December 11th 2019
Our meeting last night was a rare mixture of great buffet and failed technology ...
At the AGM, members voted to approve the increase in monthly subs to £2.50, approve the election of the current committee for a further year and agreed to change the monthly competition rule from 6 months to 12 months. These take effect immediately.
The failed technology was the fault of the HDMI connector which I use to connect my iPad to the TV cable. Easily confirmed as it also failed on my own TV! Thanks to Amazon, I should have a replacement very soon. Sadly the audio visual quiz and a movie of members' images and Christmas music is now confined to my archive. I also had some images from our February presenter, Diane Seddon but you can see her work on her own site here; https://dseddonphoto.wordpress.com/photo-talks/
Congratulations to Nick and his winning 'Sparkles' image and to Vera and Debs as joint second while our raffle raised over £54 for charity. Members also discussed opportunities to raise our profile to increase membership numbers and we'll action some suggestions over the coming months.
October 11th 2019
Our latest club night saw submissions to our exhibition and competition from 20 members and we had a further 21 visitors, all friends and family of members. This was a truly remarkable turnout which I doubt we shall ever exceed. The whole evening was an experiment; combining an exhibition with the competition; tasking members to produce and display 6 connected images; giving them 9 months to prepare; inviting friends and family of members to attend, and inviting them to vote and to have a system of 'blind' voting.
By far the most satisfying aspect to the evening for me at least was that so many members submitted entries. A massive amount of thought and hard work went into the displays which so many enjoyed and everyone who took part should feel proud of their achievements.
I think we'll have another one next year. Especially if Debs will make another camera club cake - thanks Debs, it looked and tasted wonderful.
And now to the future ... Club committee members have decided on the program for next year and it will be a mix of practicals, presentations and members involvement. As we have only 2 more meetings before 2020, it's only fair (bearing in mind our 6 month rule for competitions) that I give you the competition themes as follows; January - 'Abandoned', February - 'Waiting', March - 'After Dark', April - Bottles and Glasses' and in May, the theme will be 'Parks'. I'll post the full diary in December but we have two practical evenings planned for February and June and Chris Upton has been invited back for our March meeting as so many enjoyed his Thoresby Colliery presentation. Our out and about evening will be on August 11th.
Feb 14th 2019
A reminder of some details about the Mini Exhibition which will form our October 8th meeting;
Produce 6 images, linked by any theme of your choice, maximum print size 7x5in.
Present them in any way suitable for viewing.
All images must have been taken between February and October 2019.
The October meeting may be opened to friends and family of members.
Members may be asked to speak about their presentations.
Images of presentations may be added to our website.
Feb 13th 2019
Last nights meeting saw our new chairman deliver his ideas and hopes for the forthcoming year including an insight into a few of the competition themes and details of the mini exhibition planned for October. All members were encouraged to submit more images, refresh their own folders or even start one of their own.
Rick and Nick were winner and runner up in the 'Markets' competition, Debs (newly enrolled committee member - thanks Debs) shared her birthday cakes with members and a side table of WhiteWall printing examples helped provide variety to the evening.