18 December onwards

Coming up

Our final meeting for the year will take place on 18 December.  It will be an internal  PDI competition for the Len Fergusson Trophy.  Len had a particular interest in portraiture so entries should have as their main subject matter one or more people.  They need not be formal portraits, it simply means that the person(s) should be readily identifiable as the main subject of the image.  

Members should send their entries to the secretary by Sunday 16th at the latest, but earlier would be appreciated.

The club will then close for Christmas and New Year, and will reconvene on  8 January 2019.

Final reminder – Outdoor Photography magazines

A local photographer is offering about 150 issues of Outdoor Photography magazine dating from 2002 to 2014.  They are available free of charge and are said to be in very clean and good condition in 5 boxes.  If you are interested in these please ask the Secretary or the Chair at the next meeting for the owner’s contact details. 



11 December and free mags

Coming up

On Tuesday we will will be previewing all the entries (including our own) from the clubs in our division of the SCPF league.  It is a great opportunity see examples of, and comment on, the other clubs’ work.  Then next year we will host our round of the league competition when we will see the images again and hear the views of an external judge.

Our final meeting for the year will take place on 18 December.  It will be an internal  PDI competition for the Len Fergusson Trophy.  Len had a particular interest in portraiture so entries should have as their main subject matter one or more people.  They need not be formal portraits, it simply means that the person(s) should be readily identifiable as the main subject of the image.  

Outdoor Photography magazines

A local photographer is offering about 150 issues of Outdoor Photography magazine dating from 2002 to 2014.  They are available free of charge and are said to be in very clean and good condition in 5 boxes.  If you are interested in these please ask the Secretary or the Chair at the next meeting for the owner’s contact details.


Thanks from Odd Man Out

Last month we held a studio session (photographic, not music studio!) for the local cover band Odd Man Out

Afterwards we received a card from them thanking us for their photoshoot and some great photos which they have been using for publicity.

You may recognise some of our images within their photos page on Facebook – search within Facebook or via a search engine for BandOddManOut.


Members only section

If you are a paid up member of our club you can have access to the members only section of the club’s website.

Content available in the members’ area
  • Competion results  – lists of the 5 highest scoring top images for each of our  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.
  • Courses available in our region – costs range from £25 to £250.
How to access the members area

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.

Any ideas?

The above has been implemented  in response to feedback from members.

Please let the webmaster (webmaster.p.c.club@gmail.com) 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.

Competitions

Competition results

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

Competition rule change

The rules have been amended to reflect the recent 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 taken been implemented.

Workflow for submitting PDIs

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.