WDCC Next Meeting - Walkabout Liverpool City Centre (Museum Quarter)
Monday 24th September 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Update from last meeting: Show Your Images
Despite some initial difficulty securing submissions, we eventually had 12 members supply images, a mix of before and after or just the finished shots, some from club nights, some not. Whilst there were some great images on show, it was the stories behind them that made the night so successful. Not only was it interesting to hear how images were processed, but the how and why of the shots were very entertaining.
Post event we have had a really positive reaction, with some even saying it was their favourite event for some time. Thanks to everyone that put images forward and were happy to stand up and speak to the group about them. It really is appreciated, after all this is your club, so participation from members is essential.
Next Meeting: Walkabout - Liverpool City Centre
Monday 24th September 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Please note the earlier than usual start time. Feel free to arrive at any point during the evening, but there will be an official "meet and greet" at 7pm where people can buddy up, maybe a new member with an old hand? Or buddy up with someone with local knowledge.
Walkabout around the museum quarter of Liverpool City Centre (St George's Hall, William Brown Street, Lime Street, St John's Gardens). The meeting place will be by the Wellington Memorial Statue outside the Walker Art Gallery on William Brown Street at the right hand side of St George's Hall.
There is an abundance of architectural delights in this area of Liverpool, but despite our billing the evening as being around the museum quarter, there is nothing stopping you from venturing further afield. A 10 minute walk in a straight line down William Brown Street will bring you out at the Three Graces on Liverpool's waterfront. I would recommend a tripod if you have one.
If coming by train, Lime Street station is 2 mins from our meeting point. When at Liverpool Lime Street concourse, you have a choice of 3 exits (left, forward and right). If you leave by the right hand exit you will come out at the Empire Theatre. Our meeting point is directly opposite the Empire next to the Wellington Monument at the side of St George's Hall.
The 18:33 from Warrington Central arrives at Lime Street at 19:04 and costs £5.50 return. The earlier train is 18:04 arriving 18:36 and costs £6.80 return.
On-street parking is available on William Brown Street directly outside the museums and is free after 6pm (albeit limited space). There is no event on at the Empire so less competition for parking. There is also free on-street parking behind the Tunnel Police office on nearby Old Haymarket. There are also two off-street car parks (both council run) by the tunnel entrance that are also free after 6pm (shown on the attached map) one accessible from Old Haymarket, and the other from Dale Street. In short there should be no trouble parking nearby.
To drive to the venue, you need to head for the Queensway tunnel entrance, and the postcode for the venue is L3 8EN, Old Haymarket is L1 6ER and Dale Street is car park entrance is opposite the Ship & Mitre pub at L2 2JH.
Meeting After Next: Bebington Battle
Monday 8th October 2018 - 7:45pm - 9:30pm
Join us for the return battle with Bebington Photographic Society - a social event whereby members from Bebington will come to visit for a friendly competition.
If you have any images that you would like to put forward for the battle (it's an open so any theme / subject) please send them to email@example.com as soon as possible with a subject of Bebington Battle.
Please note that this event is also the last submission night for competition entries for the "Glass" competition. Printed images need to be handed to a committee member at this session, and digital images need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight tonight (8th October).
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: email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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