This week's meeting
The talk by Kevin Mitchell has been postponed until January. Instead, we have a workshop evening: Phil Taylor will demonstrate the advantages of the Affinity processing software, followed by David Chedgy doing likewise for On1 Photo Raw. In addition, Phil has had a tremendous idea which he will present to members at the start of the evening. As a teaser, what he is proposing is a completely new venture, and one which may well appeal to members who (like me) are less confident in their photographic skills - come and listen!
Competition hand-in date
Remember that midnight on Friday is the deadline for submissions for our next competition, digital, on the theme of Travel and Places (see https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html for the definition). The competition will be judged on 7th December by Clive Greenland, LRPS, QGPP.
Frome Salon of Photography 2018
The selection took place last weekend, and Mary Maynard and her team worked wonders for two long days, and then ensuring that the results were published in record time.
Visit https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/salon.html to be dazzled! Special congratulations are due to Alan Denison, with not one but two commendations in the Open Colour class.
Next Monday, 19th, sees the first of this season's battles, the Calne Multi-Club.
Please come along if you can to Beversbrook Sports Facility
Beversbrook Road, Calne, Wiltshire SN119FL. 7 for a 7.30 start.
And Now for the Next Battle - WCPF DPIC
The Battle Sec requests members to submit up to 4 images each, please note images to be in by 1st December 2018 at the latest. Western Counties Photographic Federation -2019 Digitally Projected Inter-Club Competition DPIC. The Battle Sec requests images to be in by 1st December 2018. images sized to 1600 x 1200 dpi saved as srgb. Max length of image title is 35 spaces including spaces. ( Each club is required to enter 18 images with no more than four images from one photographer and no more than five nature images. For Nature Definition see WCPF website http://www.wcpf.org.uk/pages/useful-info..php )
Please note, A photographer cannot represent more than one club.
Christmas is Coming....
.... and our Club Christmas meal is scheduled for Friday 14th December, at Beckington. As before, Eynon Catering will feed us, and there will be quizzes and other fun. Attached to this e-mail is the menu. Please let Criss have your bookings and choices as soon as you can. Precise costs to follow, but likely to be similar to last year's.
This Season's "Best of the Best" Competition
.... isn't until next May, but it's worth bearing in mind. For the first time, there will be separate Print and Digital trophies. Any image in the top five in internal competitions this season will be eligible to compete (digital from digital competitions, print from print competitions). Stan Wilson has managed to find a rather special judge for this: Leo Rich, ARPS,DPAGB,HonPAGB,EFIAP/g. Hang on to your pics if you're lucky enough to qualify!
FWCC Holiday in Cornwall, June 2019
Just one double room remains unlet. If you might be interested, please look at the attached flyer, and talk to Andrew Washington at the Club, or contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photoshop Course at Frome College
Please see the attached proposal from Frome College. If you might be interested, please let me know (email@example.com). But - bit of a spoiler here - hang on until you've heard Phil's idea on Friday.