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July 2018 NewsletterMCPF WebsiteNewsletter Editor

 



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Round 1 Results

Round 1 Results

Mono Print

1st - Karl Redshaw - Pretty Boy

2nd - MikeTustin - Beamish Tram

3rd - Chris Robertson - Who's coming to Grandmas house?

HComm - John Chinn- Plane Reflection

Comm - Dave Dewis - Shrimp Nets

 

Colour Print

1st - Robert Morris - Sumartran Tiger

2nd - Chris Robertson - Portrait of a Wolf

3rd - Colin Hambridge - Robin in the Rain

HComm - Karl Redshaw - Wolf Gaze

Comm - John Chinn - Gondolas all in a Row

 

DPI Results

1st - Paul Stokes - Missed Catch

2nd - Chris Robertson - Red Kite 2

3rd - Colin Hambridge - Morning Glow on Chatsworth Bridge

H Com - Karl Redshaw - Castle Sunset

Comm - John Chinn - Having a Nap

Live Lightroom Edit & Photo Critique - 24th April 2018

Live Lightroom  Edit & Photo Critique

Next meeting is "Live Lightroom Edit & Photo Critique" 

24th April 2018 @ The BVC 19:30 Start

·         Live edit using Lightroom of model images from our studio night.

·         Feedback on images entered into round one of POTY.

What to bring?

·         Bring you mono and colour prints from round 1 if you wish to have feedback.

·         DPI will already be at the meeting for feedback, you can opt out of feedback if you prefer.

·         Pen, Pad if you wish to take notes on Lightroom.

PLEASE note we will get through as many images as possible for feedback but its likely not all images will be seen, depending on qty we may have to do either colour or mono and not both.

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AN EVENING OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

EARL SHILTON CAMERA CLUB

PRESENTS AN EVENING OF WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

On Wednesday 23rd May we have an evening of wildlife photography with award winning photographer Des Ong. Des is a full-time nature and wildlife photographer based in the UK. Although he devotes much of his time to British species, his portfolio also includes work from other parts of the world – from humid rainforests of Borneo to the arid desert of Arizona. See his website desong.co.uk for more of his work.

This will be our 5th keynote speaker evening which have all been very successful and  will take place at Earl Shilton Constitutional Club, 75 Station Road, Earl Shilton. LE9 7GE and commences at 7.30 pm.  The tickets are £5 which can be paid on the door, or forward cheques payable to ESCC c/o John Smith, 62, Montgomery Road, Earl Shilton. LE9 7AT.  Pre booked tickets can be forwarded with a stamp addressed envelope or we can send an E ticket to Email addresses on receipt of payment

Annual Competition Round 1 "Open"

Annual Competition Round 1 "Open"

10th April @BVC 19:30

Next meeting is "Annual Competition Round 1" 

10th April 2018 @ The BVC

  • Opportunity to enter the yearly battle for POTY.
  • Opportunity to study entrys to help you with future cometitions.

What to bring?

  • Bring you mono and colour print entrys as long as you have preregistered your entrys.
  • Pen for marking.
  • An open mind and willingness to learn from others work.
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Next meeting is "Live Model Shoot" 27th March 2018 @ BVC

Next meeting is "Live Model Shoot" with Karl Redshaw, Chris Robertson, Graham Cashmore

27th March 2018 @ The BVC

  • Opportunity to shoot a Live model with studio lighting.
  • Get help with best way to focus, control depth of field, lighting patterns and set up
  • Overview of light meter use. (5 Minutes)
  • Quick introduction to lighting (5 minutes)

What to bring?

  • Bring a camera.
  • Lens (best portrait length is between 85 - 200mm
  • Laptop optional.
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Next meeting is focus stacking with Dave Dewis - 13th March 2018 @ The BVC 

Next meeting is focus stacking with Dave Dewis - 13th March 2018 @ The BVC

Ever wanted a bigger depth of field?

Getting frustrated over never achieving front to back sharpness on some types of images?

Learn how to shoot and use Photoshop to stack multiple exposures with varying focus points to achieve the perfect result.

  • Bring a camera.
  • Close up or macro lens if you have one.
  • Tripod.
  • Shutter Release if you have one.
  • Laptop optional.
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Its Chilly In Chester

Its Chilly In Chester!!! BVC youngest member enjoyed a day at Chester Zoo, Cathedral and Falconry centre, With Dad on photo duty.

The MCPF Newsletter

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Jan 2018 NewsletterMCPF WebsiteNewsletter Editor

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43RD SMETHWICK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

43RD SMETHWICK INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

On January 6th the Smethwick International Exhibition opens its doors for a 9 day run.  In addition to the 700+ prints that will be on view there are two major Projected Image shows. The Open sections have a music backing and as usual the show has been put together by John Holt ARPS, DPAGB an expert in AV. In contrast the Nature Images will be presented together with a live commentary by Barbara Lawton FRPS, DPAGB

The exhibition offers your members the opportunity to see really top class International Photography that should inspire their own work.

If you book a group visit from your club we offer  groups of over eight members a special price of £2.50 for weekday visits and £5 for weekend visits where you can see both Projected Image Shows. (Opening Day Excluded) Please book group visits at roger.parry@blueyonder.co.uk

I do hope that we will see some of your members at the exhibition.

Best wishes
Roger Parry
Exhibition Chairman

The MCPF Newsletter December 2017

midland counties
     photographic federation

Your Federation

Your Club
Working Together

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Dec 2017 NewsletterMCPF WebsiteNewsletter Editor

The MCPF Newsletter is sent to every club secretary, judge and lecturer.  Please forward this email and links to your members.

