Seasonal Points Competition

The first competition of the season takes place on Tuesday 15th October.  The judge is Trevor Rudkin.

This is the first of our Seasonal Points competitions, with an ‘open’ theme.  You may enter up to 2 prints and 1 PDI or 1 print and 2 PDIs.

The closing date is fast approaching – entries need to be uploaded to photoentry by midnight next Tuesday, 8th October.

Information on how to submit entries can be found here.

Add your entries and help to make this season’s competitions a success.

London Regatta Concern

In August we posted a photo op re the London Regatta to be held this coming Sunday. Sara tells us it’s not quite turning out to be as she had anticipated and she doesn’t want any anyone to waste their time.

I have removed the link from our club calendar. If you were intending to go please check it will meet your expectations.

 

 

Summer Events Competition

The first session of the new season, on 1st October,  is fast approaching.

Don’t forget that this is when we have our Summer Events Competition, a reminder of all the photo opportunities we have had over the summer break, a chance to share your images and possibly win the Summer Events trophy.

The closing date for the competition is Tuesday 24th September.  

Anyone who has attended a summer event may enter up to six images but please add your images to photoentry in order of preference in case we don’t have time to use them all.

Usual rules for sizing etc apply for entering images.  If you need a reminder go onto the website, find the competitions tab then ‘submitting images and prints’.  (This competition is PDIs only).

Please remember not to include your name or numbers in your image titles.

The photoentry site is open and ready for your entries – just log in, go to main menu and Summer Events.

We look forward to a good competition on the night so get cracking and enter your best images.

Garden Photography

Early Morning, Autumn Garden Photography – This Thursday

It is generally acknowledged that the best time for garden photography is at dawn, especially with the rising sun, mists or frosts. Unfortunately we rarely get the opportunity to do this in large private gardens.

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Gavin Hoey Workshop

Gavin Hoey is well known to the BCC and is running a workshop you might be interested in. I am certain it will be a great day. 24th and 29th October in Sussex, £199 pp
 

The Dark Potions workshop is a day not to be missed for anyone that loves shooting creative concept portraits. Our venue for the day is Ravenswood manor house in West Sussex. We’ve got access to the grounds and exclusive use of the Baronial hall where we’ll be shooting images with a creepy, Halloween feel. I’ll be joined by fellow professional photographer Tommy Reynolds and two great models. During the workshop you’ll get to work with both photographers and both models, so you can expect to go home with a great collection of varied images.

 

Photo Op

 

A new photo opportunity suggested by Paul Curtis:-

Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre

http://www.ketteringvintagerally.co.uk

is being held over two days 21-22 September:  Saturday 10am – 5pm,  Sunday 10am -4pm

Free parking 

Adults £10 Senior Citizens £7

Find it at A14 /J11 & A510 Cranford Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 4AW

 

Lots of activity to photograph including:  Military Commercial & Emergency Vehicles, Steam Engines, Model Steam

100s Vintage Classic Cars, Tractors, Buses, Stationary Engines 

Vintage  Motorcycles & Cycles

Fair  Organs

 

Competition Schedule 2019 – 20

New Season Competitions

The competition schedule for the new season is now on the club website.

Please note that there has been a change to the competition brief for the Seasonal Points Competition ‘Long Exposure’ which is taking place on 25th February 2020.

It now reads:

‘Long Exposure Photography’ is a genre of photography that consists of two parts. The first is the deliberate and creative use of an extended shutter speed beyond that which is necessary to obtain a regular ‘correct’ exposure of a scene. The second is where there is such a shortage of available light, that the only way to obtain a correctly exposed image is to use a shutter speed that goes beyond what the photographer can easily take by handholding the camera.

The first Seasonal Points competition of the season takes place on 15th October 2019 with the closing date of 8th October.

The competition site will soon be open on photoentry .  For a reminder of how to prepare your images for entry to competitions go to the website, Competitions; Submitting Images and Prints.

Also, for those of you who have attended this year’s summer events, the photoentry site is now open for your entries to the competition to be held on the first evening of the new season, 1st October.

Internal Competition Schedule 2019 – 20 (PDF)

Internal Competition Theme Brief (PDF)