18th December Meeting,

Ok, so its decided that tonight (18th December 2017) we will be out and about around the market place in Cirencester to get some Christmas shots and then afterwards into the Fleece for a warming pre-Christmas drink.

Tonight’s theme will be slightly different.

You are restricted to the Market place and Blackjack street (inc. the Swanyard) to get your shots which have to meet the criteria set (we will perhaps review them on the Christmas meal evening with a prize for the best? TBC).

The subjects are, Christmas Tree (s), Christmas Lights, Light Trails (long exposure), a Star (s), a Candle (s), Father Christmas, an Angel (s) and a Christmas reflection.

We will meet at 7:30pm outside the Church (in the Market place) and have 1 hour to get taking photos. Remember your “Basics” lessons. As its night, manual mode will be ideal as you will be able to control the dark and light parts of the photo to get an even exposure balance (auto modes will struggle).

At 8:30, meet in the Fleece for a pre-Christmas drink and chat.

I along with some other experienced members will be on hand to help those that are struggling with some hands on help (be it getting the exposure right or getting a good composition).

Bring your tripod and remote release if you have one?

Hope to see you there!

Christmas meal,

Just a reminder that for those that wish to attend the Christmas meal, please bring along your £10 (partners are also invited at the same cost) before the Christmas break, so Paul Jones / John Spreadbury can confirm the numbers and pay the meal deposit.
If you have any questions, please speak to the Chairman John Spreadbury or Secretary David Wallis about the event.

DPIC image submission

I should have added on Monday that DPIC images are now due in.

Please bring along any images that you believe are good enough for selection on a memory stick on Monday 27th November.

Please resize all images to the usual 1600 x 1200 Pixel resolution in sRGB format (the same as competition entries).

The Committee will choose the images from those supplied for selection and will do there best to select from a variety of members of the club.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Paul Jones (WCPF Rep. for the club) via the website if you don’t have his e-mail address.


Basics of Photography Part 1 and 2

In two weeks we have part three of the Basics of Photography talk.

If anyone wishes to have a copy of Part 1 and 2, please bring in a memory stick at the club on Monday nights and I will copy the presentations onto it (it seems that it is to big for the Web which has a 8mb limit. I tried to break it into chunks and upload it but it doesn’t seem to respond very well due to the file sizes!).


Fotospeed talk, Monday 11th September,

Good evening all,

It was good to see everyone back on Monday with lots of usual faces and a lot of new (welcome to you all).

We kick the main season start off with a talk about Screen and Print Calibration (from Fotospeed) and how to get the images you see on your computer screen to match your print outs. Fotospeed will also discuss about paper options for home printing etc. and usually offer discounts on Paper / ink purchased on the night (so bring some money just in case). From the previous talks we have had from them, the evenings are usually entertaining and very informative and can very often solve a lot of your home printing problems.

See you all Monday in our new home (room 4 this week) for a 7:30pm start. I will be there from 7pm this week to let members in if you arrive early.

Shaun (programme secretary)

Severn Beach trip – Sunday 30th July,

Good evening,

Sorry I haven’t been in touch about the summer events much, its been a hectic summer with family events on Sundays when we were due to meet. I did make it to the Cotswold Wildlife Park but didn’t see any others there. Hopefully some of you did attend as it turned out to be a great day out and I took approx. 500 Photos during the day!

For all those that are attending next week (weather permitting) can I suggest that we meet in Severn bridge near the bridge on the waters edge around 6pm to have a wander around and find a good composition that you are happy with. If any of you need help, give me a shout as I will be there to lend a hand and get some photos myself (fingers crossed).
Sunset is 09:01, but this will be behind the Welsh hills, so the best light on the bridge should be around 8 – 8:30pm.
Low tide is scheduled for 07:00pm approx. so the mud should look fresh and pristine for hopefully some nice reflections of the bridge with its lights on in the setting sun!
Hope to see some of you there and keep your fingers crossed for a decent evenings photography!