Chair Update

Hi All,

I hope you are enjoying your summer break.

Below are three items that may be of interest to members.

Photography Sessions  at FAB Falconry

Photography Sessions (£20 per person)
Come and photograph our birds on our smallholding. They will be posed in natural settings and you will also have the opportunity to capture them in flight. Our campfire team will supply you with hot drinks and you can roast a marshmallow on the fire if you wish.
Photography Clubs can also book a special dedicated session at a date and time of your choice (minimum booking 10 persons).
Dates Available (more being added so keep an eye on the website or drop us an email):

  • Saturday 7th August – 6pm – 8.30pm
  • Saturday 21st August – 6pm – 8.30pm

You can find full details of these on our website, please visit: www.fabfalconry.co.ukShould you wish to book any sessions please email me with your details and we will secure your space.

Kind Regards
Florence Barker
FAB Falconry 

Lee Filters presentation by Carmen Norman entitled ‘Lakescapes:- Finding the Emotion’.

An enthralling presentation featuring an inspiring collection of photographs, evoking both stillness and movement, intimately capturing the varied and dramatic beauty of the stunning Lake District. Carmen is an award winning fine art photographer who lives and works in the Lake District. She has had a number of images accepted into national and international salons, with work displayed in various exhibitions and galleries. Her work covers both landscapes and portraiture and she runs photography workshops throughout the year. Carmen has a Associate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society and is a Member of the Keswick Photographic Society.
 Date and Time: Wednesday 28th July starting at 7.00pm

ZOOM MEETING ID: 975 8388 2303
PASSCODE:621340
Direct Link: Click Here

Wildlife Vets International Photo Competition.

Announcing the launch of a brand-new Wildlife Photography Competition, called Stories of Survival. The idea behind the competition is to move beyond images that simply amaze and inspire us, and use participants’ skills to highlight the challenges so many of our species face.

To achieve this, organisers, Wildlife Vets International, require that each image be accompanied by a caption, describing the animal featured and one of the threats to its survival. The hope is this will not only educate and engage the audience, but also the photographers themselves, as they are called upon to research and review their subjects.

There are six categories in the adult competition, as well as separate youth and camera-phone sections, so plenty of opportunities to get involved, and all proceeds go to support the work of WVI.

With a prize pot worth over £10,000, there is also plenty of incentive too!! Thanks to generous donations from NikonGitzoAdobeJoby, LoweProAmi VitalePenguin Books and Helinox.

Highlights include: a Nikon Z 6II + 24-70 mm lens, two GITZO Systematic tripod kits and a GITZO Traveler tripod kit. Younger entrants can look forward to getting to grips with one of Joby’s Gorilla Pods and a one-to-one online training session provided by Nikon School.

Winners of the adult and youth competition will be selected by a panel of six internationally acclaimed judges. Care has been taken to ensure there is a range of expertise, good geographical representation, and that the panel is gender balanced. The camera-phone section will be judged by a public vote and 12 winning entries incorporated into a 2022 Calendar

Details of the competition are available here.

Find out more on our social media and www.wildlifevetsinternational.org

I am still looking for volunteers to manage the Print and Digital groups within the club. The digital group could be run on our zoom platform using You Tube and/or other presentations. Neither posts are a hardship but are core functions within the club. Please give it some consideration.

Finally, I will be circulating a newsletter, after the Government announcements on Monday, regarding our plan to meet at Tangmere from September so please make sure you read it and let me know your thoughts.

Best regards

Mike

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