11th February Newsletter
Great news from the 2020 WCPF DPIC Competition on Saturday. The club had an excellent result – runner up – which will mean that we go forward, with the winners, Dorchester Camera Club, to represent Western Counties against all the other club federations in the UK at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain championships in June. Well done everyone.
This week’s meeting
This week is the club open digital competition. The judge will be changed from Cynthia Jory.
Club Competition Questionnaire
You should all now have received my email about this. David Chedgy is collating all the responses so please return your voting slip to him by Sunday evening 16th February at the latest.
Sadly new club member David Laycock has had a disaster with his tripod and asks if any member has a reasonably priced tripod for sale. Contact me if you have and I will pass it on to David.
FWCC Distinction Print Group
Following last year’s success we realise how useful such a group can be to the club and its members. Loveday and Bill are prepared to run another one this year. As they are unable to cater for lots of members just wanting to improve their photography they will still need to restrict the number to prospective distinction seekers, understanding that it may be some time off for some. (The club already runs an ‘Improve your Photography group’)
They aim to start off with a bi-monthly meeting but adding more as and when members are getting close to their adjudications or assessments. These distinctions will cover PAGB, RPS and other bodies.
It is not possible for them to fairly be assessing DI’s as it requires a calibrated projector. (This will be dealt with in another club group.) Therefore they will restrict their group to prints only, requiring all members to actively take part by bringing work each time. Our first meeting will be on the 4th March at Loveday’s studio and will run from 7-9pm.
Topic - To discuss members’ requirements and expectations. By all means bring some prints along and with time allowing you can make a start.
Brick Lane trip
After the success of the January London trip, Harvard Dallibar would like to know if anyone is interested in a Brick Lane photo trip on 4th or 5th April. If you would like to go along either contact me or Harvard.
Warminster CC inter-club print battle 2020 – this is being held on Saturday 15 February at the Lakeside Centre, Warminster Pleasure Park. Doors open at 1.15pm. Tickets on the door £5 to include a finger buffet and tea/coffee. Members encouraged to come along as it's a great insight into how battle images are critiqued and scored, plus you get to see some great images.
Don’t forget that the hand in date for the club open print competition is 21st February. The competition will be judged on 13th March and the judge is Julie Kay.
The Tri Battle is being hosted by Frome Selwood this year on 13th May 2020. It's at Frome Cricket club, starting at 7.45pm. Please see the subjects sheet attached, there are no restrictions on how many members may hand in for consideration per subject. Tri battle images, can be either print or DPI, (DPIs should be the normal Digital competition size).Please hand prints to the Battles Secretary and send in DPIs.
Name format should be: Name of subject_Members name_Club number.
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