Fwd: Newsletter 13 January 2020

Angie Cottis writes  It was all change on Monday due to our speaker Dave Mason being unwell, so well done everyone who made the evening a success.  Mike Bond for helping with printing, Rod Fry introducing working with photo books,  Willie Wilson setting up still life for photo practice and Alex Hamer for instruction on Photoshop and Lightroom, with assistance from Dave Collerton introducing Luminar and ON1  It was all very helpful and informative.   On Monday we have the Chairman's Challenge competition result, chaired by Rod and voted by all the members.  The theme is a "Closer Look".  Monday is the the last date for entry to No 3 DPI competition "From Dusk to Dawn" so get your entries in. Don't forget Rod Fry and the Review Group are meeting on 21 January at 7.30 at the Conservative Club.  The theme is looking at how the USA influenced the photographic world. Also the group will be looking at favourite photographs. See you all Monday

New Photography Youtube Show - Photography Online

Some news from YouTube contributor Joyce Chan regarding a new photographic channel that may be of interest to PPC membersJoyce writes Happy New Year! I am getting in contact to bring to your attention a new photography YouTube show which has been in the making for the past 2 years. It’s a free to watch monthly show released on the final Sunday of each month at 4pm. Each show will be around 40 minutes in duration and will consist of a combination of tutorials, equipment reviews, location information, editing tips, as well as some photography related entertainment. We will also be giving away some impressive prizes. The show is produced on the Isle of Skye but we cover locations all over the world as we follow professional photographers going about their business. The show is aimed at all levels of photographer, with some of our features focusing on more basic skills and others being more advanced. This is a brand new show for 2020 and we are trying to get the word out, so please help us by forwarding details to the members of your camera club. We hope you enjoy watching the shows - the first of which is available now. www.YouTube.com/c/PhotographyOnline Many thanks for your time and I wish you all the best in 2020. Kind regards,

Diploma Awards for 2019

Congratulations to Darren Thompson, Stuart Chapman and Dave Collerton for their recent successes in the Club Diploma section for 2019. Darren created 10 very different images which showed his depth and understanding of photography despite his relative newness to the art form. Stuart chose to focus on the water and in particular, the movement of water. His 15 images captured a variety of situations including some wonderful close ups of cascading water and a number of very enigmatic images of our coastline. Dave by contrast chose to show the very different nature of the TQ2 postcode by highlighting both wealth and poverty in the region through a single body of work.

Where available, you can find the images associated with the individuals diploma entries in the Members Gallery section of this website.

Newsletter 16 December

So a very happy Christmas and healthy New Year to all. Monday 16th December was our last meeting of the year with diplomas hosted by Rod Fry, a buffet and a Christmas raffle.  Thank you Rod for introducing and commenting on the diplomas.  Well done to everyone taking part, it was good to see everyone gained their diplomas.  Darren Thompson - General Diploma, Dave Collerton and Stuart Chapman were both awarded Contemporary Diplomas.

Very well done also to Russell McGowan for gaining a Silver medal at the Masters of Print.  Russell travelled to Birmingham to receive his award.

We have Tony Worobiec on the 6 January, very worth while seeing, plus it is the last day for entries into the AV's/Multimedia for the Mason Trophy and also the Chairman's Challenge which this year has the theme of A Closer Look

Best regards, Angie Cottis

Fwd: 9 December Newsletter

Angie Cotitis writes - Well done to everyone who was placed and all who entered in this years Sleep Trophy, especially Julia who managed to have all three entries placed.  John Baker was a very good judge who manged to compliment and critique all the images in a very positive and kind way. For anyone who is a member of the National Trust, there may be good photo opportunities at some of the local places like Colleton Fishacre, Killerton and Saltram.  The gardens and interiors are decorated for the Christmas period.

Next Monday is the last one before our Christmas break, we have our Diploma evening hosted by Rod Fry.  It is also the Christmas Buffet and raffle.  Please bring something with you if you are able, either food or a raffle prize.  A number of members have already stated what they will be bringing with them and so far we have enough sausage rolls (provided by the club), mince pies and pork pies.  All other items gratefully received.

About The Club

Welcome to the Paignton Photographic Club website, designed to help showcase and promote the photography of its membership and the club as a whole. 

New members are always welcome, we run regular meetings across the autumn and winter inviting a wide range of guest speakers to talk to members about their photography including tips and tricks within their specialisations.

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Sleep Trophy 2019 - 5th Place, Air Travel, Mike Hales Sleep Trophy 2019 - Highly Commended, Transport Egyptian Style, Mike Hales Sleep Trophy 2019 - 3rd Place, Trainspotting, Dave Collerton
Sleep Trophy 2019 - Highly Commended, Wrecks, Chris Champ Sleep Trophy 2019 - 3rd Place, Trainspotting, Dave Collerton Sleep Trophy 2019 - 2nd Place, Rust In Peace, Julia Rich
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