Monday, 11 September 2017

September 7 Meeting Notes

Derek the Chair, welcomed everyone back after the summer break and also welcomed the potential new members.

Derek covered the fact that we could no longer use Wiggio as our communication platform and that Rich had kindly set up Google Drive which Phil Male and Sue Power will oversee. Details prepared by Rich on having a gmail account and then how to use Google Drive had already been sent out to members but would be sent again as needed. Rich was thanked in his absence for all his hard work.
A few questions were raised from the floor and were answered by Derek, Phil and Sue. Phil also gave a demonstration of Google Drive and how to use it.

Bob Bray requested that the clubs library of books be listed and this was agreed. 
There is a reference area and a members area, the first for information and the second for members use.

Special reference was made to naming images uploaded, and must have the persons name, underscore, subject then number 1 or 2 if more than one image submitted e.g. JoeB_Lacock1.jpg

We then all put our ideas for our photo challenges over the year and 6 were selected at random.

  1. Action reviewed October 16th
  2. Water, reviewed November 27th
  3. Fruit, reviewed December 11th
  4. Coast, reviewed March 5th
  5. Fungi, reviewed April 16th
  6. Trees, reviewed May 30th.

No more than 2 images per person,  preferably not more than 2 mb, photos to be taken on or after 1st January 2017, but the idea is to get out there and take new ones for the challenge!

Images to be actively critiqued at the review sessions, these sessions to be led by a person who has undergone the critiquing training. It would also be nice if the person submitting the image gave their own thoughts on their image.

We then viewed the images submitted from the summer shoots held over the summer.

Sue Power have an a.v. presentation of her holiday to Connemara in the summer. Sue was dogged by constant wind and rain and grey skies, however, undaunted, Sue turned this around and produced the most wonderful set of images of moody skies and saturated (both in colour and water!) wind blown landscapes. It just shows what can be achieved in the most appalling of conditions, and stretches us to work outside our comfort zones, and this was certainly an inspirational collection.

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