Point to Point and Mounts

Point to Point, Printing and Mounting

Following on from Bruce and John Pegram’s interesting presentations on Tuesday evening, they would like to pass on the following information


Point to Point Racing

The next meet of The Oakley Hunt is at Brafield-on-the-Green, Northamptonshire

Sunday 17th March 2019

This photo opportunity is found on the A428 between Bedford and Northampton. When you arrive at Brafield on the Green, turn left in the centre of the village along Horton Road and the race course is approximately 1 mile along that road on the left-hand side. The following web site gives further details.





See the BCC Resources page (Paper, Printing…) for links to print companies including DSCL as demonstrated by Cliff

Also see the BCC How-To Page (Printing) for some further information


Print Mounting

John’s preferred mountboard supplier is Paper Spectrum


Longridge cutters

Basic Logan 24″ cutter (this is the model I use, not as good nor as sophisticated as John’s but less expensive – Ian)

Logan 301-1 model from Paper Spectrum

Logan UK suppliers



Snowdrops Photo Opportunity

If you are looking for snowdrops to photograph I can suggest Moggerhanger Park. It’s just 10 minutes drive east (A603) from Bedford, free entry, car park 1 minute from the wood, more than enough snowdrops to photograph and plenty of light through the trees.

A few I took today https://flic.kr/s/aHsm8X8YGk


Glyn Dewis Appeal

Glyn Dewis, a professional portrait and Photoshop trainer, gave two interesting talks to our members, the last one a couple of years ago. Recently he has been working on a World War II series and among many others, met and photographed Ted Owens, 95 years old, D Day Veteran, 41 Commando hero. Story here.



Last night, 8th Jan, the club enjoyed a very interesting and entertaining talk, Compose Yourself, presented by Jonathan Vaines, on photographic composition.

In two hours Jonathan covered a lot of ground. The talk was lavishly (I just mistyped that last word and the spell checker almost had me change it to lasciviously, hmmm, maybe not) illustrated with numerous examples from his and Sue’s many award winning pictures plus some new photographs taken especially for this talk.

I am sure we all left with a greater understanding of this aspect, a hunger to learn more, and a few new jokes.


Uploading Portraits – Warnings

As you know, members attending on Tuesday are asked to upload a selection of their best images to the Photo Entry system, see details here

Please be aware of the following…

I have set the target dimensions to be 6000 x 6000px. You can, and probably will, upload smaller or larger images.

If they are smaller than 6000 x 6000 you will see an amber warning message “TOO SMALL”. Please ignore this message, it just means it is smaller than 6000 x 6000 but that is OK.


Points of View – Let’s do it!

Points of View 2018

Bromham and Biddenham, Sunday 4 November at 10.30

So, let’s do it!

Let’s meet at Bromham Mill café at 10:30, because the clocks will have gone back, and finish in Biddenham around 13:00.  For those who wish to partake I have reserved a table for lunch at The Three Tuns in Biddenham.

Same rules as before, see here. Six images on six themes taken on the route on the day. Themes as before, see here.  But note the change of times which are now to be 10.30am to 1pm

Judging PDIs on 4th December with a trophy for the winner. No fee to enter.

New club members particularly welcome as this is a competition where the novice can take on the more experienced photographers.  It’s all about capturing the moment.

Any questions please get in touch by email or at the club meeting on 30th October.

Jim Boud


Studio Bits and Bobs

As the evenings draw in and the weather gets colder you might want to try your hand at some home studio/indoor photography.

A past club president has kindly offered the following items to any member wanting them, to raise a few shillings towards club funds


POV Last Call

Points of View in Bromham and Biddenham

Sunday 14th October – 11 am to 2pm

6 Themes for 6 Images

This is the last call for the Points of View Competition.  Previous info can be seen [link]

The themes for this year’s competition are:


Photo Entry Help

Photo Entry (PE) is our new method for members to submit competition entries directly online.
It is a BIG time saver, both for Linda and for yourselves. The feed back has been very positive. Most members have been using it with no problem.
However one or two have had a problem so I would like to make you aware of some points to bear in mind.