To receive your own copy of the Newsletter, go to the MCPF website and follow the links to subscribe or email the Newsletter Editor. 

For more information about the MCPF go the website where you will find details of events, exhibitions, competitions and much more…..

If you wish to submit an article that may be of interest to our readers or to advertise your exhibition or club event, send the details or a poster to the Newsletter Editor.

 ARE  PHOTOGRAPHERS BORN? - By Catherine Wilson

Why does one choose photography as a  hobby, as opposed to the more practical,  more productive and  definitely  healthier , gardening,  fishing , or even cooking?

Or does it choose the person?

I once had a  well - known photographer brother-in –law who believed that real photographers were born . He agreed that anyone could learn the craft , but that the ‘born’ photographer had an instinctive feeling for it.    Don’t get me wrong,  he  didn’t believe that born photographers were always good  photographers--just that they had this special ‘thing’  -  which always showed.

He  joined  a  well known photo club in a large factory in  Coventry. He always won which didn’t go down well with the members, so he agreed to be handicapped. I had visions of his arms or legs being broken, and never found out exactly how they did it. He won again, then stepped down and became a judge.

As a child   my mother cooked for an elderly couple every evening, taking me with her. .I had to sit still and behave. It was the most boring two hours of my week day. Nothing to do and nothing to read but a pile of boring gardening magazines I found under some cushions .

I  complained –very  loudly-  but still had to go.

One day a neighbour left a  large bundle of photographic magazines for the couple to look at before throwing them out.

I picked one up – and  was  hooked.. Why?  I don’t know.

Those were the days when they contained few colour photo’s .They should   have  bored me as a seven year old.

We  didn’t  go  at weekends, and I couldn’t wait until Mondays to get at that special bundle. Mum was happy.  I wasn’t pestering her as she cooked.

.It was to be a  few  years later that I met my future brother in law and  learnt of his ‘obsession’ with photography. He   passed  on to   me his weekly photo magazines- and  there I was, off again.

I had my first camera at fourteen, a second  hand plastic (or bakelite) Coronet, ( Mum thought it was another ‘phase’  I  was going through.)

It  took  sixteen two and a quarter inch  square pictures. I  used  it  as often as I could afford film and processing at the chemist. I still have some of the negatives.

One day a few years later, great tragedy struck.

I left it on  a  bus  and  no –one handed it in.  

I   lived  on tea , cornflakes and beans for three weeks and  bought another camera with  the  wages I’d saved.

By then there was a lot of colour film about, but after a few dabbles with it I went back to black and white.

That was all a  long time, and a lot of photography ago.

I learned to process all films and transparencies, but my favourite  is  always  black and white.

I believe I have  what my brother-in law  called  that  ‘inbuilt special  instinct’ for photography, and whether I’m any good at it or not -  as long as the passion is there --it doesn’t matter a scrap.  

Catherine Wilson

 

Societies Photographer Roadshow @ Ricoh

Join us at The Societies of Photographers Roadshow in Coventry

PermaJet will be at the The Societies of Photographers Roadshow showcasing its extensive range of inkjet media & offering special show discounts. 

The Roadshows are the perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest products and services from the trade, whilst gaining education from a series of seminars from top photographers. 

Where?
The Ricoh Arena
Pheonix Way
Coventry
CV6 6GE

 When?
5th October 2017
9:30am - 4:30pm

 

 

Register now

Round 3 Results

Colour Results

1st Paul Stokes - Taking the Bend Donnington

2nd Karl Redshaw - Racing Lines

3rd Veronica Ledbrooke - To the Rescue

HC Chris Wiltshier - Racing at Mallory

C Chris Baker - High Speed Advertising

Mono Result
 

1st Paul Stokes - Knot In Flight at Snettisham

2nd Catherine Wilson - Warming Up

3rd Chris Wiltshier - Jet ski

HC Karl Redshaw - Sky High

C Veronica Ledbrooke - Gotcha


DPI Result
 

1st Karl Redshaw - The Dive

2nd Paul Stokes - Osprey Morning Catch

3rd Chris Robertson - Arctic Tern

HC Chris Baker - Kawasaki Cornering

C Rex Coleman - Fast Lady

68th Midland Salon Open

    THE 68th MIDLAND SALON

ORGANISED BY

THE MIDLAND COUNTIES PHOTOGRAPHIC FEDERATION

 

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ONLY 14 DAYS TO

CLOSING DATE 28 JUNE

THANK YOU IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ENTERED

 

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OPEN COLOUR AND OPEN MONOCHROME PROJECTED IMAGES

NATURE PROJECTED IMAGES, CREATIVE PROJECTED IMAGES

 

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Round 2 - Competition Results

Colour Print

1st . Chris Robertson - Waterfall 3

2nd. Paul Stokes - Sunset Journey Alrewas

3rd. Dave Parr - Wallscape

HC. Veronica Ledbrook - The Mound Warwick Castle

C. June Davis - Spring Time

Mono Print

1st. Mike Tustin - Misty morning

2nd. Dave Parr - Marsh

3rd. Paul Stokes - Snettisham Jetty

HC. Chris Baker - Bradgate Park

C. Chris Robertson - Waterfall Mono

DPI

1st. Catherine  Wilson - Scene from a fast train 

2nd. Chris Wiltshier - Portland Bill

3rd. Chris Robertson - Peaks of Summer

HC. Mike Tustin - Greenwich

C. Dave Parr - Fieldscape