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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New Year’s Resolution

Happy New Year to one and all

We should all begin 2019 with the resolution to get out more and take lots of photographs in the coming year.

Your next opportunity to share your images is the Architects’ Association Trophy competition which is being held on Tuesday 15th January. 

This means you have only until Tuesday next, 8th January, to find those images you have been saving and get them uploaded onto photoentry.

Let’s have a good entry for the first competition of the year and set the tone for the rest of the season.

EAF Club Championship Tickets

The EAF Club Championships will take place for PDIs on 10 February 2019 and for prints on 10 March 2019, both at 10am at The Fulbourn Centre, 31 Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS.   We shall be entering the competition again this year and trying hard to get through into the final round in both categories.  The Championships are one of the best places to see top quality images from other camera clubs throughout the EAF region, as the standard is very high indeed – and of course you get to come along and support your club, so what better excuse for a day out!

Tickets cost £8.50 for each session, (PDI/Print) including morning and afternoon refreshments but you’ll need to bring your own lunch.  The closing date for ticket applications (which need to be submitted through the club) for both sections will be the club meeting on 8th January to allow the club to complete and submit the application form to the EAF.  Please let Sara Reay  (sarareays@gmail.com) know whether you’d like to attend either or both events and let her have your ticket money by 8th January at the latest.

Richard Burn
President
Bedford Camera Club

Seasonal Points Monochrome

Last Chance to Enter

Just a friendly reminder that midnight tomorrow, 11th December, is when our next seasonal points competition will close.

The theme for this competition is monochrome – any subject or genre as long as it is presented in monochrome format.

You may enter up to two prints and one PDI or two PDIs and one print.  Submission is via photoentry.

We look forward to seeing your entries so don’t delay, get to work now!

Tuesday Bonus

As a bonus to next Tuesday’s Points of View Competition (4th December), there will be a PDI presentation of a 130 mile trek along the Kerry Way in Southern Ireland, undertaken by four members of the Bedford Camera Club. The Kerry Way traverses Ireland’s most spectacular mountain landscapes and passes the countries highest peak at 1039m.

Throughout its length, dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands and windswept passes contrast with magnificent coastal panoramas.

Bruce

 

 

New Year 2019

A message from Richard
 
It is our usual practise to have a break from meetings during the Christmas and New Year period but this year we had tried to squeeze in an extra meeting on the evening of 1st January.
However, the Scott School staff will still be on holiday at that time and so the school will not be available to us.
 
Our first meeting of the new year will now be on 8th January when we have Jonathan Vaines speaking to us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Xmas Social 2018

As you’ll have seen from the Programme, the Club’s Xmas Social is on 11th December, which is just a little under three weeks’ away….  This year we’re going to have an informal “Fish & Chip Supper” (with optional chicken or vegetarian burger) along with a fun quiz with table teams.  The emphasis is on fun!  In the same tone, coming dressed as Father Christmas, Rudolph or one of Santa’s helpers is entirely optional and, indeed, encouraged!

I need to let the fish & chip shop have final numbers by Wednesday, 5th December so the club meeting on 4th December will be your last chance to put your name down for this and make your menu choice.  The cost is £8 per person; tea, coffee, mince pies and biscuits will be supplied as usual with the £1 charge being waived on this occasion, but if you want something else to drink with your meal, you’ll need to bring that along on the night.  Payment for the meal needs to be made in cash either to me, (Richard Burn) or to the Club’s Treasurer Jim Boud by no later than the 4th December meeting.

Please put your name down for this social evening – the more the merrier!

Richard Burn

richardburn12@gmail.com