Ransomeware potential

Canon has issued an advisory note regarding a potential security flaw in the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) it uses for transferring pictures from many of its camera models to a PC, laptop, tablet etc.

See Canon’s post here for a brief description of the issue and steps to take to minimise the risk.

The PTP is not only used by Canon so other makes can also be at risk.

A firmware update for the Canon 80D has already been issued and can be downloaded from their website.

Canon has said it will be issuing firmware updates for all affected cameras. The full list includes models in the 1D, 5D, 6D, 7d, 70D, 80D, mirrorless and powershot models. See here for the list and more details.

Photographers should remain vigilant and check for security updates from the manufacturers of their equipment, not just Canon. 

Recent website and programme updates

Programme

The club’s programme of events was updated on 23 July. You can navigate to the latest version from our website’s main menu.

As you will see, our plan for 20th August is to be out on location but this is subject to weather. More details have been emailed to our members.

Members area

Recent competition updates include the June PDI entries July monochrome results.

The resources pages now include information from the recent evening covering the challenges and potential solutions for macro photography and focus stacking.

There is a link to an interesting talk given by a landscape photographer, too.

Featured

Members only section

If you are a fully paid up member of our club you can have access to most password protected areas of the site.  The password can be obtained from the Secretary at club meetings.

Content includes

  • pdi competition entries
  • competition results
  • information from recent meetings
  • photography exhibitions and shows
  • various other photography tips, tricks and resources.

Competitions

Competition results

A list of the most highly placed images in the club’s internal competitions is regularly updated to include all our competitions so far this year.  It can be found in the members area of the website.

Competition rule change

The rules were amended to reflect a decision to increase the maximum image sizes for our internal PDI competitions.  Images may be no more than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.  The change has already been implemented.

Workflow for submitting PDIs

At the request of some members, we have added a step by step guide to help our members submit entries to our internal club PDI competitions.  It is just one approach; there are plenty of others!

We will take on board any comments that our members have and update the guide as necessary.

To view/download the guide, first go to our website and from the main menu select “Competitions”.

You will find a new section headed “How to ensure PDIs comply with club rules” which contains a link to the guide.