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Newsletter NL148 – 20h January 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team: PCC News : We had a very interactive meeting last where we critiqued one another’s images. Members got into the swing of the evening very easily and many good suggestions were offered up regarding “improvements” which could be made. Some of the suggestions included:

  • Take several shots of the scene at various apertures in order to provide variations of depth of field

  • Under-exposing a shot by at least one stop when you have a small area of white in an image to avoid burned-out areas or even two stops if you have say, an Egret in sunlight !

  • Similarly, set up the “highlight alert” function on your back screen to warn you of this issue by flashing the overexposed area

  • When you have a pleasant scene in front of you, work that scene from different angles to give yourself a choice of viewpoint

  • Watch out for too much overhanging, unsupported vegetation which could overwhelm the main subject

  • Avoid any overlapping of human or animal elements in an image, where relevant

  • Look around your scene for any detritus that really shouldn’t be in the shot and finally ......

  • Crop, crop, crop to focus the viewer’s attention !

Some Musings:

  • I thought I would précis the requirements for the Knightshayes Trophy. Any member can enter up to TWO prints for free. Usual conditions apply, all your own work etc and mounted in a 40cm x 50cm mount. Subject “Decisive Moment” to be handed to ME by Thursday 2nd absolute latest and I will ensure they get to Brian Galbraith who will take them to the WCPF meeting on the 5th February in time for judging.

  • Entries MUST be indentified on the reverse with a white label top right hand corner with the “Title, Your Name, Penryn Camera Club”. They must be accompanied by a completed form as included with the Email that accompanies this Newsletter.

PCC Events

  • Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm – Lucky Dip 2 Hand-In o Bring the images for the subject you picked o Paul will talk to us about possibly entering the WCPF Kingswood Salver

  • Thursday 2nd February at 7.30pm o Mike Halsey presentation “Studio Photography – is it cheating?” o LAST CHANCE to hand in any Knightshayes’ Trophy entries to Derek

  • Thursday February 9th at 7.30pm o KF2 Judging and Results – Decisive Moment

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • Charles Hosken Competition o 11th February Presentation at 3pm (doors open 2pm) o Keay Theatre St Austell – entrance £4 on the door

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 11th March 2023 – Knightshayes Trophy

WCPF Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy Bovey Tracey Golf Club, Monks Way, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9NG

10.30 am Council Meeting open to all WCPF Club Members followed by the Knightshayes Trophy Competition judged by Helen Jones ARPS DPAGB President of the WCPF, a double act with Steve Jones - DPAGB, LRPS, EFIAP BPE3* Set subject “Decisive Moment” to win the Superb Knightshayes Trophy for a year. 2.00 pm Afternoon presentation by Fotospeed - Fotospeed Special Offers will be Available

There is no fee for entering Knightshayes & no admission fee on the day WCPF Club members, may enter up to TWO mounted prints on the theme of “Decisive Moment” – prints with Entry Form to be handed in at DPIC, Exeter on 5th February 2023 or passed to any WCPF exec member prior to that date. Mounted Prints must be accompanied by the completed entry form below, and labeled on back with Title, Photographers Name including Distinctions and Club Please arrange for your prints to be collected at the end of the event

  • 2023 Inter Club Digital Competition (DPIC) & Inter Club Print Competition o Sunday 5th February time tbc

  • 2023 WCPF Member’s Exhibition and Competition

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. 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. https://www.thewcpf.com/copy-of-exhibition

All the best from Derek and the team

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