This week's meeting
Mike Martin is going to share his journey into portrait photography, with some prints in the first half and, after the break, advice on some of the techniques used to create these, in the hope of inspiring us to have a go ourselves. Mike belongs to Kingswood and Bristol Photographic Societies, runs studio sessions for a Photographers with Disabilities Group in Yate, and is also the lead judge for the National Photographic Society's monthly competition. He has enjoyed some success with images across a range of genres, but is particularly successful with his people shots, a mix of studio and location portraits. His talk will share his journey into portrait photography.
Call to Battle
In the wake of last week's impressive print competition, please don't be coy: bring David your good print images for next month's battle with Mid-Somerset. Digital entries should be sized at 1400 x 1050, and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is midnight on Friday 25th.
Please be thinking about how you can contribute to this challenging battle with Norton Radstock and Frome Selwood. April seems a long way ahead, but there are 15 subjects to be addressed. The list can be found on the Club website at https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/tribattle.html
We're delighted to report that our accommodation at Sennen in June is now fully booked. 23 members and their partners and friends will be going - and one jolly collie.
FWCC isn't just about Friday nights - that's for sure. The FB members-only page is leading members to street photography in Bath, murmurations at Ham Wall, body-painting at Glastonbury - and that's only this month! Phil's Develop Your Photography Group is fully subscribed and up and running. And this week has seen the launch of the FWCC Distinctions Group: please contact Bill Aven if you wish for further information.
The PAGB offers one-to-one Awards advisory slots at the Photography Show at the NEC in March:.
WCPF Judging Seminar. This one-day course in April will, of course, give useful insights into the criteria applied by judges.
See you on Friday - Burns Night!