Warrington District Camera Club - Next Meeting
Guest Speaker - Richard Connolly: Travel Photography
Monday 7th October 2019 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Well the session that was never meant to be. Originally it was slated as a trip to Chester, but we had to bring that forward to fill another gap in the schedule, so we re-arranged it to be a trip to Dunham Massey Deer Park, albeit the realisation that the sunset was just about at our meeting time and the park would be in darkness put paid to that. So, third time is a charm and we settled on Liverpool Waterfront.
As it turns out, the day was filled with heavy rain, and with only 2 confirmed attendees, I felt it was best to just cancel it. Sincere apologies to anyone that didn't get the message and turned up in wet weather gear to tough it out. I hope you got some great shots regardless (I haven't actually heard of anyone going).
The committee will discuss how we manage location shoots at the next committee meeting, as this year the turnout has been quite poor, aside from the 2 that confirmed Liverpool, we had 4 turn up at Chester, albeit Wigan Pier was slightly better attended with around 9-10 but less well managed on the night. So clearly we are not providing what the membership needs or wants around location shoots. Some further thinking and discussion is needed.
In a change to the original programme, Richard Connolly ARPS and two times winner of the WDCC Photographer of the Year competition (which I am sure he covets more than the ARPS) will be giving what is sure to be an interesting talk on Travel Photography, and more specifically engaging with the locals.
I will be sending a separate note from Richard regarding the event following this newsletter.
Please note that this event is the hand in night for entries for the next club competition "Still Life".
Our third competition of the year and the topic this time is "Still Life" which is simply defined as a work of art depicting a collection of commonplace inanimate objects, often including but not limited to flowers, fruit, food and drink, glassware and textiles.
Your photograph can be on any subject you wish, but should be presented in the style of a "still life". 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.