As usual, there will be two sessions and in the first half we hope that many of you will bring along, on a USB stick, some jpeg images you have taken this summer and say a few words about each. This session isn’t too serious, and easy “breaking in”.
After the break we want all members who won a cup or shield last year to bring along their winning entries, again probably on a stick, and say a bit of why they took the image. It would be really good if they could show the original image and describe what post-processing took place to get the final successful image! The aim is to inspire all of us for the year ahead!
 
Advanced Notice. As we have moved to weekly meetings arrangements for entering competitions have had to change. So please note that the following meeting is our first PDI competition. For this competition only, please email your images to Peter Philips – phphillips97@hotmail.com – but note that this must be done by next Friday 7th September. This arrangement will apply to all our competitions; i.e. entries must be in by the preceding Friday to each competition. As usual you can enter two jpeg images on any subject. They should be resized to 1400×1050 pixels, details of how to do this are here. We want many more members to take part in competitions, especially the Improvers’ League, and if you want your images entered for this competition please let Peter know this when you send your entries.
 
Also, the following week 13th September, we will be making the long list for our entries to this year’s Rose Bowl Competition. So please consider what images you have got from the last year or two that might be up for consideration. As I commented at the AGM I’m sure many members have stunning images that we don’t always see, as well as the ones that are entered for competitions. So don’t hold back, and prepare to let us see your best.
 
Finally, don’t forget your subscription fee. For £70 and no further costs, or £40 plus £2 per meeting, you can enjoy Thursday evenings and develop your photographic skills over the coming year.