Club Newsletter 04

Last Week

The club met on Thursday as usual at the Enham Club, but used the back room as the main hall was being prepared for a function. The session was a practical one featuring table top photography. There were several stands with a variety of subjects to photograph and lighting arrangements. All those who took part enjoyed the evening.

Next Week

Monday 7 October is the next Committee Meeting, commencing at 8 p.m. In the club backroom. Tuesday 10.00 a.m. The photos at the exhibition need to be taken down, if anyone can help please come along.

Thursday 10 October is the date for the Monochrome competition. Rules and guidance are on the website. In the absence of the PDI secretary, Steve Lindley has offered to check the submissions so the deadline is now Tuesday 8 October. Any entries after that date, may be included in the competition, but only if they are submitted correctly in the first place. For prints, the normal presentation rules apply (i.e. in mounts up to 500x400mm; name of the author and the title to be clearly displayed on the back – please do not use hard pencils as the subdued lighting make it difficult to read. Titles for prints, should be emailed to the Competition Secretary by Tuesday 8 October

Coming Soon

On Monday 14 October the Focus Group will meet at Enham, in the club backroom; details to follow. On Thursday 17 October we have a guest speaker: Sue Morris will present “Whiskers and Wings II”. Sue is a professional photographer with some outstanding images to share. You are welcome to bring a non-paying guest.

Non-APC Events and Opportunities

From 21 September The National Trust will hold an exhibition at Mottisfont entitled ‘Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping The Sixties’.

Flash Tip – Balancing Flash and Ambient Light

Gavin Hoey is one of my favourite tutors. He has a large number of videos on YouTube, this one is an inspiring practical demonstration/tutorial on balancing flash and ambient light, and then processing the images. Follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPWw68Cyrrc

Club Newsletter 03

Last Week

The club met on Thursday as usual at the Enham Club. This was the first of the bi-monthly competitions for this season, and the first in the new format. There were enough entries for an enjoyable evening, and it was good to see new members entering. Congratulations to all those scoring 10’s, especially to Jan who entered for the first time. Congratulations also to Gavin, who dropped only ½ a point. The Focus Group met on Monday 23 September, and had a very informative ‘Digital Surgery’.

Next Week

On Thursday 3 October the club will meet at Enham, but this may be in the club backroom. This is a practical session, and we will provide a range of interesting items for you to photograph. You will need to bring a camera, tripod (if you have one) and if you own a flashgun/continuous lighting setup bring that too. Come along and see what images you can get. If you have any items that you think club members would enjoy photographing, feel free to bring them along

Coming Soon

Monday 7 October is the next Committee Meeting, commencing at 8 p.m. In the club backroom. Those committee members who normally provide reports are asked to send them out to the committee by tomorrow if possible.Thursday 10 October is the date for the Monochrome competition. Rules and guidance are on the website. However, as the PDI secretary will be away prior to the competition, please get your PDI entries in by Wednesday 2 October. Any entries after that date, maybe included in the competition, but only if they are submitted correctly in the first place. For prints, the normal presentation rules apply (i.e. in mounts up to 500x400mm; name ofthe author and the title to be clearly displayed on the back – please do not use hard pencils as the subdued lighting make it difficult to read. No need to email titles for prints, just bring them along on the night

Non-APC Events and Opportunities

From 21 September The National Trust will hold an exhibition at Mottisfont entitled ‘Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping The Sixties’.

Software Tip – Lightroom

Many photographers have heard of lightroom, but do not know what it is. There is a useful online course by Phil Steele. The attached clip explains a bit about it without going into details (nor does it really mention the cataloguing aspects of the programme, although it is covered in the course). If you want to know a bit about Lightroom, this free clip may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7wxQ_zBzZA&t=16s

2019/2020 Season – First Bi-Monthly

This week we had the first of the four Bi-Monthly competitions. For this season we have decided to have only one category and for the PDI’s we had nearly 40 entries.

Club Newsletter 02

Last Week

The club met on Thursday as usual at the Enham Club. The outside speaker was Giles Babbidge. It was generally felt that it was not one of the better presentations we have enjoyed

The Andover Advertiser published a short piece on the opening of the exhibition written by Richard James and included a photo of the Mayor with Richard and some of the photos in the background.

Next Week

Monday 23 September will see the first meeting of the Focus Group in the club’s backroom. Any APC member can attend, but must join the Enham Club. This will be a Digital Surgery, bring along an image on a memory stick or SD card, or just a question

On Thursday 26 September the club will meet at Enham as usual. This will be the first of the bi-monthly competitions. PDI’s must be sent to the PDI secretary by Tuesday night. Please note that the PDI resolution has changed and images must have a maximum sizeof 1600 pixels wide and 1200 High. If entering prints, please email the competition secretary the title of your images by midnight on Wednesday, and bring the images on the night.

Coming Soon

Thursday 3 October, we have a practical session. This will be a table-top session, and we will provide a range of interesting items for you to photograph. You will need to bring a camera, tripod (if you have one) and if you own a flashgun/continuous lighting setup bring that too. Come along and see what images you can get.

