This week’s meeting
Penny Piddock, DPAGB, AFIAP, will judge our triptych print competition. This is the final competition of the season, so watch the website afterwards for the P and C league results!
Best of the Best, Print and Digital
Next week’s meeting (the Tri-battle with Norton Radstock and Frome Selwood) is the hand-in date for eligible entries for the new David Chedgy Best of the Best Digital Cup.
Prints eligible for the Patrick Emery Best of the Best Print Cup will the judged cold on the night of the competition (17th May).
The judge will be Leo Rich, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP/g, ARPS.
Photographs which were placed in the top 4 in this year’s internal competitions are eligible. You may enter those from the 4 dpi competitions for the David Chedgy Cup, those from the 4 print competitions for the Patrick Emery Cup (i.e. no crossover from digital to print or vice versa). Premier and Club Classes compete together, so potentially we can have 36 entries for each Cup. Take your chance!
Next Year’s Committee
The nomination sheet will be up at the meeting this week, and for following weeks until 10th May. Please give this some thought: the Club at present is thriving, but continued success depends on a strong committee. Check the website for officer “job descriptions”, and ask yourself whether you might enjoy joining the team.
Lacock Positive Camera Club Annual Exhibition
This will be held over the May Bank Holiday, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.
At Lacock Village Hall, 10 am – 5 pm. Free entry, and refreshments will be available.
As well as nearly 100 prints, the Club will be show-casing photographs which have achieved National and Regional awards. Images from Phil Selby and Sue Power will be on show, as will those of Philip Male, including his September entry in the 2019 BBC Countryfile Calendar.
See you on Friday.
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This Week's Meeting
Judging by her website (https://www.vikspics.com) we are in for a sparkling evening when impressive local photographer Victoria Hillman talks to us about Macro Photography.
Now's the day, and now's the hour
The hand-in date for our final internal competition is next week, 12th April, when we shall enjoy the Bristol Salon show. The subject, a Story Triptych, will be judged on 26th April by Penny Piddock from Dorchester. NB: for this competition, you need to mount or combine 3 images in a single A3 presentation, in the usual sized mount. See www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html for details. You can enter 2 compositions as usual.
See the front o' battle lour
12th April is also the hand-in date for submission for the testing Tri-battle on 3rd May. As a final reminder of the 15 set subjects, please consult https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html. Please be proactive in this and help David put a really strong set of entries together.
Our new battle with Devizes will take place on Tuesday 16th April at the Devizes Sports Club, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2DL Doors will open at 7, and the meeting starts at 7.45. Please come if you can, to swell the ranks and see how your images fare.
Let us do....
* Camera Fair, Sunday 14th April. Help needed, and bargains to be had.
* 24th April, Colin Varndell is speaking at Bridport Camera Club. See https://www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk/TheClub/Upcoming-Programme for details. Tickets (£6) are available from email@example.com. and from the Club Secretary on 07737405474.
* Andrew de Mora is organising a trip to Lundy Island on 23rd May. Please contact Andrew if you are interested.
This Week's Meeting
Our themed digital competition, Street Photography, will be judged by David Sage, ARPS.
The first half of our Warminster battle last week (prints) was close-run, but we pulled well ahead in the digital section. Judge Barry Senior was an excellent speaker, and gave useful advice too. FWCC notched up many high scores, but special congratulations must go to those whose photographs scored 20/20: Alan Denison, Sheri o'Reilly, Simon Johnson, Andrew Washington and Harvard Dallibar.
Print Boxes - group order
Tony Morgan-Nash is organising a group purchase of Nomad heavy-duty print boxes. These are the boxes the Club uses for competitions. Please see the attached file for details.
Hand-in for consideration for the Tri-battle with Frome Selwood and Norton Radstock CCs, fo both print and dpi, is Friday 12th April. Please NB: this is a change to the advertised dates. For the testing Tri-battle topics, visit https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/tribattle.html.
FWCC Camera Fair at the Cheese and Grain, Sunday 14th April.
This Week's Meeting
We are hosts this year for our battle with Warminster Camera Club. The judge is Barry Senior, FRPS, APAGB.
Mary reminds us all that the Club's ColorMunki is available for members wishing to calibrate their monitors and printers. She will have it with her on Friday.
There are still some gaps in the website record of the recent Print competition: please send digital versions as soon as you can to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to a New Battle
Our first battle against Devizes Camera Club is scheduled for Tuesday 16th of April (this is the Tuesday of Holy Week). Look out for directions nearer the time, because we hope that a good number of our members will want to attend. It is to be an all-digital competition.
Helping a Good Cause
Last week's joint meeting with Frome Video Club was packed with entertainment and interest, but the item which stood out most was a video made to publicise the water survival boxes, prepared by Rotary International, for speedy dispatch to disaster areas all over the world. (If you were unfortunate enough to miss last week's meeting, you can gain some idea of what is involved by visiting http://www.watersurvivalbox.org/) Andrew de Mora is willing to set up packing sessions in which any of us could help to prepare the boxes for shipment. Please contact him for further information or to express an interest.
FWCC Camera Fair at the Cheese and Grain, the morning of Palm Sunday, 14th April: help needed.
Tri-Battle subjects for May: Wheels; Sporting moments; Environmental damage; People in their Element; Symmetry; Lighthouses; Bridges;In an English town/city; Photo-elasticity (an effect created using a polarizing filter while photographing transparent plastic under polarized light); Old & new; Wings; Black and white with one colour; Balloons; Landscape; Farming.
This Week's Meeting
An evening packed with interest, as we are welcoming members of Frome Video Club, who will show some of their work for the first half. After the cakes (don't forget to bring your own mug if you can), 6 FWCC members will talk about their own work.
Friday midnight is also the hand-in deadline for the final digital competition of the season. The subject is Street Photography. For the subject definition, please visit https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html
David's thanks to all who submitted work. His team has now picked the entries for both next week's battle with Warminster and our fixture with Devizes in April. Congratulations to those whose work has been chosen for the Warminster battle.
The battle focus now shifts to our Tri-battle with Norton Radstock and Frome Selwood. It's not for a while, but the subjects will stretch us. For a reminder of them, see https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/tribattle.html.
Diary Date, Sunday 14th April
FWCC's Camera Fair at the Cheese and Grain, from 8am to 1pm. Many hands make light work, so please come along to help set up and steward if you can. Help is especially valuable early and late. Remember, Club members have free entry, and that the Club has a commission-free table where you can sell surplus equipment. There are always bargains to pick up from the traders who come from all over the country. Not an event to miss!
See you on Friday.