The Davyhulme Camera Club year began on 8th Jan with a light hearted appraisals night. Members brought a selection of their images to the club for members to look at and give opinions as to what worked, what didn’t and how things might be improved. This was followed on the 15th Jan by a camera skills / editing techniques sharing evening. These nights give members the opportunity to learn from one another on just about any aspect of photography from what their camera is actually capable of right through to creation multi-layer composites as a post-processing technique.
Then followed the AGM at which, due to increasing venue costs, we increased membership fees for the first time in several years and the committee was voted in unchanged for the 3rd year running, much to their annoyance 🙂
On the 29th Jan it was DCC’s turn to view the L&CPU travelling folio – an evening where we split in to groups, choose our favourite images from the collection and then explain why they were our winners.
During February we started with a project viewing night for images ‘Shot through…’ An opportunity for members to show imaginative they’d been in creating images taken through various types and styles of framing entities. This was followed by judging of Round 1 of our Regular DPI and Print competition at which, in a return to form, Rob Greenbank won both sections. The winning images are now a part of the header images shown throughout the website.
A practical night with a focus on ‘textures in mono’ was next on the agenda and I look forward to seeing the images created that night in future competitions and viewing nights. On 26th Feb we had another folio night. This time it was the Postal Photographic Club travelling folio and once again we split in to groups, appraised the images and chose our winners.
Talks by external speakers feature fairly regularly on the DCC syllabus and March began with Alan Angel’s ‘Back & White’ lecture. Evenings like this are always well received and Alan’s was no exception. Also well received were the travelogues presented by Rob Greenbank and John Axon on 11th March. Both were prepared as audiovisual spectaculars using PTE AV Studio (i.e. the latest version of PicturesToExe). Hopefully they may inspire more club members to give AVs a try – maybe even enough to reinstate the AV competition.