Fwd: What’s happening tonight? Monday 13th February

Subject: What’s happening tonight? Monday 13th February

Dear all

We have a range of things taking place tonight, and here is a list of those I can remember.

Subscriptions: With tonight being the second Monday in February, everyone’s annual subs must be paid up, or membership will end – apart from those who have explained why they are not currently available, but expect to return soon.

Nature Competition Entries: Members are now encouraged to submit up to 3 digital images and up to 2 mounted prints for our competitions. Entries need to be in today – by email, or bring them in on a memory stick, CD, etc, tonight. For new members, or those new to competitions, or if you want a photo-mounting demo and help with getting yours done, please ask for help and we’ll arrange it.

Monthly Themes: Take a picture or two (or more if they’re really really good) each month to represent the monthly themes, then present them all to the members in December, explaining your interpretations. Themes – January was ‘Old & New’; February is ‘The Kitchen’; March will be ‘Abstract’; April – ‘Music’; etc. There are no rules or expectations.

3 way Matching Competition: As mentioned a few days ago – I’ll provide an outline of what they are (helped by any member who can remember them), discuss the challenge we’ve been offered and prepare for an internal matching competition (if there’s enough interest) as a practice before the resurrected November Competition between Dearne Valley Camera Club and Stocksbridge Photographic Society. Round 1 (2017) to be held in November at Billingley (DVCC venue).

YPU Exhibition entries: It is a very time consuming process for our competition secretary to upload copies and details of all entries. This is why the cut-off date for getting your images handed in is next week – 20th February and each entry must be accompanied by the £1:50 YPU entry fee. Again, if you fancy a go, but you’re not sure or need advice, please ask one of us. There are previous examples available for inspection – just ask.

The third NICC interclub challenge competition takes place on Thursday 23rd March at Wath. Next week we will be selecting the images to use according to the latest details we have about the heats of this year’s competition. Next Monday, please bring in any images which you would like to be considered for entry (members decide). There is no charge for entering this competition. The same images can be entered into the YPU, our own competitions and the interclub challenge, but only once in each.

TONIGHT’S ACTIVITY – Mobile phone photography and social media – an introduction to the modern uses of technology and how it can be put to use by and for the members of Barnsley Photographic Society. Recently, news briefings such as this one go to all members and the ‘News section’ of out new website. It also has a direct lik to the Society’s Facebook page, where it also appears. This shares our activities with others, possibly encouraging potential new members, but how can we put it to the greatest use?
This will include open discussions involving the ‘mobile phone photography and social media’ experiences of all members. Feel free to watch and wonder or join in and learn.