Weekly Newsletter 8th March

Hi BPS members,

The critique evening went off very well. Quite a few members brought in either prints or digital images for others to have a pop at. The evening resulted in a few subjects being debated that were quite new to me and I was able to pick up a few pointers to help me improve my photography, I hope you did too.

Matt Difford has been busy preparing a Gallery on our new website and has asked me to request that you provide 4/5 digital images each to start this gallery off. They can be any subject and can be entries already seen in our competitions or otherwise. Please watermark your image and set the size to 1400px x 1050px. Send your images directly to Matt mattdifford@gmail.com

Next week

Richard Winn will be giving us some tips on the quite difficult subject of Black and White Photography. This should be interesting to listen to because there are so many different ways to achieve mono shots.

Please bring your entries for the last monthly competition of the year: Prints subject ‘Diagonals’ and Digital is open. Please bring your entries on a memory stick including copies of any prints you are entering.

Future Meeting Reminders

Over the next month we are asking you all for a single digital image for our Annual Folio Competition. This should be something interesting, different, humorous or challenging that will be formally judged by competing members. It allows you to experience how it feels to judge images and then select your favourites, all culminating in a club evening on 1st May. This entry can be made on-line once Matt has set up the software to receive the entries.

On 10th April we have our AV competition. This is a short Audio-Visual presentation of images of your choice. It’s a different, often very enjoyable, way of sharing images or experiences. It’s time to start preparing your entry or, if you need to, discuss how to do it with other members over the next few weeks. A wide selection of AV shows can be found on the web including https://archive.slideshowclub.com/. Ken Hocking is one of our experts and I believe he will if necessary give information when time permits during the next couple of meetings.

Photographic Opportunities

Sunday March 11th: Brymore Lambing this Sunday Free entry see https://www.facebook.com/events/703421316531650/?ti=icl

Saturday 17th March: Quantock Point to Point on see https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/events/5355 Maybe we can get a car load together. It’s a great opportunity to get some action shots, (next year’s comps).

April 7th 2018: I am taking names for a trip to Bristol to take a look around the Wildlife Exhibition at the M Shed. We plan to hold this trip on Saturday April 7th leaving Bridgwater by train at 10.23 and returning either at 15.55 or 16.54. We can take advantage of group special reductions by booking in groups of three for just £6.75 each. Entry to the exhibition is £6 or £5 concessions which includes £1 donation to the Bristol Museum Charity (£5 or £4 without this added). Lunch will be at Za Za’s with the afternoon free for members to have a look around the dock and waterfront area. Please let me know if you are interested. Many members have already put their names forward via FaceBook, for those that don’t use FB please let me know be email s5555@btinternet.com. Link to exhibition https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2017/

Brian

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