• March 2021 News

    Hello to all camera enthusiasts and others wishing to improve their skills. Since I last wrote we have had two excellent presentations. One by Dave Bibby who talked on A-Z Back to basics. It’s quite easy to forget early lessons in photography as we advance ( or maybe that’s just me ). He is quite an established photographer but has started to shoot many of his images on his smart ‘phone so anyone out there without an array of kit, this is a good opening.   Roger Geldard gave us a trip around Japan’s Winter Wildlife, funny, but I never thought of Japan having deer , monkeys and eagles in such climatic conditions, still it is quite close to Vladivostok. He introduced most members to some excellent Sony cameras too.

    Our programme fo March is as follows :

    March  3rd………..Judging of our internal competition  “Anything Goes” , who knows what to expect ?

    ..     ..  10th……….Mike Martin on   It’s not what you see , it’s what you make .

    ..     ..  17th……….Lee Sutton on     My Photographic Journey..

    Lockdown has prevented us from getting out and about with our gear but as I write this, there are “rumours” that this may end sooner than I expected  according to the press ( I don’t know why they are not in the House of Commons !). Anyway , what will be will be. It may be that we can meet in the Arts Centre for next years session, who knows ?

    Keep on keeping safe, no matter what the outcome is. 

                                                               Maurice  Barker.

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  • February 2021 News

    Hello to all and welcome to our Club’s New Year. We thought it would be greeted with a degree of optimism and so it might. But we still have a disturbing few months ahead of us before we arrive at a new normal.  Right ….that’s the bile out of the way.

    We are already into our new year’s programme having had our CREATURES OF THE WORLD judged and a presentation of A-Z Back to Basics by Dave Bibby. The programme for the rest of Feb. is given below :-

    February  3rd.  Judging of the club competition  HUMANITY.

         ..         10TH. We welcome  Roger Geldard on  JAPAN’S  WINTER WILDLIFE.

         ..         17TH. Alison Jenkins presents  OUR PHOTOGRAPHY — WORK AND HOBBY.

    March 3rd. Starts with our club competition  ANYTHING GOES.

    All zoom meetings start at 7.30  Anyone wishing to join in by membership , please contact us through the website given at the bottom.

    Since, as I write this, we are under the instructions of stay at home , photographic opportunities are diminished unless we happen to live in a rural location where we can carry our camera as we take advantage of our daily exercise. The white tops of the Lakeland hills are in golfing parlance “out of bounds”.  The attendance at our zoom meetings still impresses me and our presenters come from a much wider radius than before, not having to travel many hours for a two hours session. That is one silver lining I can think of………..not many others !

    We wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year and look forward to normal ( ish) times in the future.

                                                                          G.M. Barker.

  • January 2021 News

    Our programme for January is as follows:

    Jan. 6th.      Members of the club will be demonstrating  the processing of a digital image “ This will involve the use of software such as Lightroom and Photoshop.  Sounds interesting !

    Jan. 13th.    Tonight sees the judging of one of our annual competitions  “ Creatures of the World “

    Jan. 29th.    Tonight, we welcome back one of our regular presenters Dave Bibby. Dave always produces an interesting evening and tonight , his subject is  A-Z  Back to Basics.

    Our committee plans with a degree of optimism and if “things” should go well, we hope to meet as normal from September but…………no promises at this stage ! Keep everything crossed. It is worth mentioning at this point that our ZOOM meetings have attracted a good audience numbers wise and so ,it could be said that something good(ish) has come out of the covid bug (ever the optimist )

                                                                                MAURICE  BARKER