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.

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Composition

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.

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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.

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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

treasurer@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk

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

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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:

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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.
 

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Starting Competitions

Tuesday night, at the first club night of the season, Linda included an excellent live demonstration of the new method to submit images to the club competitions.

More details can be found here

If you are new to the club and would like to know a little more about how the competitions are run, how to prepare an image, what a judge might be looking for in an image or have any other questions I will be at the club next week (October 9th) at 6.45pm.

We had one new member who is interested in this; if you would like to join us please let me know (email to ian@colink.co.uk)

Thanks

Ian

 

2400 Steps

I have now sent out an information tome to everyone who has put their name down for this event, to be held on Tuesday August 21st at 6.30pm.

If you haven’t received this please let me know ASAP.

If you still wish to add yourself to this elite group (we are only accepting clever and handsome people from now on) please email me with the message “Please, please, pretty please, add my name to your event, I wouldn’t want to miss this summer highlight for anything.” and I’ll happily send you the full spec.

Ian

ian@colink.co.uk