Photography News | Issue 36 | absolutephoto.com
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Camera club news If your club has any news that you want to share with the rest of the world, this is the page for it. Your story might be about your club’s success in a contest, or a member’s personal achievement; it could be about a group outing you had recently or when the annual exhibition is on show. Any news is eligible for inclusion, so club publicity officers please take note of the submission guidelines and get your stories in
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Deadline for the next issue: 16 September 2016
We need words and pictures by 16 September for the next issue of Photography News , which will be available from 26 September. Write your story in a Word document (400 words max). Please include contact details of the club, exhibition or event – website, meeting times, opening times, whatever is relevant. Images should be JPEGs, 2000 pixels on the longest dimension, any colour space, and image credits should be included. If the story is an exhibition or event, please send a picture from the exhibition (not the publicity poster) or one from the event. If it includes people please identify them. Attach the Word document and JPEGs to an email and send to email@example.com. Autumn in Droitwich
News in brief
Dingwall closes Get your entries into the Dingwall National Projected Image Exhibition by 30 September. There are four categories – Open Colour, Monochrome, Nature and Landscapes – with 19 medals and 48 ribbons to be won. Full details are on the website. dingwallcameraclub.com Billericay Photofold Camera Club member Tina Reid was the first female Brentwood member to win her LRPS. She showed her winning panel at a members’ evening at the club. bdpc.co.uk Macro talk Heswall Photographic Society starts its 2016/17 season with a talk by Ron Thomas on macro photography. The talk is on Friday 9 September, in St Peter’s Centre, Lower Heswall. Details are on the website. heswallphotosoc.co.uk Market Drayton showcase Join Market Drayton U3A Photographic Group members at their showcase in October. The group’s images will be on display and its members in attendance at the Dorothy Clive Gardens Pavilion for the first two weeks of the month. Entry to the pavilion is free, but there is a small fee to enter the gardens. marketdrayton u3aphotogroup.weebly.com Knaresborough turns 50 Formed in the year England won the football World Cup, Knaresborough Camera Club is now kicking off its 50th anniversary season with an enrolment evening on 14 September. Find out about the celebrations at the website. knaresboroughcameraclub. blogspot.com First for Brentwood Brentwood & District Photographic Club and
Droitwich Camera Club’s Robin Couchman has won a spot in the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust 2017 calendar with this lovely shot. His winning image will feature on the September page of the Trust’s calendar next year. “Pipers Hill is one of my favourite locations because of the shapes of the old trees. I just went up there for dawn as it looked like being a misty morning,” says Robin, “definitely worth getting up early for.”
Dorchester celebrates 80 To commemorate the club’s eight decades, the members have produced a book
Above Robin Couchman of Droitwich Camera Club got his shot featured in the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s 2017 calendar.
Dorchester Club’s programme secretary and vice chair, Penny Piddock hit on a novel idea for celebrating the club’s longevity: to create a book documenting the club’s history. But they hit a snag, says Penny. “Archive information was virtually non-existent, a few names on trophies, snippets from descendants of founder members, memories and photographs from some of our older members were all that remained of our history before the 1980s.” So instead, the club members have created a book for the next 80 Camera
years, documenting the club as it exists now. “All the members were invited to provide a page for the book, including images important to them, a few words and a selfie. I hoped we’d have enough pages to make it worth the effort and I wasn’t disappointed,” says Penny. The result is a 114-page book summarising the club’s early years and documenting the club as it is now. A copy remains with the club and another is in the county archive.
Above Among the images in the Suffolk Monochrome Group’s exhibition at Aldeburgh’s Snape Maltings in Suffolk is Low tide, West Mersea by Alan Turner. The exhibition runs 16-22 September, and is open daily from 10am. Entry is free.
Day trip to Ripon?
Ripon City Photographic Society invites you to visit its exhibition andcity. ThePS’s annual exhibition is at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall on 3 September and includes prints and digital images from club members. Entry is free, refreshments are available and the exhibition is open 9.30am to 4pm.
Once the exhibition, why not stroll along the city’s Law and Order trail and check out the canals? You could even wait until 9pm for the Ripon Hornblower on the marketplace. you’ve visited
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