Please note that there is a change to next week’s meeting, 12th November. Charlie Wheeler is unable to attend for his wildlife talk on that evening. He sends his apologies and hopes that we can re-schedule him in for another date. (I’m sure we can!) Instead, we are fortunate to be able to welcome Lara Jane Thorpe back to the club for an evening of food photography. This has been a very popular evening in the past and hopefully will be again on Tuesday. The first half of the evening Lara will give a presentation of her most recent work and then the second half will be a workshop. For those who are not familiar with her work; Lara is a professional photographer who lives in this area. She specialises in food photography, has her images featured in national magazines and works for major restaurants and food manufacturers. For the workshop, it would be great if members could bring along anything that they would like to include in this category. This could be fruit and vegetables (the more colourful the better) sweets, seeds and stuff like star anise always look good on a contrasting background. Bring along any unusual plates or cutlery if you can, but don’t worry too much as Lara always brings a lot of her own props. A tripod and a flash or torch can be useful too. It’s always a fun, informal second half and an opportunity to photograph something a bit different.
Weymouth Camera Club were recently invited to judge the annual Land Registry Photography Competition at Weymouth Land Registry. Thinking it might be an interesting hour or so judging maybe 50 or so entries, 3 members of the Camera Club: Steve Baker, Mick Rose and Chris Eaves offered to be the judges for an afternoon. The task soon became rather more engaging when they realised that it was a nationwide competition for all members of the Land Registry to enter and that there were 800 entries! However, they managed the task and were happy to agree on the best of the different categories. The winning images are then displayed for the Land Registry Staff to choose their favourite.
Thanks to everyone who came to the first night of the 2019 -2020 season last night and congratulations to Billy on winning the skittles match. I hope the Bingo people enjoyed all the left over food!
Just a reminder that next week, 1st October is our 20 Shot and Summer Outings Competition. The 20 shots had to be in just after the 20 shot evening, but a maximum 4 digital images from the club’s Summer Outings can be submitted by Sunday please to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The week after that, the 8th October is the first of the competitions that will qualify towards the Photographer of the Year award. It is an ‘Open’ competition and the judge for the evening is Stuart Morris.
The venue has now changed to The Ship, which is on located at Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BE See you there
Windows 10 does not ship with native support for previewing raw image files, meaning users can’t view thumbnails or metadata in the Photos app or Windows File Explorer. Microsoft has a solution for photographers in need of this capability, however, and it’s called the Raw Image Extension.
The Raw Image Extension gives Windows 10 native support for previewing raw file formats from ‘many mid- to high-end digital cameras,’ according to Microsoft. Once installed, both Windows File Explorer and the Photos app in Windows 10 will support displaying thumbnails and metadata for these raw image files.
The extension is only supported on systems that have installed the Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903. Microsoft utilized the libraw open source project for this extension; a full list of supported formats is available at the following link; https://www.libraw.org/supported-cameras
To install the app go to the Microsoft Store in Windows 10 Start Menu, then search for ‘Raw Image Extension’ , then download etc.
Just got my prints back from the Dorset Arts & Crafts Fair held earlier this month.
Got four Commended and one Highly Commended
Well done to Mick
Yesterday we set up the exhibition stands in the Museum for the opening of the photographic exhibition on Monday morning (1030am 12th of August) Please pop along and view the images and of course vote for your favourite picture