Chairmans Notes - 3rd September 2019

A very warm welcome to previous members and guests on this, the first evening of the 2019-2020 season.

Projector

We have, at last, replaced our old projector with a new Canon XEED WUX500. We expect this to provide a marked improvement in projected image quality.

Please note that the native (or basic) resolution of the new projector is 1920 x 1200 px. and therefore, we can now accept image files for PDI (Projected Digital Image) competition entries up to this maximum resolution, which may provide a little extra, especially for portrait format.

Don’t forget that when you are submitting a digital file for either a PDI competition entry or the digital copy of a print entry (which must be submitted together with all prints), the file name must use the following convention:

Photographer Name%Your Picture Title

Please keep the title to less than 50 characters (inc. spaces).

 Up-coming exhibitions and competitions

This is always a busy time of year as the Club’s Annual Exhibition is approaching and next Tuesday (10th Sep) is the final hand-in deadline for entries, which is also the hand-in deadline for entries for Round 1 of the Club Competition. 

There are now 2 other exhibitions taking place that are not competitive and serve solely to showcase the work of club members.

The entry form for the Annual Exhibition is available on the website (fee £1.00 per entry to cover costs).

The Club Constitution and Competition Rules contain full information on the Exhibition and Club Competition. An updated and revised version, which will hopefully be easier to use, will be available on the website in a few days

Sabrina 5 Barge

As part of the Gloucester History Festival, the National Waterways Museum, Gloucester Docks will be open free of charge on Sat 14th and Sun15th September from 10.30 am – 5.00 pm. The Club has been given the opportunity to display our work (prints and PDIs) on the theme ‘Power and the People’.

We need your images by next week, please and require volunteers to supervise and set up the exhibition, so please let us know if you can help.

Get Free Books – Charity Shop

This is an on-going exhibition of prints, which should be locally themed, and is set in the shop window (with prints facing both inside and outside) on the corner of Westgate St and College Court (where the Beatrix Potter shop is located).

Please let us have your prints for display. Let us know if you would be willing to occasionally help maintain the display.

If you can visit the shop, please take along some book donations if possible.

Next week’s club evening will commence at the normal time of 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm.