20 Shot Competition 23rd June 2020

20 Shot Competition 23rd June 2020

Home & Garden

New Format – There can be no meeting on the Tuesday evening (when we normally go out and photograph the 20 set subjects.) Instead, all subjects can be taken from your home, house and garden and may be completed over 3 days.

If you do not have a garden of your own then a neighborhood or communal garden will be acceptable while still considering social distancing guide lines.

Subjects will be sent out Via E-Mail on Monday evening 22nd.

Notes: –

1. There is NO entry fee……at this time…. Depending on how the competition is going to be judged. If on line using DPI’s (No cost) or from Prints (£5 charge), In the normal way !! if and when club meetings resume…..

Watch this space !!!

2. Because of the nature of subjects and the restrictions of social distancing, you will have 3 days to take your images, Tues/Wed/Thurs. Then 2 days Fri/Sat to edit, then Sunday to submit your 20 shots to Steve Baker (Competition Secretary).

3. Remembering to resize your images for 6X4 prints. There should be no major post processing (except for image 13 anything goes) only to crop, resize and some slight enhancing.

4. I Hope you will Join in and keep the spirit of the club running.

Thank you and Good luck!!!

Mick Rose

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Web Competition Update

Once the restrictions are lifted and we can get back to normal club activities, the cumulative total of points scored per member will be added up and the winner will receive a bottle of wine, kindly donated by Chris and Bob. So, members who have not yet participated, here is an incentive to submit your images to this competition. Remember any member can score the images, even if they have not submitted an image.

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Web DPI Competition

The club will be holding a weekly online competition commencing week beginning 30 March 2020 for as long as the current Coronavirus restrictions are in place. So that means that DPI’s for the first week must be submitted by the latest 29 March 2020.

Competition Rules

  1. One DPI of any size to be emailed to; progsec@weymouthcameraclub.co.uk.
  2. Image to submitted by no later than the Sunday for inclusion in the following weeks competition. The title of the DPI should be as per the following:  image_name-member_name
  3. Images will be on the web from Monday to Saturday.
  4. Judging will be by members during that week by email to progsec@weymouthcameraclub.co.uk. No judging entries will be accepted after the Saturday of that week.
  5. Judging will be 1st choice down to last choice i.e. Image10 1st, image3 2nd, image15 3rd etc. You cannot vote for your own image
  6. The results of the weekly competition will be shown on the website with a picture of the winning image.
  7. DPI’s can be any subject, any age, but are restricted to images that have not been awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd or highly commended in a club competition.
  8. No prizes or certificates will be awarded for these weekly competitions.

If you have any questions please email; progsec@weymouthcameraclub.co.uk.

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Brian Lynch Challenge 19th February 2020

Congratulations to us as we won the annual Brian Lynch Challenge last night at Portland!

Congratulations to the following members who were awarded Highly Commended:

  • Billy Connoly – Buri Khalifa
  • Linda Kemp – Incoming Tide
  • Stephen Davenport – Male Bearded Tit
  • Vanessa Ingram – Paved With Gold
  • Chris Eaves – Stormy Sky

The First Three Places were awarded to:

  1. Don Hart – Far, Far Away
  2. Chris Eaves – Raindrops on a Seed Head
  3. Mick Rose – Female Kestrel

Next week at Weymouth we have Keith Robins from Yeovil who is giving a presentation on portrait and still life photography using all sorts of different lighting.  It should be interesting and our friend Karen who has modelled for us is also coming along for us to photograph her.  The following week Keith is returning to take a workshop using all that we have learnt (probably) from his presentation.  However Keith has suggested that members could bring along their lighting and items to photograph next week if they would like to.  There is a link to Keith’s work here:


For anyone who has been away from the planet for a week or so, the club is featured in this week’s Amateur Photographer magazine.

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Change to 12th November 2019 Meeting

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.

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Club Christmas Meal

The venue and timings for the Club Christmas Meal have now been finalised, you can view the venue, menu and timings on the Events list or by clicking here.

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Judging for The Land Registry Photography Competition

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.

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Skittles Evening 2019

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 compsec@weymouthcameraclub.co.uk. 

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.

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Microsoft releases Raw Image Extension to get raw image previews on Windows 10

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.


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