Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club Newsletter 1st January 2017

In this week’s Newsletter:

  • This Weeks Meeting
  • Hand In for PDI Round 3
  • New Galleries added on the web site
  • DI Group Thames Valley: Digital Adventure with Colin Harrison FRPS MFIAP MPAGB APAGB

Happy New Year!,

Welcome to this week’s Newsletter

Members Photo Critique Evening

Tuesday 3rd January sees the return of the Members Photo Critique. This is always a popular evening when you get the chance to bring in images that you would like advise on and we all, as a group, provide critiques and even edit the images you bring along when appropriate. This time we will add coming up with Titles for the images as this has been requested.

So, feel free to bring/send to me up to 5 images for critique – you can bring these in any format you like BUT you will find we have a wider latitude for editing if you bring in Raw files…but Tiff and Jpg files are just as welcome.

These evenings do tend to over-run so we cannot guarantee using your image – but we will do our best to include at least a couple of images from everyone who enters.

Hand In for PDI Round 3

We have the deadline for hand in for the next PDI competition on Tuesday. Please get your images ready and either email them to me or bring along to the meeting on Tuesday on a USB stick and hand them in then.

New Galleries added on the web site

We periodically add new image Galleries to the web site – and we have recently added to both the Member Galleries and the  Club Competition Galleries – if you are not included in the Member Gallery yet and would like to be, please drop a line to Mark and he’ll add you accordingly.

DI Group Thames Valley: Digital Adventure with Colin Harrison FRPS MFIAP MPAGB APAGB

Colin will start with a selection of images mainly taken on a recent fly drive visit with his wife to the southern US. Stunning landscapes, interesting rock formations, stormy skies, panoramas, old cars and odd looking vehicles, steam trains and of course the people are his favourite subjects. Colin waits for just the right light to capture his subjects and has an eye for finding quirky ideas that he can use to later build up his creative images.

During processing, colours are often enhanced and HDR, infrared, mono and other techniques used to make stunning, award winning images. The advantage of digital photography, Colin says, is that once you had suitable equipment you could ‘boldly go where no photographer had gone before’. You can take as many images as you like, experiment as much as you want, develop new techniques and create unique images.

Colin will show images, many of which helped him to gain the perspicuous award EFIAP ‘Platinum’. Many images are cleverly put together montages – often using a close up of an interesting face, an old car or bus, a strange building and a suitable background. Textures, reflections and even snow are sometimes added in layers and moved around until a pleasing result is achieved – all the photographs merging together to make unique images, often displaying a touch of humour.

Full details and booking information can be found here –

All the best

Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club

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