Margaret writes (29/3/20):
We will not have set themes, but every fortnight, we send images to Alan, via Email attachments, WeTransfer etc. He will use the images to create a video with music. He will then post it onto the Club's You Tube channel.
Your images could be taken whilst out walking the dog or on your short Boris walks. I have just checked the government web site and these walks are still allowed.
Images could be taken in your garden. If you've got a lawn I'm sure you have a daisy or 2 in flower, I certainly have.
You might be trying your hand at table top photography or be experimenting with Affinity.
Whatever your images are, they should have been taken or created during this lock down period.
If you want to join in the fun, please send your images, resized to our normal 1400 by 1050, to Alan at alanzmail (at) blueyonder (dot) co (dot) uk, by a week tomorrow, 6th April. By the following Monday, (all being well), the video should be up and running on You Tube.
The next batch of images should be with Alan by 13th April, so a fortnightly cycle can continue. We will ignore the normal Easter break as none of us will be going anywhere or will be sharing Easter eggs with anyone other than our own households.
In theory you can send as many or as few images as you like, but we are suggesting at the moment a maximum of 5 per member. Remember it's just a bit of fun, we are not looking for competition standard images, they can be as weird and whacky as you like.
Thanks to Alan for offering to put together the videos.
The Afternoon Group was a new venture for the club in 2016. It seems that afternoons suit some people better than evening meetings and we aim to cover different interests.
Meetings are held fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2pm, at the usual venue. For the date and theme of the next meeting see the events page. There is also a list of forthcoming dates and themes lower down the present page.
The aims of the group are
The group is open to all existing members of the Society at no extra cost, but we hope to attract new non-members who may choose to pay by the session or to join and pay the normal yearly membership subscription. The cost per session for non-members is £2.50, with tea/coffee and cake charged at an extra 50p. The charge for refreshments applies to existing members, as is normal at all of our meetings.
At each meeting we have a theme and the resulting photos are shown and discussed. These photos are usually projected digital images (PDIs) but may take the form of prints or even audio-visual sequences (AVs).
Other activities are driven by the interests of the group but can include some basic help in enhancing images. There will be opportunities for group outings. See the Events page.
The group has made an AV (Audio-Visual show) following the tidal part of the Tyne from Wylam to the sea.
An interesting afternoon was had by all present who rose to the challenge of hand colouring, under the instruction & critical eye of their tutor, Arthur Picasso Smith. Everyone seemed to enjoy the experience & went home happy with their new masterpieces ready to hang on the wall.
Since the Society's move to Howard Street we have started a new feature which several members participate in: