This Friday’s Meeting
Last week’s main subject was presentation of photographs for competitions. Now, very opportunely, we shall have a reminder of what judges will be looking for. Boxes of prints are circulated each year by the WCPF, our parent body. We shall divide into groups, discuss the prints and try to decide how highly a judge would rate them, and why. And don’t forget – the hand-in for the first of this season’s competitions is only a week away now….
All Geoff Eynon’s friends will be delighted to hear that he is at last home, still in some pain and of course feeling very weak after more than a month in hospital. He will need further treatment, and fears he may not be able to come to the Club for some time, but we can be sure he‘s watching our doings online. Love to you and Dot from us all, Geoff – we’re thinking of you!
The Bath Walkabout Portrait Challenge
Mick Yates (now a Club member) very kindly led a walkshop in Bath in August, during which he challenged members to approach strangers and ask to take 2 portraits, one engaging with the camera and one looking aside. Here are the results, and his comments:
The winners were Andrew Washington and John Bishop. There were many excellent photographs, from all concerned. In the end, I opted for these as both
- had a sense of place, rather than being either classical, almost studio portraits or too far away
- had a story to tell
- were clearly in a series, in pose, style and setting
- were nicely processed and balanced.
The New Season off to a Good Start
Getting on for 50 of us gathered at Beckington last Friday, including 9 new members apparently ranging from their twenties to their eighties. Prints, slides, music and plenty of chat over a glass or so. A good, convivial evening: let’s hope the first of many to come in 2018-19.
This Week’s Meeting…
… is a “Get to Know Your Club” evening, together with advice on presentation of prints from Bill Aven (in the absence of Geoff Eynon) and digital images from David Chedgy. It is of course very much aimed at our newer and less-experienced members. However, probably all of us could benefit by learning some new trick or wrinkle to improve our competition chances. And new members will find it a very relaxed and inter-active evening – so don’t be afraid to ask about anything that isn’t clear. Bring your camera, and just buttonhole likely-looking advisers.
FWCC Summer Events Album
Your favourite photographs from any of the Club’s summer events are requested: the Frome Festival Photo Walk, the visit to Barter’s Nursery, the rainy outing to St Fagan’s, Somerset Speedway, Bath with Mick Yates, Goodwood….
Please send pics to Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that he can create an album page on the Club website.
“At the Going Down of the Sun” at Bristol Cathedral
All of us who heard Marko Dutka speak to the Club last season about night photography of First World War war-graves in and around Bristol will remember his passion for the subject as much as the haunting photographs he showed us. His exhibition is on in Bristol Cathedral until 18th November, culmination of a four-year project. Not to be missed!