Mark & Judy are members of Harrow Camera Club (HCC). Both are former President/Chairman of the Club, and Mark has served over 20 years as an officer besides other committee roles. Mark is currently Secretary.
Our Journey in Printing
We talk about making prints, using our own as examples. We progress from neg/pos and reversal darkroom work to current digital printing.
Prints are shown to illustrate and discuss various aspects of print making, including composition, colour, retouching, and mounting.
Walker Trophy (Projected) – Entry Details
The first round of the Walker Trophy (Projected) competition will be this coming Monday – 27th January 2014.
There are 3 rounds to the competition with the winner being the person with the highest aggregate score over the three rounds.
Points are awarded depending upon the number of entries as per the following table;
|Number of entries
||Places and Points Awarded
|1 – 15
|27 & over
In addition to the above, every competitor’s first two entries in each monthly competition will each receive one point.
Each member can enter up to four images. The number that will be shown will be dependent upon how many entries that are received.
In 2013 only 3 images were allowed in Round 1, but in Rounds 2 & 3 members were able to show 4 images.
Resolution of images submitted
The new laptop that has recently been purchased allows us to connect to the projector by HDMI cable.
The use of the HDMI cable means that we can take advantage of the full resolution of the projector.The maximum resolution is now 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical).Just to clarify, your image won’t be stretched to fit this size, so;
Example #1: If you submit an image 1920 (h) x 700 (v) this is the resolution it will be shown.
Example #2: If you submit an image of 1920 (h) x 2160 (v) it will be shown as 960 (h) x 1080 (v). This is because the vertical resolution needs to be halved and therefore the horizontal resolution will be to keep the aspect ratio correct.
Files will be shown as submitted and will not be resized by the competition secretary. Last year Matt needed to resize a great number of images.
Should you have issues with resizing images please speak to Philip Atkinson or John Cross for advice.
Alternatively, check out these YouTube videos;
Photoshop Elements – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJuKCnw0DI0
Photoshop CS5 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pTCipNR8zM
Picasa – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8F0rF5eQek
Naming of your images
It is important that files are named correctly.The format is;
Number_Your Name_Title of Image
02_John Cross_A Mountain
Number – this will be either 01, 02, 03 or 04. This is the order of priority of your images should there be too many entries for the competition.So, if it turns out that only two images of each person can be shown these will be those starting with 01 and 02.
Name – we need to know who you are. This is the only means we have for this once the images have been downloaded.
Title – this will be shown on the screen for 5 seconds when the image is first displayed.
It’s all about the UNDERSCORES!
The use of underscores is vital. We have set up the software to identify these and split the file name into the 3 component parts of;
NUMBER_YOUR NAME_TITLE OF IMAGE
If underscores aren’t used correctly then the images won’t display correctly.The underscore is on the key to the right of 0 (zero) and is accessed by pressing along with the SHIFT key.
If you are having issues with the naming of images please highlight this when submitting your images, or speak to John Cross or Philip Atkinson.
Submission of Images
The simplest way to submit images is by email.The e-mail address for images is;
The mailbox is being monitored by John Cross. John will send a simple acknowledgement to the sender.Images can also be given via CD, DVD, USB drive or file transfer service such as Dropbox or We Transfer.
Please don’t use a transfer service where the recipient needs to sign up for an account, eg. Skydrive.
The deadline for submission is 5pm on the Sunday prior to the competition.If you wish to ‘break’ the deadline you must get agreement from John Cross
Get your glow sticks out – it’s the party of the year.
Join us on Monday for the WDPS Christmas Party. Our very own Trevor is playing in Petty Cash;
[pullquote]PettyCash was formed in 2009 from the members of a guitar club. The original band consisted of seven members, six guys and a girl drummer, playing just about every kind of music from the 1950’s to the present day, playing mostly at private parties, festivals and fund raising events.
By late 2011 the original band had started to break up following the loss of our lead singer and lead guitarist. In 2012 our drummer left the band to have a baby. The band now down to three people, had become a simple string band playing mostly simple acoustic sets, then in early 2013 the band were joined by Dave Williams, lead vocalist, harmonica player and percussionist and Claire O’Brien guitarist and vocalist.
PettyCash with a new lineup is back, having fun playing all our old favorite covers and good singalong songs at private parties and fundraising events. The band also hosts an Open Mic Night on the third Thursday of every month at the Old Hall Tavern, Chingford.[/pullquote]
David Mason is a street photographer based in London. He will be presenting his talk ‘I Shoot People’.
Check out his website to get a flavour of his work.
[pullquote]I am a British born photographer, I take great pleasure in finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, often documenting the surreal happenings on the city streets.
Most of my photography is shot in London, a city I am proud to call my home. London offers a constant changing canvas of textures, people and events, My preference, regarding the type of images I produce, is that they have an honesty about them, captured in camera with little, if any, post-processing.
I lecture widely on Street photography. I have exhibited in various group shows and, to date, have had three solo exhibitions.[/pullquote] – David Mason
As you know, Andy has secured us an exhibition at the Vestry House Museum, Vestry Road, from 15th March to 18th May 2014. This is a great opportunity for members to show work, both printed and projected.
The theme by popular consent will be Unseen Waltham Forest. We will aim to uncover and explore aspects of Waltham Forest whether unseen, or unnoticed, by the public. Hidden or unusual locations, quirky viewpoints, interesting details, an alternative take on the familiar – whatever suggests itself.
The deadline for submissions will be 24th February next year.
Work can be black and white or colour, and the standard size print will be 20×16″ or 500x400mm; mounts can be black or white. You can submit up to 3 prints. Ian will be offering the usual printing and mounting service, and will give further details at any meeting, including how to submit images for projections.
This is also an opportunity to sell work, details to follow.On the 16th December
we will take the opportunity to brainstorm this theme. Come along with suggestions no matter how strange or bizarre they are.
As this is a major exhibition we can reach out to people and organisations for photographic opportunities, so if you would like us to write to someone let us know who.