|Coordinator: Dennis Harvey||01623 793371|
|Web page editor: Glynne Payze||01623 798102 / 07968 097308|
|Meets: 2-4pm Last Weds in month||Brammer Room (Village Hall)|
|Next Meeting:||Wednesday 28th February|
|Group Full: Yes||Status Current|
Entries to Dennis by midnight Friday 23rd February, please
First meeting of 2018 and we had a record-equalling attendance of 16. You are a great group and Glynne and I thank you for your continuing interest and enthusiastic support.
January’s competition, Ice/Snow/Frost, saw a close contest with John Franklin’s “Brrr” (20 pts) taking 1st place. Judith Moore took 2nd with “A Snow Angel” (18 pts) and Jim Phillips 3rd with “Not The Alps” (17 pts). As usual, the winners and some other entries can be seen to the right and below, if you scroll down.
Carol Russell got the Highly Commended certificate from both Glynne and Dennis. Incidentally Carol (“Going Round the Bend”) and Jackie Douglas-Kellie (“Hoar Brambles”) both earned 14 pts. Well done everyone and keep up the good work.
There were a large number of “extras”, too, from Carol, David, Diana, Glynne, Ken, Terry and Tony, ranging from Alpine snow shots to a Burmese python! We encourage you to bring about half a dozen (or fewer) images you've shot during the month to show everyone, even when they do not fit the monthly brief.
Next month the theme is “Close Ups”, and that is something you can try on these short winter days. To that end, Glynne gave us an excellent tutorial on taking things at close range covering equipment and techniques in addition to watching out for the pitfalls you might encounter.
As we said, the subject of close up shots doesn’t have to be a live insect. It might be something in your garden or even in the home. Take a look around and see how different things look more interesting when you are close.
As usual, Glynne is ready to help with any of your photographic problems and queries. You only have to call and discuss a mutually convenient time.
To those of you who volunteered to help set up and run our February meeting – Thank You. I will give you a reminder before the date.
See you next month!
For new members, those new to the hobby or simply those wishing to extend their skills...
Get in touch with Glynne (phone numbers above or e-mail) if you'd like individual sessions on
- Camera basics or advanced controls/techniques
- Using a digital photo editor (beginner/improver)
- Computer basics with particular reference to photo use (photo transfer from camera to computer/tablet, folder creation etc.)
- Assembling a slideshow with soundtrack using a video editor
- Anything else you might need help with (providing Glynne knows something about it!)
|Remaining themes for 2018|
|March: Food & Drink|
|April: Back garden / Springwatch|
|July: Blur / Bokeh / Motion|
|October: Animals / Pets|
|November: Memory Lane|
Competition Winners 2018
Winners will appear here soon.....
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