Weekly Newsletter 7th February

Hi BPS members

Tuesday’s meeting saw one of our lowest turnouts of the season to date, just 16 members attended. Thank you to those of you who sent an apology, not really necessary but nice to know you are still interested in what’s going on. The meeting turned out to be one of the season’s best and most informative evenings. The critique evening was to give feedback to the originators and help them produce top quality images and prints. Members split into two groups with each containing a couple of experienced members to give critique and suggestions on what, in their opinion, would improve the print. It was great to see some very positive feedback by members on our FB private group. Thank you for that, it’s good to know when the committee get things right.

Martin ran through our coming events and the programme looks very good. However, we have had one of our lecturers cancel. Not to worry as Martin is on the job finding a replacement. He then encouraged members to have a go at the WCPF competitions and I agree with him on this matter. Many of our members are achieving a very high standard of work. I for one, along with several other members, have been entering for many years and have gained recognition, not only for ourselves, but for the club as a whole. Please have a go with some of the entries that have done well for you over the last few years. For information see classification and WCPF website link information below. Entries can be made until March 5th in the subjects listed below.

I am here to help those wishing to have a go, just PM me or give me a call on 455621.

This exhibition is open to photographers who are members of photographic clubs affiliated to the WCPF.

There are seven entry classes:

  • Colour Print
  • Monochrome Print
  • Nature Print
  • Open Digital
  • Nature Digital
  • Creative Digital
  • Photo Travel Digital

Up to four images may be entered into each class. Entries to be submitted online via the exhibition web site. Entries may be made using digital JPG image files only. Prints should be handed to Andy White who will deliver them to the WCPF. (Closing date to be arranged) Members competition information: http://www.wcpf.org.uk/pages/members-exhibition-2019.php

Next meeting February 12th

Live lecture presented by Mike Martin. “Shooting People”. This is an open meeting, please invite your friends or family members, entry £4 on the door including refreshments. Monthly competition entries should be handed to Ken at this meeting.

Future Club Events

Annual Folio Competition: Please send your entries to Matt via mattdifford@gmail.com who will be uploading them to our website. More information to follow on FB group. A typical image should be something of general interest and one which will cause each member to think about how they would improve the image from a judges point of view.

Do you have any suggestions or know of events suitable for a club trip. Please let me have your suggestions and I will set up an event group on our FB page.

Happy Snapping


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/

Flickr link: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2869908@N22/