The next Zoom Meeting will be this Thursday (14th Jan) at 7.30pm. Please log in just before start time. Topic? Well! Join in and see.
This Thursday (17th December) CCC member Natalie Wright presented a talk on ‘drone photography’. Natalie has had a keen interest in the use of drones in her photography for some time and currently owns a DJI Mavic Mini drone.
Natalie had produced a well constructed presentation guiding members through the basics of what drones were, what types were available, pricing and illustrating what uses and attributes each type had. This was followed by the somewhat complicated and soon changing information on the legislation and licences required to own and operate drones in the UK.
Natalie had included video footage taken with her Mavic Mini showing the high quality of image that can be produced by a relatively inexpensive drone.
The lively and enjoyable discussion that followed showed that members were highly entertained and enlightened on drones by Natalie’s presentation.
The committee would like to thank Natalie for providing us all with an entertaining and informative presentation and a enjoyable evening.
Bob Finlay (President)
This Thursday our Zoom Meeting will be a presentation/talk on drone photography given by CCC member Natalie Wright.
Please check your email inboxes for your invitation to join and please login about 5 minutes before the start time of 7.30pm.
If any members would like to expand their photography and try their hand in competitions on the international circuit please click on the link below for information on the 'Greek Photographic Circuit 2021'.
Greek Photographic Circuit 2021
A big thank you to Paul Dunn for his extremely well constructed, informative, entertaining and well delivered presentation on ‘Cropping’. This produced a lively discussion on this and other topics taking us until the meeting closed at well after 9pm.
This evenings presentation (26th Nov) was given by our own Bill Stephens AFIAP, PPSA. The essence of Bill’s presentation was to put forward his opinion that we should all take photographs for our own enjoyment and not necessarily to win competitions.
Bill has been taking photographs since he was a youngster with an old box camera but it was later in life that he and a work mate decided to join Cramlington CC to try and improve their skills with newer camera equipment. Bill says this did bring out his competitive streak and competition entries, and wins soon followed.
Since then Bill & wife Margaret, also AFIAP, PPSA have travelled quite extensively in their photography quest and both have been successful on the international scene. Now their photography is of a more personal note. This evening Bill showed images taken over the years on a wide range of subjects & locations both at home & abroad. From the Canadian prairies to Greece and our own Beamish Open Air Museum, a particular favourite of Bill’s.
This was followed by a short AV of beautiful fractal images. Complex patterns of coloured swirls & shapes moving and entwining.
A discussion of the evenings entertainment followed.
Many thanks to Bill for putting together a fine and enjoyable presentation.
Bob Finlay, (President)
This Thursday's 'Zoom' Meeting will be a presentation by our own Bill Stephens. The title of his presentation is " I Hope That You Didn't Just Buy Your Camera To Try And Win Camera Club Competitions". Interesting!
Please check your email inboxes for Zoom invitation.
The next club meeting will be held via Zoom this Thursday evening (19th Nov) at 7.30pm. Please check your emails for invitation to join.
The topic will be ‘DSLR v Mirrorless’. A brief slide show and explanation followed by an open discussion.
As we will only have a maximum of 40 minutes for this meeting please join promptly a minute or two before 7.30pm.
Jim Meikle. LRPS
It is with great pleasure that I can inform the members that Jim Meikle has achieved ‘Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society’. (LRPS).
I know you will all join me in congratulating Jim on this hard earned and well deserved award.
Bob Finlay (President)
!st Open PDI
Last evening (5th Nov) saw the results of the 1st Open PDI Competition. This was judged remotely with the judge, Kevin Hilton joining us on ‘Zoom’ to go through the entries, giving his thoughts on each and revealing his 5 ’Highly Commended’ images, his top 5 and ultimately his favourite and 1st placed winning image.
We had a record breaking 66 images entered for this competition on a wide range of genre giving Kevin a difficult job of judging.
Many thanks to Kevin for judging our competition. Thanks to all who entered and many congratulations to Paul Kidd and to all in the top 5 and Highly Commended.
The results were as follows.
1st ‘5 Minute Warning’ Paul Kidd
2nd ‘Sleeping on the Job’ Alec Cowley
3rd ‘Go Away’ Alan Lockey
4th ‘Spring Tide at St Mary’s’ Lauren Wilson
5th ‘On the Hunt’ Paul Kidd
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Mooing. Paul Kidd
Picture of an Artist Iain Chambers
Red Squirrel Bob Finlay
Osteospermum Pauline Wilson
Under the Arch Adam Burness
The top 5 images can be viewed .............(HERE)
Bob Finlay (President)