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Newsletter #85 29th October 2021

Editor - Derek Godridge with Guest Author Paul Cooper

PCC News of the Week by Paul:

Our Chairman, Victor Tullin, led the members of the Club in standing for a minute’s silence to remember Malcolm Jenkins. An accomplished photographer and memorable Judge who often said “It’s just a bird on a stick”. He is missed by his family and the photography world.

This week was the entry for the first of three Ken Farnell competitions. We had up to five categories to enter. Mandy organised the subjects for the first of our lucky dipcompetitions. These are individual set subjects and we have a month to meet the target.

Finally, Derek Godridge provided an excellent talk on “Depth of Field”. The amount of the image that’s acceptably sharp. Derek used diagrams, prints and real-world objects to help members understand this important concept. He also gave examples of settings to start with for portraits and landscapes. His mantra “More F’s more depth, less F’s less depth” will help drive the lessons home. We didn’t have time for a practical session so Derek set us all some homework together with tips on achieving success.

Depth Of Field
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  1. Last night’s meeting was well supported and hopefully members gained some new knowledge and entries for KF1 were duly handed in.

  2. Next week 4th Nov is a member’s evening with Claire Dougal who will be showing some of her work.


  1. Don’t forget only PAID-UP members can enter our competitions - speak with Christine Hamshaw to pay.

  2. The next FUN competition is Mandy’s “lucky Dip” on 2nd and 9th December

  3. The next CPA competition is the Charles Hosken digital Open Competition with a hand- in date of 16th December. You can submit up to 4 images at 50p each and enter any image so long as it hasn’t been previously entered in previous years.

  4. The KF2 competition for January 2022 will be a set subject “Simplicity” so get your thinking caps on!

Diary Dates


  • Saturday 30th October – 2pm for a Cream Tea or Lunch – Purdy’s Tea Room, Kea, Truro TR3 6AP – see the map

Purdy’s Tea Room, Kea, Truro TR3 6AP
  • Tuesday 2nd November at 10.30am – Wheal Martyn Clay Museum, St Austell

  • Thursday 4th November – Member’s Evening and Lucky Dip

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 13th November 2021 - WCPF Zoom Meeting

  • Kingswood Salver Judging at 10.30am followed by 2.00 pm Zoom Afternoon Lecture Talk by Ross McKelvey MFIAP MPAGB FBPE FIPF EFIAP/p

  • Zoom link to follow.

Cheers for now Derek & Paul



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