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Newsletter #107 8th April 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge Kevin Leah gave us a super show last night with lessons using mainly Photoshop to explain

  • The gradient tool blending two images together and also a sky replacement

  • The Bloat tool to enlarge local details

  • Creating a dedicated brush to add features such as clouds to images

  • Converting selections into “smart objects” and why it is an important action especially when enlarging the selection

  • “Turning on the lights” to make a daytime image into night-time using layers with variable white balance settings

  • Cutting out and cloning images into another image

  • Etc......

Despite my efforts to de-rail him, Kevin answered many queries and patiently offered up solutions to issues raised ! Thanks Kevin - see you next time for Part 3.

Meetings – NB the next meeting will be only on ZOOM. Maru will send members the join-up details.

  • 7.30pm Thursday 14th April – Judging of Image and Print of the Year by Brian Galbraith via Zoom.

  • 7.30pm Thursday 21st April – PCC Annual General Meeting – This is our mandatory annual meeting and all members are encouraged to attend. There will be a review of the year by Committee members who will then stand down for the new committee to be voted in. As previously mentioned by Maru, invitations to apply for the Committee posts are welcomed and all you need for your name to go forward is a proposer and seconder. You can, of course, seek both during the actual meeting but advance notice helps the meeting run more smoothly. Please advise Maru of your intentions prior to the meeting if possible. In addition to committee posts, we are always looking for members to “shadow” current Committee Members if you are looking to help or maybe eventually step up !

  • The club operates in accordance with our Constitution which can be found on the club website here:

Competitions 1. 7.30pm Thursday 14th April - Image and Print of the Year – Judge Brian Galbraith via Zoom.

Diary Dates PCC

  • Thursday 21st April - Annual General Meeting.

  • SUNDAY 15th May from 1pm – Banger Racing at United Downs. Tickets are probably going to be £14.00 as a group rate which should be £18.00. Why not join other PCC Members and support this iconic venue. Please advise Karen if you are going. o (See our Facebook page) • Penryn Jubilee Celebrations – Monday 30th May to Saturday 4th June. The club has agreed to record the various events through the week and so members have the opportunity to join in and support the Penryn Jubilee Committee. As we await the final details, I will be sending out a more detailed programme shortly and would like Two PCC photographers to sign up for each event if possible in order to provide some great shots for Penryn Town Council. This is a super opportunity for us to get involved and we will be given priority at each event – however you WILL need to wear your PCC badge to validate your attendance and give everyone peace of mind.

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Friday 20th May 2022 at 7pm - The CPA Annual Competition is being held at: St John’s Methodist Church, Bodmin Road, St Austell, PL25 5AE

The CPA Annual Competition

NB for PCC selection Team - HAND IN BY SATURDAY 16TH APRIL 2022 Rules and spreadsheet on the CPA website.

This will be in the main Church which has 2 floors of seating.

There is a kitchen for tea and coffee and lots of room to display the prints.

We will have the use of the screen, projector and sound system.

There is a car park next door to the church and also disabled parking and access.

There will be 11 clubs competing as 2 clubs feel they are unable to join in this year.

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Member’s Exhibition 2022

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition and exhibition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country with prints and digital images shown at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • We are thinking this might be an opportunity to organize a car-share for one of the days of the Exhibition, so please give it some thought. More later!

Best wishes Derek



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