Our latest website has been running for a couple of years now and we have recently made some changes.
First, if you have been annoyed by adverts on our site, and if this has put you off using it, you may be glad to know that we should now be free of such intrusions.
Please let the webmaster know if you still see adverts on our site.
How to access the members area
There is a new members area available on the website. It can be accessed from the menu on the main website. It requires a WordPress user name and password because they host our website. Our webmaster will then need to approve you as a user of the members area before you can gain access. A full guide to the process can be found here.
Members area content
The members area content comprises
- Competion results – lists of the 5 highest scoring top images for each of our 2018 competitions
- Other news and offers received – mainly information received about products and services relating to photography and specifically marketed to our members.
- Downloads – an area where we can make available, either temporarily or more permanently, items such as presentations, tips and tricks, etc. This is under development.
In future some resources may be transferred from the main website to the members area.
The above has been done in response to feedback from members. Please let the webmaster know if you have further ideas as to how our main website or the members area could benefit you and add value to your membership or how they could help us promote the club locally.
On 27 February we have an evening exploring how to take photographs of water splashes / droplets. This is something we can experiment with at home afterwards.
The following week (6 March) we have a PDI competition for which the subject is Open, so any subject in monochrome or colour.
The observant members will have noticed that a couple of competition subjects have been added to the programme but to ensure everyone is fully aware . . .
Heads up 1! The PDI competition on 3 April will have as its subject “Religious Connotations”. As always with a specific subject you can interpret it broadly, but we are looking for images that contain one or more people or things that are identifiable as having a connection with a religion.
Heads up 2! The subject matter for the Monochrome Print competition on 15 May will be “The Built Environment”.
The revised competition rules were adopted at our meeting on 13 February.
They can be found here and via the Competitions Page on this website.
The entries for the 2017 Len Ferguson Trophy competition and the January 2018 PDI competition are now available to view in our competition gallery pages.
Individual members’ galleries have also been updated.
Following on from a presentation a few weeks ago, and 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.
Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection was made freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine.
However, in 2017 it was announced that the Nik collection is longer supported and will not be added to or updated.