WDCC Next Meeting - Guest Speaker
Monday 11th February 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Update from last meeting: Club Competition 4 - Autumn
Last session the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Autumn”. There were 24 prints and 40 digital images judged. The club welcomed Keith Barber FIScT LRPS, President of Swinton & District Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition which will be announced at the AGM in a few weeks time.
The winners and placings were as follows:-
Projected Digital Images Competition
1st Place - “Autumn Beauty” by Bernard Booth
2nd Place - “Sycamore Forest” by Bernard Booth
3rd Place - “Autumn Afternoon” by David Mellor
4th Place - “Up Stream” by Pete Carroll
5th Place - “Fall Guy” by Bernard Booth
Commended - “Eastham Woods” by Alan Dean, “Autumn Time” by Gary Bibby, “A Colourful Woolston Weir” by John Kemp, “Lochan Reflections” by Peter Thirsk, “Autumn Walk” by Gary Bibby
1st Place - “Walk In The Park“ by Adrian Battersby
2nd Place - “Canopy Of Leaves” by Adrian Battersby
3rd Place - “Autumnal Portrait” by David Mellor
4th Place - “Autumn Dog Walk” by Andy Gilbert
5th Place - “Pooley Bridge Pier” by Gary Bibby
Commended - “Boat House” by Gary Bibby, “Autumnal Portrait” by Mike Lyne, “Autumn At Dunham Massey (The Old Mill)” by Andy Gilbert
Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.
A gallery of the winning images will be available on the website once all of the images have been received from the authors.
Next Meeting: Guest Speaker - George Franks
Monday 11th February 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
For this event we are joined by South Manchester based photographer and instructor George Franks. He will be giving us an lecture on Still Life and Product Photography (conveniently feeds one of the competition themes later in the year).
If you want to check out some of George's other work (sports and portrait) then there are galleries on his website here
Meeting After Next: Annual General Meeting
Monday 25th February 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
This meeting is your chance to help shape the next 12 months at your club and have your say about what the club should do in the coming year. The club Photographer Of The Year will be awarded along with the Alan Dean trophy.
One of the purposes of the AGM is to elect a committee that provides the main structure and programme of events for you to enjoy. We also set club fees for the coming year and announce next year's skeleton programme.
External Events Of Interest
RPS NW DIG - 11th Feb 2019
The next meeting of the RPS NW Digital Imaging Group is on Sunday 10th February at Frodsham Community Centre. The lecture is by Stephen Lewis ARPS and is entitled "Timeshift: An Introduction to Time-Lapse Photography". Looks fascinating, but sadly I'm unable to attend.
More information about the event can be found on the RPS Website
The costs for RPS members is £10 and for non-members is £11. Given that the session runs from 10:00 - 15:15, it sounds like good value.
Book online via the page linked to above.
Lymm Photographic - Colin Jarvis
On Wednesday, 13th February Lymm Photographic Society welcomes the well known photographer, Colin Jarvis, who will be presenting “Mono Moods”.
We welcome you and your members to join us for this inspirational talk which will be entertaining and informative. We meet at 7. 30 pm in The Function Room at The Spread Eagle in the centre of Lymm village.
Entrance for visitors is £3.00 and can be paid on the door.
I would be most grateful if you could share this information with your members.
Jan HODSON LPS Secretary
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: email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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