Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 8 2018/18 4 December 2018

This week we welcome Claire Carter http://www.carterart.co.uk/home to the club for the first time with her lecture “Perpetually in Motion.” Claire is a professional Landscape Photographer from Cleobury Mortimer here in Shropshire. 

Friday is also the hand in night for the 2nd PDI competition. Please go to this page http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ to find the rules of the competition and a guide and link to the online entry system.

On Friday 14 December Peter Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP/p from Smethwick PS will judge the 2nd Merit PDI competition.

Our Christmas Party Night is on Friday 21 December. This is the last event of 2018 and club members are invited to bring their partners and enjoy the buffet and good conversation. The season restarts on Friday 4 January with “An evening with Paul Keene FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP/d3, MFIAP

Finally, It’s time to start thinking about your entries for Midphot (the annual exhibition of Midlands Photography.) The online system will be open for entries between 31 December 2018 and 8 February 2019. You will make entries as an individual but all prints must be submitted via the club. Please make sure you read the rules https://www.mcpf.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/midphot-rules-2019.pdf as there are some changes to the nature section and the size of pdi images.

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 

Meeting Cancellation 2 March 2018

There’s heavy snow forecast overnight and into tomorrow and we’ve taken the decision to cancel tomorrow night’s meeting (2 March) which is the third merit PDI competition.

This competition will be rearranged and I’ll let you know the new date as soon as we can agree it with the judge.