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    • Visit to the Garden House – Saturday 11th May The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum have offered our Club half-price entry on Saturday 11th May. They have 10 acres of stunning gardens which are a joy to walk around and a photographer's paradise. If you would like to join us and take advantage of this offer, please let Gary (garygawler.memsec@yahoo.com) or Sue (susanellen@blueyonder.co.uk) know as soon as possible. More details of The Garden House are available here:  https://www.thegardenhouse.org.uk  The Garden House at Buckland Monachorum have offered our Club half-price entry on Saturday 11th May. They have 10 acres of stunning gardens which are a joy to walk around and a photographer's paradise. If you would like to join us and take advantage of this offer, please let Gary (garygawler.memsec@yahoo.com) or Sue (susanellen@blueyonder.co.uk) know as soon as possible. More details of The Garden House are available here:  https://www.thegardenhouse.org.uk  

      Started by: Gary Gawler in: Members General Forum

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      Gary Gawler

    • Centenary of the Surrealist Manifesto(s). Now. Some material at MOMA https://www.moma.org/collection/terms/surrealism/superior-reality-of-the-subconscious#:~:text=In%20his%201924%20Surrealist%20Manifesto,any%20aesthetic%20or%20moral%20concern.%E2%80%9D Man Ray, Lee Miller, etc etc.       Some material at MOMA https://www.moma.org/collection/terms/surrealism/superior-reality-of-the-subconscious#:~:text=In%20his%201924%20Surrealist%20Manifesto,any%20aesthetic%20or%20moral%20concern.%E2%80%9D Man Ray, Lee Miller, etc etc.      

      Started by: Adrian Midgley in: Members General Forum

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    • 5 days, 8 hours ago

      Adrian Midgley

    • Book making tips & suggestions Website about photobooks Biblioscapes (biblioscapes.com) is a great place to look at the photobooks currently being produced by both artistic pro photographers & amateurs.  Photobooks are an important channel to market for the former. Commercial book printers I have used Blurb, Loxley (a while ago) and Saal.  The last is probably the highest quality and most expensive.  All have easy to use software which you can use to layout and design your books.  Other brands are available. Graphic design software If you want to do your own graphic design, either for a commercial printer to use (possible with a pdf version) or to make your own book, I recommend trying software created for this type of work.  I use Adobe Indesign, which we have access to at home anyway as we have the full (pricey) Adobe package.  It is sophisticated software, used by professionals, with complexity to match, but can be used by novices like me who are prepared to climb a little way up the learning curve.  An alternative which many use is Affinity, which I have not tried, but Di Wilkins is familiar with it. Very simple designs, with straightforward pagination can be done using ordinary photo software, which can accommodate text (if you are using it), as well as images.  Photoshop will do fine. Books about book making The standard book that everyone uses is called ‘Making Books’ by Simon Goode & Ira Yonemura.  It has clear instructions, describes the tools you need, lists useful suppliers of materials & is great for getting started. I have also used ‘Handmade Books’ by Alisa Golden, which has masses of different potential projects, some quite odd, which can be fun to try, or to use elements of. Papers for book making You can use ordinary paper, or photopaper for book making.  I use matt photopaper for mine. Photopaper is often quite thick, and printable on only one side.  (I expect that you could print text on the wrong side without a problem.)  The thinnest paper I have used is Hahnemühle rice paper (100gsm), which is good for Japanese stab bound books because it is not very stiff.  You do need to print with a reduced amount of ink (I drop it by 50%) to avoid soaking the paper too much, especially in darker areas. I have used two double sided papers: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Book & Album & Fotospeed Art Smooth Duo.   The latter is generally cheaper, but slightly less good quality.  Both are available in A4 & A3.  The Fotospeed paper also comes in panoramic size (equivalent to a double spread of two A4 pages in landscape orientation).Website about photobooks Biblioscapes (biblioscapes.com) is a great place to look at the photobooks currently being produced by both artistic pro photographers & amateurs.  Photobooks are an important channel to market for the former. Commercial book printers I have used Blurb, Loxley (a while ago) and Saal.  The last is probably the highest quality and most expensive.  All have easy to use software which you can use to layout and design your books.  Other brands are available. Graphic design software If you want to do your own graphic design, either for a commercial printer to use (possible with a pdf version) or to make your own book, I recommend trying software created for this type of work.  I use Adobe Indesign, which we have access to at home anyway as we have the full (pricey) Adobe package.  It is sophisticated software, used by professionals, with complexity to match, but can be used by novices like me who are prepared to climb a little way up the learning curve.  An alternative which many use is Affinity, which I have not tried, but Di Wilkins is familiar with it. Very simple designs, with straightforward pagination can be done using ordinary photo software, which can accommodate text (if you are using it), as well as images.  Photoshop will do fine. Books about book making The standard book that everyone uses is called ‘Making Books’ by Simon Goode & Ira Yonemura.  It has clear instructions, describes the tools you need, lists useful suppliers of materials & is great for getting started. I have also used ‘Handmade Books’ by Alisa Golden, which has masses of different potential projects, some quite odd, which can be fun to try, or to use elements of. Papers for book making You can use ordinary paper, or photopaper for book making.  I use matt photopaper for mine. Photopaper is often quite thick, and printable on only one side.  (I expect that you could print text on the wrong side without a problem.)  The thinnest paper I have used is Hahnemühle rice paper (100gsm), which is good for Japanese stab bound books because it is not very stiff.  You do need to print with a reduced amount of ink (I drop it by 50%) to avoid soaking the paper too much, especially in darker areas. I have used two double sided papers: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Book & Album & Fotospeed Art Smooth Duo.   The latter is generally cheaper, but slightly less good quality.  Both are available in A4 & A3.  The Fotospeed paper also comes in panoramic size (equivalent to a double spread of two A4 pages in landscape orientation).

