Cuppa & Capture – ” York at 400+ Stopped right Down”

Moving on from Roger W’s York at 50 Wide Open theme I thought it might be interesting to go to the other extreme. ie lens of 400mm or greater focal length with aperture fixed at the smallest setting (highest ‘f’ value). If you don’t have such a lens then use the longest you have.

We might even have to use our tripods – gosh.

For further information, contact  Rob Rivron – (cuppa+capture@bishopthorpe-camera-club.com)

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Annual General Meeting

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Annual Projected Image Competition

Members are invited to submit images for the club’s Annual Projected Image Competition.

Please email your images to the projected image secretary by 2nd June:

projimagesec(at)bishopthorpe-camera-club.com (please replace (at) with @).

In the subject line of your email please include your “First name / Surname / Competition name”

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Cuppa & Capture – “Standing out in a group”

A great suggestion from Bryan Oxley. Self explanatory , we trust.

For further information, contact  Rob Rivron – (cuppa+capture@bishopthorpe-camera-club.com)

 

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Monochrome Interest Group

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG-20).

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

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Annual Print Competition

This is the club’s Annual Print Competition.

Please submit your prints by 23rd May.

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Submission deadline for Annual Projected Image Competition

Please submit your images for the club’s Annual Projected Image Competition by today.

The event will take place at the meeting on 20th June.

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Cuppa & Capture – “Impressionism”

Another cold and very wet day meant our nubers were down to 12- this used to be a high number only 18 months ago. Perhaps Alan’s photgraph will warm the memory!

Fiery Folk – Alan Walker

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Submission Deadline for Annual Print Competition

Please submit your prints for the club’s Annual Print Competition by today. The event will be taking place at the meeting on 6th June.

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Cuppa & Capture – “Knobs and Knockers”

A Miscellany of Knockers by Sue Hoggett

If Rob thought we were going to comply 100% with his instruction that today’s title meant door furniture, he was to be disappointed (again) by our free thinking! Whilst of course most of us did ferret out rather interesting door furniture, a few went off piste as usual. Somehow, I don’t think that would have disappointed Rob!

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Members exhibition 2

Please submit images for this exhibition by 18th April.

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Annual lecture: Mark Littlejohn ‐ Out of the Woods.

Trees and Woodlands have been a favourite subject of Mark’s for some years now. His talk will be split into approaches towards single trees and their dynamic within the landscape, arrangements of smaller groups and their relationships with each other and finally woods themselves with their often primordial atmosphere.

For examples of Mark’s work see his website: markljphotography.co.uk/.

Entry costs for this lecture are:
Members: £3, Non-members in advance: £5, Non-members on the door: £6

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Monochrome Interest Group

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG-20).

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

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Cuppa & Capture – “High Angle”

Tower Steps by Lisa Williamson

Another very chilly  and overcast day did not deter us from our task this week, which was to shoot our photos from a height, pointing downwards. Not such an easy thing to do in flat York, but the city walls were very helpful for us, whether we were short of stature or not. Staircases of various kinds figured highly in our reports along with the usual great diversity of interpretations- plus one sidelong look at the title!

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Alan Brown ‐ More than meets the eye?

An interactive session, using projected images and prints chosen primarily for their potential to help examine a host of questions.

For examples of Alan’s work see his extensive set of images on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/reversingmirror/albums.

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Cuppa & Capture – “York at 50 Wide Open”

Post box by Alan Futers

This week’s challenge was to forget that we might have a zoom lens, if we had one, and to set the camera as if it was a 50mm prime lens- or equivalent, about 30mm, for those of us with an APSc camera.

We also had to open the lens to the widest possible aperture the camera would allow on this setting.

Some of us walked the city walls to take our photos, whilst Constantine proved a very useful fellow again, for others. Some chose to take close-ups whilst others went for the bigger picture- a good and varied set of photos again.

 

 

 

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Members’ Critique 4 ‐ Themed Projected Images/Prints

Members are invited to submit a set of prints or projected images (up to 6).

