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News and update about the club and photographic matters.

Spectrum and Centurion Trophies

19/03/2021

Congratulations to John Walters for winning both competitions
The Spectrum and Centurion Trophies are normally for prints but due to Covid regulations were held as PDI competitions judged by members. Both were won by John Walters, quite an achievement.

2021 Inter Cities Competition

08/03/2021

On Friday, 5th March 2021, Fosse Co-op Camera Club held their Annual Inter Cities Competition via Zoom.
The Judge, Jim Hartje ARPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP, said he found it extremely difficult to select the winners from the 68 images which were of a very high and close standard. (Four entries from four different club members were submitted by each of the seventeen clubs from the Midland Counties and East Anglia.)

Congratulations go to the winners: Duston Camera Club, scoring a total of 71 points with their panel of images: Cambridge by Steve Borman, Scrapper by Wayne Stant, Symmetry by Judy Longhorn and Take Him Down by Ketan Shah. Duston were closely follow by Leicester Forest Photographic Society with 70 points and Dunchurch Photographic Society with 69 points.

The overall best image, scoring full marks of 20 points was Red Squirrel by Pete Wrycraft of Coalville and District Photographic Society, which the Judge said he had spent a long time studying and could not fault it. Closely following the winning image in second place, also with 20 points was The Engine Arrangers by David Bray of Dunchurch Photographic Society.

For those of you that are not aware of the “Inter Cities” origins, in the days of dark room black and white printing, this was a competition between two clubs from each of Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester and the six clubs took it in turns each year to host the event. When the recession hit the car industry Birmingham and Coventry dropped out of the competition and were replaced by other photographic clubs.

We look forward to welcoming all the clubs back next year for this competition when we hope we will be back to our normal meeting room.

‘Reality Over-Rated’

21/11/2020

‘Reality Over-Rated’ a presentation by Catherine Knee.
Last night we were entertained with ‘Reality Over-Rated’ a presentation by Catherine Knee. This showed us a different side to photography with which no doubt some members will pass the time during lockdown creating very different images for future competitions.

Adobe Products and MACOS Big Sur

13/11/2020

Do not upgrade your Mac operating system at this time. Adobe do NOT support Big Sur yet.
Do not upgrade your Mac operating system at this time. Adobe do NOT support Big Sur yet.
See - https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/download-install/kb/macos-big-sur.html

Keyboard Shortcuts for Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop

09/11/2020

Links to the current keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.
The current keyboard shortcuts can be found at;

Lightroom Classic - Link text here...
Adobe Photoshop - Link text here...

Tom Langton Award

21/10/2020

Congratulations to Silva Zenati on her award winning panel.
The winning panel by Silva Zenati was A Day At The Mill which was Chesterton Mill.

Major Autumn Updates to Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

46th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography

12/10/2020

The 46th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography is now open for entry. Closing date 5th November 2020.
This year due to the covid-19 pandemic the exhibition will be PROJECTED IMAGE ONLY. Our Prints sections will of course return in the future once it is safe and logistically possible to do so.
6 Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature, Creative, Scapes and Travel.

Around 200 Medals and Ribbons to be won.

ENTER NOW! Closing date 5th November 2020.

Inter Club Competitions

06/10/2020

We have recently had two inter-club competitions.

Today - 6 Oct Tripartite Competition with Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Fosse via Zoom
Judged: by Trevor Rudkin we came a close third.

On 18 Sept in a competition with Lowestoft PC Judged by Andrzej Jablonski LBIPP LMPA LRPS we were also beaten. Send in your best images members, we must beat this trend.

First heat of PDI for the season.

25/09/2020

Results of the first heat of the year.
The first heat of the year was judged by Catherine Knee LRPS. The top scoring image was Washday Blues by Kelvin Townsend closely followed on 19 by Jim Gregan's Bodyscape with four members scoring 18 including another fine image by Kelvin Townsend. See the awards section fr the images.

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