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2018-2019 Meetings:  Nov/Dec

14th November 2018

Members had looked forward to a variety of digitally projected images on the theme of Song Titles at their last meeting. Judge Tony Bentley was given the unenviable task of choosing just one winner form this section of the competition. Sarah Vinall produced a touching portrait of a child based on the Barry Manilow song 'I can't smile without you' which won the heart of the judge. Philip Wells dreamt up an image of a clock literary wrapped in rock and called it 'Rock Around the Clock' and Lyn Gregory's image of two elephants snuggling with each other and titled 'Hopelessly Devoted to You' was also awarded Highly commended. After the break members submitted images into the Open section where anything goes. Wendy Kennett LRPS  was the judge's favourite for this section with her creative dance image 'Satin Ribbons'. Steve Presnell and Bill Grinney were both awarded Highly Commended for their images 'Skeleton Tree' by Steve and 'Peacock' by Bill.

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SET SUBJECT:  SONG TITLE

TOP ROW:  

WINNER:  I CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU by Sarah Vinall

BOTTOM ROW:  (left to right)

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK by Philip Wells

HIGHLY COMMENDED: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU by Lyn Gregory

OPEN SECTION:

TOP:

WINNER:  SATIN RIBBONS by Wendy Kennett

BOTTOM (left to right):

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  PEACOCK by Bill Grinney

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  SKELETON TREE by Steve Presnell

 

28th November 2018

At the most recent meeting the group enjoyed a very productive Members Evening. On these occasion it’s entirely the choice of the members who either request something they would like included or volunteer to  present something. There were many offers of help on the night.

Print Secretary Pete Smith made the recent Ross Cup Panel available for all to see along with several of the images that represented Kent at the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain  Print Championships which was held in October.

During the first half of the evening Wendy Kennett  displayed her Royal Photographic Society Licentiate Panel and gave a talk on gaining Photographic Distinctions and taking part in external competitions. Brian Baker expanded in the subject outlining the various options and process of entering both national and international Salons.

After a short break members could circulate around the hall at various work stations. Barry Amos demonstrated mount cutting, Derek Marsh showed his macro photography setup, Philip Wells clarified resizing digital images, Brian Baker offered to critique member’s prints and Wendy Kennett demonstrated the use of Layers and Masks in Photoshop. Other members helped to answer camera issues and computer problems. Sadly rain stopped play for those wanting to venture outside for some light painting but a busy interactive evening for all those who took part.

The next meeting will be a Print competition with ‘Abstract’ as the set subject.