If you are submitting projected images please email your images to the projected image secretary by 1st April:

projimagesec(at)bishopthorpe-camera-club.com (please replace (at) with @).

In the subject line of your email please include your “First name / Surname / Competition name”

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Submission deadline for Members’ Exhibition 2

Please submit your images for the Members’ Exhibition 2 by today. The exhibition is taking place at the meeting on 16th May.

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Monochrome Interest Group

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG-20).

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

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Cuppa & Capture – ” The Silhouette”

Some loved this subject, some not at all. One of us wondered why it was so easy to take a silhouette when you didn’t want to and not quite so easy when you did, whilst another waxed rather lyrical, saying “The photos I made express a creative interpretation of spirit of the intention of the gist of the essence of what it means to be ‘a silhouette’.” Hmm. Let’s hope he isn’t setting our topic anytime soon, if we are to know what he means!

“Two Bicycles” by Rob Rivron

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My Next Favourite Photo ‐ Members

Following on from last year’s inspiring “My Favourite Photo”, members are invited to talk about their second favourite or perhaps new favourite photo or photographer.

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Submission deadline for Members’ Critique 4

Please submit your images for the Members’ Critique evening 4 – themed projected images / prints by today. See event details for more information.

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Cuppa & Capture – “Vintage”

 

Vinyl Record by Dave Williamson

Another subject that we found difficult! Did it mean just “old” or was there more to it than that? We’ll leave you to work it out when you look at some of our photos below.

 

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Lightroom Intermediate

There are many “hidden” features of Lightroom which can be used to help you do more with your photographs — this workshop will introduce you to as many as can be crammed into the time available!

Fee: £15 per person.

Contact Roger for more information and to book a place.

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John Potter ‐ Creative Landscape Photography with a Sprinkling of Wildlife

We welcome John back with a talk that links last year’s theme of “Being Creative” with one of this year’s subjects: Landscape.

See John’s website for examples of his work: www.jpotter‐landscape‐photographer.com/.

Non-members are welcome: entry £3.

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Monochrome Interest Group

A meeting of the Monochrome Interest Group (MIG-20).

There will be a charge of £1 to cover the hire of the hall.

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Cuppa & Capture ” Raw Results”

Withered Rosehip Berries – Philip Dearle

There were some gloomy faces as we set of today’s mission- we weren’t allowed to do any processing of our photos at all. So, no cropping, straightening of horizons, improving contrast, scrubbing out annoying telegraph wires etc etc. If we wanted black and white images, we had to set our cameras to do it for us. It certainly concentrated the mind and meant  we had to get it right in camera, and I think you will agree that we did. Of course, we all made mistakes but only one of us was brave enough to send the mistake around!

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Members’ Practical Evening

Busy club members by Iain Stuart and Roger Walton

We had a great evening with lots to photograph, hopefully with a few things to suit everyone. The stars of the night were our models for portraiture- Sue and her guide dog Zeilia, and Tom who painted or played the guitar. We had dry ice, cross-polarisation, flowers, skeleton leaves, lightboxes, a model train in the making and also some  fungi. Best of all was the wonderful spirit of co-operation as members helped to set up and put away, down to carrying things out to cars.

Here are a few of our photographs, which we hope you will enjoy whether you came or not.

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YENRIC 3

This is the third round of the YENRIC competition. It is for projected images, either general or on the set subject of ‘Memories’. Contributions are invited from all Club members.

Please submit your images to the YENRIC representative by 20th February:

yenric(at)bishopthorpe-camera-club.com (please replace (at) with @).

5 General and 2 Set Subject images will be selected.

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Getting great Black & White using Silver Efex Pro 2

This workshop will show you how to get great black and white (aka monochrome) photographs using Silver Efex Pro 2.

Nik/Google’s filters are now free so there’s no reason not to try them!

Fee: £15 per person.

Contact Roger for more information and to book a place.

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