Members,

Tomorrow night is a very important night for our camera club. As is normal, committee members are elected by you the members at the AGM. You are aware, due to Austin’s continuous reminders, that there are still some vacancies in the panel of proposed.

While a number of members have continuously given of their time on the various positions, it is unrealistic to imagine that the same names are the only ones that can go forward. I have seen many members with bright imagination and energy to contribute to the club, but have as yet not considered going forward. A club like ours needs the support of all its members, and will grow if we have a healthy and vibrant leadership. We have excelled in our short existence, maybe not always at the national competition stage, but we have a club which has shown it can match any club in terms of exhibitions, projects and more. Now is the time to think of where we go next. What kind of club do members want. 

I have no doubt that many of you members can add to this rich tradition in ways that we haven’t even thought of so far. if you are interested in helping the club why not consider putting your name in the hat? Hyundai has told you “Change is good” so it must be.

The AGM starts at  8:00pm

Agenda:

1. Minutes of AGM 2016

2. Matters arising

3. Chairman’s Address

4. Treasurer’s Report

5. Election of officers

    Chair

    Secretary

    Treasurer

    Competition Secretary

    Ordinary members X 3

6. AOB.

 

Regards,

Michael Russell

Club secretary.

Just a quick reminder to have your entries for the 3rd round of our league. Theme MACRO Print Colour, + Mono of your own choice.

Following entry of the league we will have a chance to discuss the Personal Photography Project (PPP).

Also may I take the opportunity to remind members to pay particular attention to the proposal forms for the election of officers for our incoming committee. Remember this is your club. Who do you ant to represent you.

 

Regards,

Michael,

Club secretary.

Updated 01-01-2017

Theme

Format

Colour/Mono

Date

Purple

Print

Colour  (Open is Mono)

 5th Oct 2016

Machine parts

Digital

Mono  (Open is Colour)

 9th Nov 2016

Macro

Print

Colour  (Open is Mono)

 1st Feb 2017

Old

Digital

Mono   (Open is Colour)

 1st Mar 2017

Open sections are in blod and in (brackets).

The Judging will be around two weeks after entry night subject to the judge 

David Lawlor

 

Man with Bottle

Man with Bottle

A few years ago I was given an old suitcase, full of old photographs. The suitcase had come from my wife's grandmother's flat, when it was being cleared out after her death, and it was given to me as I am the designated family historian and keeper of old photos. There were hundreds of them in the suitcase, along with a couple of books and some holy pictures. Do you remember holy pictures? Well, the great thing about these holy pictures was that they had dedications on the back, with dates and "love and kisses from Alice".

The photos were a different matter. In all, I think only two had any form of identification, and all the people who might have known those pictured were themselves dead. What is the poor designated family historian to do with them? Sensibly, the only thing is to bin them, but as I am also the designated keeper of old photos, I have put them all carefully back in the box, for some future keeper of old photos to worry about.

Nowadays of course we have thousands of photos – I average 2,000 a year, after deleting rubbish and duplicates – and few of them get printed, so there can be no writing on the back. But they are digital! Your camera will have recorded the date and time that you pressed the shutter, along with all the camera settings that you used, and some cameras will even have recorded the GPS co-ordinates. So all you have to do, to be able to answer "Who is that?" as your memory fades, is use your software to add a caption, which will be stored in the EXIF data with all the other details. You owe it to posterity to do it.