Thursday Zoom Meetings
The virtual meetings are going well; last Thursday we had the Lockdown: Everyday Abstract/Creative competition. The entries are going up, we had 51 last Thursday, and congratulations go to Paul Whitmarsh whose PDI entitled “Paper Abstracts” was the runaway winner. The runner-up was Matt’s PDI called “Particulates of the Pear”. As an aside it seems that if your name is Paul you will be the winner. I think the rest of us should try and stop this trend or should we all change our names to Paul!
Can you please remember when sending in your PDIs to follow the Club Rules. By way of reminder they are:
· sRGB colour space
· Jpeg (.jpg) format at the maximum quality setting.
· Maximum Dimensions: 1400 pixels Wide and 1050 pixels High. (Smaller images will be projected with a black background)
· Be titled and named in the following format:
Title by Photographer (distinctions, if any, in capital letters).jpg as in the following example:-
Ginger Cat by Animal Lover ARPS DPAGB.jpg
please also note there must be a space before and after the word ‘by’.
It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week especially if you have entered into the competitions as it is always interesting to hear from the photographer about their photos; you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings. You also need to let Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. We have changed the time to 8:05pm so members can clap the NHS at 8 o’clock, but as it takes a while for members to log in 8.05pm is not a rigid start time and you can log in at any time during the meeting.
Thursday 14 May
Steve Jones will do a piece about his recent trip to South India, highlighting a sequence of images giving the flavour and colour of the place. Ioannis will then run a presentation titled “moments in the park” depicting subtle movement of people and birds doing what they do best. Lastly Val and Dave will show some snaps from their holiday last year in Berlin, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw.
Thursday 21 May
Competition. Lockdown: Portraits (3 x PDIs submitted to Brian, the PDI Secretary (email@example.com by Tuesday 19th May). Please keep to the Government’s instructions, whatever they may be!
Thursday 28 May
Nothing planned as yet but if any member would like to contribute to the evening please let the programme secretary Chris know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday 4 June
Competition. Lockdown: Light and shade (3 x PDIs submitted to the PDI Secretary by Tuesday 2nd June). Please keep to the Government’s instructions, whatever they may be!
Thursday 11 June
Nothing planned as yet but if any member would like to contribute to the evening please let the programme secretary know.
Thursday 18 June
Competition. Lockdown: The Great Outdoors – think gardens and window views (3 x PDIs submitted to the PDI Secretary by Tuesday 16th June). Please keep to the Government’s instructions, whatever they may be!
Thursday 25 June
Competition. End of lockdown judged competition? We can hope!
Beckenham Photographic Society Zoom Presentation – The Power of Personal Projects
20 May 2020. If any members are interested please individually contact the secretary at email@example.com for the log on details
In this presentation UK Photographer Glyn Dewis will talk about the importance of personal projects and how they are the key to developing as a Photographer. Glyn will also go through his current 39-45 Portraits Project where he (until lockdown) was touring the UK photographing surviving World War 2 Veterans; an entirely self-funded project that has gained National News Coverage but with the sole intention of providing Veterans and their families with classic, timeless portraits. Glyn will also go through some Veterans stories and also the photography and lighting he uses to take these Veteran Portraits on location and will finish the presentation with some examples of retouching techniques he regularly turns to. You can check out Glyn’s main website at https://www.glyndewis.com and also the 39-45 Portraits Project website at https://www.3945portraits.com
PAGB e-News No. 256
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