Open Competition #3 (Note \\\”B\\\”) – URC Club Hall – 04/02/20

What
Open Competition #3 (Note "B")
When
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
URC Club Hall (map)
Wootton Bassett URC Church
Wood St, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7BD ‎
Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom SN4 7BD
Other Info
Our third Open Competition of the season will be judged by Sandy Watson.

Please note that entries for forthcoming battles from which the Selection Committee can make their choices are required by this evening.

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Presentation \\\”My Digital View\\\” (Note \\\”A\\\”) – URC Club Hall – 21/01/20

What
Presentation "My Digital View" (Note "A")
When
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
URC Club Hall (map)
Wootton Bassett URC Church
Wood St, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7BD ‎
Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom SN4 7BD
Other Info
Peter Weaver will present his thoughts on digital photography and share ideas on how to take your images to the next level
Please note that entries for the third Open Competition should be handed in this evening

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Member’s Evening – January 7th 2020

In the first meeting of the new year, the floor was opened to the members to show their work and discuss different aspects of photography.  Adam started the process and shared images from the Club’s summer outing to the Black Country Museum followed by several images of Christmas lights in his village. He concluded with the first few images of his 365 photo-a-day challenge and encouraged others to try the experience.

Tony presented some aspects of his photographic journey including his early work with film and 120 format images taken with a  Zeiss Ikon Ikonta camera which was highly regarded in its day.

After the tea break, Steve showed some of his impressive prints and the evening concluded with a couple of short videos on portrait photography and a selection of National Geographic images.

 

“Creative Photography” Presentation – November 19th 2019

As Einstein quoted “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere” and Robin Gregory treated us to an entertaining and highly enjoyable journey through his imaginative images. Starting with simple everyday objects like matchsticks, dolls, feathers and miniature models, Robin’s creative thought processes went into overdrive. Combining a number of photographic images along with extensive post- processing and image manipulation skills, Robin’s photographic artistry came to the fore.

He uses a Fuji camera with a fixed lens and demonstrated that imagination creates the final image with the camera really only recording the inputs with which he can work. Unashamedly admitting to learning by copying good ideas and developing them further through experimentation provided the stimulus to create futuristic, escapist and in many cases very humorous images.

The use of audio-visuals, street photography and an insight into some of the tips and techniques used all combined to create an inspiring evening

Creative Photography Presentation (Note\\\”A\\\”) – URC Club Hall – 19/11/19

What
Creative Photography Presentation (Note"A")
When
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
URC Club Hall (map)
Wootton Bassett URC Church
Wood St, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire SN4 7BD ‎
Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom SN4 7BD
Other Info
We are pleased to welcome Robin Gregory from Devizes Camera Club who will stimulate our imagination with his innovative approach to photography and especialy the use of Photoshop techniques to produce something out of the ordinary.

Please note that entries for the second Open Competition should be handed in on this evening

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Competition #1 – November 5th 2019

Despite competing with firework displays on Guy Fawkes night, a good attendance was recorded for Keith Hart from Stroud Camera Club, who made his first visit to our club to judge the first Open competition of the new season.  Having recently qualified as a judge meant that Keith brought an uncluttered approach to the judging process and his comments were both detailed and constructive. His analysis of each image not only covered technical matters including overall presentation but also explored the impact, creativity and the narrative conveyed by the image.

Accordingly his feedback offered several ideas to experiment with ranging from repeating the shoot with a different compositional approach to trying out various post-processing techniques.

The winning print was “Howling wolf” by Jim Bullock who also won the projected category with his image entitled “Revenge”.  In summary the evening went with a bang.