Oct 3, 2009
This is just a message to recap things we said on Thursday, in case any of you missed some important information, would like the details again, or couldn’t make it to the meeting.
Photo Scavenger Hunt: If you want to share the pictures that you took for the scavenger hunt on Thursday, please give your group a name, and then put your photos up on the PhotoSoc Flickr group page. You should all have received Paul’s invitation to join Flickr by now anyway, so you’ll know that it’s free to join. The reason we’re asking you to use Flickr is because it saves us from completely overloading our website’s limited memory bank with images, and because it makes it easier for us to look through and review all your lovely photos!
Themed Competition: The theme for the next two weeks is ‘Fresh’ – you can interpret this in any way you want, and (as with the scavenger hunt pictures) we’d like you to submit your themed photos on flickr, but at this special place rather than the normal group page. For those of you who shoot on film, we have access to a film scanner, so it shouldn’t be a problem for you to put your photos up online. Please submit your photos no later than the evening of Wednesday the 14th of October, so that we can announce the winner at the meeting the following day. The winner of the competition will receive a large print of their photo as a prize!
Possible up-coming events: We are hoping to organise a group day-trip into the Peaks on Sunday the 18th of October, so that we can all brush up on our landscape photography and generally have an awesome time – this activity would be for paid-up PhotoSoc members only, and please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested. (You would have to pay for your own train fare I’m afraid, as the society can’t subsidise this.) Once we’ve worked out the details of the trip, another message will be sent out to say more.
Also, there is a photographic exhibition called ‘Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed’, which is due to run at the National Portrait Gallery in London from the 15th of October to the 24th of January. The exhibition has a one-day workshop attached to it, which will teach you how to take pictures using the style and techniques of the 1960s – ticket price for this workshop is £40 for concessions, and includes admission to the exhibition. This is not a society-organised trip, but a few of us are likely to be attending, so if any of you are also interested then we could arrange to meet at Sheffield train station. Ticket price for the exhibition on its own is £9/10 for concessions. The National Portrait Gallery is also planning to hold other photography exhibitions in the coming months, with such subjects as Twiggy, Bob Dylan, and Taylor Wessing – you can find out more on their website.
If you have any questions, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help!
Lots of love,