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Newsletter NL151 – 10th February 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team: PCC News :

Our KF2 results show was very well supported last night along with a couple of new faces including Lizzie who decided to join us as a member, so welcome and hopefully you will enjoy our friendly band of photographers!

In terms of results, we had a wide-ranging variety of winners as shown below. All of the entries are available to view on our website here:

Decisive moment winners

Image Credit: “J-Class racer” Victor Tullin Image Credit: “Autumn Viewpoint” Derek Godridge 1st Open Print

Placing a Stroke Around Your Image

Last night Judge Richard reminded us that (especially when you have a dark image) it always displays better with a “Stroke” around the outside so here are the steps needed to do that.

1) Size the image then go “Select All” and you see the marching ants around the outside of the image

Size the image then go “Select All”

2) Select the Stroke option from the toolbar

Select the Stroke option

3) Change the “Width” to the size stroke you require – 5 is a good starting point but less is sometimes better, you can always change it before you “save” the image

Change the “Width”

4) From the colour picker box select the colour you want by clicking in the “colour” box( white recommended) and ensure the “centre” option is selected (NOT “outside”).

select the colour you want

5) “OK” the select boxes, deselect the selection, review the result and use “save as” to save the edited image by possibly adding a suffix to your image name. e.g. “DSC_1234 stroke

use “save as” to save

Hope this helps to improve the way your darker images are displayed!

News from Karen Burton:

Karen is still looking for suggestions as to what you would like to be included in next year’s programme prior to the committee meeting on Monday so please forward them to Karen - Programme Secretary @

Some Musings:

  • Photographer Quote of the Week: “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” Marc Riboud

PCC Events

  • Monday 13th February at 7pm o PCC Committee Meeting – 2023/24 Programme workshop

  • Thursday February 16th at 7.30pm o Lucky Dip 2 Results

  • Monday 20th February at 7pm o PCC Selection Committee for battle with St Ives CC

  • Thursday February 23rd at 7.30pm o *********KF3Hand-In********** o Open Subject – 1 Print, 1 Digital image, 1 Off Camera – usual rules apply o Talk by Jeanette Ruberry probably “Cuba” !

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

Prints will be returned after the event

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.

Other Events

From Claire Dougal 11th February 4pm to 6pm - at Falmouth Art Gallery then daily to 12th June Private View of an Exhibition “Unfamiliar Territory” Artists Impressions of Cornwall including Infra-Red images by Claire’s friend Barnaby

All the best from Derek and the team !



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