University of Sheffield Photo Soc

shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com

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Hello, website visitor.

Welcome to the University of Sheffield’s Photographic society website.

This website is not kept particularly up to date, and therefore if you have and questions regarding photosoc, please email:

shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com.

or

photo-soc@sheffield.ac.uk

We have a very active facebook group, which can be found by searching “Sheffield Uni Photosoc” in Facebook and selecting the GROUP (not the page).

We also have a mailing list, which you can join by clicking the mailing list link in the post below this one.

If you would like to join the photography society, membership is £8 for the year, this involves access to all of our thursday meetings, socials, darkroom and equipment rentals. You can join either at a meeting/social or through this page (click for link). 

Meetings are at 7:15pm in the Diamond, LT6 (for the year 2016-17)

Hope to see you all soon,

xox Photocats

New mailing list!!!

We have a new email mailing list!

Subscribe here: photosoc.union.shef.ac.uk/mailing-list-3

We´ll be sending an email out at the beginning of every week, containing info on our upcoming meetings, trips and socials.

Keyring Competition Winners!

Dear Photocats,

It’s been a week since our competition closed, the committee have cast their votes and the results are in!

Our 2015/16 membership keyrings will feature these lovely photos from Tom Williamson and Si Gao!

 

Tom Williamson

 

Si Gao

 

 

Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all your entries. Don’t forget to enter our first noticeboard competition as well – as I mentioned during the AGM, I want to start a regular competition to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline is 1st October so you still have time, however you can enter as many times as you like so fire away! Let’s see what you guys have been up to over the summer break.

 

See you all soon!
Katherine x

(PS. Don’t forget to come say hi at the Activities Fair – 24th Sept!)

Keyring Competition

Hey Photocats!

This is just a quick reminder that you have until the end of this Sunday to enter your photos into our keyring competition! We’re looking for your photos of Sheffield and the university to display for a whole year on our 2015/16 membership keyrings! If you don’t have any photos of Sheffield or the university, please send in your favourite photos from our meetings, too.

Please send your entries to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keyring Competition’.

• You can submit up to 4 photos
• The deadline is Sunday 30th of August

Also, don’t forget about our noticeboard competition! We’re looking to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images for this as well, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline for this will be 1st October.

We’re looking forward to receiving your entries!

Competition Time!

Hi Photosoc!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer break! Some of you may remember that last year we held a competition to choose the photos to be used on our membership keyrings. As we’re going to need to update our keyrings for the new year and we had so many lovely entries last time, we’d like to ask you to help us out once again!

If you have some photos of the university or Sheffield that you think would look great on our keyrings please send them to us at shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Keyring Competition’.

• You can submit up to 4 photos
• The deadline is Sunday 30th of August

If you don’t have any photos of the university or Sheffield, don’t fear! We’d still love to see what you’ve gotten up to over the break so continue posting your photos to the group! As I mentioned during the AGM, I want to start a regular competition to get your awesome photos on display on our notice board so if you want to submit images for this as well, email them to shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com with the subject ‘Noticeboard Competition’. The deadline for this will be 1st October so you have plenty of time for this one.

Much love and happy snapping!

So long and thanks for all the cats

Dearest Photokitties,

This is it, it is time for me to say goodbye in my last ever email to you kitties.
I have had the best year, I hope you have too. Thank you for being such a wonderful society and please carry on being cat-tastic next year!

I am so proud to have been President. With the help of my brilliant committee Photosoc achieved some amazing things. We introduced the keyring membership system, had personalised hoodies made, arranged discount at Harrison Cameras, helped put together the RAG calendar, we had really successful day trips to Ladybower, York and 5 weirs walk, cat themed Halloween social, a great turn out at the Christmas meal, bought new equipment for you to borrow, took part in platform performance and of course, the biggest events of the year, our outstanding exhibition and residential trip to Chester. Not to mention all our weekly meetings!
I can’t believe how quickly it has gone. *cry*
Here are some of my highlights: *cue emotional music*

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Best of luck to everyone during exams, have a great life if you are graduating this year and if you are sticking around, see you at Photosoc meetings later this year!
I now handover to Manali Naik, the new President! Any queries, she will be happy to help. Best of luck to her!
Goodbyyyyyyeeeeeeee! meow.

Our last meeting!

Dear Photocats,

This week, will be our last meeting! We thought we’d finish with a meeting that involved being outside, so we could enjoy the spring weather and most of all, flowers! We will be practicing some Macro photography again, but this time with flowers and water droplets. The meeting will be on Thursday the 7th of May in The Botanical Gardens at 6:15pm (meet by the greenhouse). (Meetings will be free for members (remember to bring your membership keyring along!) and non-members will have to pay £2. You will NOT be able to buy membership at this meeting). If the weather seems bad on Thursday and it looks like it won’t be dry, watch out for an email from me, in case we reschedule the meeting to The Arts Tower and decide to play with shop bought flowers instead. We are not having a tutorial beforehand, like we usually do, because we did a meeting on Macro last semester. So below are some tutorial pages and examples in case you want a reminder or some ideas of what to do in the meeting:

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/macro-flower-photography-tips/
http://www.lightstalking.com/water-droplet-photographs/
http://shutterstoppers.com/10-tips-to-shoot-macro-droplets-on-flowers/
http://www.school-of-digital-photography.com/2013/10/macro-tutorial-water-drops-photography.html
Also try a Google Image search for Macro flower water droplet photography (or words to that effect) for inspiration.

You need to bring a camera, a flash (if you have one, but it isn’t essential), a macro lens (again, not essential), a tripod (once again, not essential) and a syringe/pipette/spray or squirty bottle full of sugar water (the sugar helps the water adhere to the flowers).

Next week we won’t be having a meeting on Thursday because The end of year meal/Handover social is on the Saturday! We will be having a meal at Efe’s on West street at 7pm then having a few drinks and heading to pop tarts. Here is the event page, we are limited on numbers so please click attending and post your meal choice asap to secure your place at the meal. If you would rather not come to the meal but meet us later that is fine, or alternatively if you would just come to the meal that’s fine.

PhotoLove,
Joss

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