Next Meeting – 15th June – Images of the Year Competition

Our last competition of the year is an opportunity to show your best recent work.
Members can enter two colour prints, two mono prints and two PDIs; the full rules about which images are eligible are on the website and shown here:
Each member may enter a maximum of two digital images, two colour prints and two monochrome prints of any subject.  All images submitted must represent new work, preferably taken during the last 12 months.  Specifically, no image should have appeared in any event or publication more than 1 year before the competition, nor should it have previously been used in an event organised by a PAGB affiliated body, other than during the current competition year.  The entries will be judged in the “Open” category.
As usual, Shelagh will be giving her expert views on each image, but this year members will be able to vote for their favourite images- more details on the evening.
Chris Gibbins will be collecting the titles of prints and also organising the PDI part of the evening. Please send your print titles to Chris at cjgib62 AT gmail.com stating whether each is colour or mono. Also email your resized PDIs to Chris. Please do this for all entries by Wednesday at the latest.
Once again the Club has been asked to mount an exhibition of prints in the 35 Ock Street cafe in September. This is an opportunity to raise the profile of the Club in the town and has been much appreciated by the cafe for several years. If you are happy to do so, please be prepared to leave your prints at the end of the evening for possible selection for this exhibition. All prints will be returned by the end of the exhibition in late October.
Finally, don’t forget the AGM is the following Thursday, the 22nd June.

Next Meeting – 8th June – Outdoor Event (Jericho)

This Thursday we will be out and about taking images for the 6 X 4 competition. The competition itself takes place in September and is a test of members’ ability to take images in the same area in the same light conditions. In September members need to produce a panel of five prints (6” X 4” or A5 in size). You can enter as many panels as you like. The place we will be visiting is the Jericho district in Oxford and you can take images from early evening until the light fades, or if you like, take some night shots!

AGM – Thursday 22nd June

The Club AGM will take place on Thursday 22nd June. This is an important meeting, giving all members to chance to comment on the year just past and help shape next year’s events. As usual we will need to elect members to the Committee. Most members have a specific role, none of them too onerous, and the Committee itself meets about 5 times a year. You may be aware that Manuela will be returning to Germany this summer and leaving the Club, we are all sorry to be saying goodbye to her. All the other members of the Committee are willing to stay on, if required. Equally some are happy to step down if other Club members would like to offer their skills and time. If you feel that you would like to help shape the running of the Club and are interested in joining the Committee, please contact Steve Oakes in advance of the meeting for further information.

Next Meeting – Thursday 25th May – PDI Competition on the theme “Photos that evoke an emotion”

The first session will be our final PDI competition of the year – You are invited to enter up to two images, colour and/or mono on the theme chosen by our judge, Kevin Day. He has chosen the theme “Photos that evoke an emotion.” Please email your resized images to Chris at cjgib62 AT gmail.com  by Wednesday. If your images are for the Improvers’ League, please let Chris know. In the second session Kevin will be giving a presentation titled “A day in the life of a family.”  

Next Meeting – April 27th – Members’ Evening

Two members will be presenting to the Club on Thursday. Firstly Dave Buckland, with some HDR images of Abingdon, and then after the break, Marilyn Farr with images of western Australia. It should be a very enjoyable evening.

Next Meeting – April 13th – Mix and Match

In early May we have our annual Mix and Match competition with Wantage and Witney Camera Clubs. This is always a really fun evening, and last year we didn’t come third! For that meeting we need 50 images to put up against those from those two clubs.
The purpose of our meeting on Thursday is to have fun, but also to gather a large number of images from which to make that selection. On Thursday we will be divided into two teams and in the first session each team will select their best 50 images from those you bring along. So, please bring on a data stick a set of your best recent images, taken in the last two years. 6 to 10 (or more) images would give each team a good basis from which to select.
In the second session we have the competition and Shelagh will have the difficult task of judging whether images match on any criterion, no matter how spurious! It should be a fun evening.
A longer term aim is also to have a good set of images that can form the basis of our Rose Bowl Competition next year, so please don’t hold back from bringing along your best work.
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