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May 25th 2012 Blackburn & District Camera Club Feniscowles Methodist Church Hall Preston Old Road Blackburn BB2 5EP W 足 www.Blackburncameraclub.co.uk

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Contents Club Meetings Blackburn College Trips & Activities Exhibition

This Weeks Cover Image Rodeo By Bob Singleton

News Events and Activities

From Blackburn & District Camera Club

Terms and Conditions PixelXtra and Pixel are the weekly bulletin and monthley magazines of Blackburn & District Camera Club. No part of either document may be published, reproduced or stored electronically without permission. The submission of material, unsolicited or requested, is taken as permission to publish in Pixel or PixelXtra e­magazine or print editions worldwide. No remuneration is offered for materials and any submissions requested or otherwise are provided with the notion of the promotion of the activities of Blackburn & District Camera Club. The editorial staff, committee of Blackburn & District Camera Club and contributors cannot accept liability for purchases based on information published in Pixel and/or damage to equipment resulting from articles or recommendations. Opinions expressed in submissions are those of the contributing author and may not be those shared by Blackburn & District Camera Club, its committee or its members. Readers of Pixel are reminded that locations described in the publication may be remote or difficult to get to and every precaution should be taken to ensure personal safety. Readers are also reminded that permission must be sought of landowners when visiting locations. Blackburn & District Camera Club, Editorial Staff and Contributors cannot accept liability for any personal injury obtained when visiting the locations described in articles. All work submitted by contributors containing models are assumed to have the models permission for publication. Blackburn & District Camera Club and Editorial Staff cannot accept liability for any image published without the permission of the model.

Editorial Staff Pixel Editor ­ Lee Johnson Pixel Xtra Editor ­ Bob Singleton Editorial Assistant ­ Barry Noon Blackburn & District Camera Club

President ­ Jim Cunningham Vice President ­ Judith Marr President Elect/Treasurer ­ John Murray Secretary ­ Bob Singleton Competition Chair ­ Roy Pickering Publicity & Communication Chair ­ Lee Johnson Programme Chair ­ Jim Cunningham

Contact Secretary@blackburncameraclub.co.uk Web www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk

Next Meeting We meet each Monday evening (except Bank Holidays) at 7:30pm at Feniscowles Methodist Church on Preston Old Road Blackburn BB2 5EP

May 28th 28th

Entry Night Quarterly Theme:­ Fashion

Lecture Dianne Owen

Dianne is a "Photo Artist" who creates images from photographs using various computer techniques. On her website she says

In my images I hope to bring a memory or special moment back, to sprinkle the image with a little magic for the viewer. Still Life is a favourite of mine, as it’s easier to fit in to the limited time I have available. On starting an image the relationship of the elements in it are so important, the shape, form and balance, that creates the final piece has to fit together completely. I like to bring a reflection of emotion and make it in my own style. http://dianneowen.info/

Coming Soon



Bank Holiday No Meeting


Judging and Results, Quarterly Competition 足 Fashion


AV Night, Preparation and presentation of an AV using your images

Blackburn College

We have been contacted by Blackburn College and informed of a number os workshops and short courses they are running. Some or all of these may be of interest to members.

Blackburn College has a very good reputation for quallity teaching so we have no hesitation in recommending these courses. Landscap weekend residential Full Details opposite Tuition/seminars Photography critique and discussion Hotel accommodation in the Lake District on Friday night and Saturday night Full breakfast on Saturday and Sunday Evening meal on Friday and Saturday Packed lunch on Saturday Buffet lunch on Sunday Tea/coffee during seminars/discussions Journey on the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Steam Railway Trip to Blawith Tarn Upon Completion a High Quality Image of your work Blackburn College Certificate of Attendance

Please note that any extra drinks/meals other than stated above will be the attendee’s responsibility. This weekend residential course is priced at £590.00 per person

Residential Landscape Photography Course Course Itinerary

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST ­ Arrival by 4.00pm

suggestions for improvement. 8.00pm Three course dinner, private dining in the Windermere Suite, discussing the day’s adventures and lessons learnt. 10.00pm Finish

