Second week back – Workshop

Good evening everyone,

This week is our first workshop of the new season.

There are a few things happening so there should be something for everyone.

Firstly, Bill will be running a still life setup with studio lights. Karen has kindly agreed to do a flower display for you to photograph.

Secondly, for those who want to enter the print competition this year, Andrew is going to give a workshop on mount cutting. The club is also getting a bulk lot of mounts if anyone is interested.

Third and fourth. Mark and I will doing a introduction into Masking and Layers, these will be small groups, but don’t worry we will run the same workshops next time until everyone who wants to take part has done.

And finally, there will be help available for anyone who needs help with their camera and its settings. This will be on an ‘ask for help’ basis as there are not many people interested so far, but we are available for those that do.

Just a quick reminder — to be considered for the club’s Picture Of The Month for printing and display in Photosound’s window you should add your photo to the “Bishops Stortford Camera Club” group on Flickr or Facebook during the previous month. Twitter, Google+ or your own blog don’t count. You should claim the print as your own after the next one goes up.

Thanks, see you Tuesday.

Into October

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a nice week and have taken advantage of what must certainly be the last of the good weather for a while. The nights are most definitely drawing in, so lots of opportunities to work on our photoshop skills.

Anyway I have quite a few extra things to include in the newsletter this week so I had best get on with it. Well what an incredibly busy -photographically speaking- week lies ahead:

Monday evening some members are helping HECC Sport take publicity shots, as a thank-you for their giving us space for one of our shoots over the Summer. If you are interested in helping out please contact Andrew before midday.

Tuesday morning 9:00 is a theatre group visit to Contexture Theatre Company’s ‘s dress-rehersal of “Journey’s End” at the Rhodes. We will be shooting, processing, and printing for the show publicity shots before we leave. We will have a Dye-Sublimation printer on site, but if you have your laptop to process your own shots that will help.

Tuesday evening we’re looking forward to a talk from one of our favourite judges: David Steel will be talking about his trip down Route 66, expect great travel shots of Americana

Jackson Square have commented what a great success the exhibition opposite Starbucks has been with strong positive feedback from the public — even the security guards commented how well it was received. If your picture was a part of the Jackson Square Exhibition, please come to pick up the print on Tuesday evening, or arrange to collect it/them from Andrew. The prints are on a plastic board, and still have Velcro style “Hook” tape along 2 edges: for re-hanging you may want this
20mm x 25m’s Adhesive White Loop Tape Only (Velcro equivalent)

Saturday Evening is the Worldwide Photowalk in Colchester, if you would like to take part in this global event, please make sure you pre- R E G I S T E R. With regards to this event if you are going to this and are able to offer a lift to Stephanie please let me know ASAP, she would be extremely grateful.

I really hope everyone enjoyed the workshop on Tuesday. If you took some shots and would like them forwarded to our models Gabriella Morgan and Alistair Gunn please use the following Dropbox link

Finally a note regarding the Rugby festival I mentioned on Tuesday. This event is in 3 weeks time and I feel that this is a little too shorter notice for us to pull this off and do it justice. I have therefore let the organisers know that we would be unable to help this particular time. Although there will be further opportunities in the future. If this is something you would like to help out with, please let me know.

Kind Regards

Emma x

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Weekly Update for the end of September

Hello everyone and happy Sunday,

Hope you have all had a nice weekend, Even though I was busy selling my socks off today at a car boot I managed to enjoy the sunshine, hope you did too. Anyhoo what news do I have for you all?

First up a message from David re the processing group.  The second session is upon us and will be an introduction to LIGHTROOM Ver 5.  This will assist new members in understanding the package and how it can be utilised. David says;

We will cover the following:

  1. Setting up your image library structure
  2. Importing images
  3. The modules in Lightroom and their uses.

The next meeting is on Monday 13/10/2014.

A reminder of the request from the St Michael’s organ appeal: they have asked if we would help them with a christmas card.  If anyone is interested I will be doing a ten minute brain storm on Tuesday night at club.

