This week we held our Autumn social, a chance for members to share some of their Images with the group and talk about photography experiences. A good social evening complemented with nibbles and drinks and some excellent cakes provided by Vanessa.
In addition, we covered preparing for our forthcoming Triptych competition by viewing and discussing examples of previous entered Images, to help the newer members understand the concept.
I’ve added the latest the Competition Handbook to the website. Apologies, I should have been done at the start of the season.
Find it here or under the “About” tab on the front page.
Our Second PDI competitions of the season featured set subject ‘Colour’ and ‘Open’.
Once again we had great enthusiasm for the competition with Initially 110 entries from 28 authors. This quantity was reduced to 82 giving each author 2 entries in the open and 1 entry in the set subject. Still a very full evening of viewing!
A very high standard of Images gave the visiting Judge Damon Guy a tough task in awarding the points and choosing the ultimate winning Images.
I’ve had feedback that posting the Club’s newsletters on the blog makes it hard to find go back and find a specific one again. So I’ve added a link to the website’s main menu which takes you directly to the newsletter archive.
This week we held a Video evening where members where Invited to bring along AV’s (audio visual) photographic slideshows, with music or narration.
We had a great response, with members creating twelve AV’s for the evening. We had some really Interesting sets of Images and all set to appropriate music.
For the talented members to produce AV’s to such a standard was really appreciated and made for a very enjoyable evening.
We also had a presentation of this season’s external competition entries, also set to music!
Our first League competitions of the season with open and set subject ‘Sky’ the challenge for the members.
We had huge enthusiasm for the competitions, with over 125 entries initially submitted. This total was based on Two entries per competition per person. To make the night meaningful and to give visiting Judge Micki Aston quality of time to critique we reduced the second entry for each author, giving a total of 65 Images over the two competitions.
Some great Images were produced by our members and it was particularly good to see the work of eleven new members entering the competitions and gaining points in the league.
This week was our first Workshop of the season where we gave a presentation on preparing for print Competitions. This Interactive evening covered many issues including discussions on printers, paper and mounts. We gave a number of options to discuss, whether to print your own Images or purchase from external services. Also we demonstrated two different mount board cutters and discussed the various options of mounting Images.
In addition ‘Ant’ gave an overview of colour control, comparing colour on screen to actual printed Image. Amongst the detail demonstrated, was how to achieve the correct calibration to ensure best results.