Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 3 2016/17 20 September 2016

This Friday we welcome Des Clinton FIPF EFIAP, ESFIAP MFIAP FRPS (supported by Fotospeed) Des is from Drogheda Photographic Club in the Republic of Ireland and is the distinctions chairman of the Irish Photographic Federation and the regional organiser of the RPS in Ireland. He has been taking photographs for over 30 years documenting people, places and events in his native country. We hope to see a wide selection of his work tonight. 

The Beginners Group starts its season this Friday at 6.45pm when Alan and Peter (Howsam) will run a critique evening for projected images. Members can bring along work that they would like to enter into the first merit pdi competition on Friday 30 September and receive comments to improve those images. Maximum size is 1400px x 1050px. If you’re unsure how to resize images then instruction will be given on the night. 

On 30 September we welcome Warren Alani ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3* from Smethwick Photographic Society for his first visit to Wrekin with his print lecture “Through my Viewfinder” Friday is also the last night when you can enter up to 3 images in the first merit pdi competition. If you need to look at the rules then you can find them here before going to the entry page here. 

There will be a further critique evening in the beginners group this week when you can bring along images for the Salon or other competitions. 

Looking a little further ahead the club will be running a new pdi competition on 21 October when images can only be taken on a mobile phone or tablet. There is no limit to the number of images you can submit via our online entry system and judging will be done by our own members. Mobile devices seem to be very popular now and I’ve seen some stunning images taken under what could be classed as challenging lighting conditions for a standard dslr camera. 

There’s a local photographic competition with the intriguing title “Show us why Lawley is such a great place to live” You can send up to 3 photographs, along with your name, postal address, telephone number and age by email to photocomp@lawleyvillage.com Each photo should be sent as an attachment no bigger than 2MB. Attachments should be titled with your name and age category. Please include a description of what the photo is about, when it was taken and why you chose to submit it. 1st Prize for adults is £500 and 2nd prize is £100. Last year Regan won 2nd prize in the under 18s and Tim won 2nd prize in the adult section. I can’t find the full terms and conditions online but you can pick up a leaflet with this information at the clubroom. Closing date 30 September. 

Finally, if you’re interested in joining the RPS http://www.rps.org/membership you can get 20% discount on the first year’s subscription by using the code BWOCT16 from “Black and White Photography”