We’re already heading with dizzying acceleration towards the second month of the new decade – where has January got to? It’s been a very busy month and it’s been pleasing to see how many of you have been down to RDCC and joined in with our evenings so far. It’s going to be a very busy, varied and educational year thanks to the efforts of Ken your Syllabus Secretary and those who have supported his plans and efforts so far. As we enter another week, here’s your update from your favourite Camera Club.
Last Week’s Meeting – The Joe Wright Portrait Competition
Last week Harry Emmett joined us to crown the best portrait photographer in our Club. From a select entry of six prints, Brian Parkin’s “Girl next door” was chosen as the best with a score of 20 points. In the digital category, six images were held back for a closer look from an entry of twenty five photos. Alan Wade’s “Natasha” and Richard Adam’s “Flower Girl” both scored 20 points with Richard’s image taking the overall prize. Well done, Richard!
Our Next Meeting – Appraisal Evening – remember to add an Architecture image!
Tuesday;s meeting this week will be an appraisal evening, to help you with preparation for the upcoming POTY Round 1, which is coming up fast. Please bring 3 images on a USB stick plus one photo which fits the theme “Architecture”. This idea will make sure that there’s a common theme running through the night and, as we go forward it will encourage us all to try taking some photos that are (hopefully) outside our personal comfort zones.
Oldham Camera Club – Results of the Inter-Club competition
There was a close competition last Thursday and RDCC were edged out by just 8 points on the night – we’re getting stronger!
Springhill Hospice Calendar Competition
Springhill Hospice are holding their annual 2021 Calendar Competition and are looking for more entries. It is free to enter on line at www.springhill.org/calendar. The closing date is 31 March 2020. They were short of entries last year and I am sure that members have plenty of images from around the borough to submit.
Your Club needs a Treasurer
As discussed at our AGM, our current Treasurer Frank aims to step down soon, although he is still fulfilling duties at the moment. If you can help, please speak to Frank or any member of the Club Committee. A full description of the role is on the noticeboard if you’d like to get some more details. The job entails keeping a record of all income and expenditure for the Club including subs, hall rent, paying speakers and judges and preparing our annual statements. It’s an important role and one that members will be very grateful to you for.
The L&CPU Audio Visual Competition – Will Your Enter?
The L&CPU’s annual AV competition takes place soon. Please see this information which we received this week:
“Can you kindly advise your club members that The L&CPU Audio Visual Competition is to take place at the Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD on Saturday 8th February commencing at 10am, The closing date for your entries is this Sunday, 26th January to allow the judge time to view all the entries and to then write his constructive comments on each sequence. The judge for the competition is Tony Collinson LRPS, DPAGB/AV from the Yorkshire Photographic Federation. Tony will give his comments after each sequence is shown so that we can all learn. If possible please try to come along to the competition to see your sequence on the big screen and to hear the judge’s constructive comments. Even if you are not entering (and why ever not!) you are welcome to come along and enjoy watching the sequences with members of other clubs. Entry into the competition and admission on the day are both FREE!!”
An entry form is attached to last week’s email (Doc1411.pdf).
Subscriptions Now Due
2020 subscriptions are now due, and you can’t enter any competitions until your subs are up to date. You can pay £50 in full or in two half-yearly payments of £25 if you prefer. Payment may be made by bank transfer, preferably, to A/C No 01406078 Sort Code 40 38 03 using your full name as reference, or by cash.
Tuesday 28th January – Appraisal Evening, ahead of our 1st Quarterly POTY. Please bring 3 of your images, plus A THEMED IMAGE: ARCHITECTURE.
Thursday 30th January – Three Way Battle: Isle of Mann, RDCC and Oldham PS, at Oldham PS – RDCC members are welcome to attend
Tuesday 4th February – Outdoor meeting, details to be confirmed soon
It should be a good appraisal evening tomorrow, and I hope to see you there.
Until then, my very best to all of you,