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Newsletter NL195 – 15th March 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from Paul and Karen: PCC News from Derek:

Last night a crowded meeting of Club members were very blessed to have Kevin Leah judge and, more importantly, discuss their KF3 prints and digital images! Kevin is a very popular judge on the Cornwall circuit and we are very lucky to have him share his tremendous knowledge and experience in the helpful comments that he offers us.

Kevin Leah judge

Each image was given due consideration with regards to their positive attributes as well as improvements which could be made and some of the more notable ones which may be used as reminders were as follows:

  • With prints, don’t forget that paper selection can sometimes make a real difference

  • One print was double mounted which really enhanced it

  • Certain images still had detail in the shadows and that really helps, don’t forget that you can always ADD light using simple white card or even a handkerchief as a reflector – it’s even allowed in “off-Camera”!!

  • If you are cropping in a photo just check to make sure you still have sufficient detail, especially in the face

  • Titles don’t really matter – until they do! Remember the judge will be guided by your ‘helpful’ title, so make sure that area particularly is sharp and well exposed

  • Remember to crop out empty or large out-of-focus areas if they distract from the action

  • Similarly watch out for locally bright areas which could distract attention from the main subject

  • Straighten images with verticals and horizons

  • Busy backgrounds will always distract the viewer

  • Be careful when using high ISO not to introduce excessive noise into the image and remember that even with the recent rule changes – noise reduction software CAN be used!

  • To that last point, if you are concerned regarding a noisy image just send the original to me and under your instruction(as defined in the latest rules) I will run it through the software I have

Carol Coward

During the break we had a super raffle with some great prizes, with Carol, one of our long term members helping out – Thanks Carol!

Image Credits: DeeGee – KF3 Images


All of the results are to be found on our website and Facebook Pages but the winners were as follows:


1st - Misty Penryn Morning - Mark Quilter

2nd - Tide is out - Karen Burton

3rd - See you at the bottom - John Yarrow

Highly Commended - End of an Era - Derek Godridge


1st- Llyn Idwal - John Yarrow

2nd - Coronation - Sue Cummings

3rd - Cheetah in the Rain - Rosemary Yarrow

HC - The Dandy - Claire Dougal


1st - Grey Heron with Catch - John Yarrow

2nd - Traffic lights - Mark Quilter

3rd - Nuthatch - Rosemary Yarrow

HC - Gunwalloe - Derek Godridge

HC - Where are we off to boys? - Layla Bowyer

PCC Social News – Karen Burton

  • March 17th THIS SUNDAY - Trelowarren Inn-Budock Water - 12.30pm Lunch o We have 21 members attending so should be enjoyable!

  • April 4th Barbara Jenkins is coming to visit- 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, Draceana Avenue, Falmouth. 6.30pm till 8.00pm.

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 advise if interested in helping make a lovely evening to show our talents and make a connection to the community.

PCC Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 21st Venice Talk & Show + Image of The Year HAND-IN With our lady members who recently visited Venice IMPORTANT – Your IOTY Selection will take precedence over our CPA Entries

  • Thursday 28th March Practical Evening John Yarrow - Looking at automated uploading of Competition Images & More!

  • Thursday 4th April – Illustrated Talk with Barbara Jenkin An interesting evening with Barbara showing us how she creates her amazing photos

Other Musings:

Jan Goodridge

  • Q - Which PCC member has the most “likes” of all their photos ??

  • A – Jan Godridge !!

To date ......... She has over 400,000 views with this image !!!

Intriguing isn’t it and next week she’ll tell you how ☺

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 27th April 2024 - Judging Seminaro Details on the WCPF Website at

  • o Several members in the past have found this FREE course very informative – even if they do not wish to become a judge!

  • Sunday 5th May 2024 Executive Meeting & Opening of Member’s Exhibition at TWO different Venues ! Details here: o Magelake Hall, Uffculme, EX15 3DP for 3 days 4th to 6th May 2024 o Seale Hayne, The Queens Room, Newton Abbot,TQ12 6NQ from 7th May to 17th May 2024

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

All the best Derek and the Team!



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