I hope you are all still keeping well.

Just by way of reminder I’m again repeating parts of the last Newsletter concerning our vacancy for our Executive Committee and the first three weeks of competitions.

“The Executive Committee recently met and although the USC has opened it has been decided that we will continue with the Zoom meetings until Christmas, by which time it is hoped that a vaccine will be available and we can more or less go back to normal. The AGM which usually starts the season has been put back to January.

At the AGM we will have a vacancy on our Executive Committee, which would also include the role of Programme Secretary. The programme for 2020/2021 is in place and the current secretary  is willing to assist whoever takes on the role. 

Thursday 10 September

This will be the three groups of Summer Project presentations.

It is also hand in for the Covid Cup. This is a new cup for up to 3 images per member, selected by the member, from all their entries to the Zoom evenings. These images must have been entered into the various themed categories even if the member did not attend the Zoom meeting but their images were included in the slideshow on the night. None of the images should be edited, or altered, in any way from the way they were entered. PDIs submitted to the PDI Secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 10 September. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 17 September

Covid Cup to be judged by Paul AdamsARPS DPAGB FDPS

It is also hand in for the Panel Competition. You may remember this was planned for early in the year but because of Covid-19 it was deferred. This will now be a PDI competition. Your panel should consist of 3 to 5 images on the theme of “Elements” and you can enter more than one panel if you wish. This is a one-class competition. PDIs submitted to the PDI Secretary (pdisecretary@bromleycameraclub.org.uk) on or before 17 September. Late entries may be disallowed.

Thursday 24 September 

PDI Panel Competition to be judged by Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS”

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.

London Events in September

September in London isn’t just the damp end of summer. The sun is still out so there’s still time to enjoy Londons great outdoors, have a peep in the city’s secret green spaces, and head on a scenic walk around the capital. Now that London is starting to reopen again, why not book a table at one of London’s reopened restaurants, or make the most of the last of the summer sun by heading up to a rooftop bar to sink a cocktail complete with a sun-soaked panorama.

Many of the events and things to do that would usually be taking place in September in London have been postponed and cancelled to ensure event-goer safety. But, London’s brilliant and ever-resourceful artists, performers, experts and craftspeople are still bringing the fun to you. Totally Thames Festival is still going ahead this year with an outdoor and digital programme, as is the BBC Proms with the Last Night of the Proms still being broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall. London Design Festival will also go ahead with a few changes. If you’re still more comfortable staying in at the moment, there’s plenty of online theatre to watch, digital events to stream and restaurants and bars delivering to your door.

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. 

Beckenham Photographic Society will be starting their new season very soon and are pleased to announce an evening with the fantastic Food Photographer Donna Crous on Wednesday 9 September.

 https://www.donnacrous.com/. Tickets are available for non-members priced £5 from bpstreasurer1@gmail.com

The Photography Show and The Video Show Virtual Festival – Sunday 20 and Monday 21 September

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or keen enthusiast, The Photography Show & The Video Show’ Virtual Festival is a must-visit event. Inspiring talks meet expert advice and innovative products, to help you build up your skills and creativity to capture a fresh perspective – from the comfort of your own home. More details at https://www.photographyshow.com/

Congratulations to Geoff Lewis

In September Geoff will celebrate the fact that he has been a member of Bromley Camera Club for 50 years and over the years has held many different roles including serving on the Executive Committee for 35 years. 

Historic Photographer of the Year 2020

The fourth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards is now open for entries from amateur and professional photographers around the world.

Following the huge success of last year’s awards, Historic Photographer of the Year celebrates the very best historic places and cultural sites across the globe, from the most famous national treasures to the most obscure hidden gems.

This year’s Awards call on photographers everywhere, amateur or professional, to scour their own photographic archive and share the most astonishing imagery of those places which dominate our past. With varying restrictions in place across the globe, rather than asking entrants to head out and explore, Award organisers are instead seeking entries already captured and are keen to discover the very best images that reside in photographers’ archives.

Historic England is excited to once again be partnering with the Historic Photographer of the Year awards with their specialist category of the same name. More info at historicengland.org.uk.

PAGB e-News No. 263.

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