Weekly Newsletter 1st November

Hi BPS members.

At this week’s meeting Peter presented us with “The Prime Imperative or Zoom with your Feet”. He explained the history of lens development from the days of manual lenses to the introduction of the automatic focus lenses followed by the zoom lens. A debate followed on the advantages of Prime versus Zoom. He then showed us items from his collection of gadgets and speciality lenses. After our tea break Peter explained the intricacies of the raw image and its advantages over JPG. Thank you Peter for a very informative presentation,

A few members made it to the Zombie Walk in Bristol. It is a shame that I didn’t get to know about this event sooner because I’m sure, given more notice, many more members would have joined us. It was a fun afternoon spent with a very friendly bunch of Zombies who loved having their photographs taken.

Keith has started the ball rolling for one of our “ABC Competitions” to be held at the first meeting in the new year. Please get your letter from him at the next meeting and write your name on the list provided.

Matt is planning further additions to our website this will include a gallery of competition winners, he also plans a members gallery and will want contributions from all members wishing to show their images to the world, details to follow asap.

Reminders for meetings in the near future;

November 7th - annual Panel Competition where you can enter panels of three or five separate related prints and three or five digital images contained within a 1400px x 1050 image. You can enter up to three items in each section on the night.

November 14th - November’s monthly competition entry evening, subjects are Print - One Second shot - all entries must have at least a one second exposure duration. Digital entries – Shadows - your chance to give us your interpretation of shadows as the main feature in each entry. If in doubt please ask.

Events of Photographic Interest

November 3rd - Firework Display at St Mathews Field (Fairfield) starts at 7pm with a children’s lantern display and competition followed at 7.30 by the main attraction. A word of warning this event is very well supported so if you plan to go to watch please allow plenty of time. In past years limited parking has been allowed on the Fairfield itself for a small donation which goes to local charities.

November 4th - Carnival season is almost upon us and will those members who purchased grandstand seats at Bridgwater Carnival please be in their seats by 7.30.

November 6th - I will also be organising a group to go to Burnham Carnival as last year. If you are interested in travelling as a group please let me know.

John Gamblin reminded me last night that the Longleat Festival of Light is due to start very soon and discounts can be obtained by booking early, see link for details. Maybe a club trip can be planned if enough members are interested.

Best wishes

Brian