Updated: Mar 2
It's the penultimate month of our Winter programme! We're getting closer to that time of year when we start to meet-up in person again. In the meantime, our schedule for this month includes more opportunities to learn from each other and external photographers. We have a a project night with members sharing images, a guest speaker sharing their experiences photographing women in sport, and the judging of the landscape competition.
We've been able to record most of our zoom meetings and members can watch again later if unable to attend the meetings. Recorded meetings from January include the judging of the Open 2 competition. the ICM talk by Amanda Smith, Faces and Places by Gary Langley, and judging of the Food Styling competition (voting by members). If you are not a member of our club and interested in joining our talks to see what we're all about get in touch. And don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Above is an image by Tom Candy that came 3rd in our Open 2 competition. That face! The gallery below shows all the winning images from the competition.
Our February cover photo is a beautiful infrared image: Wye Valley by Mike Brown.
7th February: Judging Barnstaple CC 'It's a Knockout'
We will be voting on Barnstaple camera club member's images in their knockout competition. Good practice for our own knockout competition on 7th March, and a chance to get inspiration from images by members of another club.
14th February: Member's Project Night
Do you have a project you've been working on? Or a set of images you particularly like, or want feedback on? It's a chance for us to see what we've each been doing with our photography, what we've enjoyed, what we've learnt, what we've found challenging, etc. You can show your images in an AV/slideshow (with or without music), or flick through them and tell us a bit about each of your images. If you do want to create an AV/slideshow and need some assistance shout out!
21st February: Sports Photography - Women's Football
Andrew Waller will be talking to us about his experiences photographing women's football. He also loves to photograph other sports, cars. friends and family portraits. You can see examples of his work on his website: https://www.awimages.co.uk
NB: Hand in deadline for DPI and print of the year.
28th February: Landscape Judging
We're pleased to welcome back Huw Alban who will be judging the landscape competition.
NB: Hand in 4 x DPI for It's a Knockout competition.
The gallery below shows the winners of our recent Open 2 competition. The first 10 images are from the DPI section of the competition and the following 3 from the print section.
The dates below are when your images need to be handed in by. We have three hand in dates this month. Please email your images to Pete at the competitions email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
10th February - Landscape competition
Submit up to 3 x DPI and 2 x print. Have a look at the February 2021 blog for links to articles for tips on taking and editing landscape images. Also see the gallery of last years winners for inspiration. The judging will take place on 28th February.
21st February - DPI and Print of the Year
Judging for this competition will be on 14th March. To participate, choose 3 images that you have entered into competitions during the past 12 months. For guidance on how to prepare and send your images see details on 'how to enter': https://www.brauntoncameraclub.co.uk/how-to-enter
You can see the winners from previous years in the online club winners gallery for inspiration, and to give you a sense of the quality of images that receive accolades. https://www.brauntoncameraclub.co.uk/gallery
The winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd last year (DPI only last year) are shown below.
28th February - It's a Knockout
This is a fun competition which will be judged in-house using a voting system. Send in 4 images that haven't been seen before by the club. Judging will be on 7th March.
Camversation is an online resource and they have lots of great events in January. For example, on 16th February is a talk by David Gilliver on Light Painting.
Typical cost for a talk is £3.75.
Visit the link HERE to see details for each event and book your tickets.
The RPS also has lots of talks available.
For example, on 2nd February is Keeping the Colour With Infrared by Gerald Chamberlin.
Link to book tickets below. Cost between £0 and £5 (members and non-members)
Other talks can be found at: https://rps.org/search/?content=Events&events=Online+talk
If you have suggestions for other events please add them in the comments or in the WhatsApp group.