Awards Presentation Evening – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 18/06/24

What
Awards Presentation Evening
When
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
The final meeting of the season where the awards from the Annual Competition and the Mayors Cups will be presented by the Mayor of RWB

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Annual Competition – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 11/06/24

What
Annual Competition
When
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
Entries for three categories "Action" , "Open" and "Portrait" will be judged by Eddy Lane and determine the winners of various trophies and silverware

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** Members Evening \\\”Photographing the Alphabet\\\” – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 28/05/24

What
** Members Evening "Photographing the Alphabet"
When
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
Entries due for the Annual Competition this evening for the three categories of "Open", "Action" and "Portrait"
The members evening will comprise members showing their images taken to symbolise the three letters of the alphabet that they chose. Should be interesting!

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Presentation Evening – May 14th 2024

With our scheduled presenter unfortunately feeling unwell and unable to give his talk, we had to rapidly improvise our plans for the evening. After some general discussion of club matters, we then explored some YouTube materials on photography basics; how to use histograms and ‘exposing to the right’ in order to obtain as much detail in the shadows as possible, without any of the highlights losing information along the way.

We followed this with materials on portrait photography tips and portrait composition ideas, which provide plenty of food for thought. To conclude the evening, we watched some WCPF audio visuals from previous years submissions.

We will try to reschedule the planned talk at a later date which will be in our 2024/25 programme as the current season is drawing to a close.

Presentation \”The Seeing Eye\” by Martin Fry – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 14/05/24

What
Presentation "The Seeing Eye" by Martin Fry
When
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
7:30pm
-
All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
Cotswold photographer Martin Fry will share his images and explain how he visualises what images he wants to capture and the process involved

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Audio- Visual Evening – April 30th 2024

A large selection of the audio-visuals submitted to the WCPF annual AV competition were viewed and once again included a diverse range of subjects and special effects, including girl band animations and avatars.

The AVs were classed into three categories i) Short – around 2-3 minutes ii) Long – up to 10 minutes and iii) Photo-harmony which emphasised the transitions between images and the sound accompaniment.

Having viewed many of the contenders in each category, we concluded what proved to be a long but enjoyable evening by watching some of the winning entries and we were generally in agreement with the judges decisions. We will keep any unwatched AVs in the locker for a rainy day or until some available time exists during a members evening.

Competition #4 – April 16th 2024

Our final competition round that contributed to the award of the Mayor’s Cups at the end of the season featured “Open” and “Portrait/Self Portrait” subjects for prints and digital projected images. With several contenders still able to top the points table, the competition was keenly contested and Steve Field from Bristol Photographic Society had the challenging task of selecting the winning entries.

“In an alley” by Dave Garmont won the “Portrait/Self Portrait” print category and a delightful flower print ” Daf, Hellibore and May Blossom” by Jim Bullock won the “Open” category.

Both the projcted image categories were won by Peter Hodgson with a “Moroccan jewellery salesman” portrait and a candid shot “No damn wifi here” winning the Open category.

Trophies to the overall winners will be presented at our Awards Evening on June 18th along with trophies for the forthcomong Annual Competition which features three categories.

WCPF Winning Audio Visuals – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 30/04/24

What
WCPF Winning Audio Visuals
When
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
7:30pm
-
All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
Always an enjoyable evening to see the creativity of the AV makers in the Western Counties Photographic federation

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Zoom Presentation – April 2nd 2024

Colin Harrison stimulated our imagination as we enjoyed his presentation on Creative Flower Photography. With a simple “studio” set up in his garden and a variety of flowers nearby to select from, Colin showed us how he prepared, photographed and processed his flower images.

Simplicity was the key to many of the approaches and techniques used by Colin who fashioned his own flashgun arrangment, lighting options and a camera support which avoided using a tripod. He had also experimented with a wide range of software programmes for processing his images and thereby gained the relevant experience to comment on the pros and cons of each.

The end results were truly magical as he took us into the world of fine art using a plethora of creative techniques and his boundless imagination. Having provided comprehensive support documentation on many of the techniques he uses, it’s fair to say that Colin has encouraged us all to be more adventurous in our flower photography.

Competition 4 – \”Open\” and \”Portrait/Self Portrait\” – The Angel Hotel Function Room – 16/04/24

What
Competition 4 - "Open" and "Portrait/Self Portrait"
When
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
7:30pm
-
All Ages
Where
The Angel Hotel Function Room (map)
47 High Street
Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7AQ

The Function Room is located on the first floor at the hotel. It can be accesssed either through the front entrance and up the stairs by the bar or through the rear courtyard where there is a set of metal stairs on the left hand side.
Please note that there is unfortunately no Disability access to the Function Room.

Other Info
Judged by Sreve Field.
The opportunity to take on board the learnings from an earlier presentation by Steve Myall

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