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Developers Group Meeting 15/10/2018

At the second meeting of the developers group, we first of all reviewed some of the results of the exercises set at the last meeting. This generated some good debate and understanding by the participants. That was followed by a session on basic manipulation of an image in Lightroom. The group were shown how to import images into Lightroom, the function of a range of manipulation tools and then an actual manipulation of an original image to a completed image using its Lightroom history. It proved to be very successful raising a lot of questions and discussion.

As an exercise, the group were tasked to select one of their own images, undertake some Lightroom work on the image and to bring a print of the original image, the completed image and a screen shot of the history to the next meeting in November for discussion.

Details of the slides used in the session will be posted here at a later date for all to see. (This is because I haven’t worked out how to do a link yet).

Please note that the next meeting of the developers group will be held at Tangmere on Wednesday 21st November not Monday the 19th.

At this meeting we will have representatives from the London Camera Exchange and Fotospeed. They will be doing sessions on camera types and printing and paper types so I hope as many group members as possible can attend.

Club class members – new rules for promotion

The results of the first Advanced PDI competition have been posted in the latest newsletter.  The first PDI competition for Club and Intermediate members will be held on 25th October and the first print competition for the same groups will be held on 22nd November. Deadlines will be with us very shortly so it might be helpful to summarise the changes to the opportunities for progression from Club to Intermediate, agreed at the AGM earlier this year.

The particular matter for discussion at the AGM was to consider the position for those Members who have been in Club Class for some time already and any newer Members joining the Club who do not achieve promotion for some time. It was agreed that:
Existing members who have been in Club Class for 3 years or more and who wish to progress to the Intermediate Class will have the option of self-referral to Intermediate providing they have entered the main Club competitions during the previous year, irrespective of the marks obtained.

New Members placed in Club Class who have not been promoted after three years may also self refer to Intermediate, as long as they have taken part in competitions during those three years, irrespective of the marks obtained.

The alternative approach is to do very well in the Club class league tables for that year and gain promotion thorough that route

Results of First Round of Small Print Competition

With apologies to all the text from this Post did not format properly  in the Newsletter sent out yesterday so is being sent out again.  The original Post from Cheryl is set out below
I’m very pleased to say that there were fourteen very varied photographs entered into the first round of the Small Print Competition.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place       –      Jonathan Fiske with his image ‘Horses for Courses’
2nd Place      –      Christopher Huxtable with ‘Bridge of Size’
3rd Place       –      Denise Summerville with ‘A Room With A View’
These images will all be held back and entered into the final competition in March.
The Second Round will be held on 8th November.
Cheryl Marshall

First Advanced Print Competition

The first Advanced print competition of the season will be judged on 8th November by Jim Pascoe.  Entries are open now and the boxes will be out over the next 3 Club evenings with a final deadline for submission of  25th October.  For those new members who wish to enter, copies of your images have to be uploaded via the PhotoComp portal.  Instructions on how to do this are described in the ‘ Documents – Important Documents – Instructions for Upoading PDIs to PhotoComp’  part of the website.

Coffee Break Display – Thursday 11th October

Six of our new members will be displaying some of their work in the Small Hall in the coffee break at next Thursday’s Club meeting.  There will be a wide variety of interesting and varied work on show so do please take time to peruse the display.  Many thanks to Alan Frost, Richard Corkrey, Elke Epp, Chris Gledhill, Michael Palmer and Jim Munday for agreeing to participate.

We intend to run similar events on other occasions during the year so that new members and others can share their work in an informal setting. 

PAGB Awards Workshop 21st October

Are you seeking advice for a future PAGB Awards adjudication?
The Awards Workshop at Littleton on 21st October still has three spaces left for advice on PDI submissions. The Prints section is fully booked.
The workshop will be invaluable for anyone planning to try for PAGB Awards in the next couple of years.
Even if you are planning a Print entry and have not been able to book a space, you could still have your images evaluated using PDIs at the workshop!
The cost for the workshop is £18. There are also places remaining for observers at £6.
Anyone interested please contact Pat Goodall on patsgoodall@me.com

Camera Accessories for sale

I have recently changed my camera equipment from Nikon to Olympus and as a result have a number of spare 77mm filters (UV and ND) plus a tripod body and head.  If anyone is interested in purchasing please contact Mike Hancock.  All unsold items will be put in the North Mundham Exhibition sale in January 2019

Results of First Round of Small Print Competition

With apologies to all this newsletter item didn’t open properly so I have re-sent.  Hope this works.  Original post from Cheryl repeated below
I’m very pleased to say that there were fourteen very varied photographs entered into the first round of the Small Print Competition.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the following winners:
1st Place       –      Jonathan Fiske with his image ‘Horses for Courses’
2nd Place      –      Christopher Huxtable with ‘Bridge of Size’
3rd Place       –      Denise Summerville with ‘A Room With A View’
These images will all be held back and entered into the final competition in March.
The Second Round will be held on 8th November.
Cheryl Marshall

Print Group 9th October

The Print Group got of to a very lively start this season at our meeting in September and we were pleased to welcome new Club members.  Other than one brave soul our new members didn’t bring work this time, which is fine, but they are promising to do so in October.  Later in the season we will have meetings that look at specifics of the printed images, but October will be a general meeting to simply share our images – perhaps with an eye on the forthcoming first print competitions this season.

The group is an ideal way to share your enjoyment in photography It’s all about the end product so we cover composition, cropping, content and also look at the ways different papers will affect the finished picture. You’ll pick up lots of tips too, on camera technique and post proccessing.

Just bring along your favourite images to share, or perhaps work in progress. If you’d like to different ideas about images that just aren’t coming together as you’d like, the Print Group is an ideal place for you.  You’ll also be very welcome to just come along to find out more about the group without bringing work to show.

The group is open to all photographers, whether new or advanced, and is an easy way in to learn about critique and chat to other Club members about work.

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the small hall at Tangmere Village Centre, at 7.30pm. There’s a charge of £3 for Club members and £4 for visitors.