Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 1 2019/20 13 August 2019

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful summer and have managed to take lots of images!

The new programme is on the club website http://wrekinartspc.com/main-programme-2019-2020 and covers every week up to 18 July 2020 when we will have the club dinner. I think you’ll agree that Tony has produced an excellent programme again for this year. There’s a mixture of new speakers, old favourites and a sprinkling of club members!

The New Season starts on 30 August with the opening night social and exhibition of members work. Tony is looking for your prints to display on this night so please bring them to the clubroom on either 16 or 23 August. The exhibition and new season will be opened by the Mayor of Wellington, Cllr. Anthony Lowe.

Looking a little further ahead, the first PDI competition hand in night is 4 October and the following Friday is the hand in night for the double competition of Mobile Device Images and Images with the theme of “Blue.”

If you’ve posted images on Instagram over the last 12 months then there’s a chance to win £500 in each of 10 categories with a £5,000 prize for the overall winner in this competition https://www.photobox.co.uk/pipa/?ectrans=1&uid=39745888&utm_campaign=n_all_w33_20190812_uk_lnc_pipa_1_bau_ac1189613175_web_1205827518&utm_medium=email&utm_source=photobox

Congratulations to Wrekin Club members Roger Evans, Calvin Downes, Russell Price and Audrey Price who have received awards in the recent Midland Salon. If you want to see all images in the Salon then the exhibition will be at Smethwick PS, The Old School House, Churchbridge, Oldbury, B69 2AS from 24 to 31 August. You can find the exhibition timetable here http://www.midland-salon.com

Roger has had a very successful Salon season and has now accumulated 3 Blue Badges for the best aggregate score in exhibitions. Congratulations to Roger.

Birdfair 2019 https://birdfair.org.uk is at Rutland Water from 16 to 18 August. Ticket prices and location is at the Birdfair link. Permajet https://www.permajet.com is supporting Birdfair 2019 and is offering a Canon Pixma Pro 100s as a prize in their competition celebrating UK wildlife in all it’s glory. To take part all you need to do is submit your best image of UK Wildlife to birdfair@permajet.com between 16 and 30 August. The winning image will also be displayed on the Permajet stand at The Photography Show 2020.

Finally, if you’ve not seen the site before, https://www.naturettl.com offers free tutorials on wildlife, landscape and macro photography. There are over 500 tutorials available and new ones are added each week. You can even sign up to the weekly Newsletter!



Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 5 2018/19

This Friday we welcome Andy Polakowski DPAGB, EFIAP/b, GPU-Cr2, BPE4* for a return visit from Mold when he will show some interesting pictures!

Calvin will lead the Learner Hour from 6.45pm

On Friday 2 November we welcome Scott Latham to Wrekin Arts for his first visit. Scott is a wildlife photographer and his lecture is titled “From Plains to Jungle”

The Learner Hour session this week will be about Brushes and Masks in Photoshop.

Friday 2 November is also the hand in night for the 1st Merit Print Competition when you can enter up to 3 images in each of the Mono and Colour sections of your appropriate level. Please read the rules on the competitions link http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ If you’re going to enter the Landscape and Natural History competitions later in the season then don’t forget that images for these 2 competitions must not have been entered into any of the earlier merit competitions. Please also submit online digital images of your entry through the link in the previous sentence.

On Sunday 28 October the club will participate in the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship at Blackburn. We wish them luck.

Finally, the award winning images from this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year can be seen http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2018/adult.html If you feel inspired then you can enter next year’s competition at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/competition.html