Last Friday some of our members went on a night-time walk around Wilmslow. This was one of our semi-regular Friday meetings.
Here’s a picture from Roger Hand:
The format of Competition #5 is that it has 2 parts:
Please note that the Members Meeting scheduled for April 27 will now be on May 11 …
George Franks High Speed Flash meeting scheduled for May 11 will be on April 27
The results of the recent print competition are available here.
Another selection of quality entries (and winners) from both new and established members.
As a number of members have notified us the colour print results were initially incorrect (due to an error early in the list which had a knock on effect down the list). Apologies. These have been corrected and the results now reflect the scores awarded on the night. (On the plus side it’s encouraging to know that we have so many visitors to the site!)
Please can the winners upload a DPI of their prints so that we can make them available for use in external comps. The print upload portal is here
The format of Competition #3 is that it has 2 parts:
The theme for that first themed competition is ‘part of the body’. This can be anybody’s body, any animal’s body or anything’s body. i.e. as long as it has a body you can photograph it, but it must only be part of the body, not the whole thing.
Results from the Annual DPI competition are now available here. Another set of quality entries. Congratulations to the winners. Apologies for the delay in posting these – a small and unusual glitch in our carefully structured and finely honed processing methodology!
Winning photos will be added to the gallery and made available for external competitions.
(If you had a winning print entry and haven’t yet uploaded it we’d be grateful if you would … here.)
A slew of quality images in our November DPI competition. Interestingly a high number of mono entries this month (44) relative to colour (54). Congratulations to David Royle with a first in mono and second in colour. Results in detail here.
The gallery has been updated with some of the winning images from this competition and the annual (more to be added soon).
Following the judge’s review last week the complete results of the 2015 annual print competition are posted on the results page … here
The DPI entries will be reviewed by a judge on 11 Nov and the full results posted on the site a week or so later.
Many thanks to Landscapedays and The Feathery Folk for organising the great day out our club had photographing birds of prey yesterday. We had a great time with some very patient birds. Below are some photos of us enjoying ourselves at the event. There will be a 2nd post with photos of the birds too – not just of ourselves having fun!
Join us on Wednesday September 16th at 7.30 as we kick off the new season of talks, competitions and practical sessions.
New members are always welcome and you are invited to come for a few trial sessions (£2 per session) before deciding to join as a full member.
You can view the programme here.
No meetings now till September, but all the members will be eating ice cream, reading the Beano, and taking great photographs to share next season. In the meanwhile, you can see what people are up to on our Facebook page.
As part of the Wilmslow Guild’s “Guild on View” our club will be holding an exhibition of a selection of members’ photographs. Some of the pictures will be for sale.
The exhibition is open Friday on 3rd July 1:30pm to 3:30pm & 7:30pm till 9:00pm; and on Saturday 4th July 10:00am till 3:30pm.
Location is the Wilmslow Guild.
Come along and see some of pictures!
Wednesday was our last meeting until September and there was a rare display of members’ cameras!
As a ‘chat and play’ meeting people were trying out various cameras, including some old but good manual lenses supplied by Bill. We also played with the club’s studio lighting kit.
And Dave demonstrated his “not looking through the viewfinder” street photography expertise:
With our season just ending on Wednesday, our new programme for the 2015-2016 season starting in September has been published.
See here for details.
The new version of Lightroom was released yesterday (21/4/15)
If you are subscribed to Adobe Cloud you will obviously get the upgrade automatically but for those of you who wish to you can still buy the standalone version … but it’s perhaps not entirely obvious how you do it as Adobe is obviously keen to promote the CC version.
To buy/upgrade go to Adobe’s Lightroom product page, scroll all the way to the bottom, and look for the “buy now” button in the box for Lightroom 6 Standalone. It will default to the full version with a price (as of this moment) of £103.88. Once it’s in your cart, you can click the “Edit” button in the upper right to change it to an upgrade version for £59.09 (you need to specify your current version in the dropdown) – upgrade pricing is available to anyone who owns any version of Lightroom 1 through 5. These links are only for Adobe’s “ESD” (Electronic Software Download) version, which lets you download the installer online, but does not include physical media.
If you would like some information about what’s in release 6 …
The LightroomQueen (a good site for all things Lightroom)
Jeffrey Friedl – A personal view (author of excellent plugins)
The upload portal is now open for on-line submission of your entries to competition #5:
Themed 2 – ‘Surprise’
The web site has had a major update. (Virtually) all information has been transferred from the old Wiki site and the Wiki will no longer be updated. Obsolete Wiki pages have been left in place for now.
We plan to initiate uploading of PDI images for future competitions (starting with comp #5 – to be judged on April 1). The uploading site is currently available (via the Competitions menu) in pilot mode for familiarisation and testing. We will of course let you know when the site goes live to accept images for the next competition.
After Wednesday’s competition we’re now half way through the year; and at the halfway point the clear leader is Keith Pritchard! For the full details head over to the POTY web page
As well as the Open Projection and Set Subject “Strength” competitions taking place tonight, it’s the last handing-in date for your prints for the next competition. And it’s the last handing-in date for your L&CPU Individual competition entries; prints + digital.
So there will be 16×20 prints everywhere tonight. No – hold on – they have to be 40x50cm otherwise they will be thrown in the air and stamped on, not unlike my print in the last monthly comp.
Tomorrow (Friday 9th January) the Project Group have organised a Practical Portrait and Macro evening, using the club’s new Studio Flash. All members are welcome, not just Project Group members, but a condition of entry is that you may have to volunteer to act as the portraiture model for a short time!
Bring along your cameras, tripods lenses, meters, phones, remotes and anything else you think you may need.
Meet in the Small Hall from 7.15 pm