Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 3/2015/16 15 September 2015

After a very successful Doug Lewis Memorial Lecture given by Tony, the programme continues on Friday 18 September when Martin Addison FRPS will present hisintriguingly titled talk “Looking outside the Frame – How not to take Competition Winners!” 

Martin says, “If you want to win competitions you should study what is doing well and copy it in your own way. That is however a very poor way of improving your photography and not very satisfying. The aim of this presentation is to explore different ways of seeing photographs, looking at many different techniques designed to make you stand out from the other photographers around you. Taking a different approach is unlikely to win you prizes, but will result in more diverse and interesting images which will give you greater satisfaction.” It promises to be an interesting and thought provoking lecture. 

The club has a stall at this year’s Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/plan-your-visit/events-and-exhibitions-calendar/world-heritage-festival/ on Saturday 19 September. Members are able to sell their prints and the club will keep 20% of the price as commission. Please bring any images you want to sell to the club on Friday. If you’re able to help erect and run the stand on the day then please let Tony know. If you’re unable to help please come down and look at the stand and see what else is in Ironbridge that day. Roads in Ironbridge will be closed so use the Park and Ride service from the top of  Jiggers Bank (Sat Nav TF4 3QE) into Ironbridge. 

On Friday 25 September, we have the first session of the “Learners Programme” starting at 6.45pm in the studio at the back of the club room with Calvin and Alan where you can learn about camera settings. There will also be a general discussion about the programme http://wrekinartspc.com/learner-programme-2015-2016 The session will finish by 7.45pm to give everyone chance to get to the club room to see the main event when Bob Underhill AIPF, APAGB from Smethwick Photographic Society makes a welcome return to the club with his new lecture “My Passion for Photography” 

Entries to Wrekin Salon are coming in steadily. If you want to enter then refer to my email sent on 31 July for instructions. If it’s been deleted and you want to enter, then let me know and I’ll resend you a copy. 

The Club is looking to enter The GB Trophy for Prints this year http://www.pagbnews.co.uk/tags/gb-trophy-prints Clubs are able to enter a maximum of 24 prints in each of the Open and Nature sections of the competition. Prints are submitted unmounted and will not be returned. Size is from 10” x 8” up to a maximum of A3. No photographer may have more than 4 prints in each section. If you’re interested in putting together a club entry then let Tony have your work as soon as possible. There is a fee of 50p per print but as Irene has offered to deliver the prints there will not be a postage charge. 

I will be ordering mount board http://www.paperspectrum.co.uk/mounting-products-20-c.asp and paper http://www.paperspectrum.co.uk/pinnacle-photo-paper-15-c.asp from Paper Spectrum in the middle of October and will send out the order form with the next Newsletter. Tony has kindly offered his Lecturer’s discount of 10% on orders. 

Shropshire Wildlife Trust http://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/ are delighted to welcome Mark Sisson http://www.marksissonphoto.co.uk/  – Shropshire based award winning wildlife photographer – to MereFest http://www.themeresandmosses.co.uk/page/66/merefest-2015.htm on Saturday 19th Sept atEllesmere. The event runs from 11am to 9.30pm and you can meet and chat with Mark in our media tent between 12 and 2pm. 

And finally, if you’re unable to meet Mark Sisson this Saturday then you can see him at Wellington Literary Festival http://wellingtonlitfest.co.uk/ on Tuesday 20 October at Wellington Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Wellington, TF1 1LU starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free! Don’t forget you can also enter the Wild Shropshire Photography Competition http://wellingtonlitfest.co.uk/wild-shropshire-photography-competition/ Judging and prize giving will take place at the event on 20 October.