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Newsletter NL181 – Saturday 2nd December 2023

Editor: Derek Godridge with assistance from Karen Burton and John Yarrow

SPECIAL REQUEST From The Chair! Wendy has asked me to ask you to please think about gifting the club any items as Raffle Prizes please for our Christmas Lunch. Please bring any such items to next week’s meeting. Many thanks ☺


PCC News:

  • As we all know, there was no meeting this week as your committee were somewhat concerned by the cold snap we had and the predicted icy conditions. We certainly didn’t want any nasty accidents, so hopefully by next week conditions will have improved and we can return to normal.

  • Earlier in the week some of you went along to the Photography Institute at Penryn Campus to view the facilities and studios. Our member Carina studied there and has pulled together a very comprehensive report for you, which I have enclosed as an attached special supplement. Having worked there for 10 years supporting various photography and art students mainly “scribing” their lectures, I know only too well how comprehensive the facilities are. Apparently, Karen will be looking to arrange another trip, so if you missed this one, or want to go again there will be other opportunities.

Photography Institute at Penryn Campus

Image Credit: Karen Burton - “PCC Members at the Photography Institute”

PCC Social News

  • Falmouth Golf Club SUNDAY 10th - DECEMBER 3pm – Christmas Lunch. o Now 2.30 for a 3pm start


PCC Meetings Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 7th December – “Out and About – Again” o A presentation by Bill Hall DPAGB EFIAP FBPE

A presentation by Bill Hall

PCC Diary Dates (Contd)

  • Monday 11th December 7pm for 7.30pm 3 Way Battle with Truro and Falmouth at Carnon Downs Village Hall

Carnon Downs Village Hall

Please support your club!

  • Thursday 14th December – Mandy’s “Lucky Dip” fun competition o Members to judge the entries.

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • NEW VENUE - CPA Charles Hosken Competition @ The Burrell Theatre, Truro School – Saturday 3rd February – 2pm start, doors open 1.15pm

  • Hand-In - Email to ME by 11th December 2023 – I will collate entries for CPA.

  • Self-Select your own images.

  • ONLY Images not previously entered to be used.

  • Up to 6 images @ £1 each.

  • Entry fees to Chris Hamshaw please and confirm to me you have sent them.

  • Presentation February (Date TBC) 2024.

  • Full Competition Rules here at the bottom of the page: http://www.cornwall- photographic-alliance.co.uk/charleshoskencompetition.html

  • Any queries whatsoever JUST ASK !


Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Friday 1st Dec 2023 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries

  • Saturday 6th Jan 2024 - Members Exhibition Open for Entries

  • Monday 8th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - Print Competition Close for Entries

  • Sunday 14th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries

  • Saturday 24th Feb 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting o Closing date for Entries o Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy (10am for 10.30 am) o "Arctica" Talk by Eddy and Pam Lane (2pm) o West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8NE (just off M5 junction 25)

  • Saturday 9th March 2024 - Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries

  • Sunday 5th May 2024 Executive Meeting & Opening of Members Exhibition

Editing Corner: This is a new section for members to add their editing advice, tips or recommendations, so if you have any to share please email them to me and I’ll get them posted ☺ Here’s the first of this series by John Yarrow with his explanation of his “fairly easy” edit of his well-placed image in our recent KF1 Competition. Why not have a go and post your effort on our member’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/penryncameraclub

John Yarrow  “fairly easy” edit

Image Credit: John Yarrow - “John Dory”

  • Several members asked (me) how the circular / inside-out 'John Dory' image was created. It's a very easy process that is effective with a great range of subjects. Be warned, though, it becomes addictive and you can easily waste plenty of hours transforming your shots.

  • In Photoshop...

  • a) Crop your image to a square.

  • b) Go to Filter (top of the screen) > Distort > Polar coordinates

  • c) Click on 'Polar to Rectangular' then 'OK'

  • d) Go to Image (top of the screen) > Image Rotation > 180

  • e) Go to Filter (top of the screen) > Distort > Polar coordinates

  • f) Click on 'Rectangular to Polar' then 'OK'

  • Have fun! John Yarrow

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

All the best Derek and the Team!

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