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Newsletter NL182 – Saturday 9th December 2023

Season 2023-2024 - Newsletter No. 182 Editor: Derek Godridge

PCC News:

  • Firstly I want to say a huge THANK YOU for all your birthday wishes sent to me via social media and also the rather super birthday cake.

  • Now for an apology for the lateness of this Newsletter – all due to me doing a photoshoot yesterday and then spending most of the day post processing! The results will be revealed soon.

  • Well another great talk from Bill Hall last Thursday with his presentation over the last few years of arriving in Cornwall and a few prime trips around the world including South Africa. He certainly showed us a “pot-pourri” of photos both pictorial and personal so a lot of varied interest. Many thanks to Bill again and if you are going to our three-way Inter-Club Battle on Monday at Carnon Downs we’ll be seeing him him on Monday!


great talk from Bill Hall

Image Credits: DeeGee - “Bill Hall presentation”


PCC Social News

  • Falmouth Golf Club SUNDAY 10th - DECEMBER 3pm – Christmas Lunch.

  • 2.30 for a 3pm start

Other Musings:

Last week we lost one of my Photography Heroes Elliot Erwitt and as you may know he had

a thing about photographing dogs and so I include a link to one of my favourite photos of his;

Here is my personal homage to Elliot Erwitt.


A Woman’s Best Friends

Photo Credit: DeeGee – “A Woman’s Best Friends


Photography quote from — Elliot Erwitt (1928-2023):

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.


PCC Meetings

Diary Dates:


  • Monday 11th December 7pm for 7.30pm3 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.

  • Thursday 21st December – Scavenger Hunt o Bring some food please for a Christmassy get together

  • Thursday 4th January – Model(s) Practical Workshop o Bring cameras and tripod.


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 3rd February 2024.

  • Full Competition Rules here at the bottom of the page: http://www.cornwall-

  • Any queries whatsoever JUST ASK !

  • 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.


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 o

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting o Closing date for Entries

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

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

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


All the best Derek and the Team!

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