      Started by: Bridget Davies in: Members General Forum

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    • 2 weeks, 2 days ago

      Adrian Midgley

    • International Print Exchange This may be of interest to some members - you might need to ignore the bit about the Reddit username but make sure to put your email address!!! I participated last year and recieved some nice prints from an American photographer and sent some of mine to the States. The advert from Reddit: Back by popular demand! And because I'd still do it even if nobody else signed up. I would go full Yzma and mail boxes to myself. There is a link at the bottom of this post to the form where you can sign up. But please do read the info below first. I promise to keep it brief. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What is this I don't even</h1> If you're unfamiliar with the idea of a print exchange, it's pretty much what it says on the tin. Everyone will make a print (or prints) and mail them to other people! It's a really great way to give your photography life outside of a dusty hard drive, to share your work, and to see art made by others! Sign up for one print, or 824*, or anywhere in between! <sup>*Don't sign up for 824, you'll be disappointed.</sup> <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Important dates for this print exchange</h1> 3/12/2024 - Exchange sign-ups open 4/12/2024 - Exchange sign-ups close, and a quick round of "last chance to back out" emails will go out so people have a chance to withdraw themselves from the exchange if needed 4/14/2024 - Random assignments are made with the final list of participants, and emailed out 6/30/2024 - Please be sure to have your print(s) mailed out no later than this date. Preferably a lot earlier. 7/5/2024 - Stickied thread will go up for people to comment if they didn't receive as many prints as they expected - we will have volunteers to help fill the gaps when that happens <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Who can participate?</h1> Anyone in the world who can send and receive photos in the mail is welcome to participate. If you are not able to send mail internationally, please don't sign up. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What kinds of photos are allowed?</h1> Any size, genre, and (photographic) medium is allowed for this exchange! This includes digital, film, inkjet, darkroom, alt process, instant film, etc. etc. I have not yet received a cibachrome from one of these, and my disappointment is immeasurable. If you want to send a photo that is even remotely NSFW, please reach out to and contact your recipient on Reddit to check with them first. Think of the children! <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Can I send stuff besides prints?</h1> I think it's great to include a letter or a note. A lot of people like to include stickers or other goodies. Extras like that are fine, but not required. Anthrax is frowned upon. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Will I be sending to the same person/people I am receiving from?</h1> Probably not, although there is nothing in the script I use to shuffle assignments that specifically prevents this from happening. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">How are you handling my personal information?</h1> Email Addresses: Your email address will not be shared with anyone without your permission. I only collect it so that I can distribute your assignments after they are randomly generated. Names: Your "mailing name" will not be made public, but it will be shared privately with every person who is assigned to mail you a print. Mailing Addresses: Your address will not be made public, but it will be shared privately with every person who is assigned to mail you a print. Reddit Usernames: Your Reddit username will be shared with anyone assigned to mail you a print, as well as everyone who is expecting a print from you. There will be no anonymous freeloading.   <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What if I don't get any prints?</h1> This has historically been the biggest problem with print exchanges. I doubt we have a significant number of people signing up with the intention of freeloading. But sometimes life gets in the way, and people don't get their prints out. To mitigate this and try to make sure everyone has a great experience, we have the option for people to sign up as volunteers! You can opt in to send extra prints out to people who got stiffed near the end of the exchange. My hope is that nobody will walk away from the exchange without having received at least one print from a fellow participant. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Click Here to Sign Up!</h1> Any other questions can go in the comments below, and I'll do my best to answer!