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NB: This will be my last regular newsletter for a few months but I will be keeping you updated as required to help the summer programme run smoothly


Meeting Report, May 25th 2021: Evening Trip to Kilve


As planned a few members arrived at Kilve Beach and first impressions were that this was going to be an epic sunset - the clouds were perfect, the rain from earlier in the day had cleared and a cloudless sky could be seen just above the horizon. Unfortunately the perfect sunset didn’t happen, due to warmer air or maybe drier conditions. Tom Meacham having used his new pocket gimbal camera soon proclaimed “you might as well pack up and go home as I have captured the winner already”. Of course no one was convinced or deterred by his wild claims. Neil Perkins had his new drone and members could not believe how steady it was as it hovered over the beach. What an incredible piece of kit and a serious photography tool. I look forward to seeing his images. Despite only having a small number of members it was great to get out together for the first of many summer events we have planned.

Summer Events

Next week we offer members a number of options to take part in all details have been circulated to members, FB group friends and subscribers of our newsletter, If you live local and wish to join in our summer events then you can subscribe to receive our newsletter. Complete the Subscribe Form via this link

General Information & Future Events


"Milky Way & Astro shoot".   Ian Barrow has arranged this event, which, weather permitting will take place on June 4th, details have been forwarded to members and subscribers.

We also have a Natural History shoot on June 6th which is being lead by Brian Sweeting, details already circulated.

For further information covering future events and photo galleries, please visit BPS Website or Facebook Page

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Best wishes
Brian










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Annual General Meeting Report, May 18th 2021


Our president, Roger Tibbles, summed up in his report the feelings of all members when congratulating and thanking Martin who was the key figure in putting together our meeting programme of events which, under the circumstances, has been nothing less than fantastic and much admired far and wide. Thank you Martin!

Election of Officers

All the main officers were re-elected, however, Martin and Peter made it known that they wished to stand down from their joint positions as programme secretaries. Dudley offered his services and said he would do his best to put together the programme for 2022. Martin and Peter agreed to give guidance and help where necessary.
Tom was elected to shadow Peter’s roles as treasurer and digital officer. Joint Equipment officers: Neil’s speciality is lighting so he will be the main man in that area of their joint roles at our meetings when the equipment needs to be used. Tom will continue to operate our projection system, be it at virtual meetings or actual meetings at our HQ.
Brian requested help in his many roles and felt it would be good to have help in increasing the profile of our club and to keep the Facebook pages up-to-date. Ian doesn’t have sufficient time available to become a committee member but offered his help in raising the profile of the club. Mike Cook said he would assist Brian when needed.
Many thanks to Dudley, Tom, Neil, Ian and Mike for volunteering to help out with the administration of our club

New Proposals

Two proposals were submitted both covering the competition entry rules, pointing out that some subjects have dominated the competition awards over the last two years. It was acknowledged that they shouldn't dominant the 'Open' subject competitions.
This was debated at length and all members felt that we should make changes to the rules of entry. Many ideas were put forward and, in the end, members voted on the mutually agreed path to take care of this problem. Members present voted 100% in favour of the agreed proposition which then superseded the original proposals.
All members will receive full details in the near future outlining the revised rules. It was also suggested that if we need to modify these rules during the year we reserve the right to make adjustments to help the flow of competition entries.

Next Meeting information; May 25th 2021.

(Practical Night) Weather permitting it is planned to visit Kilve beach at sundown - for further details visit our FB group events page. Should this not be possible members can log on to watch a presentation given by Lee Filters, all details can be found on our FB group.

General Information & Future Events


Summer Program Event&nspb Milky Way & Astro shoot.
Ian has arranged an event which has been posted on our FB group, please check it out and indicate if you wish to join him

For further information covering future events and photo galleries, please visit BPS Website or Facebook Page

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Best wishes

Brian



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Meeting Report May 11th 2021.


