Club News

Update from our meeting on Tuesday 5th June 2018

Good evening all,

Before we get going, please make a note of this email, it’s got to last you for three weeks. A double-booking on Tuesday this week, followed by a couple of weeks’ holiday mean that I won’t be back at Club until our regular meeting on July 3rd. Please remember to keep looking at the main website and our Facebook Group for updates in the absence of your regular email.

Last Week’s Meeting – Resizing and Print Mounting Workshop
Last Tuesday we held a very informal evening aimed at bringing everyone who needed it up to speed on preparing images for competition. On the computers, methods of making images the regulation 1600×1200 pixels were demonstrated. Elsewhere in the room, the mount cutting equipment was available to try, to practise mounting prints at the regulation 500x400mm size for competition entry. If you’re ever unsure, please do ask at a meeting as the equipment is available to use for members at our meetings.

This Tuesday 12th June – Photographer Of The Year 2018 – Round 3
On Tuesday, Barry Noon will preside as our guest judge for Round 3 of our annual POTY competition. Every competitor has entered up to three digital images to see how they compare to their peers. It promises to be a close competition and if you’ve entered, good luck! If you haven’t, get involved next time, because it’s a great way to see your images in a new light and to hear how our judge interprets them ๐Ÿ™‚ At the end of the evening, we’ll be one step closer to knowing who will be crowned the Club’s best photographer for this year!

Tuesday 19th June – Question Time
Our last Question Time evening was a huge success. A small panel of RDCC Members will be brought together, and members are free to ask any photography-related question that’s been on their mind. Is there an issue that’s causing you a furrowed brow when you’re using your camera? Is there a style of photography you’ve been wanting to try but aren’t sure where to start? Is there a piece of kit you’ve been wondering whether you need to improve your photography? Well, now’s your time to ask… and you might be surprised how many other members are interested in the answer.
Ken will announce the arrangements at our Tuesday meeting, but if you could submit your questions via the Facebook Group or email them to one of the committee members, it will help the panel to prepare and make the evening as useful as it can be. Many thanks!

Tuesday 26th June – Matt Hart: Street Photography
Matthew Hart is a photographer based in Liverpool who takes Street Photography images with a real sense of life. He’ll be joining us to talk about his work and inspiration. For a look at some of his work, visit his website and consider reading some of his blog entries too.

I hope that’s got you ready for the next few weeks of RDCC action. If you have any questions over the rest of June, please ask any member of the Committee who should be able to help. I’m looking forward to seeing you all in early July and hearing all about POTY Round 3 before I disappear on my travels ๐Ÿ™‚

See you all soon, and until then my best wishes,

Phill Connell, Secretary, Rochdale & District Camera Club
Twitter @PhillConnell
Instagram @PhillConnellPhotos