And we’re back with a bang! In this week’s meeting, we were met by a shiny new venue, in St Anne’s Junior’s new school, but of course, this came with a price. Due to the brand new floor, a scandal has broken out, the teas and coffees had to be forcibly removed from our eye line and made to sit outside and wait for us! This weeks meeting was quite spectacular, in the fact that we had a huge turn out, including some new faces, and several members contributed to the evening, ticking in at 10 contributors, all different images from each other, lots of variety, and that’s what we like to see! Everyone that had brought in images each in turn had the chance to stand and talk about their images, give advice, and answer questions on their images. This proved to be a very productive first night and hopefully there will be more to come, well done to all that organized and contributed!
Next week (11th September) is presentation night. This is where all of you that went on a mini group present your work from that night and show off your new skills/knowledge/pretty pictures for everyone to see!
A few notices:
As well as having a Facebook page, we now have a closed group set up! this means that you will have to request to join it if you have not already, and you can share your images in that group if you so wish, as that is what it is there for!
We have been offered the pleasure to once again have an exhibition at Southmead Hospital, entitled: “Showing Off Again”. If you would like any of your images placed into the exhibition, here are the requirements:
- The images must be at a 4×3 ratio
- Images can be submitted via Dropbox
- The price per image is £4, this covers the printing cost, which will be 16×12, and the mount. However, if your image does not sell, you will have your mounted image returned to you without a frame, as this will be returned to the club.
The hospital will sell the images at £50, and take a 20% commission(£10), and the club will recieve £10 in order to replace frames, and of course you stand to recieve £30!
Farm Shoot (5th October)
We have been invited to attend a Photography Day on a Somerset Farm. The Whitegates Equine Rescue Centre is situated at Whitegates Farm at Lympsham, just south of Weston Super Mare. They have various animals, including Highland Cows, Turkeys, Reptiles, Cats & Dogs and around 45 horses and donkeys. The date is Sunday 5th October. There is no charge for this event. The centre survives purely on donations. Can I therefore suggest that everyone attending donates at least £5. I will get a list of members who want to attend and tick them off as paid once I receive their donation. I can then hand over the money as a lump sum donation from the club. You would also need to bring your own food and drinks. You may also invite family and friends who are willing to make a donation. The address is: Whitegates Equine Rescue Whitegates Farm, Stevens Lane, Lympsham. Somerset. BS24 0BY.
Halloween Light Painting (1st November)
Light Painting Halloween themed session at Staple Hill Railway Tunnel on Saturday 1st November from 7pm onwards. Free Car Park at BS15 4XW. Bring a torch.
Until next time,