21st October 2018
Frome Salon of Photography 2018
Remember, entrants to the Salon benefit from the most expert possible appraisal of their work, and the chance to be rewarded with the classiest certificates of any Salon imaginable - all for free if you are an FWCC member. But you have only a few more days to take advantage of this benefit: the Salon closes for entries at midnight on Sunday 28th October - THIS SUNDAY! And when you think you have finalised your entry - just check that you really have.
This week's meeting
After the action and excitement of last Friday and Saturday, a complete contrast: John and Di Tilsley's talk, entitled Photographing in Cold Places, promises to be enlightening and intriguing - and beautifully illustrated.
And now there came both mist and snow,
And it grew wondrous cold:
And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
As green as emerald.
The Camera Fair, this Sunday
8.30 - 1 pm at the Cheese & Grain. Free entry for members. If you can lend a hand, please come and help from 7am onwards (NB - the clocks go back!). If you are helping, please collect an FWCC STEWARD badge from me when you arrive. Also NB - Sunday parking charges now apply, alas.
The Calne Selection, a Message from David
Please note the following ten images were selected to represent the FWCC Club Entry for the Calne Multi Club Battle on Monday 19th November. We had 93 images in total and after two hour's deliberation whittled it down to these ten images: Helicopter - Joel.Baxter; Dance! - Alan Denison; Bude Sea Pool, High Tide Storm - Mary Maynard; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao - Loveday Powell; A Boy and his Lion - Joao Diniz Sanches; Nightmare in Whispering Woods - David J. Chedgy; Waiting - Craig Morris; Red Stag Rutting - Andrew Washington; Launched - Alan Denison; Spiky Flower - Loveday Powell.
The following images were very close to being selected, but were just pipped at the post: Elephants at Ambrose - Martin Bax; Dunnock - Andrew de Mora; Loving Blues - Sheri o’Reilly; Cleveland Pier - Jon Durrant; Evening Conversation, Luxembourg - Mick Yates; U Bein Bridge, Amarapura, Myanmar - Stan Wilson.
Congratulations to them all.
A Request for Stourhead Images
from John Parfitt :
"I’m looking for approximately 5 images of Stourhead. The brief is for different seasons and showing iconic features. The resolution must be such as to be capable of being printed at approximately A1. They will be hung in a prestigious location which I’m not able to disclose until after the selection is made.
There will be little or no licence fee but where they will be hung should be reward enough – it would look good on a photographer’s CV.
If there is an interest, could they email me a low res version of the image to (firstname.lastname@example.org), with the subject Stourhead Images 2018."
A Request for Professional Portraits
Joy Osborn is a professional model living in Frome. She needs to update her portfolio, and is suggesting a win-win arrangement. She says:
"The ideal situation would be if there is no fee either way – i.e. that I get some great new photos for my portfolio and for my agencies to include on their websites, and for the photographer to gain something for their own use. My portfolio with both Source and Mustard is now about two years old so needs an update. If there is a photographer in your membership who might be interested, I’d be very happy to meet informally to explore the possibility of a shoot – when we can both share the sort of work we have done to date and decide whether this would be a mutually beneficial opportunity."
If you'd like to contact Joy, please do so direct on email@example.com.
Chas Hasley, a stall-holder at the Camera Fair on Sunday, has contacted Loveday to offer Epson packs and the Nova Jet Pro packs of inkjet paper at special rates. His list is quite long, so I am forwarding his e-mail separately.Please let him know direct if you'd like some.
A Date to Look Forward To
Declan Burge at the Cheese and Grain e-mails to say that the wildlife TV cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan (Family and Me, Planet Earth 2, Animals with Cameras). The evening will give audiences an opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon's globe-trotting travels as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife, all illustrated with his own film footage and photography. At the Cheese and Grain, 7.30 pm on Wednesday November 7th.
Ticket links: http://www.cheeseandgrain.com/event/animal-families-and-me-with-gordon-buchanan/
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIql1ZpHovs
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