Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

Club Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus, we have cancelled all physical meetings until further notice.  We have a rolling programme in place that will allow you to participate remotely.  Thanks to our Zoom meetings we’re looking forward to the future.  Keep well and safe and keep watching this space.

28th July: Annual General Meeting

Our well-attended Annual General Meeting via Zoom ends the 2019/20 season.  The formal business concluded with the election of the new committee and we welcome Mark Buckley-Sharp to the team.    Paul Martin handed the baton of  Chairman (after four years he deserves a break!) to Trevor Alexander.   It has certainly been an extraordinary few months and we look forward to 2020/21 with all the challenges it may bring.

And talking of ‘challenges’ our Summer Challenge was launched, together with highlights of next season’s programme.

We all look forward to 8th September and our first virtual meeting of the new club year.

Enjoy August, stay safe and well.

21st July: On-Line Challenge #4 – Importance of Colour Competition – judged by Amanda Wright

Many thanks to Amanda Wright for judging our last competition of our 2019/20 year.

Thanks to everyone who entered and made such an enjoyable and very colourful evening – an ‘extravaganza’ in fact.   Amanda, whose art background made her a perfect judge,  analysed the images against the six commonly used colour harmonies. as she sympathetically and informatively critiqued each image.

Congratulations go to Dave Martin for his winning image  “Golden Eyes”and also his “Parrot Tulip” which came third;  Julia Wainwright’s “Juvenile Great Tit with Lavender” was second.  Judith Gimber’s “Blue Water Lily” and “Gazania Flower” were highly commended as was “Hebe” by Avril Candler.

All the entries may be seen on our Facebook page.

We have had a fantastic response to each of our four on-line challenges and we thank everyone for contributing to all our virtual meetings over the last few difficult months. We are holding our AGM (members only) next week and we will be setting out our plans for the rest of the calendar year.  More news will follow during the summer as we go forward – word of the day is ‘flexibility’!

As ever, stay safe and well.

14th July: Talk – A Project Based Approach to Photography by David Keep ARPS DPAGB ABPE AFIAP

Last night David gave us his talk on “A Project Based Approach to Photography ….creating images with the WOW factor”……………and it certainly was a ‘wow’ evening.

David gave us an insight into his driving force as he continues to strive for his goals.  He shared so much valuable information and inspiration in a structured and professional presentation.  Much food for thought which, together with his generous reference material, will continue to inspire us all. Very many thanks David.

David’s was the last guest speaker talk of our 2019/20 season and a great way to wrap up what has been an extraordinary few months.

Next week Amanda Wright will judge the last of this year’s monthly challenges which is on “Colour” and on the 28th July we will hold our AGM via Zoom.

But we’re not finishing there………..keep watching this space for up-coming news of a summer challenge………