Fwd: Monday 20th February

Subject: Monday 20th February

Afternoon all

Here’s our Agenda for Monday evening

1 – YPU Exhibition – final date for handing these in to the Competition Secretary (with your £1:50 fee per image). We know there are a few more to come in, and the turn out looks quite healthy again, this year, so thanks to everyone who is having a go. More details on the YPU Exhibition can be found on their website, or from our Competition Secretary.

All being well, that shouldn’t take too long as several YPU images have already been collected.

2 – In preparation for our 3rd Annual Interclub Challenge Match with NICC (New Image CC – at Wath), we are hoping that as many members as possible will bring in a range of their images – which could be competition winners, almost winners, some that should have been winners if it wasn’t for that judge, and some which you just simply like. Put them on a memory stick, set them to the usual digital image size [remember to save as a separate filename so you don’t over-write the original]. We can help with this if you’re not sure – and many of us who think we’re sure also get it wrong or mis-type it, so you’re not alone.

One point to note – when projected, your images will look different to how they look on a computer screen (that could be ‘different better’ or ‘not’) or we may even find a good picture inside the overall shot which you haven’t yet noticed.

As far as I can make out we require images for 3 rounds: (i) 6 x colour print; (ii) 6 x mono print; (iii) 6 x projected image. There is no specific topic/category in any of these as they are all ‘open’, presumably including Altered Reality, as per the YPU latest definitions. Prints will need to be our usual size for the competition and the final size for projected images will be confirmed as soon as we find out the NICC projector size. We can help with arranging prints, mounts and projected image sizes after selection if you don’t have facilities at home or you need help.

We may have a little time left at the end which could be used to help any of our newer members get to grips with aspects of photography or some of our mysterious sounding Society events throughout the year, including the summer photo-shoots which we hope to have arranged for members to choose to go on, should they wish. If you’ve any questions or queries, or ideas and suggestions for interesting photo-shoots, please bring them along tonight.

If we don’t get time to discuss them, you can still let me know about it by email.

see you Monday – and as it’s half term, we should be able to access the room a little earlier to get things ready.