Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 5 2019/20 8 October 2019

This Friday, Peter Cheetham will judge the first merit PDI competition. Friday 11 October is also the hand in night for the mobile PDI and colour blue theme competitions. Please make your entries online http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides

There’s a change to the advertised printed programme next week on Friday 18 October. Instead of the mobile phone and colour blue theme competitions, Andy Polakowski DPAGB, EFIAP/s, BPE5*, AWPF will present his talk “50 New (Bronze) Images.” Andy is from Mold and is making a return visit with some interesting pictures.

The mobile pdi and colour blue theme competitions will be judged by members on Friday 25 October.

Ed Philllips’ first solo exhibition “Brought to Mind” http://www.thephotospace.co.uk/en/page_20448.html will open at The Photo Space Gallery, Ludlow http://www.thephotospace.co.uk/en/page_16656.html on Saturday 19 October at Midday and runs until Saturday 23 November. Gallery opening times Wednesday to Saturday 1030 to 1630. Now’s your opportunity to support Ed in his first exhibition and see a lot of his new work.

Andy Udall won a prize in the Campaign to Protect Rural England Shropshire Photo Competition 2019. Winning entries will be displayed at Attingham Park, SY4 4TP https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 10 November. Entry to the exhibition is free but normal admission charges apply for the venue. The exhibition is due to go to Telford Town Centre later in the year and I’ll give you dates as soon as they become available.

You will recall that the Mayor of Wellington, Cllr. Anthony Lowe, opened this year’s season at the member’s exhibition. The Town Council is running a Festival http://www.wellington-shropshire.gov.uk/festival-programme-now-available-to-view/ from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 October. All events are free - just turn up at the event about 30 minutes before the advertised start time. It would be nice if club members could support some of the events.

Finally, there will a fireworks display at Blist’s Hill Museum https://www.ironbridge.org.uk/events/family-events/fireworks-night/ from 6pm on Saturday 2 November.

Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 5 2018/19

This Friday we welcome Andy Polakowski DPAGB, EFIAP/b, GPU-Cr2, BPE4* for a return visit from Mold when he will show some interesting pictures!

Calvin will lead the Learner Hour from 6.45pm

On Friday 2 November we welcome Scott Latham to Wrekin Arts for his first visit. Scott is a wildlife photographer and his lecture is titled “From Plains to Jungle”

The Learner Hour session this week will be about Brushes and Masks in Photoshop.

Friday 2 November is also the hand in night for the 1st Merit Print Competition when you can enter up to 3 images in each of the Mono and Colour sections of your appropriate level. Please read the rules on the competitions link http://wrekinartspc.com/competition-links-organisations-and-club-guides/ If you’re going to enter the Landscape and Natural History competitions later in the season then don’t forget that images for these 2 competitions must not have been entered into any of the earlier merit competitions. Please also submit online digital images of your entry through the link in the previous sentence.

On Sunday 28 October the club will participate in the PAGB Inter-Club Print Championship at Blackburn. We wish them luck.

Finally, the award winning images from this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year can be seen http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/gallery/2018/adult.html If you feel inspired then you can enter next year’s competition at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/wpy/competition.html