UPCOMING MEETINGS…    Welcome to our weekly Zoom Programme
Meetings open from 7:00 for 7:30 start
(Programme subject to change)

4th June: Z7___  PDI of the Year Competition with guest judge.  
     NOTE: This was postponed from last week. Entries are now closed.
Zoom Challenge #6 DEADLINE (In my garden) is Noon, 4th June

11th June: Z8___ Special Guest Speaker – Joe Houghton “Street Photography”
Joe’s work has been featured in many international publications, books, and by the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of South Africa.  He is also a Getty images contributor.


18th June: Z9___ Leo Rich: “The Idle Rich Rambles on”
Leo Rich joined his first camera club over forty years ago and has amassed a considerable expertise both as a photographer and judge at home and abroad. He is also a past president of the PAGB to which our club is affiliated.
Zoom Challenge #7 DEADLINE (Something to make us smile) Noon 18th June

25th June: Z10___ AGM, Prize Giving plus…  TBA!

All meetings at 7:00 for 7:30 start.  Meetings usually last for 1~2 hours with short break just before 8pm (stay logged in!).  Watch for details on posts below and changes by email.  

Log-in details for Zoom meetings will be emailed to members one or two days ahead so please check you have these to hand on each Thursday.

If you think you might be interested in joining our friendly club, please contact us by email, phone or web form now.  We can then include you in our plans.  We cater for all levels – beginners to very advanced/professional.

All  physical meetings have been cancelled.  Our new 2020-2021 season traditionally starts in September each year but may be later.

  info@shaftesburycameraclub.org.uk or contact us

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Shaftesbury’s future radio station is already online
Daily podcasts during the COVID-19 crisis.

thisisalfred.com/update — latest local information –
community support, shops, etc.

This week we are trying out an entirely new way of setting Challenges – at least to us! Each week we will pick a letter of the alphabet and our member’s task is to upload one or two PDIs that portray something beginning with that letter and that ‘makes’ the picture – so it has to be interesting and have photographic merit! So far our Zoom weekly challenges have provided some good fun and enjoyment and the quality and number of entries from last week were great. Thank you!

The choice for this week is “W” and the deadline is noon on Thursday 21st May. For example, you could make a photograph with water as the key element in the composition. Of course you can choose anything else that begins with “W” but we do need you all to start thinking also about the subject “Water” which is the subject also set for our first PDI and Print competition next season – whenever that will be!

Note: Thursday 21st is also the upload deadline for our PDI of the Year competition (maximum of two images). Also note we require your PDI of the Year entries to comply strictly with our well-established PDI sizing and file naming: details of these are on the upload page but please ask Chris if you are new to our formal competitions.

The winners from ZC#2 “Rembrandt” (as voted by our members) were “Red Apple” by Helen P and “Makeshift studio flash” by Chris W as equal first, and “Contemplative” by Alan W.
The ZC#3 “Macro or Close-up” winner was “Bumble bee” by Catherine B with “Dungflies mating” by Jeffery B and “Leaf” by Debi S in 2nd and 3rd places. Congratulations!

Quick links…

PDI & Print Entries (members only)
for Prints and/or PDIs

Download Zoom Client

Video, Audio-Video or Presentation files

Affinity Photo Notes




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