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Newsletter NL173B – Friday 29th September 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team: PCC News:

  • What a fantastic night we had last night! It was an amazing experience to see so many members getting involved with all those “creepy crawlies” that Nicola and Stefan brought along for us. They did a great job wrangling all the various creatures that we photographed and moving them around for the best photo composition and experience.

  • A huge thank you to Karen and Alan for getting the five different sets together which involved an awful lot of work in painting backdrops, dragging branches out from the woods and setting the lights up for us!!

Some of our new members

Some of our new members capturing photos of the Madagascar Cockroach! Hope you all bagged some good shots too. Photo Credit: DeeGee – “Spot the cockroach

• Although we have yet to see the results of our endeavours in the President’s Cup and Ken Maynard competitions being judged on 19th October, the next competition comes up pretty quickly, so here’s a quick reminder. October 26th is the hand-in date for our Ken Farnell KF1 Competition and is a Themed subject which purposely aligns with the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Knightshayes Trophy with the subject this year being “Water”. So get your thinking caps and get shooting! New Member Steve Clarke Presentation:

When new members join it’s great to hear about what genre of photography they are interested in and Steve’s interest and passion are shown here with a few of his surfing photos.

Steve says: “I try to go to Nazaré in Portugal every winter to catch the big waves that sometimes can reach over 100 feet high. The big waves are caused by a very deep canyon just offshore which amplifies the size of the waves when pushed from a very canyon then onto the beach break. These are reckoned to be the biggest rideable waves in the world. Camera Canon 7d Mk 2 lens 150 to 600 Sigma Sport.”

Steve Clarke Presentation 1

1st Image. I call it "There's a big one out the back" saying from a 70s surf movie by cartoon metal pig Capt Goodvibes. Shot at Nazaré Portugal in 2000 February. I think it is a friend of mine Toby Cunningham big wave surfer who now lives in Nazaré.

Steve Clarke Presentation 2

2nd Image. Toby Cunningham on a death-defying wave at Nazaré same period.

Steve Clarke Presentation 3

3rd Image. Nazaré again Not sure of who the surfer is.

Steve Clarke Presentation 4

4TH Image. The guy on the left with the red top is completely blind and is ready to be picked up by the jet ski when he finishes his ride !

Photo Credits: Steve Clarke – “Nazaré Surfers”

  • A Big Thank You to Steve and if any of our new members to like to be featured here in your Newsletter just send me some images along with a few lines about your own photography passion and we’ll do our best to get them published.

  • Coming up in two week’s time on October 12th is our old friend from Wadebridge Camera Club – Adrian Langdon ARPS. A fabulous International Wildlife photographer and great story teller!

  • Numbers are limited and entrance is £3, so if you wish to attend please contact Chris Hamshaw to book a place. Chris’ Number is on the back of your Member’s Programme.

  • Just to advise we now have TWO Facebook Pages along with our official Website and it can get confusing so I’ll just give everyone a head’s up as we say. You may well be asked a question or two before being approved but all current members are welcome to join. o Firstly our Members Only Facebook page includes information and chat about the club events – both Programme and Social and only members can join. Once a member you are welcome to post anything you may wish so long as it meets our community guidelines of course. The link is here: o Secondly our Official Website contains all the nitty gritty around Club History, club competitions, competition rules, our Constitution, the vital Knowledge section with helpful hints, tutorials etc and the link is here: o Finally, our open Community Facebook Page is for us to tell the world what we are up to and is used for promoting the club across the social media space. Anyone can join and posts are reviewed and mediated and the link is here: Any issues whatsoever or queries/clarification do NOT be afraid to ask:

  • Paul also reminded us of our intention to enter the Western Counties Photographic Federation WCPF, Kingswood Salver competition and the details are here:

  • If you didn’t grab a Programme yet, pick one up next week from Karen Burton our programme secretary. In the meantime as Paul mentioned last night, you can always find it here: Also you can click on any of the Calendar Dates to find more Live information.

Membership Fees: REMINDER - Don’t forget if you want to enter any competitions or represent the club, you need to be fully paid up. Cash on the night or via BACS: Reference your payment “Your Name Mem Fee Bank Account Name: Penryn Camera Club, Account No: 00544956, Sort Code: 30 98 57 Prints: The good news on the print front is that I have now negotiated a deal with Booths Printers for printing of A3 sized prints for a set up fee of £6 + £1.50p per print. Please ensure that your image is “Print-ready A3 / A4. The tutorial for doing so you will find on our website under the “Blog” section entitled “How to Create an A3 A4 Print”. Here:

Alternatively, try an excellent supplier of C-Type chromagenic or Giclee prints who has been printing my work for years, DS Colour Labs website at:

I have also created a Tutorial for uploading your A3/A4 prepared print a that can also be found in the “Blog” section of our website entitled “How to Use DS Colour Labs Website” Here:

PCC Social News

Lunch – This Sunday 1st October – 12.45pm Sunday Lunch at CJs in Budock Water and we have our own room on the first floor with prices starting at £13. Final Call: If you are interested please let Karen know here:

PCC Meetings Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 5th October – Kingswood Salver Eveing and Amanda’s “Lucky Dip” selection

  • Thursday 12th October – Adrian Langdon ARPS – “Natural History of the River Camel” See poster above.

  • Not on your programme - Monday 30th October 7 for 7.30pm – PCC Vs St Ives CC Inter-Club Competition This is NOT on your programme but please support your club by offering up images and prints for selection and attending if possible. Save fuel by Car-Sharing if possible, please. St. Anta Church Hall, Porthrepta Road, Carbis Bay, St. Ives. The postcode is TR26 2LD. The hall is behind the church with ample free parking.

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • Saturday 11th November at 2pm - CPA Nature and Wildlife Competition o Venue is @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell.

  • CPA Charles Hosken Competition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell. The show is Feb 2024 – Date TBC o Hand-In 18th December o Details & Rules etc can be found here: ▪ http://www.cornwall-photographic-

  • CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell. May 2024 – Date TBC o Hand-in 3rd April to allow for checking and submission to CPA. o Rules on the website

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • 2023 Kingswood Salver - Saturday 11th November 2023 Judging and Talk LIVE at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9NF 10.30 am for 11.00 am Start – Talk 2.00 pm - Close 4.00 pm o Awards for Best Panels & Best Individual Prints o Closing Date – Hand in Prints at AGM Saturday 7th October 2023

  • DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries 1/12/2023 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Open for Entries 6/1/2024 TBC

  • Print Competition Close for Entries 8/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries 14/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC & Print Competition 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Knightshayes Trophy Closing date for Entries 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy 9/3/2024 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries 9/3/2024 TBC

Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question – Just Ask!

All the best from Derek, Karen, Paul, and the team!



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