Newsletter

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone involved with the exhibition.

We had glowing reports from the visitors to the exhibition, Stephen has sent all the images to Derek and they will be displayed here on the web site very soon.

If anyone would like their photographs framed there is a company called Maja Frames in Willingham that can do this for you. Contact Mark at 94 Balland Field on 07428 799069 or majaframes.co.uk.

Secondly, there is a new gang of four: Tony, Fred, Symon and Anita.

We had our first group meeting to discuss the agenda for the next 6 months, with both Francis and Stephen attending to give technical support on our ideas. We hope that you agree with us that we have set some interesting and challenging subjects.

There will be a couple of Photoshop sessions during the next few months, as you will see from the agenda details. If you do have a laptop which has Photoshop installed please can you bring it to these sessions as they will be practical workshops; we hope to work in 2s and 3s so don’t worry if you do not own a laptop – hopefully we will have enough to share.

During December we are planning a trip to Cambridge and would like to go for a meal afterwards; this would require members to sign up so that we know who is interested.

We would also like to run an ongoing competition each month. This will start from November. What we would like you to do is take a photograph each month. The subject is ‘What does this month mean to you’. Just enter one photograph to be shown on club night, there will be a ballot box provided for members to vote for their favourite. It is not compulsory and you do not have to enter each month.

Please may we remind you only to provide 3 photographs for each assignment, with your name, assignment title and numbers 1 to 3. As well as your competition photograph if you wish to enter.

The Agenda for upcoming meetings can be seen in the calendar.

On each club night there is no change to the current running format. During the first half we will show the photographs taken by members from the assignments set, then time for coffee and a catch-up with each other.

During the second half we will run through the next assignment, as well as a Question and Answer session and technical information if time allows.

We have asked Francis and Stephen to carry on with their critiques on our photographs for each assignment.

Please be reminded that, if you have not already paid, your subs are now due. You may now pay by cheque, made out to ‘Willingham Photographic Club’.

We are also looking into members visiting other photographic clubs in our area – as and when this information is available we will pass this on to members.

If you have any concerns or ideas for the club please do not hesitate to talk to us; Chris is also making himself available to help us out as well as leaving his telephone number as a contact in the Willingham News.

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