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZa8CnK28koPeTyJguP1nDHS1Lr69TYZe8Uc6WlieVsawh8w/viewformThis may be of interest to some members - you might need to ignore the bit about the Reddit username but make sure to put your email address!!! I participated last year and recieved some nice prints from an American photographer and sent some of mine to the States. The advert from Reddit: Back by popular demand! And because I'd still do it even if nobody else signed up. I would go full Yzma and mail boxes to myself. There is a link at the bottom of this post to the form where you can sign up. But please do read the info below first. I promise to keep it brief. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What is this I don't even</h1> If you're unfamiliar with the idea of a print exchange, it's pretty much what it says on the tin. Everyone will make a print (or prints) and mail them to other people! It's a really great way to give your photography life outside of a dusty hard drive, to share your work, and to see art made by others! Sign up for one print, or 824*, or anywhere in between! <sup>*Don't sign up for 824, you'll be disappointed.</sup> <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Important dates for this print exchange</h1> 3/12/2024 - Exchange sign-ups open 4/12/2024 - Exchange sign-ups close, and a quick round of "last chance to back out" emails will go out so people have a chance to withdraw themselves from the exchange if needed 4/14/2024 - Random assignments are made with the final list of participants, and emailed out 6/30/2024 - Please be sure to have your print(s) mailed out no later than this date. Preferably a lot earlier. 7/5/2024 - Stickied thread will go up for people to comment if they didn't receive as many prints as they expected - we will have volunteers to help fill the gaps when that happens <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Who can participate?</h1> Anyone in the world who can send and receive photos in the mail is welcome to participate. If you are not able to send mail internationally, please don't sign up. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What kinds of photos are allowed?</h1> Any size, genre, and (photographic) medium is allowed for this exchange! This includes digital, film, inkjet, darkroom, alt process, instant film, etc. etc. I have not yet received a cibachrome from one of these, and my disappointment is immeasurable. If you want to send a photo that is even remotely NSFW, please reach out to and contact your recipient on Reddit to check with them first. Think of the children! <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Can I send stuff besides prints?</h1> I think it's great to include a letter or a note. A lot of people like to include stickers or other goodies. Extras like that are fine, but not required. Anthrax is frowned upon. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Will I be sending to the same person/people I am receiving from?</h1> Probably not, although there is nothing in the script I use to shuffle assignments that specifically prevents this from happening. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">How are you handling my personal information?</h1> Email Addresses: Your email address will not be shared with anyone without your permission. I only collect it so that I can distribute your assignments after they are randomly generated. Names: Your "mailing name" will not be made public, but it will be shared privately with every person who is assigned to mail you a print. Mailing Addresses: Your address will not be made public, but it will be shared privately with every person who is assigned to mail you a print. Reddit Usernames: Your Reddit username will be shared with anyone assigned to mail you a print, as well as everyone who is expecting a print from you. There will be no anonymous freeloading.   <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">What if I don't get any prints?</h1> This has historically been the biggest problem with print exchanges. I doubt we have a significant number of people signing up with the intention of freeloading. But sometimes life gets in the way, and people don't get their prints out. To mitigate this and try to make sure everyone has a great experience, we have the option for people to sign up as volunteers! You can opt in to send extra prints out to people who got stiffed near the end of the exchange. My hope is that nobody will walk away from the exchange without having received at least one print from a fellow participant. <h1 class="text-24 xs:text-20">Click Here to Sign Up!</h1> Any other questions can go in the comments below, and I'll do my best to answer!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZa8CnK28koPeTyJguP1nDHS1Lr69TYZe8Uc6WlieVsawh8w/viewform

