Weekly Newsletter 15th March

Hi BPS members,

Our Black & White Night was well supported and members soon got into the swing of things asking challenging questions during the short presentation on the theory behind Mono photography. I am pleased to say that the questions randomly covered the subject including most styles and editing processes. Thanks to all the members who contributed to a very interesting and thought provoking meeting. Thanks to Richard for preparing the presentation and taking us through basics of the subject.

Matt will be uploading a link to our FB secret group to allow us to resize images for club competitions and website gallery images. Members can send Matt up to 5 of their favourite or successful competition images to start the gallery off. Please watermark each image with your name and resize if possible to 1400px x 1050px 72 DPI. Matt Difford’s email if required mattdifford@gmail.com

Next week

We will be presenting the WCPF Travelling prints. This will give members a chance to see the entries that received acceptance in last year’s WCPF Members’ Competition. I think this will illustrate how high the standard of photography is here in our club. Many members would do well to enter. I know that quite a few have had a go in this year’s competition which will be judged in April.

Future Meeting Reminders

From April 1st members are asked to upload 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

April 7th 2018: I have ten members so far 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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Links to our social media groups: Please join these groups to allow us to share our knowledge, experiences and images:

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1980336142190735/

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