University of Sheffield Photo Soc

This weeks meeting: private viewing evening at the exhibition!

Dear Photocats,
This week there is no meeting on Thursday. Instead there is a Private viewing evening at Bank Street Arts (map HERE) on Friday the 27th at 7pm. It is free entry, everyone welcome – not just members, so remember to invite all your friends and make an evening of it. Especially if your photos are being displayed! There will be a bar and it will be a lovely night spent surrounded by friends, photos, cat enthusiasts and undoubtedly photos of cats. The dress code is smart. Not evening gowns and tux’s but not hoodies or joggers…
We are so pleased with the amount of photos submitted, we have 77! so a big thank you to everyone who has submitted their prints. However, today we found out that we now have access to an extra gallery room! So, anyone who can bring a mounted or framed photo to Bank Street Arts by noon tomorrow, still has a chance of getting their photos exhibited!
Looking forward to seeing you there! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/795523897186008/?ref_dashboard_filter=hosting

The deposit (£15) for our residential trip to Chester MUST also be handed in asap! Event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/759542454139891/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=hosting

Finally, I am planning to go on a Give it A Go trip to Yorkshire Wildlife park (YWP) on the 18th of March and would like some photocats to join me. Photosoc organised a joint trip with The Natural History Society to YWP, for a wildlife photography trip, last year. We had great feedback, and many of you have expressed an interest in re-doing the trip. However, the price we would have to charge would be more than the GIAG trip (GIAG trip is £12 online). So we thought that we could go on the GIAG trip together. This is not society led. It would just be a group of friends, who happen to REALLY like photos, going on a trip together. YWP is a brilliant wildlife park and an excellent place to practice wildlife photography because there are various walk-through areas and no cages or bars, so you get clear shots of everything! There is also a new arrival – Victor the Polar bear, who I am dying to see!Tickets available at the SU box office or website. Event page:http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/…/yorkshire-wildlife-park-with-ma…

 

Photo Love,
Joss

This week’s meeting and other important stuff.

Dear Photocats,
As you may know the website was down  so I couldn’t send out the weekly email on Monday. I posted it all on the facebook group instead, hopefully everyone saw it! But I am sending it out now the website is fixed, so hopefully it is not too late! Sorry for the inconvenience.

This week’s meeting is on Travel photography at 7:15pm in The Arts Tower LT06. (Free entry for members or £2 for non-members. Membership can be purchased at the door). This will be a short talk with tips, advice and stunning photos. At 8pm we will then continue with mounting photos for the exhibition. IF YOU HAVE SUBMISSIONS FOR THE EXHIBITION, YOU MUST GIVE THEM TO US AT THIS WEEK’S MEETING! Please write your name, photo’s title and a price (optional) on the back. Event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/795523897186008/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=hosting

The deposit (£15) for our residential trip to Chester MUST also be handed in at this week’s meeting! Event link:https://www.facebook.com/events/759542454139891/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=hosting

We also have a Give it a Go event this Saturday! Build your own camera obscura! This is guaranteed to be a fun and exciting event, as our lovely Darkroom Officer – Frankie is leading it! Tickets are £4 and available from the SU box office or website. Event link:http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/eve…/build-your-own-camera-obscura

Finally, I am planning to go on a Give it A Go trip to Yorkshire Wildlife park (YWP) on the 18th of March and would like some photocats to join me. Photosoc organised a joint trip with The Natural History Society to YWP, for a wildlife photography trip, last year. We had great feedback, and many of you have expressed an interest in re-doing the trip. However, the price we would have to charge would be more than the GIAG trip (GIAG trip is £12 online). So we thought that we could go on the GIAG trip together. This is not society led. It would just be a group of friends, who happen to REALLY like photos, going on a trip together. YWP is a brilliant wildlife park and an excellent place to practice wildlife photography because there are various walk-through areas and no cages or bars, so you get clear shots of everything! There is also a new arrival – Victor the Polar bear, who I am dying to see!
Tickets available at the SU box office or website. Event page:http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/…/yorkshire-wildlife-park-with-ma…

Photo Love,
Joss

New Jobs & Opportunities for Photographers

Hi everyone, let me be as straight-forward as usual :)

*The events are ordered in a ‘received month – order of that month’ form if the numbers confuse you.

01-2. Dentistry Graduation Ball
Time: 12th June 2015
Location: Oulton Hall, Leeds

Details: The Dentistry Graduation Ball is looking for a photographer on Friday 12th June 2015 from 6pm to 11pm at Oulton Hall in Leeds. Transport will be either arranged or re-imbursed there and back. The payment is ?10-?15 per hour depending on their budget. (A backdrop is required.)

