August 17th 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
Competition Calendar Communications Pixel News
This Weeks Cover Image
Winter in Bergen By Graham Heys
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
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Next Meeting We meet each Monday evening (except Bank Holidays) at 7:30pm at Feniscowles Methodist Church on Preston Old Road Blackburn BB2 5EP
3 ON A THEME COMPETITION
August 20th 3 on a ThemeCompetition Hand in night
Street photography. Presentation & discussion
Entrants may submit up to 2 separate themes
Entrants must supply 3 separate images, each depicting an aspect of their chosen theme Prints must be presented on 3 separate mounts which should be marked on the back with the Theme title, the Print title, Class (Advanced / Beginner) and viewing order Image 1 – Image 2 Image 3, (as the judge may wish to view them as a panel) Projected Images will be the usual 1024×768 in sRGB Jpeg format, maximum file size 2Mb Interpretation of the Theme is left to the judge
Butterflies and small nature Discussion and crititique of images by Steward and Bob
Autumn/ Winter Programme2012 August 27
Result of Panel of Three Competition judge: Ian Sudall Entry Night Quarterly Theme: Sport Lecture: Andy Latham, local landscape photographer and author of the book “Landscapes of the Ribble”. will give a talk entitled "Developing Landscape Photography"
Oct 1 8
15 22 29
Members' Evening: High speed photography Quarterly results Judge: Richard Heyes
Entry Night Activities Competition Presentation by Lee Johnson 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 August 20
Entry Night – Panel of Three
3 10 24
Result of Panel of Three Competition – judge: Ian Sudall Entry Night Quarterly Theme: Sport Quarterly results
Entry Night – Activities Competition Results of Activities Competition Judge:
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
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
L&CPU News Mainly club business this week....
We announced some weeks back that there will be changes to the L&CPU Competitions next year and the CLUB ANNUALS take place in MARCH next year at EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY ORMSKIRK. The two days will be for PRINTS on March 3rd and PDIs on March 10th. Note that you will be able to pick up your prints after the event. Tickets will be available to view the judging and the prints will be simultaneously projected. Please remember that there will be an members competition held in May.
On another competition the November 24th L&CPU PDI KO We need a venue it must be able to accommodate 120+, have somewhere to hold the Exec Meeting in the afternoon of that day and have refreshment facilities. Please email our COMPETITION SECRETARY, GORDON JENKINS mailto:Competitions@lcpu.org.uk if you know of somewhere. The CDs and Folios List are ready to go out but we still need addresses for folio secretaries from Lymm PS, Prestwich CC and Kirby PS mailto:email@example.com Finally, one event added, Wilmslow Guild AV Group EuroVision September – EVENTS Regards,
These are fast changing times.
A short while ago we relied on announcements at meetings to communicate with you our membership. But now you have lots of ways to keep in touch and contribute
Our website is now established in its new home and our club forum is active with some thoughtful discussion taking place.
The move to Facebook has proved very popular with a lot of members and new photos are added every day making it the fastest growing part of our web presence
Bookmark these links Web
If you have any suggestions about how we should improve club communications please write to me. Secretary@blackburncameraclub.co.uk
News from Pixel
We're all going on a summer holiday It was always going to be hard to follow the hugely successful monochrome edition but the team stepped up to the mark and the new issue follows the trend of being even better than its predecessor. In something of a coup Pixel secured the agreement of Magnum photographer Martin Parr to feature a portfolio of his work. It is not everyday you have the opportunity of showing your work in the company of someone of his stature.
Downloads are going well at over 100 per day we now reach far beyond the club.
If you want your images to reach a wider audience you now know where to send them
Pixel is growing up. It now has a wide following and we think this month's issue is the best yet.
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