      Started by: Dimitrios Theodorakis in: Members General Forum

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    • 4 weeks, 1 day ago

      Dimitrios Theodorakis

    • For sale Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II Hi if anyone is interested in a printer I have my uncles canon pixma pro 9000 mark ii which has only be used a couple of times. Send me a message with a sensible offer if you are interested in the printer. GraemeHi if anyone is interested in a printer I have my uncles canon pixma pro 9000 mark ii which has only be used a couple of times. Send me a message with a sensible offer if you are interested in the printer. Graeme

      Started by: Graeme Darling in: Members General Forum

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    • 1 month ago

      Graeme Darling

    • Digital Competition 2024 – I have received images from please check Hi, due to the fun with my email address and typos I will put the names of everyone I have received entries from below in case your entries have gone off into the depths and darkness of the internet! If your name is not in the list please can you email me at grdarling@live.co.uk Please add your images as attachments along with your entry form to the the email, I will acknowledge your entry same day. Deadline for Digital entries is the 21st March next club meeting. Anyone who wants to bring in the images and entry form on USB stick I will have my laptop with me on the night to take entries that way if you prefer. Thank you Graeme Bridget Davies Philip Arthur Brian Rees John Baker Suzanne Parsons Graham Arnold Deborah Hammond Bob Pearson Angela Head Chris Bailey Anne Whitely Martin Lovell Adrian Harris Chaz Madge Sheila Haycox Phil Wooley Gary Gawler Sue Gawler Hi, due to the fun with my email address and typos I will put the names of everyone I have received entries from below in case your entries have gone off into the depths and darkness of the internet! If your name is not in the list please can you email me at grdarling@live.co.uk Please add your images as attachments along with your entry form to the the email, I will acknowledge your entry same day. Deadline for Digital entries is the 21st March next club meeting. Anyone who wants to bring in the images and entry form on USB stick I will have my laptop with me on the night to take entries that way if you prefer. Thank you Graeme Bridget Davies Philip Arthur Brian Rees John Baker Suzanne Parsons Graham Arnold Deborah Hammond Bob Pearson Angela Head Chris Bailey Anne Whitely Martin Lovell Adrian Harris Chaz Madge Sheila Haycox Phil Wooley Gary Gawler Sue Gawler

      Started by: Graeme Darling in: Members General Forum

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    • 1 month ago

      Graeme Darling

    • Sandra Bartocha (club presentation 14 March 2024) Sandra mentioned some inspirational photographers, as follows: Ernst Hass, who was taking images with deliberated ICM back in the 1960s. She particularly mentioned his book ‘The Creation’, copies of which an be found online at a relatively low price. Arno Rafael Minkkinen, whose images can be found online. Many of these images include the naked human body, often his own, in the landscape. Sandra mentioned two books she had created in her talk.  They are 'An intimate journey to the North' (about Scandinavia) and 'The Rhythm of Nature'.  You can find information about & images from them online. Sandra also gave her own tips about ways to create more meaningful work Stay focused Make photography a priority Listen to yourself, care about things… Mindmap ideas Projects find you, not you find the projects Go out and photograph every day Everything we care about can be posed in picture!   She also cited a statement by Ernst Haas: ‘Don’t ever over-analyse your results. Don’t ever try to find your own secret or the one which you admire.  One does not try to catch soap bubbles.  One enjoys them in flight and is grateful for their fluid existence.’Sandra mentioned some inspirational photographers, as follows: Ernst Hass, who was taking images with deliberated ICM back in the 1960s. She particularly mentioned his book ‘The Creation’, copies of which an be found online at a relatively low price. Arno Rafael Minkkinen, whose images can be found online. Many of these images include the naked human body, often his own, in the landscape. Sandra mentioned two books she had created in her talk.  They are 'An intimate journey to the North' (about Scandinavia) and 'The Rhythm of Nature'.  You can find information about & images from them online. Sandra also gave her own tips about ways to create more meaningful work Stay focused Make photography a priority Listen to yourself, care about things… Mindmap ideas Projects find you, not you find the projects Go out and photograph every day Everything we care about can be posed in picture!   She also cited a statement by Ernst Haas: ‘Don’t ever over-analyse your results. Don’t ever try to find your own secret or the one which you admire.  One does not try to catch soap bubbles.  One enjoys them in flight and is grateful for their fluid existence.’

