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Club News February 2020

24/01/2020
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1. Practical Evening 7th January – Thank you Dennis for your very interesting talk on the “Use of Flash”

2. Pegasus trophy 14th January – Well done to Photofold, who won the trophy. Thank you to everyone who assisted with this competition.

3. AGM 4th February – The agenda and minutes for this meeting will be sent out on the 28th January. Please attend as we need 40% of the membership to attend to enable the meeting to go ahead.

4. Themed DPI Competitions 11th February – This evening is divided into two competitions and you can enter 2 images for each. For the sake of new members, I have included a brief description of each category. The judge will be Phil Ricketts. As this is a DPI competition please ensure your digital images are received by the digital officers by Tuesday 4th February either by memory stick or via the email address tcc.pdi@gmail.com

Artistic/Derivative – This is an opportunity to let your imagination run riot. You can put a new twist on an artwork, combine images to make a new one, take an image and manipulate colours to make it more outrageous or subtle. However, it is important that all images are your own.
Portraiture including Child Study – In the last Pegasus trophy we did not have many images for the child study round, so we hope to get a wider range to choose from, so we have incorporated the theme within Portraiture

5. Smith Aral Natural History Competition 18th February – This is a print competition which will be judged by Graham Parry. You may enter 2 prints on a Natural History theme which includes animals (not pets or farm animals), plant life or geology. Animals images may be taken in a zoo/wildlife park situation.

6. DPI competition 5 25th February – This will be judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer. Please ensure your digital images are received by the digital officers by Tuesday 18th February either by memory stick or via the email address tcc.pdi@gmail.com

7. Cambridge CC competition (report from Issiah) - Last Saturday (18 Jan 2020), Paul, Sue and Issiah went to the Cambridge Camera Club annual PDI Inter-Club competition. Thurrock Camera Club entered this 36-club battle for the first time this year. It was a great competition where we had the opportunity to see a wide range of images from other clubs in the EAF; many of which we do not usually meet at other events/ competitions. We all had a great time and enjoyed the event which was very well run by Cambridge CC.

The competition is made up of 5 rounds (Monochrome, People, Landscape, Nature and Open) with a tie breaker in case of a 1st place tie. The judge was Chris Palmer - a well-known judge and selector for RPS.

The overall winner was Cambridge Camera Club with 94 points and "It's hard to be a hero" from Loughton won the Judge's Choice. Only [5] point separated the top 3 clubs. Thurrock CC had 78 points - we did quite well when you consider the size of some of the clubs at the competition. A competition that we will try to enter again next year ....

Individual scores of our entries:
Round Author TCC Entry Score
1: Monochrome Tom Irving Mademoiselle Noir 15
2: People Chas Tagg A hard life 16
3: Landscape Tom Irving Lofoten Church & Village 15
4: Nature Derek Smith Keeping a lookout 16
5: Open Frederick Roll Chase me, Chase me 16
6: Tie break Issiah Sakhabuth Blue Heron escaping our waste Not used

8. Romford Gold Cup 5th February - This is an open competition between 6 clubs. It will be held at Forest Row Centre, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2LD. We will be taking 5 print from 5 photographers. We will let you know the chosen images after the selection meeting.

9. Flickr – If you are a member of this site, you are very welcome to add your images to the group “Thurrock Camera Club” providing they have been entered into a club competition. It is a good opportunity to share your images with a wider audience.

10. Thurrock Camera Club Website – We would like to update the Thurrock Camera Club website with new images. If you would like to add images to the website please e-mail them to Tom Irving at t_irving@btinternet.com As with the Flickr group they must have been exhibited at a club competition.