Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 14 2015/16 8 March 2016

This Friday, we have “An Evening with Libby Smith EFIAP, MPAGB, APAGB” (sponsored by Permajet) from Carluke Camera Club http://www.carluke-cc.org.uk in Scotland. Libby returns to the club on Sunday 13 March to run a workshop from 1030am until 4pm.The workshop will include methods to soft proof and prepare images for printing including methods to reduce ink consumption and save money! There will also be suggestions on how to get the most out of your pictures. Tickets are £25 for the full day workshop and booking is essential. It’s certainly worth attending and I’m sure that you will learn some new Photoshop techniques. Contact Tony on 01952 617170 or tonythomas5@gmail.com  

The Learner’s Hour this week starts at 6.30pm when members will meet at the front of All Saints Church in Wellington to take photographs in the area. For more information on the event go to http://wrekinartspc.com/specific-news-items/2016/2/28/learner-hour-11-18316-click-compare-sessions 

Friday 11 March is also the hand in night for the Challenge Cup Competition. This competition is for a panel of related prints, consisting of 3, 4 or 5 prints which can be displayed on one or more mounts. Whilst prints can be any size the maximum mount size is 20”x 16”. Members can enter up to 3 panels and each panel must have a title and display plan and each print should be numbered and include the author’s name. Work must not have been entered in previous Challenge Cup competitions and, as in all club competitions, original images must have been taken using the photographic process and members must own the copyright of all the constituent parts of the image. For this competition only, you will not be able to register the prints online.

On Friday 18 March John Hartshorne LRPS, DPAGB, BPE3* will judge the Challenge Cup Competition. The Learner’s Hour is back at the club room this week and starts at 6.45pm when members will be discussing and presenting images taken in Wellington last week.

MidPhot Exhibition 2016 opens at Smethwick (The Old Schoolhouse, Churchbridge, Oldbury, B69 2AS) at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 March with the presentation of awards followed by a showing of the accepted PDIs. The exhibition runs until Sunday 20 March and full details can be found at http://www.mcpf.co.uk  The exhibition is part of “Capture Birmingham”  http://www.capturebirmingham.org/whats-on/  which is a weekend of events celebrating photography in and around the city on 19 and 20 March 2016, with the aim of strengthening the link between Birmingham and photography, and making Birmingham “The Photography City” of the UK. The major event is the Photography Show http://www.photographyshow.com/welcome running from 19 to 22 March. Ticket prices for the show are £13.95 or £10.95 for concessions. You can use the discount code PNTPS16 from Photography News http://absolutephoto.com/index.php/magazines/photography-news  (the free paper from the club) to get a £3 discount on full price tickets only.


And finally, Tony is looking for prints and PDIs as soon as possible for the MCPH Inter-Club print and projected image competition http://www.mcpf.co.uk/mcpfevents.html which will be held at The Civic Centre, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 2PP on Saturday 16 April at 1030am.