15th SEPTEMBER 2021 - 'Tools not Rules' by Caroline Preece LRPS
A very enjoyable, thought provoking and informative evening with Caroline introducing people to a new way of thinking about composition. The first part of the talk covered photography as a visual language. In the second part, Caroline provided club members with an understanding of the impact of their in-camera and post-processing choices on the end image.
8th SEPTEMBER 2021 - Members' Evening
Yesterday evening we had a very good turn out for our first Members Evening and I would like to thank everyone who contributed. Some members went the extra mile like Colin Bloor, who although unable to join us, contributed his images and wrote out his comments to be read out on the evening. Also Nigel West who’s contribution was very well thought out and interesting and must have taken him some time.
The idea of the evening was to encourage members and give them an opportunity to show photos that are not necessarily up to Competition standard. Members could tell us where and why thy took the photo if they wanted to, let us know what problems they had to overcome and even why things didn’t go as well as planned.
Any Photos shown can be used in future competitions and the evening could be used to get feedback on images that you are thinking of entering in Competitions. Alternatively it could be used as a place to show what you are doing. We will be having another Members' evening in November.
25 AUGUST 2021 Monthly Competition - Subject 'Flowers'
Well done everyone who entered.
Judge: Alfred Brown CPAGB Hon Lcpu
Congratulations to Christine for 1st place
1st Christine - 'Greater Stitchwort' 20 points
2nd Michael - 'Buttonhole' 19 points
3rd Barry - 'Drooping Heads' 18 points
4th AUGUST 2021 - Fineshade Wood
Although numbers were down a little on previous weeks it was good to see those of you who joined us at Fineshade Woods yesterday evening. Especially Len and Sheila who had the furthest to travel. Several members took advantage of the Wildlife Hide while the rest of us did the Yellow Walking Trail. The weather was good, the company excellent and the conversation interesting. People were reluctant to leave and the conversation continued for quite some time in the Car Park after the walk was finished. It is a shame that we couldn’t end the evening in a pub as we used to do and there was talk of perhaps trying to do this after our last outdoor meeting on the Summer Programme at Thrapston Gravel Pits on 18thAugust.
There were some extremely good images in the competition this month and I would imagine there were a few disappointments. However I think our judge Peter Wells ARPS CPAGB BPE3* EFIAP, who is President of Wakefield Camera Club and is a Yorkshire Photographic Union accredited Judge, made an excellent job of judging and I totally agreed with his choice of winner.
Congratulations go to Nigel for 1st place
1st - Nigel with 'Tyr Mawr Lighthouse Anglesey' - 20 points
2nd - Malcolm with 'The Boathouse' - 20 points
3rd - Christine with 'Looking For The Sheep' - 20 points
30th JUNE 2021 - Monthly Competition - Subject 'The Colour Red'
With thanks to the judge Lorraine Robins of Saint Austell Camera Club
Congratulations to Christine for 1st & 3rd place
1st Christine - 'Just Hanging About' 20 points
2nd Andrei - 'Red Balloon and White Hot Flames' 20 points
3rd Christine- 'Morris Minor' 19 points
23rd JUNE 2021 - Sunset at Lyveden New Bield
An opportunity to catch up with club members again, maybe not the sunset we hoped for, but there's always photoshop! A chance to capture the evening and take some images for the Decembers Competition Subject - 'Twilight'.
16th JUNE 2021 - Outdoor Portraiture with Barry Knott. What a great evening we had and what a fantastic turn out. It was lovely to meet everyone face to face and to meet new members for the first time. The Icing on the cake was Ann and May that had not been with us on Zoom. Barry and Linda put on an excellent spread and their garden was in pristine condition which made a lovely setting for our two models Emily and Sam who were excellent. It was also great that Barry had managed to collect together all the trophies and get them engraved so we could present them live for this years Annual and last years Monthly awards. A big thank you to Barry for going the extra mile.
9th JUNE 2021 - Foxton Locks. We started our summer outdoor programme with a visit to Foxton Locks, our first outside meet up since 2019 and our first get together since March 2020. Long may this continue! With Monthly Competition subject 'Waterways' in October and 'Twilight' in December hopefully some of you found the perfect opportunity to get some entries in the bag.
2nd JUNE 2021 - 'Presentation of DPI Awards for 2020-2021 season'
Awards were presented virtually by our President Barry Knott. It was a good opportunity to look back at our best work over the year and congratulate those that have been successful. Well done all.