WDCC Next Meeting - Club Competition No. 1 "Open" Category
Monday 23rd April 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Update from last meeting:
The last session was a "Show Your Images" night (previously known as a member's work night"). It was great to see so many of the new members taking part and showing off their images, some crackers in there. Hopefully you were all inspired enough to start entering the club competitions?
I'm definitely liking the break in the middle of the evening, gives us more chance to socialise, ask each other questions etc. This used to happen after the session in Grappenhall at the bar, but with it being further to travel for most of us (and the fact we tend to finish a bit later in Winwick) fewer of the group seem to stay behind afterwards.
Please remember to keep giving feedback to the committee on things you like, or don't like, so that we can continue to shape the programme to suit everyone.
Please see below information about the session after next.
Next Meeting: Club Competition 1 - "Open"
Monday 23rd April 2018 - 7:45 pm - 9:30pm
Our first club competition of the year and as ever, the initial competition is an open theme, i.e. Your photograph can be on any subject you wish, colour or black and white. Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.
We welcome an external judge who comes in to give critique on the entries and ultimately pick their top 5 from both the printed images, and the digital images. If there are sufficient numbers of high quality images, some others may be award a bonus point for being "Commended".
Your images should have already been submitted by 9th April, there can be no entries on the night.
Meeting After Next: BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING
Monday 7th May 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Next Session After That!
The next session will be Monday 21st May 2018, which will be a split session, studio night with a model. Members can attend one session or the other but not both.
The session times are 7:30pm - 8:15pm and then 8:30pm - 9:15pm, the break affords time for the model to take a break, maybe a costume change, and perhaps change the lighting setup.
Each session is limited to 15 photographers, only one photographer at a time may take photographs (using the studio lights provided) and it doesn't take a genius to work out that each photographer is therefore limited to 3 minutes of shooting time.
This may not sound like a lot of time, but trust me, if you haven't worked with a model before and are standing there like a lemon, wondering what the hell you have gotten yourself into, 3 minutes can seem like an eternity. I speak from experience!
If you wish to book on, please email email@example.com stating which session you would like. Many places have already been booked via the club Facebook group, so be quick or you may miss out.
WDCC Facebook Group
The club now has a Facebook group for members to use to chat, share articles and even sell unwanted items of kit. If you haven't already had a look, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewdcc. It is a publicly viewable group for WDCC members (old and new), but only members can post. If you haven't received an invite yet, please speak to Helen or Lawry. There has been a good uptake and currently 3/4 of the club membership have joined the group.
WDCC Instagram Account
The club now has its own Instagram account, @thewdcc. If you share your images on Instagram, use the hashtag #thewdcc and tag @thewdcc and a selection of images will be featured on the club's stream.
Share your news!
Have you recently read an interesting article about photography that you would like to share with club members? Have you won a photography award or competition or had one of your images published somewhere? Then let us know, so we can share this with the rest of the club via the website and newsletter. You can send your items of interest to us at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your skills and experience!
We are always on the lookout for interesting speakers for the club and we know there is a vast amount of experience and knowledge within the club itself. If you would like to give a talk or workshop on a particular skill or aspect of photography, or can give a short demonstration of a piece of software that you think would interest club members, then please contact Bernard (email@example.com) or speak to a member of the committee at a meeting.
For more information about the club, including the programme for the coming months, competitions etc., visit our website: http://www.thewdcc.org.uk
We also have a Flickr page for the club: https://www.flickr.com/groups/wdcc