22 October – Print BoB Comp

Our next meeting

We will hold the first of our annual competitions on 22 October. We start with the Best of the Best Print competition. This covers the colour and monchrome prints that have been highly ranked in this year’s competitions. Most entries have been retained during the year in readiness for this competition, but the Secretary has asked for the remaining prints to be made available on the evening (see his email dated 13 October).

Resources

Have you checked out the members area recently? Latest results, recent presentations and an item on the Curves Adjustment have all been added.

Is there anything else you would like to see here here?

Programme

The programme was updated this week and it takes us through to Christmas.

The meeting on 29 October will be a studio evening concentrating on micro focusing.

15 October – Famous photgraphers…

We have an unusual topic for our next meeting which is billed as “Famous Photographers and their Photographs – or are they?”

Intrigued? Come along to find out more!

The following week we have the first of our annual competitions. We start with the Best of the Best Print competition. This covers the colour and monchrome prints that have been highly ranked in this year’s competitions. Most entries have been held back during the year in readiness for this competition, but the Secretary will contact certain members if their prints were not retained.

The notes used as part of the HDR presentation are available in the members‘ section of the website.

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. 

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.