Good news from Mick

Just got results from the Wyvern International Salon 2020, Had 6 Accepted from 12 entries…..
1 in Colour Open
1 in Colour Action
4 in Nature Birds
Best result in a long time
Well done mate cracking Images    
Time Trial
Rosy Starling
Male Kestrel
Juvenile Kestrel
One Up Two Down
Female Kingfisher
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Don and Vanessa’s Happy day

Its great to post some happy news Don and Vanessa got married this Thursday I know we all wish them every happiness

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Facebook Group Page

We have just setup a Facebook Group page this will allow Club Members to upload images  and share ideas

To use the Group page just open the Club’s Facebook page and on the left hand side of the page go to Groups then open Weymouth Camera Group

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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Due to the Government advice regarding the closure until further notice of all clubs and social meetings, the committee have made the regrettable, but necessary decision to close down the Camera Club meetings until further notice. Our website will have details of when we can resume our weekly meetings when we have those details, but we anticipate that this will not be until late September for the start of the 2020/2021 season.

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Definition of Nature to be used in PAGB Competitions

The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Note that images already meeting the separate FIAP Definition of Nature will satisfy this less restrictive definition. Nature photography means Images where living organisms are the primary subject matter. The story telling value of an Image will normally be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

Nature includes:

  • Images taken with subjects in controlled conditions such as zoos, game parks, botanic gardens, aquariums and enclosures where the subjects are dependent on man for food. Scientific bands, tags or collars are permissible.

Nature excludes:

  • Images where people are included.
  • Images where the subjects are obviously domestic animals or plants.
  • Images where an obviously artistic treatment has been applied.

Processing of the captured image, by cropping, exposure adjustment, colour correction, noise minimisation, dodging/burning, HDR, focus stacking and sharpening, is permitted, as is cloning of image defects and minor distractions including overlapping elements.

Montage is permitted, provided that the finished image looks natural and has not been manipulated “artistically”.

In a Nature Event or Category, an Image appearing to meet this Nature definition will be accepted as Nature. The Judges will normally assume that any Image presented to them does meet this Nature definition.

Access to some biological subjects may be restricted. Where that is relevant, then Photographers warrant that they have followed relevant codes of practices and hold any necessary licences.


There are no Wildlife Events or Categories in PAGB competitions. Within a Nature Event or Category, an Image may be considered for a Wildlife Award. Before confirming any Award, the Chair of the Organisers will seek assurance that the Image meets the following definition.

Wildlife is defined as one or more living organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat, photographed as a single Image. There must be no additions or removals of any component part within the Image as it is presented. The Photographer may be required to supply the original Image file.

Well that makes it as clear as mud

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Open Competition 5th of February 2020

The first Open Competition of the New Year Saw a good turn out from club Members , we welcomed Sara Harpley a new Judge to the Club  ,and new herself to judging. It was great to see Malcolm McNaughton who was mentoring Sara.

Well done to Both Vanessa for taking 1st in the Prints With ‘A Winters Day’ and Billy taking 1st in the DPIs with ‘Drizzly Outlook’

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Wessex Competition 2019

Well done to Don His image of Far Far Away whick took 3rd in the Wessex Competition held on the 28th 0f October at Dorchester
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Summer outing 10th Septmember

The venue has now changed to The Ship, which is on located at Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BE See you there

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News from Mick

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

Take Off
Old Pier-Brighton
Crosby Beach
Party on Brighton Bandstand
Water Droplet
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2019 Annual Exhibition

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  

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