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Newsletter NL185 – Friday 5th January 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with assistance from Paul Cooper


I’m sure we are all looking forward to another great year of photography, so welcome everyone into 2024!


PCC News from Paul:


A combination of last-minute cancellations and illness sent the Penryn Camera Club scampering to fill this week’s meeting. John Yarrow and Derek Godridge filled the gaps with very little time to prepare.


John kicked off the evening with an in-depth review of the fish and creatures surrounding Falmouth wrecks and reefs. He included some of the issues of underwater filming, his equipment, and dozens of high-quality images. John has a quiet, confident, and vastly knowledgeable delivery style and answered many questions with ease.


Thank you John for a very interesting and fact-filled evening along with some fabulous photos. We look forward to another show in the near future.


John Yarrow 1
John Yarrow 2

After tea and biscuits, Derek took us through lighting using a small studio he set up. He started with the principles and then backed them up using Sue as a reluctant model. It was surprising how with minor tweaks to reflectors and modifiers or how even adding a reflective sheet of A4 paper the image was transformed.


 “Butterfly” lighting style “Rembrandt” lighting style Image Credits: DeeGee

Next week, after handing in our images for the next competition (mono only!) we will have the Western Counties travelling print roadshow to enjoy. It includes the winning images from county-wide competitions.


PCC Social News – Karen Burton


  • Apologies for not being with you this week but I have not been too well, hopefully back to normal next week !

  • I have booked The Trellowarren Pub in Budock Water on March 17th 2024 for Sunday Roast 12.30pm. Prices range from around £13-16 depending on what size roast you would like.

  • Please let me know if you are interested in joining us. I need to know numbers as soon as we can please.

  • Don’t forget the fun Scavenger Hunt - Please bring your best 3 images for on a Memory Stick on Thursday 25th January 2024

Scavenger Hunt

PCC Diary Dates:


  • Thursday 11th January – WCPF Travelling Critique  o ++ KF2 Hand-In – MONO ONLY

  • Thursday 18th January – Member’s Critique  o Bring 3 examples for critiquing

  • Thursday 25th January – Karen’s Scavenger Hunt  o Bring 3 best images

  • Thursday 1st February – Presentation by Kevin Leah

Other Musings:

Photography quotations - DeeGee


It’s OK for Painters they can add whatever they want whereas we Photographers are invariably removing things – unless you are Kevin Leah of course ;-)


Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


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

  • CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell. May 2024 – Date TBC


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

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

  • 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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