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

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Contents Club Meetings How to find us

Autumn Programme

Competition Calendar L&CPU News


This Weeks Cover Image

Kyoto 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

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Next Meeting

October 8th

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

Annual Lecture and Extravaganza Guest Speakers and Judges

Rod & Margaret Smith

The Art of Photography Plus Inter club competition Each club will present a total of 4 digital images by 4 different authors Rod & Margaret will judge and critique them

The marks will be totaled and the winning club announced

How to find us We meet each Monday evening at 7.30pm (except Bank Holidays) at

Feniscowles Methodists Church on Preston Old Rd, Blackburn . BB2 5EP.

Autumn/ Winter Programme 2012 October 15

Results of Activities Competition Judge: Peter Madeley


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



Battle with Atherton

Landscapes”. Bob is


Elimination Competition ­ Judge ­ Bob Singleton


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.




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”

Results of President's Prize Competition ­ judge: Jim Cunningham


Members' 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.


President's Evening

Competition Calendar 2012 Oct 15

Results of Activities Competition


Elimination Competition Judge Bob Singleton


Results of President’s Prize Competition – judge: Jim Cunningham

Nov 12

Entry Night: President’s Prize Theme: “By the Sea”

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

L&CPU News CHESTER PS have Colin Prior to give their 125th Anniversary Lecture

L&CPU Archive Gallery

You can now view nearly 400 photographs from the L&CPU Archive online! This exciting new facility is the result of a great deal of work by our Archivist Garth Tighe ­ assisted now by Jon Allanson. This is just one project they are working on to popularise the wonderful material we have in the L&CPU Archive. You can browse these photographs and quickly see that line, form and composition have always been the keynotes to a successful image.

Other Events

L&CPU APM Mentoring at Warrington on 28th October. There is also the PAGB Print Championships ­ tickets are going fast at £5 each. MCPF, RPS, Holme & District, and Chester PS talks are all listed on the EVENTS page. And don't forget the RPS PI International presented by Chester PS at Chester Zoo in November.

Guy Edwards

Award winning Landscape Photographer and participator in the 2020Vision Project Guy Edwardes is coming to the NCPS on Tuesday 9th October, 7.30 for 8pm To be held in the Poynton Theatre. Situated off Georges Rd Poynton Cheshire SK12 1JY. Tickets are £10 each To reserve a ticket and for further information please contact North Cheshire Regards, John Royle For fulll details please visit the L&CPU Website ­

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