02-2. SBSGG Photography Competition

?As you may have seen on social media, we are once again running our Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving Photography Competition.

We are looking to showcase all our fabulous 2014 Grassroots Giving Winners in their local press, in order to highlight the brilliant work being carried out in communities throughout the UK. However, it would take us too long to take our camera and visit every single winner, so we need your help!

We?re looking for local amateur photographers to help us photograph our winners and get a few snaps of them in action. We would love it if you could help us out by taking a few images of winning groups that are local to you, and by helping us spread the word to other local photographers that you know.

We?re asking for the photographers to send across their best 5 images of the group, and the winner will be awarded ?200 worth of gift vouchers of their choice.
For more information please visit the below:
http://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/news/calling-all-budding-photographers/

The closing date for entries is the 16th March and the winner will be announced on the 23rd March.?

Photographers interested in this event please contact Emma directly via emma@skiptongrg.co.uk to get further details.

02-4. Schools Celebration Event
Time: 18:00-21:00, 13th May 2015
Location: The Octagon Centre

Details: ?Photographing the US in Schools Celebration Event – We would need photographs of school pupils and university students, both informally (attending a mini graduation ceremony) and formally (in organised school groups). We are happy to pay travel expenses and will provide refreshments on the evening.?

02-5. Parranda Latin Dance
Time: 10pm-12pm, 28th March 2015 (During Easter)
Location: Niagara Centre Sheffield (Penistone Road)

Details: The organizer is looking for someone experienced with good gear to cover their night. Flash required and the candidate will be interviewed before the job. ?50 for the two-hour shooting.

02-6. Youth Club Outreach Opportunity

Details: ?The Orchard Fund (TOF) is a local organisation that holds youth club (amongst other things) for 10-17 year olds and is based just off London Road in Sheffield. The youth club is held every two weeks on a Saturday and runs throughout the year.

I work with a close-knit team helping to deliver volunteering opportunities for local organisations and university societies in a youth club setting. We are a small group of individuals who strive to have a positive impact on the youth in our society. In the past we have held workshops on topics such as graffiti art, photography, drama, t-shirt design, 1st Aid and cooking amongst others.

I am emailing to enquire whether you will be willing to work with The Orchard Fund in delivering a workshop for the youth on photography skills and techniques, working in tandem with us to try and broaden their horizons with photo taking. We will be happy to plan and arrange the workshop if you are happy to work with us.?

02-7. Food Photography and Video Shooting
Time: 1pm, 17th February 2015
Location: Maazi?s Restaurant in Matlock

Details: Maazi?s restaurant in Matlock, Derbyshire is processing some projects and want to have some photos and videos taken. They are looking for 2 volunteer photographers who are interested food photography and want to gain work experience. The restaurant also desires to have some cooking and documentary videos. Transportation will be provided.

Any photographers interested please email v.tieuoanh@gmail.com or contacting Tieu Oanh Vuong on Facebook for further information.

02-8. BUCS National, Sheffield ? Photographer Wanted

The 2015 BUCS Nationals is 3 days of non-stop sports action held across multiple locations in Sheffield, covering 10 sports with over 6,000 competitors. The event is organised by British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the governing body of university sport in the UK.

GeoSnapShot is a unique photography platform that enables any photographer to upload, share and sell their photos simply and with no upfront cost.

BUCS and GeoSnapShot have teamed up to offer you the opportunity to be an official photographer at the BUCS Nationals.

What are the benefits to photographers?

You have the opportunity to become an official photographer at the event; benefits include:
? Official BUCS Nationals photography status with ?go anywhere? passes
? Be paid for any of your photos that are sold
? BUSC Nationals t-shirt and high visibility ?official photographer? vest provided
? Gain a professional sports photography portfolio
? Flexible commitment of single or multiple days coverage

This is a fantastic opportunity requiring passionate photographers that know how to shoot sports events and are confident getting great shots. The objective is to capture actions shots of all participants, not necessarily the best artistic shot. The days will be long and the shutter count high!

You?ll be uploading your photos to GeoSnapShot.com after the day?s events for participants to view and purchase. You will be paid for any photos sold. You will also be required to supply a copy of your photos to be used by BUCS for future promotional purposes.

Applications for Media Accreditation will close on Monday 16 February

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If there is anything you’re interested, email back or contact Dia Wang on Facebook for further details.

Always at your service for jobs,
Dia

Change of time for this Thursdays meeting

Dear Photo-cats,
Sorry about the inconvenience but this weeks meeting on mounting prints for the exhibition is now at 7.30 not 7.15pm. Location is still the same – Arts Tower LT06.
Hope to see you there and looking forward to seeing all the lovely submissions for the exhibition.
Photo Love,
Joss

First meeting and Exhibition!