      Started by: Bridget Davies in: Members General Forum

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    • 1 month ago

      Philip Arthur

    • Camera Equipment for Sale – Canon A friend of mine is selling this Canon camera kit. Camera Body must be sold with at least one lens.   Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 body Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L Series USM Macro Canon EW-83F Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) Canon Zoom Lens 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 Diffractive Optic IS USM Macro (with built in Image Stabiliser) Canon ET-65B Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) Canon Zoom lens 17- 40mm 1:4 L Series Ultrasonic Canon EW-83E Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) All in excellent condition Plus Battery x 2 + recharging unit for camera + computer connector Chips x 3 (16+8 GB) Manual + pocket guide for camera + cd New camera strap Black flat soft cases x2 Contact Mo mosandford@hayeside.net 07563616606 package, £1,200.00 or £350 for the camera body £200 for the 17-40mm £650 for the 24-70mm £300 for the 70-300mm   Camera body to be sold with a lens   many thanks   Sandra BarrettA friend of mine is selling this Canon camera kit. Camera Body must be sold with at least one lens.   Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 body Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70mm 1:2.8 L Series USM Macro Canon EW-83F Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) Canon Zoom Lens 70-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 Diffractive Optic IS USM Macro (with built in Image Stabiliser) Canon ET-65B Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) Canon Zoom lens 17- 40mm 1:4 L Series Ultrasonic Canon EW-83E Lens Hood Hoya UV Filter (front of lens protector) All in excellent condition Plus Battery x 2 + recharging unit for camera + computer connector Chips x 3 (16+8 GB) Manual + pocket guide for camera + cd New camera strap Black flat soft cases x2 Contact Mo mosandford@hayeside.net 07563616606 package, £1,200.00 or £350 for the camera body £200 for the 17-40mm £650 for the 24-70mm £300 for the 70-300mm   Camera body to be sold with a lens   many thanks   Sandra Barrett

      Started by: Black White Monochrome Subgroup in: Members General Forum

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    • 1 month, 1 week ago

      Black White Monochrome Subgroup

    • Visual Art Group Exhibition The Visual Art Group are holding an exhibition at The Cafe, 76 Fore St., Topsham, EX3 0HQ. You might like to view it and it is a great place to have lunch or a coffee!The Visual Art Group are holding an exhibition at The Cafe, 76 Fore St., Topsham, EX3 0HQ. You might like to view it and it is a great place to have lunch or a coffee!

      Started by: Visual Arts Subgroup in: Members General Forum

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      Visual Arts Subgroup

    • Nikon Lens Hood HB-7 – free to good home! Bryan Radford has given me a Nikon HB-7 lens hood to offer to Club members. The hood will fit the Nikon AF 80-200 f2.8 lens. Let me know if it would be of use.Bryan Radford has given me a Nikon HB-7 lens hood to offer to Club members. The hood will fit the Nikon AF 80-200 f2.8 lens. Let me know if it would be of use.

      Started by: Gary Gawler in: Members General Forum

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    • 1 month, 2 weeks ago

      Gary Gawler

    • RPS Digital Imaging AGM Talks There are some good RPS talks planned for Sunday which may interest members: 12 - 4 pm this Sunday 25th 3 Speakers Registration Link <b>At 12.00</b> we have <b>Nicholas Vreeland</b> – ‘Monk with a camera in his bag’. Nicholas will speak about how being a monk influences his photography. He will address the importance of working towards creating an image rather than capturing what is before him, and will try to share how the Buddhist view of emptiness and dependent arising help him accomplish this. Fun with AI – we have had a few traditional images sent to Simon Newlyn and he has challenged various AI programmes to recreate them for us to see traditional v AI generated. Each photographer has submitted text with their image which is Simon’s starting point when he works with AI. This session will be hosted by Joe Houghton as he talks to both Simon and the original author about their work. <b>At 15.00 - Brook Shaden</b> is an American photographic artist who uses herself as her model as she works on themed series of work.  Brooke will show us how to create art that is both personally meaningful, but also resonates with a larger audience.There are some good RPS talks planned for Sunday which may interest members: 12 - 4 pm this Sunday 25th 3 Speakers Registration Link <b>At 12.00</b> we have <b>Nicholas Vreeland</b> – ‘Monk with a camera in his bag’. Nicholas will speak about how being a monk influences his photography. He will address the importance of working towards creating an image rather than capturing what is before him, and will try to share how the Buddhist view of emptiness and dependent arising help him accomplish this. Fun with AI – we have had a few traditional images sent to Simon Newlyn and he has challenged various AI programmes to recreate them for us to see traditional v AI generated. Each photographer has submitted text with their image which is Simon’s starting point when he works with AI. This session will be hosted by Joe Houghton as he talks to both Simon and the original author about their work. <b>At 15.00 - Brook Shaden</b> is an American photographic artist who uses herself as her model as she works on themed series of work.  Brooke will show us how to create art that is both personally meaningful, but also resonates with a larger audience.

