We were invited to Penryn Camera Club for a friendly evening of critique, with 33 members of both clubs passing comments on 60 projected prints, equally divided between colour and monochrome, and between the two clubs. It was interesting to hear how others viewed our efforts, and there was much to be learned about technique and presentation, in addition to gaining practice in the art of being a critical friend, aided by the facilitation of Derek Godridge, assisted by Victor Tullin.
We were very grateful to Penryn CC for hosting the evening, and for the splendid refreshments, and although it was not a competitive event, we look forward to welcoming them to St Agnes for a return “match”.
Words by Martin Morse.
On a wet Thursday evening we were invited to a joint critique evening with Penryn Camera Club, where we received a very warm welcome from their Chairman, Mark Walker.
We started with 15 printed images from each club, with both Claudia from our club jointly leading the critique with Mark from theirs. Each photographer was asked to describe their image and the floor was then opened up for their views.
The standard was extremely high, which led to some interesting debates as to what to ‘changes’ if any were required. As there was so much discussion about each print, there wasn’t time to see all 30, so at the break all the images were put on display for everyone to view.
At the break we were all treated to tea/coffee plus a table full of food and spent the time having a good talk with old and new friends from Penryn. At the end of the break the raffle was drawn, where some of our members won some excellent prizes.
The second half was the projection of 15 digital images from each club, again hosted by Claudia and Mark. This also provided lively debate and each club were inspired by the variety of images on display. I certainly took away some ideas for the future.
The evening ended after 10pm to a warm round of applause for the hospitality of the Penryn Club and promises to return the evening later next year in St Agnes.
Words by Ian Williams, image “Inside Sky Space” by Nikki Bathe.
House Fly Macro by Alan Barker
Our monthly club meeting on Tuesday 11th February was both interesting and informative. First we had a session presented by Alan Barker, our club Secretary, on Macro Photography. Alan brought along and talked about some of his equipment including his Panasonic Lumix FZ150 bridge camera and a his Canon 700D SLR with specialist macro lenses. He then gave a brilliant slide show of images taken with both cameras with some amazing shots of insects which are one of his many interests. He gave very useful tips and instruction on taking good photos of these difficult and often quick moving subjects.
Red Campion by Alan Barker
The next part of the evening was a look at all the digital prints that have been entered by our members into the Charles Hosken competition run by the Cornwall Photographic Alliance in March. There were 29 images in total of various subjects including portraits, landscapes, animals and fungi.
We then had an excellent slide show of images taken by David Bourne, a new member to the club. David’s pictures were very well received by members and we look forward to seeing more of his work in the future. We also viewed some great images brought in by some of our other members.
Words by Jane Sawle, images by Alan Barker.
St Agnes Photographic Club’s Annual Exhibition
We held our Annual Exhibition on Saturday 22nd September in St Agnes. A total of 83 mounted prints submitted by 10 club members were displayed and viewed by a steady stream of visitors all day. These included locals, holiday makers and members from other photography clubs including Truro Camera Club and Penryn Camera Club.
A raffle was held to raise money for our projector fund. The holder of the drawn ticket won their favourite exhibited print from the show and it was interesting to watch people attempting to choose just one and also to see which photos and photographers most appealed to our visitors. William Randlesome from Mount Hawke won the raffle and will receive Nicola Bathe’s ‘Otter’ print.
We felt it was a very successful day, with lots of visitors, some hints and tips shared and plenty of tea, coffee and cake consumed! On behalf of the committee I’d like to thank those who entered their prints, those who came to view our exhibition, but in particular those who helped run the day to make it such a success!
I’m looking forward to next year’s exhibition already!
By Nicola Bathe.
7.30pm, Tuesday 10th April, WI Hall, St Agnes
David’s final session with us will include a critique on photographs taken during our Field Trip to Holywell Bay, together with Photoshop tuition.
Bring up to 10 photographs taken at previous meeting (Holywell Bay) for David’s appraisal.They don’t have to be your best shots – e.g. you can use them to illustrate things you should and shouldn’t have done.