Newsletter

We had our committee meeting about a month ago to sort out next year’s assignments. (These are now in the diary.) The current committee are happy to continue for the moment, however we are happy to invite anyone who wishes to join the team as a new member of the committee. The current gang are:

Fred, Phill, Symon, Tony, Neil and Anita.

The club finances are good, we currently have:

Bank       £1,168.28
Rent Due    -£240.00
Petty Cash    £36.65

The rent will be paid in the next few days, that’s the total rent for the year. We have decided to give a gift aid of £100 to WAG (Willingham Action Group) They have supported us for many years, with the exhibitions we run each year.

We hope to get other guest speakers in next year, there are a few possibilities we are looking into.

We are also looking at field trips for 2017 as well as workshops and social events.

Stephen reports that ‘Affinity Photo‘ has now been released for £40.

George Fairbairn

Our thanks to George for an entertaining and instructive talk – and with next month’s subjects including “Album Covers” there is probably quite a lot of scope for putting into practice some of George’s composite photo techniques.

In case you missed it, his website is here and his Facebook page is here.

Illustrated Photo Tricks

Some of these are tricks, others I would describe as merely techniques, but they are all fascinating and some are revealing.

http://www.boredpanda.com/truth-behind-photography-tricks/

And now you know why Francis gave up Wedding Photography!

Snap the Ouse Finalists

All of the fantastic entries to the Snap the Ouse Photography Competition have now been shortlisted and the eight finalists are up for public vote on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership’s website.

Please do vote for your favourite and pass on to your local contacts.

Sara Marshall
Countryside Engagement & Marketing Officer, Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership
Cambridgeshire ACRE

Snap the Ouse Competition

Closes Sunday 29th May

In the lead-up to the exciting summer OuseFest celebrations (18 – 31 July), the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership are running the 2016 Snap the Ouse Photography Competition. The competition is open to any photographs that define the character and feel of the Ouse Washes and surrounding areas, and that depict what makes our area great. Whether your photographs show landscapes, wildlife, people, buildings or water, you are encouraged to enter.

There will be three winners, one from each entrance category (age 12 or under; 13 – 18; 19 or over), who will each receive a fantastic basket of prizes worth £50. To participate, please send your photographs taken in the Ouse Washes or surrounding area to Sara Marshall by Sunday 29 May 2016.

More information can be found on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership website. Good luck and happy snapping!

Fund Raising Auction

Dear members,

Stephen would like to ask you to help fund raise for his London exhibition in June. This will entail a print auction in Cambridge on the 7th of April starting at 6:30 and bidding begins at 7:15. It will be held at 2648 Club, on Trinity Street Cambridge.

Prints have been promised from some well known photographers, we will keep you informed of the list.

If you would like to donate prints for the auction, he requires them to be between 10×8 to 20×16, please also supply a small image for the catalogue. These small images will need to be emailed to Stephen and prints given to him on our club night on the 21st of March.
Everyone is welcome to attend the print auction and the exhibition in London. Details of which will be given closer to the date in June.

If you have any questions please email Stephen directly on art@mindakart.co.uk
We would both like to say a huge thank you for supporting Stephen in this venture.

Kindest regards,
Anita