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August 3rd 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

Communications Pixel News

This Weeks Cover Image

Salford Quays By Liam Loughlin


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 Secretary@blackburncameraclub.co.uk Web www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk www.facebook.com/Blackburn­District­Camera­Club 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

August 6th Club trip to Lancaster.

Liam has organized parking and I e足mailed details last week. If you haven't booked a carpark space then make your own way there and find somewhere to leave the car.

Meeting point 7:30pm WF Electrical White Cross Ind Estate LA1 4XS Contact number if you get lost Liam 07812 044841

Another copy of Liams direction will be emailed to paid members.


13 August Results night Judging and presentation of the images from the Quarterly competition

20 August Hand in Night for the

Panel of 3 Competition


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


Communications

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

www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk

Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackburn足District足Camera足Club

Forum

Facebook Group

www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk/forum

http://www.facebook.com/groups/412484715456784/

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 Excuse a bit of self congratulation but last month's Pixel the Monochrome Edition is going from strength to strength with over 700 downloads even poor old Xtra reaches more than 200 people If you want your images to reach a wider audience you now know where to send them

The theme this month is Travel & Holidays

Pixel is growing up. It now has a wide following and we think this month's issue will be the best yet.

Its too late to get your work featured in this months edition but send us any photos or ideas and you might get in next month

If you have a question let us have it and we may be able to feature it and possibly an answer as well. We are always looking for ways to improve the magazine and welcome submissions and suggestions or requests.

You can speak to Lee or me at any meeting or contact the magazine via the following links. Facebook Email

www.Facebook.com/PixelMagazine Editor@pixelmag.co.uk Features@pixelmag.co.uk


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