So onto club night then: Tuesday is our first workshop of the season.  We will be doing portraiture. Please bring cameras, tripods, flashes, models! In fact anything you think you may need.

Right well that’s about it so I’m off to watch Downton.

See you Tuesday

Emma x

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Hello from the Chairman…again

Hello everyone on this very sunny Monday morning,

So the Judging for the exhibition has taken place and the winners will be announced tomorrow night at club. Exciting stuff. The winners will be presented with their trophies and certificates at the dinner which Jean is still taking orders for, so don’t miss out, get your name down.

On the back of that Janet is still waiting for last years winners to return trophies and cups so if you could return them ASAP that would be appreciated and if you could return them shiny and clean even better 😉

Those of you who have entered prints and have been unsuccessful will be able to collect your prints Tuesday night at club as well, so please bring your print boxes/bags etc to take them home.

I have attached a picture which I received this morning from the sweatshirt embroidery company which they sent me after I have badgered them for an update on our order!!! at least we know they are being done, even if it is taking a lifetime.jumpers

Tomorrow night is a practical night so bring along your cameras, laptops and of course questions that you need answering, please don’t be shy, there is bound to be someone there who can help you out with any queries you may have and if we don’t know we can always look it up together and we all learn something.

Two dates for your diary:

April 22nd, its the Chairmans evening. I have to host the evening and I have a great one planned (even if I do say so myself). The bar will be open and I will be providing nibbles etc, we will have some special visitors who will give a talk and then we will get to take some pics too! More details to follow 🙂

The 29th April is the AGM, this is your chance to have your say on how the club is run, if you have any proposals these need to be posted on the notice board well in advance so get thinking now and ask a member of the committee if you want to know more on how it works etc.

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow night.


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Weekly Update 2014-03-17

Hi All,

Lots of things to fill you in on this week so without further a do I’d best get on with it…

First up; you’ve all submitted your pictures for the Exhibition and the judging is taking place this weekend. Well the exciting news is that Andrew has secured a space in Jackson square for us toe exhibit the winners. We will need to work fast though and if you image wins a category we will require a high res digital copy (not the re-sized image used for projected competitions) so they can be printed ASAP. It needs to be the original image and not the smaller versions as these images will be printed LARGE.

Following on from the exhibition we have the annual dinner and prize giving evening. Saturday 26th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm start.  It’s always a nice event. It’s held at Great Hadham golf club where we get a good meal and we have a slide show of all images entered and the judge attends as our guest.  The price is £22.00 per person, partners are of course invited.
If you are interested in the meal please would you select your choice of menu and return with the money no later than 15th April.  Cheques made payable to Bishops Stortford Camera Club.  Please include the name of the person with each choice.   Please hand to Jean.


  • Pear & Stilton Salad
  • Prawn Cocktail

Main Course

  • Beef Bourguignonne / vegetables/ New potatoes
  • Poached Salmon / vegetables/ New potatoes
  • Vegetarian Dish


  • Vanilla Creme Brulee
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
  • Tea/coffee/Mints

This week at club is our very own Kevin Scott who will be giving us a talk with a selection of images on ‘Kilimanjaro and safari‘.  Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.

I have also had this message from Jonathon; “Emma last Sunday I was lucky enough to go the Fens Falconry Centre for what was probably the best photographic experience that I have ever had.  It differs to other Other Falconry / Bird of Prey centres in so much that it is really for photographers, and therefore the opportunities for a great image are amazing. I am trying to negotiate a group booking for BSCC,  it will be at a weekend hopefully prior to holiday season, and will probably run from around 1230 to 1630” Jonathon would like an idea of numbers so if you are interested please let us know

A big thanks to everyone who supported the quiz night on Saturday, I am pleased to report that we made a total of £500 profit for club funds.

Finally I have volunteered my services this Saturday to take photos at the ball in aid of breast cancer support in Stansted. I still need some helpers so if you would like to do some work for charity whilst learning some new skills please give me a shout.

Speak soon

Emma x

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