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Meeting Report 19th January 2021

Jane Lazenby BA(hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, AFIAP, LMPA. ‘Working with textures’

‘Oh what a night.’ Almost 40 members and paying guests enjoyed Jane Lazenby’s presentation and demonstration ‘Working With Textures’. I found Jane to be very inspiring and I hope you all feel the same. It would be great to see members having a go at this technique in future monthly competitions. From the start Jane came over as a dedicated artist and photographer who makes good use of her talent as an artist to create top quality images using textures to add effect and often cover up obtrusive areas in the image. Martin has already booked Jane to provide us with a further lecture, 'Inspired by Art', on October 21.

Message from Martin with reference to Jane’s Presentation
Jane mentioned some lockdown YouTube videos she had created. I have located them and you can find them via the links below.
Part 1 https://youtu.be/kYLYrgYKA0g
Part 2 https://youtu.be/a_QwbP4BgnU
Part 3 https://youtu.be/MpRCpQ_736M

Next year's programme of events, Martin welcomes members’ to send suggestions and ideas to include in our programme for next season.

Next Meeting information; January 26th 2021

Monthly competition review and critique Judge: Lee Tippett,
Print (Landscape/Cityscape); Digital (Open)
Many of you will recall Lea who gave us a lecture and presentation of unique Cornish coastal images!

General & Future Events

Open Meeting; February 9th Adrian Harris – Shares his Artfotografia. We look forward to an entertaining evening looking at Adrian’s view of photography. Goto Adrian Harris Website
Online Zoom Lecture* (non-members welcome) Link to Eventbrite Purchase Tickets For just £3.00

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Best wishes
Brian

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Meeting Report 12th January 2021

WCPF Audio Visual & Kingwood Salver Competitions Presentation

Martin welcomed members and explained how the evening would pan out, starting with the Kingswood Salver entries. He went on to remind us that this presentation was included in our programme to give us ideas that we can take on board for our own internal competitions coming up soon. Twenty-five WCPF clubs submitted entries this year which is about half the normal number of entries. Members debated and critiqued each entry then the completed panels, many of them receiving harsh criticism. Most panels did contained a few high quality images but only the top few had a full set. The first and second placed entries had three images that received highly commended or higher in the individual competition which was running alongside the Salver competition. With hindsight, I think our entry might have done OK despite feeling that it wasn’t up to the standard we had hoped to achieve. Many of our members now realise how difficult it was to put together a top class entry, particularly as Covid restrictions applied during the time when we needed to complete our entry.

After the break we took a look at the Audio Visual entries. Martin selected the top award winning entries to show us and a couple that he particularly liked. I was very impressed with many of them, some of which were very complex in the transition of images - clever stuff! I hope this gave you all the inspiration needed to have a good shot at producing your own entries for our meeting on March 23rd.

Members Panel of 3 or 5 Competition
Entries are open and must be uploaded before our next meeting on January 19th. Your images should have a common colour, theme or style and will be viewed and judged as a group.

Next Meeting information; January 19th 2021

January 19th; Jane Lazenby presents “Working With Textures” BA(hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, AFIAP, LMPA

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General & Future Events

Keith will be in touch with members soon to let them know their ABC competition letters.

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Stay safe, Stay at home
Best wishes
Brian

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Meeting Report 5th January 2021

Steven Galvin didn’t disappoint in his presentation of Judge, Jury, and Executioner! He gave us an insight to his interests in photography which was wide and varied for sure, he certainly gets around a bit. I think most of the competition entry information pointers have been covered at some point in previous meetings but it doesn’t hurt us to take a fresh look at the basics required to be successful in competitions. In all, yet another very good evening via Zoom and to see and hear the techniques of a very accomplished photographer and judge who would not normally be available to us if we were holding our meetings as normal. I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter booked Stephen as a future monthly competition judge

Martin ran through future events that we can all look forward to in the coming weeks paying particular attention to our next professional lecturer Jane Lazenby “Working With Textures” tickets can be booked via the link in “future events”

Next Meeting information; January 12th 2021

WCPF Audio Visual & Kingwood Salver Competitions.
Martin presents us with a look at the latest WCPF Competitions.

Future Events

January 19th; Jane Lazenby presents “Working With Textures” BA(hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, AFIAP, LMPA (Wow that’s the highest photographic credits I’ve seen!! )

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Members are reminded to prepare in readiness for the panel of 3 or 5 digital image competition. Your entry needs to have a common theme or style, that will be viewed and judged as a group.
Brian

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