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 6.00am Optional early start ­ Walk to nearby location to take photographs in early morning light. A brief introduction and description of course content over tea 8.30am Return to hotel for breakfast. and coffee. 10.15am Leave hotel for a gentle walk to Haverthwaite and 6.00pm Walk to nearby location to take photographs with tuition. Lakeside Stream Railway Station. 7.00pm Return to hotel to allow delegates to refresh. 11.00am Arrive at Lakeside – walk to woodland area for 7.30pm Dinner with drinks in the conference room. photography session with tuition. 9,00pm Talk on landscape photography techniques by the course 1.35pm Depart from Lakeside to travel by steam train to tutor. How to use your camera in Manual Mode to improve Haverthwaite station. exposure, why it is better to use RAW format as opposed to 1.50pm Walk back to the hotel for a group critique of the best JPEG and how to control depth of field. images. 10.00pm Finish Discussion on what we have learnt with an opportunity for course feedback. SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 3.30pm Buffet 6.00am Optional early start ­ Walk to nearby location to take 4.00pm Finish photographs in early morning light. These times are approximate. 8.00am Return to hotel for breakfast. 9.00am Leave hotel to travel to landscape photography location. 9.30am Arrive at Location – gentle walk to Blawith Tarn area, an area of outstanding beauty providing lots of opportunity for photography. 5.00pm Conclude photography session. 5.30pm Return to the Whitewater Hotel to allow you to download your images. 6.00pm Martyn will discuss some of your images and make 5.30pm Friendly get­together in the Whitewater Hotel conference room.

If you are interested in the Landscape Weekend please let me know. The college have let me have application forms etc and I will email them to you.

The College are also offering these other courses/workshops The Digital SLR Camera – Beginners http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/course/digital­slr­camera­beginners/

The Digital SLR Camera – Portraiture http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/course/the­digital­slr­camera­portraiture/

The Digital SLR Camera – Landscape http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/course/the­digital­slr­camera­landscape­residential/ For more information contact Janine Smith

Training & Development Coordinator

Blackburn College, The Old Hub, Feilden Street, Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 1LH Tel: 01254 29­25­00 Fax: 01254 58­06­27 Web: www.blackburn.ac.uk

Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am ­ 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am ­ 4.30pm

Adobe Photoshop for Photographers – Beginners http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/course/adobe­photoshop­for­photographers­ beginners/ Adobe Photoshop for Photographers – Advanced http://www.blackburn.ac.uk/course/adobe­photoshop­for­photographers­ advanced/

Bookings for all of the above (other than Landscape) can be done online at the links given or via a telephone call/email to myself and I will send out the necessary enrolment forms. The Landscape course can only be booked via postal enrolment. The college are also able to deliver Location Lighting, Ambient, Speedlights & Monobloc as well as Digital Asset Management (organising digital photographs) however these are subject to demand and no dates will be set until we have enough interest in the courses

Trips & Outings

Night Photography

Possible outing to the Ellesmere Port area to try dusk/night photography. There are a number of industrial sites that make graphic subjects. Please let me know if you would be interested. Planned for a midweek evening.

If you fancy this one see me on Monday Night and we will chat about dates and times.

Now there are those who say we couldn't organise a P*** Up in a Brewery But we might if 15 people are keen to give it a go. If you are interested speak to Paul Wright. Date and time to be arranged, Spouses/Partners welcome Place Moorhouse's Brewery Burnley

Brewery tours are arranged for parties of 15­30 guests and are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, commencing at 7.30pm.

The brewery tour starts in the General Scarlett with a short film and a pint of award winning ale followed by a tour of the brewery and then back to the General Scarlett for a second pint, a traditional pie and peas supper, and on departure, a presentation pack containing 2 bottles of our prize winning beers, all for the cost of ÂŁ15.50 per head.


Blackburn & District Camera Club Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition is now up at Radio Lancashire. After five hours of sweat and tears most photos are now firmly (?) fixed to the walls. There were the usual frustrations – the screw system worked better than the clips used last year, but it was still slow and fiddly. We ran out of time and people at 2.30 pm and more time could be spent on straightening photos. There is also a small amount of space on the display boards which could be filled. Thanks to Richard, John Murray, Ken, Malc and Mick Park ( in his lunch time). Jim Cunningham ­ President

Steward Ellett

Now has a permanent exhibition room at Salmesbury Hall, Salmesbury showing a variety of his work from Wildlife, Landscape, Cityscape and Abstract Photography. It is open 11am ­4pm everyday except Saturdays.

We hope that by producing Pixel Xtra we introduce you not only to the activities provided by the club but also to other opportunities to get out and about to take photographs or to see exhibitions or listen to interesting speakers. However we can only do this if we know what is going on outside the club.

We need input from you to keep Pixel Xtra and the calendar up足 todate.

If you learn of anything which might be of interest to other members whether it be somewhere to go or something to see please let us know. For general events and photo opportunities please email the details to our events coordinator Steward Ellett. wildprophotos@yahoo.co.uk

For other stuff please e足mail it to me secretary@blackburncameraclub.co.uk

Cover images

I am sure that there is someone out there who would like to have their image on the cover and if you would send me an image you have every chance of it being used next week. The image should be about 1500 pixels wide. Pixel Xtra is landscape format and therefore landscape images are preferred you will also note that type is placed to the bottom right足hand corner so please take that into account when choosing the photograph.

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