Non-APC Events and Opportunities

From 21 September The National Trust will hold an exhibition at Mottisfont entitled ‘Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping The Sixties’.

Technique Tip – Photograph The Moon

Tony Northrup has produced a short clip explaining how to photograph the moon with standard equipment and the process the image with PS and a free piece of software; see the youtube clip at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cGbbSx-Mug

Club Newsletter 01

Last Week
The club met on Thursday as usual at the Enham Club. The event was Photo in an hour,where members had one hour to go out take some photos and submit 2 JPEG images fora knockout competition. There were some excellent, creative images, and the winner by popular vote was Steve Radford with an image taken at the Railway Station.

On Saturday the club’s exhibition in the Andover Museum was opened by the Mayor of Test Valley. There was a good turnout and the exhibition will run until Saturday 5 October. There is a wide variety of images on show and it is well worth a visit – especially as it is free!

On Sunday the club had a stall in the town centre as part of the Artisan Market. The purpose of this is to make the club visible to the public and attract new members.

Next Week
Next Thursday the club will meet at Enham as usual. There will be presentation by Giles Babbidge entitled ‘Adventure on Your Doorstep’; Discover, explore and capture images just minutes from your front door. Giles is a great storyteller and photographer. There will be a raffle, and members may bring a guest.

Coming Soon
Monday 23 September the Focus Group will meet in the Enham club backroom and this session is a Digital Surgery. Members can bring along any image they need help with or any question about photography or processing that they want answered. Thursday 26 September is the first Bi-Monthly Competition.

Please note that the PDI resolution has changed and images must have a maximum size of 1600 pixels wide and 1200 High.

Non-APC Events and Opportunities
From 21 September The National Trust will hold an exhibition at Mottisfont entitled ‘Lichfield, Duffy and Donovan: Snapping The Sixties’.

Test Valley Mayor Opens Bi-Annual Exhibition

Excellent Photographic Review displaying local skills

[Andover, Hampshire, Saturday 14th September 2019] Andover Photography Club, established in 1981, thirty eight years ago and thriving was honoured to have the Worshipful the Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Martin Hatley, and Mayoress, Mrs Joanne Hatley, open the Clubs fourth biennial Photography Exhibition at The Museum of the Iron Age. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/museum-iron-age

The Photographic Exhibition runs from the 14th September to Saturday 5th October 2019. The Exhibition displays a wide range of high quality print photographs covering landscape, portraiture, street photography, wildlife and abstract.

Cllr Hatley spoke to club members about their work, his own interest in photography, and commented on the high quality of the exhibited images. In particular he praised the sense of an inclusive Andover Community interest based group whose members welcomed all with an interest in photography; from beginner to expert, from camera phone to the latest equipment. The Mayor made special mention of John Randall”s pivotal contribution to the club from its beginnings to the present day.

Photos of the Opening of the Exhibition are below:

Steve Govan, Chair of the Club says ‘The aim of the Andover Photographic Club is to provide a friendly, stimulating and inclusive environment to encourage photographers of all levels of ability to enjoy what they do and to support them in acquiring new skills and meeting new friends”.  Andover Photographic Club is a  member of the Southern Counties Photographic League.

Andover Photographic Club supports film and embraces the digital age. Each year”s programme of events includes skill learning sessions in colour, monochrome and digital photography with talks and demonstrations from visiting professionals. Many of their members draw their enjoyment solely from the wide range of speakers and seeing the work of others. For those who wish to submit their work for assessment the Club provides a wide range of club and interclub competitions. The Club runs a programme of practical learning and hands-on sessions. The Club has a regular presence at Andover”s Artisan Market, exhibiting at the Museum of the Iron Age and other community events.

The Club expressed its thanks and gratitude to the Mayor for the Test Valley Borough Council”s generous grant of £1000 and to the National Lottery Community Fund for a grant of £3,500.  These grants have enabled the Club to purchase a new projector, screen and laptop capable of displaying digital images at the high resolution required for competitions.

The Mayor of Test Valley Cllr Martin Hatley (Lt) Opening the Exhibition with  Club Vice Chair Richard James (Rt)

The Mayor and Mayoress (Lt) speaking to an Andover Photgraphy Club Member

The Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council, Cllr Martin Hatley

2018-19 Bi-Monthly League Results

The final round of the Bi-Monthly is now complete. Congratulations to Linda who came first in the advanced and Richard James who came first in the Primary.

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“Timed Exposure” Evening

The 2019 “Timed Exposure” members’ AVI presentation evening on 7th March was judged by our own John Randall.

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Print & PDI Monochrome Competition Results

2018/19 Monochrome Competition

The 2018/19 season Print & PDI Monochrome Competition was held on 11th October 2018. Read more to see the results

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For more information

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John Randall
29 Clatford Manor
ANDOVER
Hampshire
SP11 7PZ

Telephone 01264 391033 Or e-mail John at c.randall423@ntlworld.com

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