Digital Group date changes – message from Steve Brabner
Recent meetings have become a crush in the Small Barn Hall and have meant that experienced members are having to sit through the beginner’s tutorial (again) just to get anywhere near the front of the room.
So, I’ve been scrutinising the diary with Angela Bates, Community Centre Manager and we’ve come up with these revised dates and locations for the rest of the season;
Weds 2nd December – Large Barn Hall
Weds 6th January – Large Barn Hall
Weds 3rd February – Large Barn Hall
Friday March 11th – Large Barn Hall
Thursday April 7th – Drake Hall
Thursday May 5th – Drake Hall
Wednesdays have worked in the past. In March we shall see if a Friday is viable.
Please put these in your diary.
New PDI Competition sizes
Following the arrival of the new projector and laptop we have decided to take advantage of the greater resolution provided to increase the allowed size of images for internal competition.
From now on images may be a maximum width of 1600, and maximum height of 1200. The automatic checking software has been modified to allow images up to the new size.
Images submitted at the previous 1400×1050 have been checked and still look significantly improved over the old equipment, but will not take full advantage of the capabilities of the projector.
We have profiled the new equipment and it provides more shadow detail than previously so images should not need as much specific tweaking as under the previous arrangements.
The new size is larger than is allowed in many external competitions, so it is possible we will need to ask for a lower resolution version of successful images for use externally.
Any questions to the PDI secretaries
APS is the Photography News Camera Club of the Year!
Congratulations APS! We entered the Photography News Camera Club of the Year Competition, and we won!
Over the course of five months our Chairman and External Competitions Secretary (John Caton and Gill Morgan) have been selecting and submitting five images into the five monthly set subject competitions; Weather, Water, Close up, Travel and Trees. At the end of the five months Amersham Photographic Society was judged to be the Camera Club of the year.
Our prizes are a Canon WUX450 projector with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, a club workshop with David Noton and 25 free subscriptions of 50 GB online storage with Irista.com
This is a great achievement for APS and something we should all be proud of. Thanks go to all the APS photographers whose images were used for the entry and special thanks to John and Gill for selecting images, and entering the competition.
All the submitted images can be viewed in the gallery.
The CACC Championships Day, 22nd March
This was held on Sunday 22nd March at The Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, and consisted of three events; The Chilterns Hundred Members Exhibition, the Inter-club Print Championship and the Inter-club Projected Championship.
Three judges can each award up to 5 points using the silent judging method. Comments are only made on the images that have won awards. The judges this year were:
Leo Rich ARPS DPAGB EFIAP/s APAGB, President of The Photographic Alliance (Southern Counties Photographic Federation)Ann Miles FRPS (East Anglain Federation)
Gerald Kityakara LRPS (Surrey Photographic Association)
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