      Started by: Dimitrios Theodorakis in: Members General Forum

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      Dimitrios Theodorakis

    • Minutes of the ECC Committee Meeting held on 29 January 2024 Please see attached the minutes of the above meeting.   Also attached are the notes of the Special General Meeting held on 11 January 2024   Graham Cooper Hon. Secretary Exeter Camera ClubPlease see attached the minutes of the above meeting.   Also attached are the notes of the Special General Meeting held on 11 January 2024   Graham Cooper Hon. Secretary Exeter Camera Club

      Started by: Graham Cooper in: Members General Forum

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    • 2 months ago

      Graham Cooper

    • An evening with Charlie Waite 7.30pm, 18th March at Paignton Paignton Photographic Club are hosting this event. Tickets £10 with refreshments and a raffle of one of Charlie's prints! limited numbers. You can book a ticket with club treasurer Lesley Bond on : lesleysbond@gmail.com   The venue is Paignton Methodist Church Hall,27 Palace Avenue, TQE 3EQ   I am sure it will be a  great evening of landscape photography with a 'world leading landscape photographer and an experienced lecturer'.Paignton Photographic Club are hosting this event. Tickets £10 with refreshments and a raffle of one of Charlie's prints! limited numbers. You can book a ticket with club treasurer Lesley Bond on : lesleysbond@gmail.com   The venue is Paignton Methodist Church Hall,27 Palace Avenue, TQE 3EQ   I am sure it will be a  great evening of landscape photography with a 'world leading landscape photographer and an experienced lecturer'.

      Started by: Anne Whiteley in: Members General Forum

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      Anne Whiteley

    • Cranbrook Birdwatching Photowalk Following a recent meeting with Exeter University Photographic Society, we have received the attached message and invitation: On Wed, 7 Feb 2024 at 16:45, Oscar Rattray <oscar@rattray.com> wrote: Dear Anne,   I hope you and the rest of the Exeter camera club are very well, I first wanted to say a big thank you for having us at your wonderful meeting a couple of weeks ago. The level of photographic skill was quite incredible and I know we all enjoyed it thoroughly!   I wanted to get in touch as I thought one of our upcoming events may be of interest to your members, we’re hosting a wildlife photography event in collaboration with the rangers at Cranbrook town council on the 9th March. We’d be starting at 0945 and meeting in the Country Park at our Orchard benches: W3W///lunching.secretly.wanting. Parking can be found either along Burrough Fields road or the Trainstation which is free.   If any of your members do want to come please can they pick up a free ticket from this link, just so we know how many are coming! https://fixr.co/event/birdwatching-photowalk-at-cranbrook-country-park-tickets-755478095   I’ll also attach some promotional media our publicity secretary has made for the event, it does refer to meeting at Exeter central station but I should think many of your members have their own vehicle and will prefer to drive!    Do let me know if you have any questions!   Best wishes,   Oscar Following a recent meeting with Exeter University Photographic Society, we have received the attached message and invitation: On Wed, 7 Feb 2024 at 16:45, Oscar Rattray <oscar@rattray.com> wrote: Dear Anne,   I hope you and the rest of the Exeter camera club are very well, I first wanted to say a big thank you for having us at your wonderful meeting a couple of weeks ago. The level of photographic skill was quite incredible and I know we all enjoyed it thoroughly!   I wanted to get in touch as I thought one of our upcoming events may be of interest to your members, we’re hosting a wildlife photography event in collaboration with the rangers at Cranbrook town council on the 9th March. We’d be starting at 0945 and meeting in the Country Park at our Orchard benches: W3W///lunching.secretly.wanting. Parking can be found either along Burrough Fields road or the Trainstation which is free.   If any of your members do want to come please can they pick up a free ticket from this link, just so we know how many are coming! https://fixr.co/event/birdwatching-photowalk-at-cranbrook-country-park-tickets-755478095   I’ll also attach some promotional media our publicity secretary has made for the event, it does refer to meeting at Exeter central station but I should think many of your members have their own vehicle and will prefer to drive!    Do let me know if you have any questions!   Best wishes,   Oscar

