I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year.
We have an exciting programme for 2017 starting this Friday with Peter Gennard MFIAP, EFIAP http://www.smethwickps.co.uk/mg-peter-gennard/4592531485 from Smethwick Photographic Society with his new lecture, “Another Brew of PG Tips.” Peter makes a welcome return with his excellent images and keen wit. I think we’ll be in for am interesting evening!
Before that, Calvin will demonstrate resizing images and using the web entry system for competitions in the Learners Hour starting at 6.45pm.
This Friday is also the last chance to enter the 2nd merit PDI competition when the online entries close at 11.59pm. The link for online entries is here http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ along with the rules and guidance on preparing images.
On Friday 13 January, Ken Hudson CPAGB BPE2* from Handsworth Photographic Society (now renamed North Birmingham Photographic Society) will judge the 2nd Merit PDI competition.
In the Learners Hour, Calvin will lead a session on portrait photography. So don’t forget to bring your cameras and smiles to produce your very own ‘rogues’ gallery.
On Saturday 21 January we will have the Wrekin International Salon 2016 awards presentation at The Belfrey Theatre adjacent to the club room together with an audio visual presentation of all the accepted images. The event starts at 2pm and all club members and their guests are invited to attend. Club members can come to the event free of charge but guests will pay £2. There will be a raffle with lots of good prizes including photographic paper and mount board. So bring some money with you! A lot of work goes into organising the Salon. Besides being Salon Chairman, Jon Baker produces the AV presentation and chooses music to suit the mood of the images. The Salon Committee would like to see as many members there as possible so you can show your appreciation.
Midphot 2017 http://www.mcpf.co.uk/midphotrules2017.pdf is a competition for all club photographers in the Midland Counties Photographic Federation area. Entry can only be made via the club and this year Ed Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org will be co-ordinating the entries. There are 6 classes: Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints, Creative Panel of Prints, Nature Prints, Projected Digital Images and Nature Projected Images. Entry fee is 75p per print or PDI and £3 for the Panel Competition. There are a number of awards in each class and full details of the awards, judges and definitions can be found on the link. Please let Ed have your prints and PDIs by 20 January to give hime plenty of time to prepare the entry before the closing date.
Smethwick PS http://www.smethwickps.co.uk will be showing their International Salon from 7 to 15 January 2017. Full details including times and prices can be found on the website.
Finally, if you’re interested in Audio Visuals then members of Worcester AV Group invite you to join them at their 21st Annual AV Day on Sunday 2 April. Full details on their website http://www.worcestershireavgroup.co.uk