Members share their Specialism, Experiences, Questions & WCPF Panel entry

What a great meeting we had, which I'm sure every one enjoyed!. Martin reminded us that next week was our AGM and asked members to get involved in some small way or another to help spread the workload and, hopefully, take us forward. It was a toss up as to who started the evening’s entertainment, I think Ian got volunteered.

Ian introduced us to his YouTube channel explaining the details of setting up such an enterprise. He is building quite up a large selection of very impressive video tutorials. He selected his trip to Wistmans Wood and Bellever Forest which covers woodland photography on Dartmoor to present.

Please support Ian’s venture by visiting his channel via this link Ian Barrow Phtography ‘liking’ and ‘subscribing’ to it.

Next up, Martyn Edwards showed us a continuation of his excellent time lapse production about the St Mary’s Bells project. He gave us an insight into the complex work required carry out this project which will no doubt become a historical asset to Bridgwater’s major church. I’m sure members are looking forward to seeing the finished video.

Jim Goddard concluded with a presentation of his methods used to set up a couple of motion blur images using photoshop tools. Thank you all for allowing us to share your personal projects in such an entertaining way.

Summer Events
Your committee suggests that this can be best achieved by individual members volunteering to lead a trip out covering their specialities. It was suggested that during the summer months members can keep each other informed by posting events they are going to on our FB closed group. As I mentioned before I am happy to co-ordinate any events via the newsletter or by creating an FB event. Brian will lead a wildlife trip and will post the event on our FB group page soon.

Next Meeting information; May 18th 2021.

Annual General Meeting

Please do your best to make this very important meeting which will start at 7.30pm. We have to vote in our officers and also consider new proposals.

General Information & Future Events

Summer Events:   Ian Barrow has posted the details of our first outdoor trip to take place on June 4th subject to the weather conditions. A suitable location will be selected for a night trip for and Astro/Milkyway shoot. Members are welcome to join this event via ouir FB closed group

For further information covering future events and photo galleries, please visit BPS Website or Facebook Page

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Best wishes

Brian

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Meeting Report May 4th 2021.


Second Chance Annual Competition; Judge Peter Owen

Peter gave us a very detailed critique and also demonstrated how he would make improvements to a selection of the entries, most of which were quite simple, and involved cropping and colour cast corrections.
Thanks very much Peter! as always you did an excellent job and gave some excellent advice and fair comments. Peter then announced his results awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd and two Highly Commended.

Print Competition results:
1st Keith Perry with his super portrait of ‘Layla’, well done Keith!
2nd Brian Sweeting with his 'Grey Heron' all action shot of a heron catching a very large eel .
3rd Jim Goddard with his mono creative entry ‘Revenant’
Highly Commended Ian Barrow's ‘Venford Falls’ and Martyn Edward’s 'Rainbow over Charlestown'.

Digital Competition results
1st Brian Sweeting completed a very successful evening with ‘Girls just love to have Fun’.
2nd Ian Barrow just missed top spot with his Milky Way entry ‘Bridge to the Stars’.
3rd Ken Hocking popped up with his entry ‘My Ball’.
Highly Commended ‘The Man Cave’ Martin Barber and ‘Fighting Otters’ Ken Hocking.

Next Meeting information; May 11th 2021.


May 11th Members Night:
Members are invited to contribute to this members evening. Would you like to make a short presentation of your personal projects or simply share things that you have been developing. If so please let Martin know.
WCPF Kingswood Trophy Panel.
We will discuss our entry and need volunteers to take part as well as someone to organise this event.

General Information & Future Events


May 18th AGM:
The most important meeting of the year and the time for you to influence the future of your club by the election of officers and debating new proposals

Summer Events:
At the moment we do not have any events or trips arranged for the summer season and the committee suggests that this can be best achieved if individual members could come forward and arrange and lead a trip out covering their specialities. I will be happy to help coordinate this programme and support it whenever possible.

For further information covering future events and photo galleries, please visit BPS Website or Facebook Page

Subscribing to our newsletter. If you would like to recieve a personal copy of our newsletter, non-members are welcome to subscribe. Complete the Subscribe Form via this link

Best wishes

Brian

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