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Newsletter NL191 – Friday 16th February 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from Paul and Karen:

Reminder - If members have any prints for the WCPF Members Exhibition please get them to me ASAP at 35 Old Well Gardens Penryn TR10 9LF and I will forward them to the WCPF Rep.

PCC News

Last night was another very popular “Instructional night” for members when everyone pitched in to help one another. The task was to set up the camera and to take pictures in Black & White - and although that might sound easy, with some cameras the menu system was so complex it proved to be almost impossible! However, with a lot of digging in Instruction Manuals and a bit of trial and error, most users found the correct combination of buttons to press and member’s efforts were recorded.

Karen Burton – Setting Up Black & White

Image Credits: Karen Burton – Setting Up Black & White

From Paul Cooper:

Again a small whirlpool formed at the start of the evening of members of the Penryn Camera Club as we jostled to enter our penultimate competition, the open Ken Farnell 3. As usual, we had three categories: Open, B&W and off-camera.

There followed a brief update from several members of the committee covering the not-so- secret inner workings of the club before launching into the main event.

The PCC always has a section “out of camera” in their competitions designed for photographers, some say purists, who do not like doing editing. I.e. Besides mild cropping and resizing, your entry is exactly what you photographed on the day. Even for editors, this is good practice, as the more that is right at the time of pressing the shutter, the less editing you need to do. Tonight’s exercise was to set the camera to B&W so new members could enter the OOC Mono category. As always, cartloads of help was available, loads of chatter, something new learned and tea and coffee drunk. Ideal evening entertainment.

Important - From Wendy Bate:

Hi Everyone,

Well those of you who were at the club tonight, heard Maru, say she that due to her work at the University becoming more intense, she will be giving up her Secretary Role at this year’s AGM. Before she left tonight she told me that she is happy to sit with whoever takes over the role and go through the system with them. She said, it wasn’t really that difficult and she would like to spend some time with the new recruit in order to familiarise them with the role.

Chris our Treasurer, has also decided to call it a day at the AGM, so the Club now needs the following vacancies on the Committee filled ready for next season.

Secretary. Treasurer. Refreshment Organiser.


So, if anyone is interested to put their names forward for a Committee Position, please can you let me know or if you are interested in the above vacancies. Our Committee has been a strong working one, and we all get on so well together, organizing the programme for the enjoyment of the Members. We all get stuck in and

whenever anyone asks for help.

The aim of all the Committee members is always to maintain the good name of the club and its Members, and to make sure that you have a club to which you can come and enjoy.

Remember, this is YOUR club, so it is up to you all to think about these vacant positions and to vote in your Committee at the AGM. if you are interested in putting your name forward for ANY Committee position, please let me know, in advance of the voting at the AGM in April, so you have plenty of time to think about it and ask any questions beforehand.

We cannot function properly without these positions being filled, so it really is important.

Many thanks Wendy

PCC Social News – Karen Burton

  • I have booked The Trelowarren 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.

PCC Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 22nd Feb - Show and Tell Members to talk about 3-5 of their images they love and why they took the shot.

  • Thursday 29th Feb – Mark Quilter and Steve Clarke present some recent work. Show and talk

Other Musings:

  • Photography quotations – Henri Cartier-Bresson

It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart, and head

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 6th Jan 2024 to Saturday 9th March 2024 - Members Exhibition Open for Entries Detailed information is available here:

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting o West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8NE (just off M5 junction 25) o Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy (10am for 10.30 am)"Arctica" a Talk by Eddy and Pam Lane on their recent trips to the Arctic and Antarctica at 2pm.

  • Sunday 5th May 2024 Executive Meeting & Opening of Member’s Exhibition

Thank you to everyone for your recent kind comments

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

All the best Derek and the Team!


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