Here are the activities for the year. All in-person internal events are held at St Michael's Centre, NP7 5UD. Meeting times are alternate Mondays, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.
Given the ongoing Covid uncertainty, we are trying a balanced approach, with two sessions a month, one on Zoom and the other in St Michael's. Of course, this is subject to change, given the ongoing situation.
|Internal event||Practical session|
|External presenter||Internal competition|
|External competition||Other event|
|10-Jan||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Show photos and stuff!||Are you thinking about entering photos for competitions? Do you need some ideas about these? Bring your images along for constructive criticism from other members before you enter them. Or just show anything photographic (what you got for Christmas, for example, or an interesting bit of kit).|
|24-Jan||ZOOM: Mono Moods with Colin Jarvis, MA, ARPS||Colin is an established, published, professional landscape and architectural photographer who tonight will be providing inspiration
for our Mono competition later in the year, showing not only his excellent photography but also letting us into secrets of how he takes and edits his masterpieces.
|14-Feb||ZOOM: Open Competition judged by JUDGENAME.||Here's our first open competition of the year. This one's Zoom, so digitals only. Good luck and enjoy everyone's entries.|
|28-Feb||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Member Evening: Image of the Year, 2021||Last year our members entered many great photographs into our competitions that all deserve to be seen and discussed again. Tonight, we get to decide which ones we like and the Digital Image of the Year will be chosen.
|14-Mar||ZOOM: Reality is Overrated with Catherine Knee||In this talk by artist and photographer Catherine Knee, we take a gentle start with some costumed portraiture, and wind our way through the sinister and surreal and end up with contemporary artistic images.
|28-Mar||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Open Monochrome Competition judged by Nick Jenkins||Our second competition of the year is open to any image - as long as it is monochrome. Tints such as sepia are allowed, but no 'colour'.|
|11-Apr||ZOOM: SUBJECT with SPEAKER||DESCRIPTION.|
|25-Apr||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Member Evening: Informal competition||Here we'll have an informal open competition, showing and challenging our images, giving them an outing before any 'real' competition.
|09-May||ZOOM: SUBJECT with SPEAKER||DESCRIPTION.
|23-May||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Panel Competition judged by JUDGENAME||Our third competition of the year is open to any image - as long as it is monochrome. Tints such as sepia are allowed, but no 'colour'.|
|13-Jun||ZOOM: The Covid Project with Nick Mason||Nick Mason is a consultant at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, but in his spare time is a keen amateur photographer. He is based in Cardiff and has been taking pictures since he was a teenager. He shoots mainly with Olympus cameras and lenses, which were used for his photographs from the ICU over the COVID period. This is what it's really like for our heroes in the NHS, folks!|
|27-Jun||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Member evening: Portraiture, part deux. with Dave and...||Following on from last year, this is a practical demonstration and discussion of photo studio methods.|
|11-Jul||Photo Walk||Out and about together in this Summer's evening, a walk somewhere nearby, probably ending up at a delightful pub! Bring your camera kit.|
|Jul-Aug||Summer Break||Get out there, have fun, and take lots of photographs!|
|12-Sep||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Member Evening: Summer Show and Tell||Bring in your photos for Summer (and earlier in the year).
|26-Sep||ZOOM: SUBJECT with SPEAKER||DESCRIPTION.
|10-Oct||AT ST MICHAEL'S: Open Competition judged by Les Loosemore||Here's our next completely open competitions, so you can enter whatever images you like!|
|24-Oct||ZOOM: Member evening: Other Club's Competition Entries||Here, we'll throw stones at (or perhaps admire) a bunch of photos from other clubs. And learn, and challenge outselves to do better.|
|14-Nov||AT ST MICHAEL'S:In the Brecon Beacons with Chris Barber, MBE, FRGS||Famed local author and photographer, Chris has roamed the local hills for many years with his camera. In this talk we will be taken on a journey into the mysterious Black Mountains, the high summits of the Brecon Beacons, the beautiful Waterfall Country (which he named), the lonely moorland of Fforest Fawr and the remote Carmarthen Fans.
|28-Nov||ZOOM: Theme Competition (Theme: TBA) judged by JUDGENAME||Here's our annual theme competition, with a challenge to interpret the theme creatively, perhaps!|
|12-Dec||AT ST MICHAEL'S: AGM and fun competition. In St Michael's Centre.||We round off the year with the AGM and the usual informal and hilarious competition. Bring your fun images!.|
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