NEXT MEETING …    7:30pm   14th November 2019

Guest Speakers: John & Di Tilsley

John is a WCPF lecturer and part of the team training and mentoring judges. He is a prolific photographer himself with specific expertise in monochrome prints.  Di is also an accomplished photographer in her own right and together make a formidable team.  Tonight, they will be showing some of their latest work in prints and PDIs.

Deadline: 21st Nov Shuffell 2nd Round – 2 Prints and/or 1 PDI, all “Open”. or contact us

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Wikipedia: PeckaKucha

PechaKucha (Japanese for chit-chat) is a storytelling format in which a presenter shows their 20 chosen PDIs for 20 seconds each with commentary (6 minutes and 40 seconds total). This is being tried by various camera clubs around the country. In order to encourage more in the club to take part we have decided to change the format to 10 PDIs for 20 seconds, i.e. 10×20 instead of 20×20. This can be with dialogue, without dialogue or if you prefer just add text. The images do not have to be of competition standard but ones that please you. It is a non-competitive, non-judgemental fun evening, not to be confused with an A-V presentation or with our A-V evening in January.

The sample video here [link to be added] was created using Faststone Image Viewer available free on line for PCs, not complicated and easy to use. After placing your selected images into a folder it only takes a few minutes to create the presentation. Windows Movie Maker is also easy to use but creates a bigger file.

 Please give it a go. The success of the evening depends on members participating!

DEADLINE is 5th Dec for entries and will leave us enough time to resolve any problems you may have.

We already have a new upload facility where you can upload completed presentations in a wide variety of media formats which you can access via a Media upload link just below the normal Competition Entries link. You need to complete a simple form where you can opt to either bring your presentation on the night on a USB memory stick or – provided you have a fibre-based internet connection – to upload directly to the SCC Dropbox. Uploading allows us to properly test the presentations run on the club laptop beforehand.

Quick links…

Competition Entries (members only)
for Prints and PDIs

10×20 & A-V Entries (members only)


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