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Photography

Coordinator: Dennis Harvey01623 793371
Web page editor: Glynne Payze01623 798102 / 07968 097308
Meets: 2-4pm Last Weds in monthBrammer Room (Village Hall)
Next Meeting: Wednesday 29th August
Group Full: NoStatus Current

Entries to Glynne by midnight Friday 24th August, please

g.payze.gp@gmail.com

July meeting

There were 14 of us present, participating in discussions about the competition subject and the “favourite” images brought by a number of you.

Winners of the Blur/Bokeh/Motion competition were Terry 1st (20 pts) with “Tunnel Vision”, Judith 2nd (18 pts) with “Dandelion Clock” and Terry again 3rd (16 pts) with “Into the Light”. Dennis awarded a Highly Commended to Jim for “I’ve Got My Eye on You” and one to Terry for “Into the Light”. The concept of Bokeh had clearly been understood by all, which resulted in some creative images showing good imagination. Terry led a discussion on the thought processes behind your various images which were quite revealing and led to contributions from many of you. It was pointed out that having a couple of “YouTube” videos to guide us in the first instance had contributed to the understanding of the bokeh concept. There were requests for similar guidance for future competitions.

The second half featured 6 of you (7 including Dennis) bringing 10 of your favourite/best loved images to share with us all. These were quite revealing because you were able to give us the “raison d’être” for your main photographic interests. Sue, Terry, Judith, Ken, Carol and Tony gave us insights into their interests, which ranged from family seaside holidays to bird photography through portraiture, past trips out with our group and night shots of the London Eye. There were a lot of lively discussions around these short “presentations” and we plan to repeat the exercise – possibly in September or October. Thank you to those who brought images and we hope others were stimulated to bring some in the future.

We finished with discussion around August’s “Landscape” competition subject, and Dennis will try to find some ideas for a creative approach to what can be a hackneyed subject.

Glynne’s standing offer of help and advice is there, as always, to anyone who needs it... (contact details at the top of the page now he's back from his travels).

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
August: Landscapes
September: Reflections
October: Animals / Pets
November: Memory Lane

Competition Winners 2018

January: Frost/Snow/Ice
Winner - John Franklin "Brrr" 2nd - Judith Moore "A Snow Angel" 3rd - Jim Phillips "Not the Alps"
Highly Commended - Carol Russell "Going round the Bend"
February: Close-ups
Winner - Carol Russell "Water droplet" Joint 2nd - Tony Wardell "Scorpion fly" and Carol Russell "Window thro a window" Joint 3rd - Terry Moore "Tick tock" and Ken White "Snowdrop"
Highly Commended - Terry "Tick tock" and Carol "Window thro a window"
March: Food & Drink
Winner - Tony Wardell "Banana split" 2nd - Diana Dale "Fruity allsorts" 3rd - Ken White "Fresh fish"
Highly Commended - Ken "Fruity temptations" and Diana "Fruity allsorts"
April: Back garden / Springwatch
Winner - Carol Russell "Here's looking at you, kid!" 2nd - Carol Russell "We all have to eat" 3rd - Ken White "Looking for early bugs"
Highly Commended - Carol "Here's looking at you, kid!"
May: Trees
Winner - Carol Russell "Feeling lonely" 2nd - Jim Phillips "Can't see the trees for the wood" 3rd - Ken White "Lurking in the dark wood"
Highly Commended - Jim "Can't see the trees for the wood" and Judith "Wood and stone"
June: Floral
Winner - Ken White "Blue perfection" 2nd - Carol Russell "Apple blossom time" 3rd - Judith Moore "In the pink"
Highly Commended - John Franklin "Field of remembrance" and Ken White "Paradise beauty"
July - Motion/Blur/Bokeh
Winner - Terry Moore "Tunnel vision" 2nd - Judith Moore "Dandelion clock" 3rd - Terry Moore "Into the light"
Highly Commended - Jim Phillips "I've got my eye on you" and Terry Moore "Into the light"

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Birders Book Reading Group 1
Book Reading Group 2 Bridge for Beginners
Canasta Chess and backgammon
Computing Country and Folk Dancing
Craft Workshops Creative Writing
Cryptic Crossword Current Affairs
Family History French Conversation
French Conversation 2 Gallery and Museum Visits
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Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music Appreciation Groups Occasional activities
Painting Pastels
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Science and Technology Scrabble Cribbage
Spanish Table Tennis
The Weekenders Thursday Walking Group
Wednesday Walking Group Wine Group
Yoga (Improvers)