Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 1 2018/19 28 August 2018

The new season starts on Friday 7 September with a social evening and exhibition of members prints. All are welcomed to attend. The exhibition will be opened by Cllr Cindy Mason-Morris who is the Mayor of Wellington and chairman of Wellington Festival 2018 http://www.wellington-shropshire.gov.uk/event/wellington-festival/ Programmes for the 2018/19 season will be available on the night.

Tony is looking for members prints to display for the exhibition. Please bring them to the club room this Friday, 31 August from 8pm.

The 14th September sees the first talk of the new season when our own Norman O’Neill EFIAP, DPAGB, BPE4* will deliver the Doug Lewis Memorial Lecture. The title of his talk will be “My Road to Distinctions.”

Calvin will lead the first of the year’s Learner Hour at 7pm on 14 September with Photoshop Tips. The session is open to all members. If you have ideas for future meetings please come along and share your thoughts with other members.

On 21 September, Irene will lead a critique evening when you get the chance to have your work critiqued to help you with external distinctions or internal club competitions. Please bring prints or your images on a memory stick.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition continues with a special category “Celebrating our Oaks” https://igpoty.com/competitions/celebrating-our-oaks-12/ Closing date is 30 September. If you’re looking for inspiration then the International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition is at The Fusion Gallery adjacent to Jackfield Tile Museum until 17 September https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/events/family-events/igpoty-exhibition/  Entrance is free.

If you’re interested in the Adobe Photography Plan - Lightroom CC, 20GB of online storage, Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop - then look at the bottom of this link https://www.adobe.com/uk/creativecloud/photography/basics.html?trackingid=SYBNM31Q&mv=email when you can get a 1 year subscription for £8.32 per month instead of the regular rate of £9.98. There’s also a free trial download of Lightroom CC and a couple of challenges for you to try.

The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show is at Harrogate Convention Centre on 29 & 30 September http://wildlifesafarishow.com/book-tickets/ 

If you’re planning a trip to photograph the Northern Lights or the night sky then there’s a course at The Photo Gallery in Ludlow that may well suit you. Claire Carter, who has been photographing the aurora since 2008, is running a course on Saturday 1 September http://220135.mrsitecloud.com/aurora-workshops Price £40

Finally, “Color Confidence” is putting on a creative masterclass with 4 workshops at Fazeley Studios, Digbeth, Birmingham on Friday 21 September from 10am to 4.30pm https://gb.colorconfidence.com/masterclass Tickets are £29.95.