Next meeting and an exhibition

Our meeting on 19 June is another evening out.  We will meet as usual at the club and seek inspiration in the local countryside.

We also need inspiration for future meetings 😉

The following week, 26 June  will be a PDI competition for our members.  The subject is open and images can be in colour or black and white.

If you happen to be going to London this summer, there is an exhibition at the Barbican from 22 June until 2 Sept 2018.  You can see a review here.



Programme ideas

Future competitions are mapped out on the programme but we do need more ideas for non-competition weeks so we can prepare a programme of meetings that meet our members’ needs and interests.  If you have any ideas or requests for these, please let the Secretary or Chairman know at any meeting or by email.  All members’ ideas will be welcome.


Members Area

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.

In future some resources may be transferred from the main website to the members area.

Any ideas?

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.



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.