Oct 19, 2010
Big apologies in advance for this long email, but it is important that you read all of it because there is lots of useful information for the next couple of weeks. Plus I’m feeling nice so I might put something jolly at the end of it…
This Thursday meeting
Unfortunately we’re not going to be able to do the camera tutorial this week, so we have postponed it until Thursday 4th November and we will send you an email with details about where and when nearer the time. So this week, we’re going to do a light-painting session on Thursday (21st) evening. If you’d like to come along, please bring warm clothes, a camera (if you have one) and a torch/flashgun to “paint” with. We’ll be meeting at 7pm around the Gallery area upstairs in the Union.
Halloween/disposable camera social
Next Thursday evening (28th October) we’re going to have a fancy dress bar crawl with disposable cameras for capturing the frivolity! We’re starting in Interval at 7:30pm and will be making our way to Lava Lounge via The Common Room, Frog & Parrot and The Wick at Both Ends. We’re also working on getting some special Halloweeny PhotoSoc cocktails made up for us – woop!
The fancy dress theme is simply whatever you want it to be! So get your gladrags on and your cameras out, and come join us for some drinks and fun!
Halloween/Bonfire Night competition
To complement the time of year (and our little social) we’re having a competition on the theme of Halloween and Bonfire Night. The 2 week competition will open on Monday 25th October and the deadline for entries will be at 5pm on Monday 8th November, with entries being uploaded to our Flickr competition group. If you’re not on Flickr yet, do sign up and upload your photos so that you can take part in the competition.
**Remember to have a look at the competition rules at the bottom of the group page before you submit anything…
Due to a general delay in the building work inside the Union, our darkroom is not yet ready, but we’re keeping an eye on its progress and will let you know when it’s ready for use.
Unfortunately, we also no longer have access to the darkroom in the Mappin Building as it has been relocated. But as I said, keep an eye on your emails for news about our darkroom in the Union.
Due to popular demand, we are in the process of setting up a mentor scheme to create some links and contacts between photographers who are more experienced and those who are just starting out in photography. The aim is to get people talking and taking pictures by gaining confidence and experience from each other. We have put up a discussion on the website forums, so please register on the website so that you can sign up to be a mentor/mentee. Any problems posting to the forums, please let us know.
GIAG Pinhole Photography
We still have a few places left on our Pinhole Photography Give It A Go session this Thursday evening (21st) at 7pm in the Gallery Eye. If you’d like to learn how to make your own pinhole camera that you can take away with you at the end, head to the Union Box Office and get yourself a ticket! But hurry because they’re running out fast!
Phew! Congratulations for getting to the bottom! If you have any questions, drop us an email or post it onto the forums. There will be more detailed emails coming out a few days before each event, so keep a look out for those! And now, as promised, something jolly and amusing…