BSCC Newsletter 18th September 2016

Hi Fellow Photographer, welcome to the Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club newsletter.

In this week’s edition;

  • Tuesday’s Workshop meeting
  • Hand in for Round 1 of the DPI competition
  • Hertfordshire Life 2017 Calendar
  • Photosound Offers
  • Thames Valley Centre News

Tuesday’s Workshop meeting

Hi all,

I hope you’ve all had a good week, particularly those members who visited Highgate Cemetery on Saturday. Thanks to Mark for organising.

This week we have our first workshop of the new season. Bill is bringing the studio lights and a couple of models. As it looks like it might be a clear night, we will also attempt some night photography, maybe some star shots and light painting. Lots to try out! Please bring cameras and tripods if you have them.

Remember it is also hand in night for the first competition. Mark will be available to collect your Round 1 PDI entries (bring them on a USB stick) and help you with your entry if you need it.


Hand in for Round 1 of the 2016/17 DPI competition

Deadline for the first hand-in of the season is midnight on Tuesday 20th September for the first round of this season’s DPI competition.

Maximum size of your images – Longest length – Landscape 1400px, Portrait 1050px, Square 1050px

Images must be presented with the SRGB Colour Profile in jpg format.

Digital images can be submitted by email (mark (at) or by USB memory stick at Tuesday’s meeting, and must be titled in the following file naming format.

Your Name(Image Title)Class.jpg


Mark Seton(Superb Image)Open
Mark Seton(Even Better Image)Beginner

Common errors (usually by long standing members!) Incorrectly spelt name!! Spaces between the name and “(” and the “)” and Class – You can have spaces in your name and spaces in your Title – but nowhere else. Please remember to use Capital Letters where appropriate (particularly in your name)

All images must have an Image Title which will be read out before the image is judged.

Not sure which class you should be in – please ask.

Not sure how to prepare your images – please ask.

You must be a paid up member of the club to enter.

Help is always available – please ask!

Hertfordshire Life 2017 Calendar

We are inviting Herts camera club members to submit entries for our 2017 Hertfordshire Life calendar. The calendar will be included with the December issue. This is a fantastic opportunity for photographers to have their work published in a glossy, quality calendar and seen by thousands of people all over Hertfordshire.

The deadline for entries is October 17.

Images need to be high res jpgs, the image should be large enough to fill a 426mm x 303mm frame at 300dpi.

Images can be sent via file transfer link (Dropbox, You Send It, We Transfer etc) to the editor or as an attachment to the same email (18mb is max capacity on that account).

Many thanks, and we look forward to your images.

Julie Lucas

Editorial assistant – Hertfordshire Life

Photosound Offers

A message from Photosound to all members:

Just a little update on things – thought the Canon users at the club may be excited to know we have a CANON 5D MKIV and grip in stock . We have also signed up to the Fuji X series product range . Just so the Nikon crew do not feel neglected we have the following mint used gear – most with ins.books and relevent hoods , but no boxes unless indicated .

  • Nikon D4 body ( 37 activations !! ) c/w two batts .
  • Nikon 70-200 f2.8 mkII
  • Nikon 24-70 f2.8 mkII ( boxed )
  • Nikon 35mm f1.4 G
  • Nikon 85mm f1.4 G
  • Nikon 135 f2.8 with defocus control
  • Nikon 14-24 f2.8
  • All inc. hoods where relevent .

We have a couple of D600 bodies , a D300 and various Nikon flashguns.

Thames Valley Centre News

Check out their latest newsletter here –

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday

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