Newsletter

The current gang of five is Tony, Fred, Symon, Phil and Anita.

We had our group meeting not long ago to discuss the next 6 month’s assignments. Both Francis and Stephen attended giving their technical support on our ideas. We hope that you will agree with us that we have set some interesting and challenging subjects.

Exhibition news

Firstly, may we apologise for the number of sessions and amount of club time we have used preparing for the exhibition. In years past we have been chasing people up at the last minute for both their photographs and their information. This was the reason behind our choice to do this.

The date for the exhibition is Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of October, our opening times are 12 until 5 on Saturday & 10 until 4 on the Sunday. We will be asking for volunteers to help set up, be available to support the show and talk to visitors, even if you can only help for an hour or so. This is your show and without your help we cannot run these exhibitions.

Our website

I am not sure how many of us have had a look at our website recently. It is full of helpful presentations put together not only by Francis & Stephen but by other members of the club.

There is a sale page which you can use if you have anything you wish to sell; just send Derek the info and he will upload it for you. Look for this under “Categories: For Sale”.

For the August presentation on CameraSim software, there are links on our site, too. You just need to go into “Categories: software” and look for the “Simulated Cameras” page. There are links to both CameraSim & Play. You can play to your heart’s content. I have found this very visual and very useful myself.

So please when you get a chance visit our site and have a look around – it might be more helpful than you think. Derek puts a lot of hard work in keeping the site up to date and running for us, to use.

Assignments & workshops

Please note sometimes there is a need to change a workshop – we will do our best to inform you as early as possible to any changes we may have to make. Please make sure we have a correct email address for you in order that we may do this.

We would like to try and organize a few social gatherings/outings during the next six months. These will include partners and children. Alas, we were not able this year to have a summer BBQ. We are open to suggestions – maybe a picnic day? We would need to think carefully about transport, for those people who do not drive, we may have to car share. Please let us know your ideas.

We are thinking of a meal out during November. In the past we have been to the Indian restaurant in the village and this has worked well.  We booked the whole place out on Monday night.

And finally, we need your help with ideas for assignments. Every 6 months we come up with new ideas and sometimes revisit past assignments. Please feel free to talk to one of us about your ideas, it does not matter how obscure you think it may be.

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