WDCC Next Meeting - Location Shoot - Media City & Salford Quays
Monday 16th July 2018 - 7:30pm - late
Update from last meeting:
Last week the club held the second competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Number". The club welcomed Doug Bennison from Lydiate to judge the images. This competition had a large number of digital entries, so for the first time the club made use of the rule to exclude 3rd choice images to limit the number of entries. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.
The winners and placings were as follows:-
Projected Digital Images Competition
1st Place - “Slow Down, 20 Is Plenty" by Pete Carroll
2nd Place - “Canary Wharf Time" by Peter Thirsk
3rd Place - “Friday 13th" by David Mellor
4th Place - “Grudge Match 52" by Martin Young
5th Place - “3 O'Clock, 4 O'Clock" by Alan Dean
Commended - Bernard Booth, Dave Edwardson, Ian Sprott, Gary Bibby, John Kemp, Mike Lyne, Richard Connolly, Simon Molyneaux, Chris Roxby, Martin Young, Peter Thirsk
Printed Images Competition
1st Place - “Tea For 2” by David Mellor
2nd Place - “Too Hot For Ice Cubes” by Mike Lyne
3rd Place - “Scoreboard” by Ian Sprott
4th Place - “Numbers” by Alan Dean
Joint 5th Place - “Testing 123 ” by David Mellor
Joint 5th Place - “Canoe Slalom Course ” by Andy Gilbert
Commended - Stephen Lee, Jeff Williams (3 images), John Kemp
Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.
An online gallery of the winning images is now available on the website
Next Meeting: Location Shoot - Media City & Salford Quays
Monday 16th July 2018 - 7:30 pm - late
We've finally got the thumbs up from Media City for the permits, so here's the details for the visit:-
~ By car. The address is MediaCityUk, 101-110 Broadway, Salford M50 2EQ. Parking is not free, and the cheapest car park is at the Lowry Outlet, just over the canal. (see attached)
~ By tram. The tram station is central to the site. (see attached)
In the piazza, adjacent to the tram station (see attachment) at 7:30pm. Bernard will meet you with permits.
These are needed for shooting in the site and we can share 5-10 between us. The site have said that if anyone without a pass is asked by a security guard to show one, they can point to another member who has one.Also the security staff are to be told of our visit, so hopefully this won't happen.
Include : modern architecture, panoramic views , glass photography (for the next competition round) , golden hour shots (if this weather holds out) Also the ceiling to the main foyer of The Studios is covered with brightly coloured umbrellas; worth a visit.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Media City has plenty of eateries.
Either use one of the eateries or The Lowry Outlet has public loos.
Feel free to arrive earlier or later as suits you, but the main "meet and greet" will be at 7:30 as detailed above.
I would advise a tripod if you want some nice lowlight sunset shots.
Meeting After Next: Studio Night - Table Top Session
Monday 30th July 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
To prepare us all for the next competition, tonight will be a practical workshop on how to photograph glass. Pick up some tips and tricks, as we have hands on demonstrations at various table-top setups photographing lots of different glass items. We will utilise various lighting setups with speedlites, constant LED lighting and so on. Please bring your camera and a tripod if you own one.
WDCC Facebook Group
The club now has a Facebook group for members to use to chat, share articles and even sell unwanted items of kit. If you haven't already had a look, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewdcc. It is a publicly viewable group for WDCC members (old and new), but only members can post. If you haven't received an invite yet, please speak to Helen or Lawry. There has been a good uptake and currently 3/4 of the club membership have joined the group.
WDCC Instagram Account
The club now has its own Instagram account, @thewdcc. If you share your images on Instagram, use the hashtag #thewdcc and tag @thewdcc and a selection of images will be featured on the club's stream.
Share your news!
Have you recently read an interesting article about photography that you would like to share with club members? Have you won a photography award or competition or had one of your images published somewhere? Then let us know, so we can share this with the rest of the club via the website and newsletter. You can send your items of interest to us at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share your skills and experience!
We are always on the lookout for interesting speakers for the club and we know there is a vast amount of experience and knowledge within the club itself. If you would like to give a talk or workshop on a particular skill or aspect of photography, or can give a short demonstration of a piece of software that you think would interest club members, then please contact Bernard (email@example.com) or speak to a member of the committee at a meeting.
For more information about the club, including the programme for the coming months, competitions etc., visit our website: http://www.thewdcc.org.uk
We also have a Flickr page for the club: https://www.flickr.com/groups/wdcc