night off.

George

Winter Portrait Social Summary – 2nd February

Ant Highet led Louise, Beth, Stuart, Archie & George in a portrait session in Casiobury Park last Saturday with model Ria Fantastic. 

Even though I say so myself we were a dedicated bunch as it was absolutely freezing, with an arctic breeze blowing across the park’s open spaces.  However the cafe saw brisk business with us making frequent trips back inside to warm-up with a cuppa.

As usual the session finished off with an agreeable lunch in the Coach & Horses on The Green to review the day’s events. 

A huge thank-you to Ant for organising & planning the session.  Great fun despite the cold.

George

Ant kindly donated this image from the day for the newsletter & website.

Club night summary – 31st January

On a very cold night with snow forecast a surprising number of hardy members of the club met for an entertaining evening with Sean Meehan, the Chairman of South West Herts Astronomical Society.

We were treated to an excellent talk about astrophotography and were shown some truly amazing images mainly taken by members of the Society. Sean brought along a wide variety of equipment including his 11” telescope with which he is pictured below. We learnt a great deal about the subject some of which were very revealing such as the colours we see in the photographs are not seen with the naked eye and the moon is actually black! In the second part of the evening members had a lot of questions which indicated the interest shown in the subject and the success of the evening.

A sincere vote of thanks to Sean for his efforts in bringing such a vast array of equipment to the club and his offer to host a CCC members only visit to the Society’s own observatory in Flaunden which would be limited to say 12 people.

Members were reminded to note Cat’s latest Newletter and the Entry Deadlines for the forthcoming competitions; in particular members are asked to support the Photography Unplugged event. Entries are now open on photoEntry.

Acting Chair (poorly)
Rod