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

 

3 from 6 Image Interpretation

You will see from your programme that on Tuesday 20 November 18 we have our “3 from 6 Image Interpretation” members evening.  The evening will run along the same lines as we did last season with the exception that there are more images to choose from. I suppose the evening could be renamed “Photoshop 14”

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Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub

Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub Competition Report

The first external competition Bedford camera club entered for the 2018 – 2019 season was the Bedfordshire Invitation Interclub competition which this year was hosted by Buckingham Camera Club on Wednesday 23rd October and the judge was Chris Forster.

12 clubs entered with each club entering 5 images.

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In-House Camera Phone Competition

Members’ Evening 13th November 2018

This is your reminder from Bruce that, following last year’s success, we are holding our second camera phone competition on 13th November.

You may enter up to 6 images on any subject, colour or monochrome, as creative as you like – you are only held back by your own imagination!  Should we be overwhelmed with entries, we may use fewer than 6 images from each author so please make sure you enter your favoured images first.

The closing date is Tuesday 6th November.

Submit your entries via Photoentry following the usual rules for image size, colour profile etc.  The competition is open and ready for your entries.

This is going to be a light-hearted in-house competition with images critiqued by three “celebrity judges” with member participation.

Be sure to join in the fun!

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

Portraits Evening

I am sure you all had a great evening’s photography last night with our excellent models.

The Next Step

Now it is  time to upload your best images so they can be passed to each of the models.

When you log in to PhotoEntry you will see that under the heading ‘Other Internal Competitions’ there is a listing ‘Portraits 23rd October’.

Please upload your best images to here.  You may add up to 20 images of up to 6000 x 6000 pixels, with the normal file size maximum of 10MB per image.

(On PhotoEntry, when you go to upload your images, you will see:  Target Dimensions  width 6000, height 6000. For this time, in fact, this is the maximum size and not a target to aim for, so just upload your largest image up to this dimension.)

Please make the effort to add your images so we can reward the models for their hard work.

Thank you

Linda

 

Stan Searle Trophy

This is your reminder that our next competition is the Stan Searle Trophy taking place on 6th November.

Please remember that this is a PRINTS only competition.  The closing date is midnight next Tuesday, 30th October.

You may enter up to three images with the theme ‘Person or People’.  

Bring your prints along next Tuesday.  If this is not possible please contact Linda at linda.swain@sky.com to arrange to deliver them to her.

Each print must have a corresponding PDI.  Enter those via photoentry before the competition closes on Tuesday.

Looking forward to another great competition.