Dear Photocats,
We hope you had a successful exam season! Now is the time to resume your social life and pick up your camera once again because, we are back! This weeks meeting will be to prepare for the upcoming exhibition! We will be teaching you how to mount your photos ready to be displayed. The meeting will be on Thursday the 12th of February in The Arts Tower LT6 at 7:15pm (any changes in time or location will be emailed out).

(Meetings will be free for members (remember to bring your membership keyring along!) and non-members will have to pay £2 on the door. However you can buy membership at the meeting (or on the door) so don’t worry.) You will need to bring your 4 photos that you want to submit and the materials you need for mounting. We will be providing some spray glue and foam board but it might not be enough for everyone so it would be advisable to bring your own. All details on submissions and mounting are at the end end of this email. The deadline for submissions is the 19th of Feb. You don’t have to come to this weeks meeting in order to mount your work if you feel you don’t need to. There will also be time in the meeting on the 19th for last minute mounting and questions before submission.

The exhibition is in Bank Street Arts, from the 25th until the 28th of February 2015.
Everyone is welcome to come and view it so make sure you tell all your friends that your work is being displayed!
There will also be an Exhibition night held at Bank Street Arts itself on the evening of Friday 27th of February to celebrate the exhibition. This is your exhibition made of your work, so again, invite your friends to come along! Here is the Facebook event.

Also, this year we will be gracing the lovely city of Chester with our presence for 5 days! This is a city steeped in history and presents a wide array of photography opportunities. Details of what exactly we shall be doing will follow but I can almost guarantee we will be taking a trip to Conway Castle, a beautiful 13th Century castle, as well as a trip to Chester zoo, one of the largest in the UK, and of course we will be taking in the many sites Chester has to offer from its traditional architecture to its Roman sites and Cathedral. We will also look to take in the stunning countryside of North Wales. As you can see there is something for everyone with animals, landscapes and cityscapes just a few of the things you will be able to photograph.
As with last year we ask you to make your own way to and from Chester as we find that this generally works out cheaper for individuals as people will not all be coming from and going to Sheffield, suggested arrival and departure times will follow.
We will be staying for five days and four nights from the 6th to the 10th of April at the Chester Backpackers hostel in a private mixed dorm, as such we are limited to the number of members we can take so please click attending on the EVENT and pay the non refundable £15 deposit by the end of the meeting on February 19th. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO THIS AS YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE SECURED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT IS PAID. You will then have to pay the rest of the £85 (so £70) by the 5th March (DEADLINE CHANGED). For this price you will receive 4 nights accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and evening meals eaten within the hostel.

Hostel: http://www.chesterbackpackers.co.uk/
Trains: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Don’t miss out on what is one of the best social event of the Photosoc Calendar.

There are a few more things I would like to mention. Firstly, we have noticed that the darkroom has been left unlocked after use. We ask users to remember to turn the light off and lock the door when leaving the darkroom for security reasons please. Thank you.
Secondly, our Jobs Officer, Dia, is requesting a list of volunteer photographers. Who are willing to help out on unpaid jobs. There is no commitment, it is just so Dia knows who to contact if there is a voluntary job offer she thinks you would enjoy. Please reply to this email with the subject title: VOLUNTEER LIST.

We will be at the Ultimate Fair on the 11th of Feb and the Societies Festival on the 18th so come along and say hi and if you have any questions we will be happy to help.

Happy Snapping,
Joss

Poster v3

P.s The guidelines for submitting your photos to the exhibition:
Firstly all printing, mounting and framing must be submitted by Thursday February 19th.
There is no minimum or maximum size for your submission. – In regards to sizing of prints, we have printed a few at 12 x 8 and others at 9 x 6. This is down to personal taste, as 12 x 8 won’t mount on an A4 piece of card, but I think a good size to look at.
Each paid member may submit up to 4 pieces
You do not have to frame your submission(s), but they must be mounted. Foam board and card are both allowed.
Clip frames are not allowed as these are awkward and look messy (example of what a clip frame is)
When submitting, please supply us with your name, the title of the piece, and the date. This is so we can make some labels up and credit your work.
We strongly recommend Peak Imaging (http://www.peak-imaging.com) to print your shot. It’s an online service, it’s based in Sheffield, and it’s one of the best for quality printing. Don’t get it done from Boots just because they’re average, Harrison’s are fine but Peak Imaging have got a reputation for being better. Good printing is a lot to do with making sure the colours are the same as the colours as they appear, Boots are average because they don’t pay the attention to this process that Peak Imaging do.
These are some good online mount and frame sellers:

