Club News

Update from our meeting on 5th December 2017.

Welcome to the weekend,

This week’s update is earlier than usual thanks to some unusual forward planning on my part. I’m away this Sunday night, so this might be my last chance to get in touch with you all. I hope you have sparkling plans for the weekend but don’t forget some important RDCC dates coming in the next couple of Tuesdays!

Last Week’s Meeting – Appraisal Night
On Tuesday we took a look at a collection of varied images from the membership ranging from luscious landscapes, to pleasing portraits and stunning sports & street images. Once again I was amazed by how far the standard and range of photography seems to have improved in the Club. Hopefully Pete & Lynn will have some challenging discussions about what should be put into future external competitions, and we should see some fabulous photos in our own competitions throughout 2018. Please don’t forget to put your images into our Closed Facebook Group to give people a chance for some more detailed and considered feedback.

Our Next Meeting – Question Time on Tuesday 12th December.
On Tuesday I shall be your David Dimbleby for a night of Questions & Answers with your panel of experts: Ken Rowlatt, Sam Ralph and John Taylor. Many thanks to the members who have already submitted questions… and please do send more questions if you haven’t already: Just respond to this email and I’ll add them to the list. This is a great chance to ask those photography questions you have always wanted answered, but haven’t put forward yet. We’re hoping for some great discussions and our panel do not have the monopoly on answers – you can probably help other members with their queries too!

Christmas Party – Tuesday 19th December
Huge thanks to the 26 people who have so far indicated that they’re coming to the Christmas Party. If you haven’t already confirmed, please let me know as soon as you can. There will be a pie supper (including the usual vegetarian option) and we already have two quizzes kindly devised by Tony and Roger to keep our grey matter busy on the night. Dust off your Christmas jumpers and get ready!

Your Portraits – Please send to me or the models
Once again, please do send your photos of our recent portrait volunteer models as it’s the only way we can thank them! I have email addresses for three of our lovely volunteers:

Thanks to the members who have already sent some fantastic images 🙂

On that note, I’ll sign off for now and let the weekend begin in earnest. It’s Bolton Christmas Markets tomorrow with ice skating, then off to see the twinkling lights on the historic streets of York on Sunday. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, and I’ll see you on Tuesday.

As always, my very best wishes,

Phill Connell
Secretary, Rochdale & District Camera Club

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