What’s on at the Zoom meetings soon

Thursday 1 October

Members’ Evening – Presentations by BCC members.

Steve will be talking about analogue IR, and Chris will add some extra information about digital IR together with some questions and answers for the first half of the evening.

For the second half of the evening Clive will be speaking about alternatives to Lightroom and Photoshop, e.g. Luminar.

It is also hand in for the PDI Competition Round 1. In the last Newsletter I said entries should be submitted to Chris, this should have read entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 1 October. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 8 October

PDI Competition Round 1 to be judged by Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB Thursday 15 October

Thursday 15 October

Wildlife Photography – Part 1 with Tracey Lund FMPA, FBIPP, ARPS, ANPS, ASINWP, CPAGB, AFIAP, QPSA, BPE*1

It is also hand in for the PDI Competition Round 2. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 15 October. Late entries may be disallowed.

Panel Competition

Congratulations go to Chris Murray whose panel entitled “Fiery Fun” (above) was chosen as the winner by the Judge.  Chris’s panel “White Water Rider” was the runner-up.

Croydon Centenary Cup

Oh dear – unfortunately we came 8th (out of 8).

It’s subscription time again.

It was agreed at a recent Executive Committee meeting that the subs would stay at the same rate as last year, i.e. £60.00 except for new members who have the reduced rate of £30 for the first year of membership. We have kept the rate at £60 because although we are continuing with the Zoom meetings until the New Year, we are still paying the USC the full rate for our hire of their hall.  

The other change to the subs is that they should be sent direct to the Club’s bank account. Please don’t forget to put your name as a reference when making payment. Please contact Jeff for account details.

It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings.  You also need to let Greg (webmaster@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) have a note of your email address. What will then happen is that on Thursday Greg will email you with a meeting invite. If you accept this you will be patched in to all those others who have joined the meeting. You do not have to have your face on the screen, or have your voice heard you can just listen to what is said by the judge. If you would like more info about Zoom please do not hesitate to speak to Brian (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) and he will be more than willing to talk you through the process. Start time is 8:00pm but you can log in at any time during the meeting.

What’s on soon

Photo London Digital – 7 to 18 October

Photo London usually takes place at Somerset House. However, this year’s edition is taking place entirely virtually. Experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as nearly 100 galleries from different countries come together for a series of online events and exhibitions.

1066 Weekend at Battle Abbey – 10/11 October

With the abbey ruins to explore and views from the gatehouse rooftop these days out mark one of the most important moments in England’s history. The weekend is included in the standard admission price.

Woburn Treasures

While Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire gets a spruce-up, the art collection of the Duke and Duchess of Bedfordshire relocates to The Queen’s House in Greenwich. Visitors to the free exhibition, which runs throughout 2020, will be able to see artworks by Van Dyck, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Poussin, Canaletto and more. Along with paintings, there’ll also be showing a smaller amount of sculptures, ceramics and artefacts.

Brent Biennial – on now and until 13 December.

20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.

From sculptures to sound art, large-scale murals to intimate installations, Brent Biennial tells the stories of Brent then, now and tomorrow – and of the people who have been made and shaped by the borough.

The Biennial takes art out of the galleries and museums and into public spaces right across Brent – to be sought out or encountered by chance – on buildings and billboards, in laundrettes and across 10 community and council libraries and don’t forget the nine-metre-high mural of George Michael by British artist Dawn Mellor that will stand proud on Kingsbury Road. You can download map, etc, at Brent2020.co.uk.

Whatever you do always check with the venue or event first before you visit to double-check what safety measures they have in place and if you have to pre-book in advance. Plus, always keep social distancing in mind.