Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 2017/18 7 November 2017

This Friday, Graham Walton DPAGB will judge the first merit print competition. There will be no more Learner Hour presentations until further notice. Calvin will send out an email to the Learner Hour group to let them know when the meetings will restart.

On Friday 17 November we welcome Ken Bryan on a return visit from the Isle of Skye with more of his wonderful landscapes. Ken is an old friend of the club and is a Potter as well as a Landscape Photographer. Ken will be bringing his pottery which you can buy as Christmas presents. Following a request last year, Ken will bring Owls in addition to his regular animals.

Looking a little further ahead to 24 November, David Eaves ARPS, DPAGB will present “A Print Miscellany” with Pictures of his travels far and wide

If you’re a user of Nik Collections you’ll know that Google withdrew support and ceased development of the tools earlier this year. There’s some good news. DxO Photo Labs have acquired the Nik Collections from Google and will continue to make it free.  https://nikcollection.dxo.com 

Congratulations to two club members who were successful in gaining awards in National Competitions. First, Ed Phillips was awarded Highly Commended in the 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards (Hidden Britain Section) https://www.bwpawards.org/winners2017 for his image “Nomada Cuckoo-bee holding on with its mandibles whilst “roosting”” https://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_phillips/24334445738/in/dateposted/  Secondly, Irene Froy had her image “Emerging form the Mist” accepted in the PAGB Masters of Print Competition. The 59 prints accepted into the exhibition will be on show at the RK Burt Gallery, 57 Union Street, London SE1 1SG http://rkburt.com/gallery/  from 5 to 8 and 11 to 15 December. PAGB hope to organise a national tour next year when there should be a venue closer to Telford.

Finally, The British Ironwork Centre at Oswestry https://www.britishironworkcentre.co.uk is holding a photographic competition every weekend during November when you can go along at dawn and dusk to take creative photographs of the sculptures at the park. Complimentary coffee will be served at 8am for the dawn photographers. Further information on 01691 610952 or in an article in the Shropshire Star https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2017/11/06/photo-competition-launched/ Photos must be larger than 1 Mb and sent to info@britishironworkcentre.co.uk