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Newsletter NL192 – Saturday 24th February 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from Wendyl and Karen:

Just a personal note from me to thank members so much for honouring the passing of my dear mum Sheila Guyett by wearing something RED, she would be so thrilled to know that you did this. Thanks for the Great suggestion Carol !

Wear something red

PCC News:

Our Sincere wishes go to Derek and Janet this week, which is why we honoured Derek’s Mum Shelia by wearing red on Thursday 22nd the day of Sheila’s funeral. It was Carol’s idea which we thought was great to show our love and support. Wendy also mentioned Mark Stowe, Mark Quilter and Steve Clarke who have also lost their dear Mums recently.

Penryn CC would like to send you all our sincerest condolences.

Photography for Fun!

It was after talking to a photographer in Venice about photography and how we forget why we take photos. He was saying how we are always trying to please judges or emulate a certain style that might be on trend. Also talking to a friend she said about how our creative flow stops when we are put under constraints or pressure. This really struck a chord with me and got me thinking.

This is what made me think about our photography and how we are slightly programmed to please the judges a lot of the time, alongside using rules of composition about thirds or other photography conventions etc.

I just wanted us to forget about all the constraints and enjoy some images just for ourselves and remember why we took them and what emotions they conveyed at the time. I realise this might be controversial to some, but I am glad we had our relaxed evening of pure photography for fun! Everyone seemed to enjoy the relaxed approach and we learned more about our members who shy away from sharing their images.

Here are a few photos of the members just sharing their images telling us all about what they liked about the photo and where and why they took it.

Here's Lizzie Smith ...

Lizzie Smith

Mark Gilbert here ....

Mark Gilbert here

And our Vice Chair Paul Cooper...

Paul Cooper

Here’s Carole Coward ...


and finally our Competition Secretary Mandy Hanson ...


Image Credits: Karen Burton – Member’s Show & Tell

From Paul Cooper:

Missed a meeting and wondered what happened? Google “Penryn Camera Club” and on the right-hand side of the screen you will see a box of club info.  Just scroll down to “Updates” and all will be revealed.  Magic!

Important Reminder - From Wendy Bate:

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that Maru – PCC Secretary, Chris – PCC Treasurer are standing down this year and so we URGENTLY need some members to volunteer to take over. We also need an additional Refreshment Organizer to ease the load and to introduce a rota system. Now NONE of these roles are particularly onerous or difficult as we already have the systems in place and the existing post holders are only too happy to assist with the change-over.

HELP !! So, if anyone is interested in putting their names forward for a Committee Position, please let me know if you are interested in the above vacancies. Our Committee get on so well together, organizing the programme for the enjoyment of the Members and we all get stuck in and help each other whenever anyone asks for help.

Remember, this is YOUR club, so it is up to you all to consider these vacant positions and

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

  • March 3rd – Godolphin House Walk and Photography Meet at the NT car Park 11.00 am. I haven’t booked any places yet but please let me know if you are interested and are a National Trust Member.

  • March 17th- Trelowarren Inn-Budock Water - 12.30pm Lunch Final call ! o We have 21 members attending so should be enjoyable! Please let me know if you want to be added to the list!

  • April 4th Barbara Jenkins is visiting April 4th- For a presentation evening. o We will be holding a raffle that evening so please donate any prizes you may have. We would be very grateful!

  • Friday May 24th is going to be an event held at Falmouth Court, Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth. 6.30 pm till 8.00 pm. o I would like some volunteers to bring some images along to show or put some digitals on a memory stick to show our lovely residents. Please let me know if you will be interested in helping make a lovely evening to show our talents and make a connection to the community.

PCC Diary Dates:

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

  • Thursday 7th March – Committee Position Discussion

  • Thursday 14th March – KF3 Results With our judge Kevin Leah

  • Thursday 21st Venice Talk & Show With our lady members who recently visited Venice

Other Musings:

  • Photography quotations – Dorothea Lange

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • Saturday 18th May 2024 CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition – Doors open 1.15pm show starts at 2pm.

  • @ The Burrell Theatre, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1

  • Hand-in 10th April to allow for selection and submission to 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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