Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 4/2015/16 29 September 2015

This Friday, club member Peter Rees FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP/p, BPE5*  makes a welcome return to the stage with his lecture “Retrospective – from Then to Now”. The Beginners hour returns this Friday at 6.45pm before Peter’s lecture when Tony, Alan and Calvin will be conducting a Wrekin Salon Critique Evening. Bring images that you’re going to enter into the Wrekin Salon for the experts to give you advice. 

Calvin and Alan have produced a tutorial on Managing Light (basic camera controls) from their Learners hour talk last week. You can find it in the links and guides section of the website. At the end of the article there is a further link to the Cambridge in Colour website http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/

 Then on 9 October we will have 3 members sharing the stage for the night. Janet Griffiths CPAGB, Peter Hodgkison and Calvin Downes AFIAP will show a selection of their images. In the beginners hour at 6.45pm Calvin will give an introduction to Lightroom when he looks at the Library module. Lightroom can still be purchased as a standalone programme or can be part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription with Photoshop. You can get a very good introduction to the functions of Lightroom with this free quick start eBook from Victoria Bampton http://www.lightroomqueen.com/quickstart/

 Friday 9 October is also the hand in night for the first merit pdi competition. Please read the rules, the guide to preparing images for online entry and the guide to the online entry system on the club website http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ If you have any difficulties then please contact Calvin or Alan. 

The Club will be entering 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 contributing to the club entry then let Tony have your work by this Friday. Irene has offered to deliver the prints so 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 bring an order form on Friday. Tony has kindly offered his Lecturer’s discount of 10% on orders. 

“Loving Life in Lawley” run by the Lawley Village Developer Group is still open. To enter the competition, participants can submit photographs that focus on the architecture, the local facilities, residents, the lifestyles or the landscapes at Lawley Village. First prize is £500 and club members have won this competition in the past. Full details http://www.lawleyvillage.com/news/latest/lawley-village-photography-competition/

 And finally,  Mark Sisson will be at Wellington Literary Festival http://wellingtonlitfest.co.uk/ with his “Wild Shropshire” talk 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.