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 email@example.com.
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.
This Week's Meeting
Mervyn Clingan, whose firm Taking Pictures is based in Frome, will talk about his work, which includes the photography for Bath Rugby Club among many other projects. See http://www.takingpictures.com.
Hand-in for the second Open Print competition of the season. The judge on 8th March will be Ralph Snook, ARPS, EFIAP/b, DPAGB. See www.rsnatureimages.co.uk.
Remember to bring your own mug if you think it a good idea. (Opinions remain sharply divided!)
Damien Demolder Walkshop in Bath, 2nd March
Sign up at the Club if you want to take part in the workshop which will follow Damien's talk to us on 1st March.
A BATTLE WON
Following FWCC's good showing in the DPIC competition, David's team led us to glory in the Warminster Inter-Club Print Competition last Saturday, which FWCC won. Special congratulations are due to Loveday Powell and Alan Denison, with 1 and 2 maximum scores of 20 respectively.
Battles to come
Our battle with Mid-Somerset Camera Club will take place at The Pipers Inn, Bath Road, Ashcott, TA7 9QL,.on Tuesday 26th February (gremlin alert: NOT Monday as shown on our programme). The meeting begins at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 start. We hope for plenty of support at what is always a friendly and interesting evening. David can give a lift to three people from Frome. The chosen photographs to represent FWCC are:
Print: Malindi Girl, Workers’ Cottages, Icelandic Outpost, Veiled Dancer, A Beautiful Trio, Balanced, Dawn at the Cement Works, Colville Cement Works, Riley RM Roadster, Snow Girl, Canada Square, Motherhood, About to Pounce, Rutting Red Stag – Richmond Park, Red Stag in Autumn.
Digital: Brown Spider Monkey, Into the Light, Anika, Spiky Flower, Evie Robertson, Flour Power, Tuscany Landscape, My Vase of Flowers Styled as an Old Master Painting, Brittany Coast, Viking Goddess of the Wren, Starling Murmuration – RSPB Ham Wall, Pink Waves, White-faced Whistling Duck, Ferrari - Every Boy’s Dream, Speedway Triptych.
Yet another battle with Warminster Camera Club looms. This time the rules are complex, so please check on https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/warminster-battle-rules.html. And please help David to continue our winning streak by sending up to 3 digital images to firstname.lastname@example.org and by bringing prints to a meeting. The hand-in date is Friday 8th March.
And please don't forget to keep working on the Tri-Battle set subjects.
A Message from Dot Eynon
Thankyou for the cheque* from the photography club. Hopefully we will have a good sum to go to this worthy charity. Geoff thoroughly enjoyed the club and as he got iller he missed the people and the meetings.
The church was packed, with people standing. Thankyou also for coming and helping to give him a good send-off.
Love from Dot.
* £100 for Dorothy House Hospice.