Warrington District Camera Club - Next Meeting
Club Competition No. 4 - Shallow Depth Of Field
Monday 10th February 2020 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
As it turned out, despite these difficulties, on the night another 8 or so members (some seemingly reluctantly) handed over memory sticks with images on, and weren't we all glad that they did?! Some great images as ever, and some great storytelling to go along with them. Christine's post on the new WDCC Facebook page said it all - the members all pulled it out of the bag, and it turned out to be a great night.
Thanks to everyone that provided images and took part in the session.
An external judge will come and give opinion on our fourth and final club competition of the year and the theme is "Shallow Depth Of Field". Photographs can be on any subject, colour or black and white, but your image should make creative use of a "shallow depth of field". Let us see how that one gets interpreted by the judge!
A basic definition of depth of field is: the zone of acceptable sharpness within a photo that will appear in focus. In every picture there is a certain area of your image in front of, and behind the subject that will appear in focus. Some images may have very small zones of focus which is called shallow depth of field.
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 for most improved photographer.
Please note, we are still looking for a new Chairperson for the committee for the longer term. Alan Dean will stand in as "caretaker manager" from the AGM until a replacement is found.
We are also still looking for general committee members to help spread the workload of running the club. If you have some time to spare and are willing to be involved, please approach one of the existing committee members on any club night, or respond to this newsletter.
The previous competition gallery for "Still Life" is now up on the website.
We also have a new "public face" of the club as a Facebook Page. This differs from the Facebook Group in a number of ways. The "page" is esentially the business page, and we can use that as an advertising platform to deliver targetted advertisements at low cost to the local photographic community. We will also use it to post "events" - to bolster the static programme on the website. Events can be used on Facebook to reach more people, and certainly when we get external speakers in we will be able to "push" the event so that we can possibly drum up some more support. If this works, it will help fund the cost of external speakers, which in turn may afford us the opportunity to get more of them in the programme.
The Facebook "group" will remain a private space for current and previous members to have discussions, share interesting images and news items, and basically to get together on all topics photographic.