May 2017

May is usually the month for the Three B’s Rosewood Trophy which will be hosted this year by Badby CC vs Banbury and Buckingham. 16 prints each. More details nearer the time.

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Competition # 4
Out of focus – pdi – Judge Damon Guy
There must be a significant component of the image which is out of focus.  Completely out of focus to just a small element are both acceptable, but simple marginally diffuse backgrounds would not satisfy the criteria.  (Where a clear differential focus technique has been employed will be suitable).

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Members’ evening. #4
A casual event to encourage discussion between members, projects, ideas, planning etc.
John Credland will give a short illustrated talk after the break:  The Perfect Sandwich.

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Speaker – Steven Galvin LRPS from Marlow:
How to cheat at Photography…  This provocatively entitled talk allows Steven to confess his sordid kiss and tell secrets, demonstrate various techniques on how to unfairly manipulate images.  Expect a lively forum as we debate the ethics of how far to go in photo manipulation.
This an important evening and we will use posters to attract new members and a larger audience. £5.00 on the door for non-members.

Wednesday 24th May 2017
Practical model evening organised by Adrian Court LRPS

Wednesday 31st May 2017
Late update: CHANGE OF VENUE as the Padbury hall is being rewired, Colin has arranged the use of the East Claydon Village Hall, directions to the hall shown here:
Directions to East Claydon

Prints Critique Night.  We each bring 3 images as prints. Separate tables are numbered 1 to 9 and an equal number of prints (which are numbered, say 1 to 5) are put on each table. So for table one we haveT1 and the image number. The members organise themselves into groups for the amount of tables. For each group there is a record sheet for every table and we give a score from 0 to 5 for each image on the table.
5 is a rarity; the images have to be exceptional to gain top marks.  We have about 4 minutes to critique and mark each table’s images before moving on to the  next table and eventually scoring all the images. The 2016 winner was Bernie Harfield.