Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 6 2016/17 1 November 2016

This Friday, Gerry Coles ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE5* http://www.gerrycolesphotography.com from Duston Camera Club, Northampton http://www.dustoncamera.org.uk makes a return visit to the club with his lecture “My Way of Looking At It” Gerry started his photography life in the darkroom and gained both his LRPS and ARPS with panels of black and white prints. He is now totally digital and I’m sure that we will see a wide range of his work tonight. The learners Hour at 6.45pm will concentrate on getting exposure right. Friday is also the last day to enter the 1st Merit Print competition when you can submit up to 3 prints in each of the colour and mono sections of your group. If you are unfamiliar with the competition rules then please read them http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ before entering. You can also find the link to the online entry system on this page.

If you haven’t entered The Wrekin Salon http://wrekinartspc.com/wrekin-salon-2016-home-page/   then don’t forget that the closing date for entries is Wednesday 9 November. 

Next Friday, 11 November, Graham Walton DPAGB from the Arden Photo Group in Solihull will judge the First Merit print competition. The Learners Hour group will look at further aspects of Photoshop.

If you want to photograph fireworks http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks/ this weekend then I’m sure you’ll get lot’s of opportunities. There is a large display on Saturday at Blists Hill Museum http://www.ironbridge.org.uk On 12 November there is another large display at Donnington playing fields http://donningtonbonfire.co.uk in Telford.

A couple of weeks ago Geoff organised the first mobile device competition which was met with a certain amount of scepticism. But looking back, I understand that changes from darkroom printing to using commercial printers, film to slide and then analogue to digital were all greeted with the same scepticism. That’s progress, and like it or loath it, smart phones and tablets are here to stay. There were more than 50 images in the competition which was eventually won by Geoff. If you want to edit images on your phone then cut down versions of Lightroom and Photoshop are available, but Geoff’s favourite is “Snapped.” If anyone has comments on how to improve the competition if it runs again then please email  georach2002@yahoo.co.uk

All the winning images in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition 2106 are now online for you to admire http://www.take-a-view.co.uk or you can see the prints at London’s Waterloo Station from 21 November to 5 February 2017.

Finally, Carole has a Lee 105 mm Circular Polariser, complete with adapter ring and Foundation Kit.  Suitable for Full Frame or ‘C’ size sensor cameras. i.e. Nikon / Canon etc., for sale. Total price new is £283 and Carole will sell £160. Please phone 01785 780437 if you’re interested.