So, the last blog post was a while ago now and we can only apologise for not keeping you all up to date on the happenings at the club.
On the 14th September, a week after our Chairman night, and official start to the 2017-2018 Season, we had a "Club Night". This night was a more relaxed night and more social in nature. Still a great night where members asked question that they were stuck on. Be it technical issues with gear, or post processing problems. We were all there to help.
This club night we were treated to a presentation off Dave Dixon LRPS. Dave is a member of Alnwick Camera Club and his presentation was titled "Places, Projects and People".
The presentation was of excellent standard and gave many of members inspiration to get out with their cameras. Dave was more than happy to stay for a little while after his talk to answer any questions we may of had. So thanks Dave and you are more than welcome back to Ashington Camera Club.
Another meeting and the first results of the Open Print Colour/Mono competition. Lionel Bryan kindly judged the first round for us using our new scoring system. With lots of entries to get through, it was no easy task for Lionel to take on. He did however and gave some excellent critique on what he liked, and how he felt the image could improve.
Lionel did however have to pick a winner for each the colour and mono sections, which in his words was not easy as the standard was so high. Malcolm Ross won 1st in the mono and Mandy Stewart won 1st in the colour sections.
Its practical night! Or at least it was. Members had the chance to build upon workshops in the summer season. Eloise graced us as our model again and was a pleasure to shoot.
Once again Eloise was a pleasure to photograph and was comfortable and helped some less experienced members. Not to say that other club members were not willing to help, we did. It's great to see a model so experienced that's willing to help also. To the left is an example of one our members photos from the night.
The most recent night had the results of the Open PDI competition. Round 1 was judged by Mary Hartley. This was the first time we had Mary at the club as a judge and she did a fantastic job.
Mary, as previous judges, had lots of images to get through and did a fantastic job. Giving her views on improvements and what didn't work according to her.
As always the standard was high and Mary picked her winning image. The images will follow shortly and will be available on the site soon. So keep an eye out for them.
This coming Thursday we have a talk off a member on how to get your images ready for printing. The idea to get the best possible results. To have a physical print that looks as close as possible (or exactly) like whats on your screen.
So why not pop along and see if the club is for you? You're first 3 visits are free before paying a membership if you wish to join.
Hope to see you all on Thursday.