“Street Photography” Presentation – October 22 2019

The Club was treated to a very special evening with Damien Demolder who shared his extensive experience, ideas and insights into the world of street photography – which can be loosely defined as achieving extraordinary images of ordinary situations. He emphasised the importance of working with the light, carefully composing the image and looking for contrast on many different levels. This all helped to capture the moment  that lended impact and drama to the image. Damien was assisted by Andre from Park Cameras who displayed a range of Panasonic camera equipment which members had the opportunity to get their hands on both before the talk and during the tea break.

Damien’s talk was great preparation for the workshop session on the following day in Swindon town centre. This gave attendees the  chance to use the Panasonic cameras and put into practice the ideas conveyed by the presentation.

Street Photography Presentation (Note \\\”A\\\” and Note \\\”B\\\”) – URC Club Hall – 22/10/19

What
Street Photography Presentation (Note "A" and Note "B")
When
Tuesday, October 22, 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
Damien Demolder, a former editor of Amateur Photographer magazine, in conjunction with Panasonic, will present his thoughts and ideas on how he uses light and exposure to grab the attention of the viewer.
This will give a good grounding for a practical hands-on workshop the following day.
Please note that entries for the first Open Competition are due on this evening as are entries for the forthcoming Battles which the Selection Committee will decide upon

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WCPF Audio Visuals – October 8th 2019

As usual the audio-visual entries for the 2019 Western Counties Photographic Federation competition provided an entertaining evening’s viewing with a wide range of styles and subject matter. Each AV was preceded by a look at the judges comments before viewing the AV.

Every year the presentations become more sophisticated and incorporate new effects which add to their messaging and impact, whether it be a humorous composition or a deeper and more emotionally intense presentation.

The evening finished with the winning AVs that were selected across 5 different categories and in each case the attendees concurred with the judge’s selections.  Hopefully this evening will have enthused our members to experiment with their own AV presentations in readiness for an AV members evening that has been arranged in 2020

An Evening of Audio-Visuals – URC Club Hall – 08/10/19

What
An Evening of Audio-Visuals
When
Tuesday, October 8, 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
The winning submissions from the 2019 WCPF AV Competition will be viewed which always proves to be an entertaining and thought provoking evening.

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Awards Presentation – September 10th 2019

As is customary, the first meeting of the season was the presentation of awards to the competition winners from the previous season.  Once again we were privileged to have the Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett, Councillor Steve Watts in attendance to make the presentations.  During the evening, Steve revealed that he is a keen photographer and we would clearly like to have him as a member if he wishes to join a Camera Club.

Unfortunately some members were unable to attend the meeting and this meant that some unclaimed silverware was left behind on the table at the end of the evening. this will be presented at a later date.

After the refreshment break, some prints from the regional travelling prints exhibition were viewed and commented upon.

Summer Competition/Members Evening – September 24th 2019

Images taken during the Club organised photo-shoots and annual outing during the summer recess were viewed and judged by the audience. Firstly prints were shown and after the first round of voting there was a multiple tie for first place.  This was resolved during the second round of voting and  “Chimney pots” by Bob Nunns was selected as the winning print.

The projected  image category attracted more entries and the first round of voting identified a clear winner “Tram Driver” by Roger Woodward.

After the break some images from a recent road tour of south west USA were shown which included visits to several national parks such as Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Death Valley.

Summer Competition & Members Evening – URC Club Hall – 24/09/19

What
Summer Competition & Members Evening
When
Tuesday, September 24, 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
Images taken during the summer photoshoots and the Summer outing to the Black Country Living Museum will be viewed and judged by the membership, with the winning print and projected image entries receiving a small trophy.
The second part of the evening will provide members with the opportunity to show their work and generally discuss photographic issues.

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Awards Presentation & WCPF Travelling Prints – URC Club Hall – 10/09/19

What
Awards Presentation & WCPF Travelling Prints
When
Tuesday, September 10, 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
The Mayor of RWB, Councillor Steve Watts will present the trophies which were won during the previous season. After a refreshment break, the Travelling Prints from the Western Counties Photographic Federation will be viewed

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