Welcome back everyone to our first session in 2016. We started 2016 with a CD of competition images prepared by the Wigan 10 Foto Club. Wigan 10 are a small club who do well in external competitions, and we saw some captioned examples of their competition entries from 2006 onwards. There were common themes: sporting events, landscapes, portraits, and many images of Camargue horses. It was interesting to see how ordinary-looking portraits could be improved with a new background, or how landscapes could be dramatically improved by replacing the sky and adding a moody contrast. It was also interesting to see how the technical quality of digital images has improved over the last 10 years.
Next week (14th January) we have our first set subject competition, on the theme of “COAST”. Everybody should now have sent or given their digital entries to George Todd. Image files should be renamed so the member number and title are part of the filename: for example, 56_HereIsMyTitle.jpg. (Some members had a problem preserving the filename when emailed. That might be caused by having blanks in the file name. It is safer to use “_”.)
Next week is also the closing date for the black and white print competition. Please bring 3 mounted prints.
- Wednesday, 13th January: Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association photo op at the Brunton Theatre. This is a dress rehearsal of their 2016 Revue. Please email Jane Renton if you are interested.
- Tuesday, 19th January: 4-Way competition at Midlothian Camera Club. Note that this is on a Tuesday, not Thursday, and is taking place at the Dalkeith Art Centre. Liz has posted some directions.
See you this Thursday.