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September 15th Blackburn & District Camera Club Feniscowles Methodist Church Hall Preston Old Road Blackburn BB2 5EP W 足

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Contents Club Meetings

Autumn Programme

Competition Calendar Communications

This Weeks Cover Image

Turkey By Bob Singleton

News Events and Activities

From Blackburn & District Camera Club

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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 Web­District­Camera­Club We also have a facebook group

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

September 15th Travel Photography

A Question and answer session Most of us have now had our holidays this year and returned home with our pictures. What gear did you take Why did you choose it

More importantly What did you photograph Did you get the result you wanted/expected What should you have done with hindsight


Why do you choose the subjects you choose and why do so many people go for the "post足card" look

Autumn/ Winter Programme2012 CLUB ACTIVITIES COMPETITION 1

2 club

This competition is open to both Prints and Projected Images

Images must have been taken during the course of the current year (Jan­Dec)

3 Entries will include any image taken on any club activity e.g. portrait nights / summer outing or any club event during that year. 4

Prints may be any size on a mount no larger than 50x40 Cms


All entries must state Title and Class, but not the entrants name

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September 24

Quarterly results Sport Judge: Richard Heyes


Entry Night ­ Activities Competition Presentation by Lee Johnson

Oct 8

Projected Images size 1024x768 in J­peg format with maximum size 2Mb All packaging must clearly state the Author’s name, and will be returned after judging

Projected images may be submitted on CD/DVD,PEN DRIVE or by E­ MAIL to the relevant competition secretary by or on the entry date

Prints must bear on the back of the mount, in the top left hand corner, The TITLE of the print, SECTION (when relevant) and the MEMBERS CLASS (ADVANCED or BEGINNER) and must be handed to the relevant competition secretary by or on the entry night

15 22 29

Annual Extravaganza – Fifteen local Camera Clubs have been invited to this event. The first part the evening will be a talk by Rod and Margaret Smith entitled “Interpretation, Interpretation, Interpretation”. In the second part each Club attending will present 4 images. These will be awarded marks by our Speakers and best total mark will be the winner. Results of Activities Competition Judge: Peter Madeley Battle with Atherton

Lecture ­ Bob Dennis will present a tutorial entitled “Towards Better Landscapes”. Bob is an elected member of the L and CPU and is an excellent speaker.

Nov 5 12 19


Dec 3 10 17 24

Elimination Competition ­ Judge ­ Bob Singleton Entry Night: President's Prize Theme: "By the Sea" Lecture: Ray Wilson and Eddie Garside from Blackpool will give a talk entitled “AV Our Way”

Members' Evening: A chance to look at the accepted entries to the “2011 Guernsey Salon” , a national competition in which our Club had six acceptances. This will be followed after break by an Open Forum – a chance to bring images for critique, sort problems with editing software etc. Results of President's Prize Competition ­ judge: Jim Cunningham

Members' Evening: President's Evening Free and Easy with a presentation of Member’s best images taken in 2012. Please bring along up to eight of your best images. Holiday

Competition Calendar 2012 Sept 24

Quarterly results

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Entry Night – Activities Competition Results of Activities Competition

5 12 26

Elimination Competition Judge Bob Singleton Entry Night: President’s Prize Theme: “By the Sea” Results of President’s Prize Competition – judge: Jim Cunningham



Next years competitions Themes

Including President's Prize there are 4 themed competitions next year. Following the vote at last weeks meeting the THEMES will be as follows:

Dawn & Dusk

Running Water People at Play

Small is Beautiful We will let you know which theme attaches to which competition when the calendar is finalised and released in the Autumn

Image sizes

No changes are planned in respect of Prints

Our current DPI sizes are smaller than those used in the external competition we enter as a club and the committee are considering rule changes for next year. That is competitions entered after 1 January 2013. However if you are preparing images now for next year please be aware of the change and work on larger images. The final rule changes will be announced later in the year and ratified at the AGM. For the time being we suggest that you work anticipating a new size of 2000px on the long side of the image

External Events

Only two weeks to go to post your entries. Copies of the entry form and rules are available on the Guernsey Salon website

Entry fees have been kept at the same level for many years and are still only ÂŁ5 per class. Each Class winner will receive a replica Guernsey milk can.

Closing date

3rd October, 2012


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