      Started by: Gary Gawler in: Members General Forum

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    • 2 months, 1 week ago

      Gary Gawler

    • Winter clear out! Brand new item for sale. I have the following items for sale. Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlight for Nikon Cameras. Brand new in box, never used. Similar to the Nikon SB700 it offers almost the same functions and similar power output. High guide number of 58m and TTL support etc. Cost £85. £55.00 Yongnuo  RF-603 wireless flash trigger/synchronized shutter release remote control Transceiver. Brand new in box never used. £20.00 Konic Electronics Camera ring light with 60 daylight balanced adjustable LED’s. Lens adapter ring sizes 52,55,58,62,67,72. Brand new in box never used. Bought for me as a present but I already have one! £60.00 Wacom Intuos Photo Creative Pen and Touch Tablet for use with Photoshop,Lightroom etc. Brand new in Box includes software and manual. £40.00 Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer. New (Sealed) £15 Email me if you are interested ( colinburnham2015@outlook.com ) and I will bring in to the club.I have the following items for sale. Yongnuo YN565EX Speedlight for Nikon Cameras. Brand new in box, never used. Similar to the Nikon SB700 it offers almost the same functions and similar power output. High guide number of 58m and TTL support etc. Cost £85. £55.00 Yongnuo  RF-603 wireless flash trigger/synchronized shutter release remote control Transceiver. Brand new in box never used. £20.00 Konic Electronics Camera ring light with 60 daylight balanced adjustable LED’s. Lens adapter ring sizes 52,55,58,62,67,72. Brand new in box never used. Bought for me as a present but I already have one! £60.00 Wacom Intuos Photo Creative Pen and Touch Tablet for use with Photoshop,Lightroom etc. Brand new in Box includes software and manual. £40.00 Hoya 62mm Circular Polarizer. New (Sealed) £15 Email me if you are interested ( colinburnham2015@outlook.com ) and I will bring in to the club.

      Started by: Colin Burnham in: Members General Forum

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    • 3 months ago

      Colin Burnham

    • WCPF 2024 Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy Competition – 3 March 2024 Please see attached notice of the forthcoming WCPF Council Meeting, including details of the Knightshayes Trophy Competition that is open to all club members, and the afternoon talk “Arctica” by Pam and Eddy Lane. Also attached are a delegate booking form, together with a flyer and entry form for the Knightshayes Trophy Competition (pdf and word format). The Council Meeting notice includes: Provisional Agenda Call for "Other" business proposals to be notified by 28 Jan 2024 Separate delegate Booking Form (attached) Note our new venue for this meeting Please return the attached Council Meeting delegate booking form to me by email as a scanned image. Alternatively, you may complete the attached form (Microsoft Word Format) electronically and email that instead. Kind Regards Stephen Stephen Jones LRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3* Secretary WCPF secretary.wcpf@gmail.com www.thewcpf.com   Please see attached notice of the forthcoming WCPF Council Meeting, including details of the Knightshayes Trophy Competition that is open to all club members, and the afternoon talk “Arctica” by Pam and Eddy Lane. Also attached are a delegate booking form, together with a flyer and entry form for the Knightshayes Trophy Competition (pdf and word format). The Council Meeting notice includes: Provisional Agenda Call for "Other" business proposals to be notified by 28 Jan 2024 Separate delegate Booking Form (attached) Note our new venue for this meeting Please return the attached Council Meeting delegate booking form to me by email as a scanned image. Alternatively, you may complete the attached form (Microsoft Word Format) electronically and email that instead. Kind Regards Stephen Stephen Jones LRPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE3* Secretary WCPF secretary.wcpf@gmail.com www.thewcpf.com  

