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Print Competition - Print of the Year Thursday 20th May at 7:45pm on Zoom
Join us on Zoom as we review the top scoring printed images of the season, and find out who will win the annual 'Print of the Year' competition.
Photo credit: Amanda Culley
From the Chair...
Our last workshop evening of this season was themed for members to share Images and to explore the creative decisions behind the processing, to create the ultimate authors vision. We had two presentations on this subject. One from myself showing before and after Images, starting with the raw file and comparing with the finished Image. Explaining the Inspiration and thoughts in achieving the final Image.
Mike Brankin gave an excellent presentation, also showing Images whilst demonstrating the build up to achieving his vision for his successful work. (Unfortunately cut short through loss of signal from his camper van in Scotland!)
As a bonus, Cat Humphries gave the members an update on her recent change of camera and the challenge of lighting in drama group productions. Showing some wonderful theatre Images while explaining her issues and ultimate resolution.
It was reported that both Rebecca Berman and Stuart Craig had achieved highly commended accolades for their recent entries into the PAGB competition for photographs taken on a camera phone. Many congratulations to both for their achievement.
Another enjoyable evening spent celebrating our passion for photography.
2020/21 Season Annual General Meeting Thursday 10th June, 7:45pm on Zoom
Please note the change in date for this year's AGM. Thursday 20th May will now be a workshop evening. The AGM will now be taking place via Zoom, on Thursday 10th June at 7:45pm.
During the AGM, we would like to recruit more members of the club to the Committee. If you would like to join the committee, or would like to nominate somebody to the Committee, please submit your nominations/submissions before 11:00pm on Sunday 30th May.
Please submit any nominations & submissions to the Committee by Email.
24th May Oxford Photo Expedition
With David Eckland & Rebecca Berman
27th May PDI Competition
PDI of the year
3rd June Print Competition
Print of the year
5th June June Portrait Social
Summer Fashion with Angel White
10th June AGM
CCC Annual General Meeting
17th June Summer Party
More details to follow
31st July July Portrait Social
With agency fashion model, Audrey G
Congratulations to Stuart Craig for winning the Landscape Cup. 2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Steve Bailey
Portrait Cup Winner's Gallery
Congratulations to Steve Bailey, winner of the Portrait Cup. 2nd Place - Mike Brankin, 3rd Place - Rudi Mehta
Triptych Cup & Nature Cup Winner's Gallery
Congratulations to Cat Humphries for winning both the Triptych Cup & Nature Cup!
Ballet Photo Walk Round-up
With the sun beginning to shine, and restrictions starting to ease, there was a wonderful sense of excitement & optimism in London as we embarked on a Photowalk around the financial district, accompanied by the very talented Ayla Rose.
Ayla showed us some of her favourite places to shoot and encouraged us to think differently, seeking out shafts of light and the reflections between the glass buildings from Broadgate to Leadenhall Market to create some truly dramatic images
But the most rewarding part of the day for me, was seeing the creativity of our amazing members and the incredible images they captured. I really can't wait to see them in next year's competitions. Don't believe me? See for yourself in the gallery below!
Photo credits: Gordon Calder, Catherine Flew, Anthony Highet
Club meetings are held at 7:45pm each Thursday (except July and August)
at Croxley Green Community Centre, which is at the end of Community Way
(entrance behind the New Road library). For satnavs, use postcode WD3 3SU.