Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Bye Bye old blog ...

You have done a good job for us but we're of to better things....

Hi If your looking for Winlaton Camera Club you can now find us HERE

Call in and say hello it's all very nice and friendly

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Merry Christmas. . .

Well for the Camera Club it is, as this coming Tuesday we have our Christmas Social evening.
The night will take a familiar format with a Quiz, The John Richmond Trophy this year Judged by last years winner Peter Smith and of course a bit of a buffet and the best raffle in the world.
Now don't forget to bring with you a raffle prize and something for the buffet table.

This will be the last meeting until January 5th - which is our 2nd print competition of the season - and entry for the second DPI comp - so bring your entry for that - details of file set up and saving image can be found further down the blog.

However in between these two dates we are hoping to get out for an early morning run out to Blyth Beach to catch some shots of the sunrise - more details of this trip will follow soon...

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Whats Happening. . .

Well at a very small gallery in Newcastle ( Stepney Bank) you will be able to see a selection of photographs by Joe Cornish - if you like the Landscape especially 'The Northeast Coast' then get yourself along. The gallery is open 9 til 5 Mon-Fri.

8th December PRINTING NIGHT - yes were printing selected images which hopefully will become part of our entry for the South Tyne Area Print comp 2010.

15th December CHRISTMAS SOCIAL yes another year has gone by and its time for mince pies - made quizes and amazing prize draws - all this and more at our Christmas do - remember to bring along a raffle prize and some Christmas nibbles - see you there...


5TH JANUARY 2010 - This is the first competition night of 2010 and our second print comp of the season. But it is ALSO entry night for the second PDI comp entries to Dave, we all know how to size and name our files so it should be plain sailing to get those entries in...


Wednesday, 25 November 2009

This Coming Tuesday and STA PDI Results. . .

This Coming Tuesday December 1st, we have a talk by John Smith AFIAP, APAGB, John is also the current President of the NCPF.

Tuesday Night saw the judging of the South Tyne Area PDI competition 2009, which was hosted this year by Ryton CC - the judge for the evening was Dave Phillips from Hartlepool PS.
Dave made some interesting and insightful comments on each of the 42 the Images shown. unfortunately he failed to recognise the outright quality of our six images ! here are the marks awarded to each club.
1st Hexham - 161
2nd Gateshead - 154 they also had the best Image.
3rd Winlaton - 153
4th Ryton - 151
5th Whickham - 149
6th South Shields - 148
7th Wylam - 141

And here is our entry of six images with their individual mark...

by Paul Watson score 23

by Richard Watson scored 25

Curved Staircase
by Mick Gibson scored 27

by Paul Watson scored 27

by Peter Smith scored 26

The End is the Beginning.
by Paul Lee scored 25.

Well done to everyone concerned - next year, we will get those cigars out. . .

Friday, 13 November 2009

Creativity Night. . .

Yes its Creativity night at WCC - Have you been creative with photoshop, or just photographically?
YES, then bring along up to five images on your USB drives and show your work - you will also have to say a few words on the techniques used to make the images.
I'm sure that we will have a few surprise's and a good night too, newer members could simply bring a few images to show and perhaps get a few pointers.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

PDI Competition No1 results & this Tuesday. . .

Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday is Selection Night for the South Tyne Print Competition - so bring along prints and or files on your USB drive that you wish to enter for selection for the clubs entry of 6 prints

Here are the winning images from our first PDI competition, which was judged lat Tuesday by David Stout - David gave his thoughtful insights on the 57 entries and decided that these seven Images where the best of the bunch - which of course we will all disagree with - well except one or two of us! Congratulations to everyone who entered, and for the most of us better luck next time!!

1st - Spiral Stair
Mick Gibson

2nd - Glencoe
Geoff Brown

3rd - Fade to Gray
Peter Smith

HC - Steel Drops
Paul Watson

HC - 11 Minutes
Paul Lee

HC - Feather and Rock
Paul Watson

HC - Clouds and Mountains
Brigitte Appleton