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Newsletter NL143 – 16th December 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge and contributions from Paul and the team:

Very happy Christmas

PCC News – From Paul Cooper:

Every year the Cornwall Photographic Alliance runs a competition for all photographic clubs in Cornwall to enter. We precede this with our own formal competition with the same set subject to help members select and grade images suitable for entering the CPA.

This year the set subject, Decisive Moment, was causing some members to scratch their heads so Derek put together an informative presentation on the topic. He used images from famous photographers together with several of his own images to highlight the requirement. Derek dissected each image and explained what worked and what didn’t and showed, in a wide variety of photographs, a decisive moment. As always, the talk was informal and interactive and we all learned from each other.

To help those who couldn’t get to the meeting, here are a few of Derek’s personal examples of “Decisive Moment” that were shown on Thursday:

Image Credit: DeeGee – Foxhunter, Stithians 2017

Image Credit: DeeGee -Wall of Death, Royal Cornwall Show 2015

Image Credit: DeeGee – Iron Men, Blist Hills 2016

Image Credit: DeeGee – Another Stormy Monday, Porthleven 2017

Meanwhile, why not take a look at our member portfolio section on our website Portfolios > Members with portfolios. If you would like your own portfolio we are aiming for 6 to 12 images with descriptive filenames, and some chat about you. Click a couple of “read more” to see the layout. Paul will help with all aspects of getting your images online.

Best, Paul

PCC Social Events

  • TODAY Saturday 17th December at 5pm for 6pm start Xmas Meal – Falmouth Golf Club. Come and enjoy an early start to Christmas! PCC Diary Dates

  • Thursday 22nd and 27th December o Christmas Break NO MEETING

  • Thursday 5th January at 7.30pm o Practical Camera Session – Bring your camera AND instruction manual

  • Thursday 12th January at 7.30pm – KF2 Hand in “Decisive Moment” and WCPF Travelling Print Show – some of the best images from last year’s WCPF Exhibition

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

• Charles Hosken Competition – Hand-In extended to 18th December ! o This is an individual CPA member competition and it is YOU who selects your images. However, as CPA Rep, I need to collate the images and forward them to CPA so please email your selection (up to 6 images) to me either as separate emails OR via WeTransfer titled and sized as per the rules pdf on the CPA Website link: http://www.cornwall-photographic- o Payment please to Chris Hamshaw by 18/12/22 LATEST o For reference 7th January 2023 Hand-In by DeeGee o 11th February Presentation at 3pm (doors open 2pm) ▪ Keay Theatre St Austell – entrance £4 on the door

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

Saturday 11th March 2023 – Knightshayes Trophy Subject is “Decisive Moment” 2023 WCPF Member’s Exhibition and Competition o Entry will be open from Monday 7th January 2023 and will close on Saturday 11th March 2023. o Display of Prints and Digital show at Bovey Tracy Golf Centre from 7th to 15th May 2023 o There are 3 classes in both the Print and Digital sections and the subjects are the same “Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature o Entry Classes The entry classes have changed this year with 3 print classes (Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature) and 3 digital classes (Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature). The class definitions will be available on the website and entry system. o Images are uploaded to the web and the full competition rules are as detailed in the following safe link. o o I will be forwarding the PCC Print entries to the WCPF and so please contact me if you are entering OR indeed if you want ANY ADVICE whatsoever.

All the best Derek, Paul and the team - have a wonderful Christmas


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