Next week and programme changes

Next week

On 24 April we will review when to use different types of lenses and filters.

The answer of course is that there is no right answer!  As always, it will depend on the effect we wish to create, ie the photographic intention; but the characteristics of some lenses and filters may particularly suit certain subjects or conditions and once these are appreciated and understood we can experiment with others too.

Equally, if you don’t want to carry all your kit around (“just in case”) for a specific outing it is handy to consider which lenses and filters to take before you go.

Updated programme

In a change to our programme, on 15 May we will have a night out on location; details will follow in due course, but we do know that sunset is at about 8:50.

We will no doubt have another evening out so please can we have your suggestions of where we might go.

Meanwhile the programme has been updated for some changes and to include all the planned competitions keeping them reasonably distributed through the rest of the year.

The next competition is a PDI comp on 1 May.

If you normally refer to a print of the programme you may want to print another to keep you up to date and in step.

London Camera Exchange Show, Southampton – Thursday, 26 April

And finally, the LCE Pro Show show is on at the Novotel Southampton from 11am to 6pm on Thursday 26 April.

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.  This is under development.

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.