WDCC Next Meeting - Studio Night with Model (Off Camera Flash / Speedlites)
Dear Visitor,1. Update from last meeting
2. Next meeting
3. Meeting after next
4. Request for help
5. Thelwall & Grappenhall Model Railway Club Open Day
6. The Great Northern Festival
Update from last meeting:
I'm not able to give a personal perspective update on the last session this time as I was away, but from the photographs I have seen on the club Facebook group page, you all had a good time, and there were some excellent light painting images created. Well done everyone!
Next Meeting: Studio Night (Model) - Off Camera Flash
Monday 19th November 2018
Session 1 - 7:15pm - 8:15pm (please note earlier than usual start time)
Session 2 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Please note that this is a split session, and members are requested only to attend their respective booking slot, and not remain in the room during the other slot. Members for the second slot should not arrive before 8:15pm (or should wait in the bar if they do so). This is a courtesy for the photographers and model as space is limited.
Each session is limited to 12 members so booking is essential. With nearly 50 current member clearly this will mean that some members will miss out so please ensure that if you wish to take part you reply to Dave's message on Facebook, or email him directly at email@example.com stating which session you would prefer, and indicating if you can do either to enable him to create a running order.
We will be joined by model Jenny who will pose for us. Off camera flash setup will be provided - you just need to bring your camera along. Everyone on the session will be guaranteed 4 minutes of personal time with the model. This doesn't sound a lot, but trust me when you are standing there with camera in hand trying to think of a something different to the other 11 photographers in the room, 4 minutes can seem like an eternity! Experienced members will be on hand to assist and guide.
Meeting After Next: Guest Speaker - Band Photography / Modern Marketplace Photography
Monday 3rd December 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Mat from Wilkinsons in Warrington will be attending to talk to us about the modern marketplace for photography, and principally about band/event photography which is his particular expertise.
Request for Help
Warrington Community Living are currently looking for someone who would be interested in doing some photography for us on a voluntary basis. I wondered if this is a project that one of your members might be interested in? I detailed some information about the charity and the role below.
If anyone is interested they should contact Lyndsey Ryder-Moulton at Warrington Community Living using the following email:
Warrington Community Living is a local charity that seeks to support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people, people with dementia and people experiencing mental health issues to lead their lives in a purposeful, healthy and enjoyable way as full and equal members of their local community.
Volunteer Photographer Role
To assist the organisation in the development of a photographic library of positive images of the people that we support. Images will be used on our website, social media and marketing materials. Volunteers would need their own equipment and be able to ensure that digital images are of a high quality and have the necessary technical abilities associated with digital photography. Volunteers would need to be reliable, friendly, have and eye for detail and good communication skills.
If anyone is interested they should contact Lyndsey Ryder-Moulton at Warrington Community Living using the following email: Lyndsey.Moulton@wcliving.org.uk
Events Of Interest
Thelwall & Grappenhall Model Railway Club Open Day
Sunday 18th November 2018 - Noon - 4pm
Grappenhall Community Centre, Bellhouse Lane, Warrington WA4 2SG (our old club venue)
Four layouts - analogue 'OO' gauge, 'N' gauge and 'OO9' plus a digital 'OO' guage.
Admission - Adults £1, Children 50p. There will also be a tombola stall.
The Great Northern Festival
There is a national Audio Visual competition being held from the 30th November – 2nd December at the Hough End Conference Centre situated in South Manchester just off the M60 Manchester Orbital motorway and near the end of the M56.
On the Friday evening we have invited Judith Kimber over from Northern Ireland to give a practical talk and demonstration on ‘Mood and Music’. Judith won last year’s Great Northern with her sequence ‘Matthew Loney’s Miracle’ in which all the music was composed and played by herself.
Saturday and Sunday are our two competition days - the ‘Great Northern’ competition has Photographic Alliance of Great Britain patronage and as well as medals and ribbons, the top three award winners receive AKM copyright free CD’s and other award winners receive exclusive GNF usb pen drives.
All the entrants into this competition also receive the judges ‘A,B,C ‘ mark after the event.
Running in parallel with the ‘Great Northern’ is the ‘New Horizons’ competition – open only to those who have not won an award in any Open National or International Audio Visual competition. The winner receives the L&CPU gold medal and first second and third receive a full version of Pictures to Exe each worth over £100. Additional awards of GNF usb drives are made and all entrants into this competition will receive the judges constructive comments after their sequence is shown - plus the judges written comments sent to them after the event.
For those wishing to stay over we have negotiated a special upgraded accommodation package with the Britannia Country House Hotel and we have also arranged hot lunchtime meals and a Saturday evening Gala Dinner. These need to be booked before the 1st November.
Day tickets without meals can of course be booked right up to the event.
We had several entries from L&CPU members last year …. and we hope to see them and others at this year’s Festival.
The closing date for entries into the competitions is Sunday 28th October.
Full details and a booking form can be found in the Festival Brochure which is on our website
or if you require any further information we can be contacted by email
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