      Started by: Graham Cooper in: Members General Forum

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    • 3 months ago

      Graham Cooper

    • a 365 project in Cambridge. Which stretched… https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/dec/10/cambridge-photographer-ends-daily-challenge-after-13-years-and-5000-images Interesting article, some nice pictures. Book, for them as likes that sort of thing. Might be a speaker/presenter of some interest, although I have no idea whether he is a good speaker. I think if one starts something like that, setting a rule that one may deputise for a day, and/or take 2 weeks holiday per year, and then quietly ignoring the rules and keeping quiet about it is wiser than feeling bound. 365 days in Exeter, by a collective, is a project one might envisage, perhaps?    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/dec/10/cambridge-photographer-ends-daily-challenge-after-13-years-and-5000-images Interesting article, some nice pictures. Book, for them as likes that sort of thing. Might be a speaker/presenter of some interest, although I have no idea whether he is a good speaker. I think if one starts something like that, setting a rule that one may deputise for a day, and/or take 2 weeks holiday per year, and then quietly ignoring the rules and keeping quiet about it is wiser than feeling bound. 365 days in Exeter, by a collective, is a project one might envisage, perhaps?    

      Started by: Adrian Midgley in: Members General Forum

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    • 4 months, 1 week ago

      Adrian Midgley

    • Notification of a Special General Meeting – 11 January2024 6 December 2023 Dear Members of Exeter Camera Club, Your committee has been discussing the process surrounding the appointment of the club President. Custom and practice, for some years, has been to appoint an ‘Incoming President’ for two years who then serves as President for two years followed by a further two years as the ‘Outgoing President. The committee is concerned the, in effect, six year commitment may be considered onerous and preclude members considering the role of President. The committee’s proposal is to shorten the two year appointment for the incoming and outgoing Vice-President to one year. However, the constitution states that there should be a minimum of two Vice-Presidents and it is this rule your committee is proposing is modified. The current wording of the constitution reads as follows: Rule 5 Club Officers – The officers of the club shall consist of a President, at least two Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and such other officers as may from time to time be decided. Any member of the club elected to an Officer post must be prepared to make a practical contribution to the organisation and management of club activities. All officers are to be elected each year at the AGM. The President may only serve for two consecutive years. The proposed new Rule 5 would then be: Rule 5 Club Officers – The officers of the club shall consist of a President, one or more Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and such other officers as may from time to time be decided. Any member of the club elected to an Officer post must be prepared to make a practical contribution to the organisation and management of club activities. All officers are to be elected each year at the AGM. The President may only serve for two consecutive years. The committee plans to hold a Special General Meeting on Thursday 11 January so that members can consider this proposed change and express their views. Graham Cooper Hon. Secretary Exeter Camera Club 6 December 2023 Dear Members of Exeter Camera Club, Your committee has been discussing the process surrounding the appointment of the club President. Custom and practice, for some years, has been to appoint an ‘Incoming President’ for two years who then serves as President for two years followed by a further two years as the ‘Outgoing President. The committee is concerned the, in effect, six year commitment may be considered onerous and preclude members considering the role of President. The committee’s proposal is to shorten the two year appointment for the incoming and outgoing Vice-President to one year. However, the constitution states that there should be a minimum of two Vice-Presidents and it is this rule your committee is proposing is modified. The current wording of the constitution reads as follows: Rule 5 Club Officers – The officers of the club shall consist of a President, at least two Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and such other officers as may from time to time be decided. Any member of the club elected to an Officer post must be prepared to make a practical contribution to the organisation and management of club activities. All officers are to be elected each year at the AGM. The President may only serve for two consecutive years. The proposed new Rule 5 would then be: Rule 5 Club Officers – The officers of the club shall consist of a President, one or more Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, and such other officers as may from time to time be decided. Any member of the club elected to an Officer post must be prepared to make a practical contribution to the organisation and management of club activities. All officers are to be elected each year at the AGM. The President may only serve for two consecutive years. The committee plans to hold a Special General Meeting on Thursday 11 January so that members can consider this proposed change and express their views. Graham Cooper Hon. Secretary Exeter Camera Club

      Started by: Graham Cooper in: Members General Forum

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    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      Graham Cooper

    • Nature/environment prints on Haldon Along a path from the Forestry Commission car park on Haldon is an outdoor exhibition of very good photographs. Worth a look espevially if you want a walk.Along a path from the Forestry Commission car park on Haldon is an outdoor exhibition of very good photographs. Worth a look espevially if you want a walk.

      Started by: Adrian Midgley in: Members General Forum

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    • 4 months, 2 weeks ago

      Adrian Midgley

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