While we are all locked down the club plans to make best use if its Zoom license to carry out online Club meetings, Groups and other activities.
In order for this to work effectively we need to ensure that all members have access to Zoom and are trained in using it.
Since by its very nature photography requires the use of technology (yes, even film was high tech in its day) and most members already have got to grips with photo editing, uploading and whatever, I’m pretty sure we can get you all up and running with Zoom.
Here is what you need:
PC or laptop (Windows or Mac), with a microphone and (preferably) a camera. Most laptops these days have built in cameras and microphones. If not a cheap webcam will do the job. Have a look at the Zoom documentation here.
The next PAGB group meeting will be an online meeting using the club’s Zoom account. The meeting will start at 7pm, if you have not used Zoom yet, please allow time to set things up. You can join using a PC, laptop or tablet (even a smart phone).
Ann will be looking at images that have been sent to her via the Dropbox folder she has set up. Please contact her for more details. She will be sharing her screen so we can all see the images and Ann and the usual people will be making comments.
Details of the meeting are here:
Chichester Cameraclub is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
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We are looking at ways to complete these competitions and get them judged. Some clubs are using Zoom (or similar) to run an online competition meeting so that everyone can see the images and the judge is able to make comments and mark each image in a way that is similar to a normal competition night.
To give us time to sort this out and to allow us to discuss methods acceptable to the judge we will extend the deadline till the end of April. This will also give you more time to get entries together.
I will issue further updates as I have more things resolved.
We have had it since way back, but it is probably one of the most under utilised things we have. Personally, I never got on with Flickr once it got taken over by Yahoo, but now you don’t need a Yahoo account to join any more, so it is time to see if we can breath some life back into it.
It has been suggested that we should be doing as much as we can to keep people active with the club while we are all isolating, well we can follow the lead of our neighboring Bognor CC who have a thriving Flickr group.
The idea will be to set up regular mini competitions. A set subject will be selected and a time period given to upload images. At the end of the period some learned members will select the best image(s). This is just for fun and open to all classes.
If you want to take part then I suggest you join Flickr and apply to join the group, which can be found here:
The Facebook page is great way for members to communicate with other members and also the club itself. Once you have joined you can follow what is going on and make your own posts or respond to the posts of others. While we are all locked up at home this is a great way to share your photos, ask for comments on images and generally have a bit of fun.
If you have important news, then we will monitor the group and be able to re-post via the usual Newsletter system.
To get this group moving I’m going to start a Photo Domino round. The
rules are very simple I will post the first image. If you have an image
that matches the image in some way then you can post another. In this
way the chain of dominoes increases.
You have to say why you
think that you photo matches and people should comment to say whether
they think it is a good match or a poor match.
Try to be creative, don’t just post a similar image. Like real dominoes you only have to match one aspect of the image. The clever the match the better.
We have contacted the judges for the 3rd Advanced PDI and 3rd Club Intermediate PDI competitions and I am happy to say that they have agreed to mark the competitions from home.
This will start with the 3rd Advanced PDI, which had been closed for a while anyway. I will anonymise the entries and provide a scoresheet to the judge so he can score and record brief comments on each entry. I will publish the results along with the comments when this has been completed.
Since there is no rush, I will extend the deadline for the 3rd Club and Int PDI competitions to give people plenty of time to get entries together and then we will apply the same process.
I hope you will join me in thanking Rob de Ruiter and Daan Oliver for making the time to do this.
We are still looking at ways that we might complete the Club and Int Print competitions. It is unlikely that we can use actual prints due to the problems in handling them, but we are actively looking for solutions. Watch this space.
Many other proposals are being discussed so more updates should be expected.