Warrington District Camera Club Newsletter - 2019/2020 Number 6
Warrington District Camera Club
Club Competition 1 - Open
Monday 3rd June 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Updatefrom last meeting:
The evening was filled with humour, advice, technical details, hints and tips, and of course, excellent examples of David's photographs. Judging by the feedback, one of our most popular club talks for a long time, and on a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed it. As David said, you have to offer something different to be able able to stand out from the hordes of iPhone wielding guests, and it's clear that David's style does stand out from the crowd. David's presentation was a really engaging and enjoyable insight into something that I would ever have the nerve to attempt - far too much of a risk of ending up with a memory card full of rubbish. I have been asked to take photographs at two family weddings so far and have always politely declined. Far too much pressure!
We are always on the lookout for club speakers from our membership, so if you have an area of expertise that you think members may find interesting, please consider offering up your expertise to the group.
Next Meeting: Club Competition 1 - Open
Monday 3rd June 2019 - 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, in any style you like, in colour or black and white. Points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.
Join us for an evening that is sure to be packed with great images from our members, presided over by a guest judge for critique and awards.
Meeting After Next: Guest Speaker - Michelle Mansley
Monday 17th June 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Join us for a session on depth of field and apertures, led by Michelle Mansley from Warrington Collegiate.This session will tie in with a competition theme later in the year ("Shallow Depth of Field").
ExternalEvents Of Interest
Accrington Camera Club
Annual Exhibition of Photographic Prints and Projected Images
Official opening and Preview
On Thursday May 30th from 6-8 pm at
The Haworth Art Gallery- an outstanding example of Arts and Crafts architecture.
Accrington BB5 2JS
(vehicle access and parking via Hollins Lane)
In the company of the President of the L&CPU, Mr Ian Aldcroft, ARPS and the Mayor of Hyndburn, Councillor Mohammad Ayub.
All L&CPU and ICPA members are invited.
The exhibition runs from Saturday June 1st until Sunday July 21.
The gallery also boasts the greatest collection of Tiffany Glass outside the USA, and has an active group of artists in the recently refurbished Stableblock and Motor House. Items can be purchased direct from the creators.
The Gallery Kitchen is open during gallery open hours and offers lightlunches, snacks and afternoon teas. There is also a licensed bar.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 12Noon until 4.45pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12 Noon until 4.15pm
CLOSED MONDAYS and Bank Holidays
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