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Sorry ChrisI have”nt been a member of the Club for two or three years..RegardsPhilSent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
——– Original message ——–From: BPS Website <admin@barnsleyphotographicsociety.org.uk> Date: 09/10/2023 12:58 pm (GMT+00:00) To: enquiries@barnsleyphotographicsociety.org.uk Subject: *** BPS Website Enquiry *** This email was sent from chrisuptonphoto@gmail.comHello, I am your speaker tonight. I have not yet received a Zoom link. I have emailed Philip but had no reply. Perhaps someone could action this. Thank you.–This e-mail was sent using the contact form on the Barnsley Photographic Society website. The following email addresses have each been sent a copy of this message:correen.cetinturk@outlook.com (Correen Cetinturk)philipholmes17@aol.com (Philip Holmes)dave.rippon@blueyonder.co.uk (Dave Rippon)

Fwd: What’s on tonight

Subject: What’s on tonight

Afternoon all

a late reminder about tonight’s meeting, and outline of what’s to come.

Main item – B&W Competition – judged by Martin Litchfield CPAGB.

Poppy day display for Emmanuel Church.
Wath Salon entries.
John Pyatt FRPS – did anyone visit his free to view Exhibition at Swinton Library?

There is a PAGB assessment day in January, at Pontefract, if anyone is interested in submitting a portfolio.
We can obtain a DVD full of sample images which show the latest standards. If anyone is interested – please let me know.

Next week – don’t forget to bring in your entries for . This is up to 2 prints and up to 3 digital images.
If anyone is not sure what size the prints need to be, how to mount them or how to set the digital projected image (DPI) size to 1024×768 maximum, please ask.
We’ll also be picking our final 35 prints to use in our 3 way matching competition on 9th November, and picking the team – and estimating how many other members may wish to come along and support the team.
Finally for next week, don’t forget to bring your cameras, lenses, and most importantly – the handbooks/user manuals, for our back to basics, hoping to find your way around your kit, without looking. Why? – every now and then, we may have only a second or two to capture a scene – and if the camera isn’t set for the shot, it needs adjusting quickly and without thinking about it.


Fwd: What’s On – Monday 9th October

Subject: What’s On – Monday 9th October

I’m sure some of you will have taken some photographs of the Harvest Moon, a couple of evenings ago. It was a clear night and a shame not to have a go. If anyone took any good ones, which they’re not keeping secret for a competition, please bring them in on a memory stick so we can all have a look and discuss them. A simple subject, so what could go wrong? – Lots. Exposure, focus, movement, light pollution, clouds, etc. If you didn’t, while the moon is still quite large, have a go tonight and see what you get.

For Monday evening, we will be looking at things that can go wrong and a few ways to put them right. One trap we all fall into, time and time again, is the dreaded ‘holiday snap’ – where we try to capture everything about a destination or venue, in one image. While we’re there, we feel the atmosphere and we’re familiar with everything about the place. Unfortunately, the camera doesn’t capture all that – just the ‘views’, which can mean little to other people.

Part of what we’ll be discussing on Monday evening is how we can try to find an interesting image within some of these photographs, so please have a look through yours and put a few on a memory stick and bring them in. Together, we’ll try to find the picture within the image recorded by your camera. With modern digital cameras, the file size is usually large enough to allow this and a competition-worthy image can be produced using only a sample area of the whole file. So much so that it is quite a good idea to zoom out (or step back) and crop later. We may even have some moon shots.

WHAT NOT TO FORGET – entries for the Brian Pulman Black & White Competition. That’s the usual (up to) 2 prints and (up to) 3 digital images. For new members, if you’re not sure about this jargon, please ask.

ALSO – bring a few of your images which we can project onto the screen and try to help you find an image in there somewhere which may be competition worthy.


Brian Crossland

Fwd: reminders for tonight

Subject: reminders for tonight

Don’t forget the AV entries, tonight, for those who are entering the competition.

3 Way Matching competition practice – needs everyone, or as many as possible, to bring in about 10-15 photos or the game won’t work. No particular topic, but include some ‘way out’ different ones, you’ll see why as we get started.

The photos should ideally be at least A4, mounted or unmounted (if unmounted, we’ll prop them against a piece of card for display).

We need to split into teams. Each team will need to select about 25 to 35 of all the prints their team members have brought in. We’ll play about 20 rounds, leaving some spare to pick from.

We’ll also need to select an unbiased judge (this may be the biggest challenge of the night) or two members could share this high pressure role.

You guessed – tonight’s meeting will be a bit of fun if enough members take part. If not, we could be home by 8:30 (or there’s always some Dubai pictures)


Fwd: Photoshoot 21st August and ‘Barnsley on Film’

Subject: Photoshoot 21st August and ‘Barnsley on Film’

Evening all

I’ve been asked to circulate the flier, below, round you all as some of you may be interested, or know someone else who may be.

Also – our next and final summer photoshoot is on Monday 21st August – 6pm at the Emmanuel, or 6:20 (ish) at the car park near the cafe/restaurant at Cannon Hall.

If it rains a little, we’ll all get wet. If it rains a lot, you’ll all get wet.

Hope you’ve been keeping the dust off your cameras over the summer.


From: Brian Rowe, Friends of Barnsley Archives.

If possible could you please circulate to your membership the attached flyer giving details of our forthcoming event.

Thank you


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