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Newsletter #94 7th January 2022

PCC News of the Week:

Well here we are into 2022 and looking forward to the New Year’s programme. Hopefully Boris and Covid don’t intervene so let’s keep our fingers crossed !

Hopefully you all received the messages relating to the postponement of yesterday’s meeting. As you may know we had a very important committee meeting to arrange and unfortunately our new venue is only available on a Thursday evening and hence had to take priority. The meeting itself was very helpful in reviewing the progress of the club so far this season, planning out our strategy going forward and also ensuring the new venue arrangements are satisfactory. There are a few tweaks which we are working on! On the subject of cancellations, it was a real shame we had to postpone the Christmas Dinner, but hopefully we can re-schedule a little later in the year. Karen will advise.

Meetings

  1. Thursday 13th January is the next meeting in our new venue and will be Mandy’s “Lucky Dip 2” hand-in so don’t forget to bring them along with you. We will also be having a Critique of the WCPF Travelling Print Portfolio – I have had a sneak preview and there are some superb prints for us to look at and discuss so it should be a great night!

  2. Thursday 20th (Change to programme) will be a PRACTICAL evening so please BRING YOUR CAMERAS and INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Competitions.

  1. The next Club Competition is the “Lucky Dip Part 2” with the 13th January hand-in.

  2. The KF2 competition for 10th February 2022 includes a set subject “Simplicity”.

Reminder - KF2 Changes:

KF2 - HAND-IN Thursday 20th January 2022.

  • SET SUBJECT - SIMPLICITY - PRINT - 1 No. Print - can either be Colour or Mono

  • SET SUBJECT - SIMPLICITY - DIGITAL - 1 No. Digital Image - can be Colour or Mono

  • OPEN DIGITAL - 1 No Digital Image - can be Colour or Mono

  • OPEN OFF CAMERA (No Photo Editing) - 1 No. Digital Image


TOTAL OF 4 IMAGES for KF2



Diary Dates

PCC

  • Christmas meal at The Falmouth Hotel – To be Re-arranged and Karen will advise.

  • 27rd January – A talk by Bill Hall on UK Nature and Wildlife. Bill is a recent member of Truro Camera Club, but a highly skilled, award winning photographer and PAGB Judge.

A talk by Bill Hall on UK Nature and Wildlife

Prior to his move to Cornwall, Bill was a member of the prestigious Rolls-Royce camera club and his images are exceptional as you can see in the WCPF slideshow below, where he won a GOLD Medal in the Open Digital Class. *

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  1. The next CPA competition is the Charles Hosken - Digital Open Competition on Friday 18th March. Competition rules here: http://www.cornwall-photographic- alliance.co.uk/Charles%20Hosken%20Competition%20Rules%202022.pdf

  2. After preparing up to FOUR images as per the rules already sent out you need to pay your 50p/image to our treasurer Chris

  3. You then need to send them to ME at derekgodridge@hotmail.com by 22nd January 2022 if possible I will then do all the collation of the images, compile a spreadsheet of titles etc and send them to Bill Hall via WeTransfer before the official hand-in date of 30th January. Any problem give me a call on 07788590141

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

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country. Alongside the actual competition, there is an excellent Exhibition which gives members and the general public alike the ability to view all of the accepted prints and digital images at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • I’m quite happy to collect your work and deliver to a central point

From Pedro Landers

“The 2022 WCPF Members Exhibition (MX) is currently being finalised and the entry system will be available in January 2022. Previous entrants will receive an ‘invitation to enter’ email, and a link to the entry system will be available from the WCPF websites MX page once it is open.

• Timings Entry will be open from Monday 3rd January 2022 and will close on Saturday 5th March 2022

• Terms and Conditions - The entry classes remain as last year with 3 print classes (Open, Mono, Nature) and 4 PDI classes (Open, Nature, Creative, Photo Travel). The class definitions will be available on the entry website.

• Awards - The exhibition has PAGB Patronage and PAGB Gold, Silver and Bronze medals plus Selector Ribbons will be awarded in each class. Highly commended certificates will also be awarded in each class. The ‘Margaret Aven’ trophy for the entrant who gains the most acceptances across all 7 classes, and ‘Best Wildlife’ trophy in both Nature classes will also be awarded again this year.

• Favourite Image and Sale Of Prints - We are repeating these initiatives and the conditions will be as last year ie entrants will have 3 choices


1. To opt in to the favourite print image lottery where one of the visitors that voted will receive a free copy of the print that they voted for. 2. To opt in to the visitors favourite print image lottery and the sale of prints. Prints will be offered for sale at a standard price of £35. Any postage fees required would be an extra cost. 3. To opt out of both initiatives: • Exhibition Venue Bovey Tracy Golf Club with the excellent facilities that have proved so successful over the last few years.

• Selectors • Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAPFBPE • Sue Moore FRPS MPAGB • Bob Moore HonFRPS MPAGB HonPAGB

We hope that members of WCPF clubs will continue to support the exhibition and submit their entries in good time. Clubs may wish to collect print entries from their members and make a single delivery to the appointed AES. This will make the process more efficient and effective for club members and the AES. The name & contact details for an entrants AES will be notified on completion of the online entry.

If anything is unclear or there are any questions then please get in touch with the Exhibition Secretary by email at mpix.wcpf@gmail.com

Pedro Landers WCPF Exhibition Secretary”

Cheers for now Derek

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