WDCC Next Meeting - Practical Workshop "Food and Drink"
Monday 23rd October 2017 - 7:45pm-9:30pm
Update from last meeting:
The last meeting was the 3rd club competition of the year, themed "Song Titles". A gallery of the winning images is now added to the website.
The winners and placings were as follows:-
Projected Digital Images Competition
1st - “I Can See Clearly Now” by Bernard Booth
2nd - “One Day Like This A Year“ by Pete Carroll
3rd - “Going Underground” by David Mellor
4th - “Bang Bang He Shot Me Down“ by Bernard Booth
5th - “Going For Gold” by Pete Carroll
Commended - Mike Lyne, Paul McNicholas, David Mellor, Bernard Booth, Alan Dean, Andy Gilbert, Stephen Lee, Adrian Battersby
Printed Images Competition
1st - “New York” by David Mellor
2nd - “Bicycle Race” by Ian Sprott
3rd - “Look At Me” by Andy Gilbert
4th - “Love Train” by David Mellor
5th - “Everybody (Needs Somebody To Love)” by David Edwardson
Commended - Kelvin Norton, Mike Lyne
Monday 23rd October 2017 - 7:45 pm - 9:30pm
Join us in the clubhouse for a practical table-top photography session. The topic will be "Food and Drink" - props and lighting setups will be provided. Please bring your camera, and a tripod if you have one. This is an evening to share techniques and ideas on how to photograph still life.
Meeting After Next:
Monday 6th November 2017 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Join us for a talk on "Portrait Photography" by Alan Angel FRPS, FMPA (the first of two consecutive sessions from Alan, the second of which will be a practical workshop based on the teachings of the first).
Alan is a committee member for the Northwest Region of the Royal Photographic Society, and a respected photographer who runs photography workshops. He will be giving us an input into portrait photograhy, then will return two weeks later to run a practical workshop.
From his bio on the RPS Website - "I took up photography as a three year old in the 1970's, after being given a camera. Subsequently, I attended evening classes where I was taught not only how to take photographs, but to develop and print my own work. I was then hooked on photography.
After gaining distinctions in all seven of my City and Guild modules, I achieved LRPS in 1989 and ARPS in 1994. In 1997, I achieved FRPS and FMPA.
I have been the organiser for the NW Monochrome Group for over ten years, arranging numerous events and presentations."
Club Items of Interest
Club member Richard Connolly has a ColorMunki Smile to sell.
The price, at £40, is effectively half price. (RRP £105 with lowest price £79 at both Wexphotographic and Park Cameras).
The X-Rite Colormunki Smile is a simple solution to ensure your monitor is always displaying the correct colours. The Colormunki Smile delivers quick and easy monitor calibration for your laptop or desktop monitor. Colormunki Smile includes a measurement device and simple to use software. It's easy, simply plug the device into your USB port and follow the on-screen instructions. Once the process is complete you will see be the before and after results and your new colour settings automatically start working.
If you are interested, please respond to this email and I will forward to Richard
Events Of Interest
Warrington Photographic Society are hosting a lecture by Terry Donnelly on "mirrorless cameras in today's photography". He is a highly accomplished all round photographer, and his lectures are known to be excellent. His website can be found here and a 500px page here
The lecture is @ 7:30 on Tuesday 17th October at Quays Community Centre, 233 Thelwall New Road, Grappenhall, WA4 2XT.
Our members are welcome to attend and there is a £3 entrance fee to non WPS members.
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 closed group for WDCC members (old and new) so it's invite only. If you haven't received an invite yet, please speak to Helen or Lawry. There has been a good uptake and currently half 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