http://www.mapleframing.co.uk/

http://www.pictureframeworld.co.uk/

For mounting, there will be a demonstration in this weeks meeting 12th of Feb

In short, mounting is gluing a photograph to a piece of card or foamboard with a bit of card left around the outside. There is a wealth of youtube videos on this, but basically,
Print photo at Peak Imaging
Buy some black or white card (ivory shade of white is my personal preference, but consider black for effect too)
Get some spray glue (you can buy both card and glue from Staples). You can also get glue from WHSmith in the town centre, but not from Wilkinsons as they don’t stock it.
DO NOT GET STAPLES TO MOUNT IT FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE RUBBISH.
Use a ruler to cut your card with a scalpel/other cutting device it to leave an inch or so around the outside of your photo (that’s about 2.5 to 3cm if you’re metric, but use what you think looks best).
Consider using pencil guidelines to help you stick the print straight.
Cover surfaces, maybe open a window to ventilate
Spray glue all over the back of the print. Wait about 10-15 seconds until the glue becomes tacky.
Stick carefully.
If you mess it up, act quickly, peel it off and stick it down again. (If it’s seriously bad, cut round the print so no mount is showing and stick it on another bit of card, no one will know)
You may supply a price for your submission if you want viewers to be able to buy your piece. However, keep in mind that in the event of a sale Bank Street Arts will take a commission from this (more info to come soon on % of commission).
Upon submission, write a title for your piece and your name on the back (and price if you want)
I think that just about covers it. If you have any questions email the Photosoc account at shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com or post on the group..

Residential trip and Exhibition!

Dear Photocats,
Happy new year! 2015 promises to be an exciting year…

This year we will be gracing the lovely city of Chester with our presence for 5 days! This is a city steeped in history and presents a wide array of photography opportunities. Details of what exactly we shall be doing will follow but I can almost guarantee we will be taking a trip to Conway Castle, a beautiful 13th Century castle, as well as a trip to Chester zoo, one of the largest in the UK, and of course we will be taking in the many sites Chester has to offer from its traditional architecture to its Roman sites and Cathedral. We will also look to take in the stunning countryside of North Wales. As you can see there is something for everyone with animals, landscapes and cityscapes just a few of the things you will be able to photograph.

As with last year we ask you to make your own way to and from Chester as we find that this generally works out cheaper for individuals as people will not all be coming from and going to Sheffield, suggested arrival and departure times will follow.

We will be staying for five days and four nights from the 6th to the 10th of April at the Chester Backpackers hostel in a private mixed dorm, as such we are limited to the number of members we can take so please click attending on the event and pay the non refundable £15 deposit by the end of the meeting on February 19th. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO THIS AS YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE SECURED UNTIL YOUR DEPOSIT IS PAID. You will then have to pay the rest of the £85 (so £70) by our final meeting before Easter, March 12th. For this price you will receive 4 nights accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and evening meals eaten within the hostel.

Hostel: http://www.chesterbackpackers.co.uk/
Trains: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Don’t miss out on what is one of the best social event of the Photosoc Calendar.

Then next best event on our social calendar is our Exhibition!

In Bank Street Arts, from the 25th until the 28th of February 2015.

Everyone is welcome to come and view it so make sure you tell all your friends that your work is being displayed!
There will also be an Exhibition night held at Bank Street Arts itself on the evening of Friday 27th of February to celebrate the exhibition. This is your exhibition made of your work, so again, invite your friends to come along! Here is the Facebook event. Details on submissions are at the end end of this email.

Happy Snapping,
Joss

Poster v3

P.s The guidelines for submitting your photos to the exhibition: Any updates will be posted on the event and emailed out.
Firstly all printing, mounting and framing must be submitted by Thursday February 19th.
There is no minimum or maximum size for your submission. – In regards to sizing of prints, we have printed a few at 12 x 8 and others at 9 x 6. This is down to personal taste, as 12 x 8 won’t mount on an A4 piece of card, but I think a good size to look at.
Each paid member may submit up to 4 pieces
You do not have to frame your submission(s), but they must be mounted. Foam board and card are both allowed.
Clip frames are not allowed as these are awkward and look messy (example of what a clip frame is)
When submitting, please supply us with your name, the title of the piece, and the date. This is so we can make some labels up and credit your work.
We strongly recommend Peak Imaging (http://www.peak-imaging.com) to print your shot. It’s an online service, it’s based in Sheffield, and it’s one of the best for quality printing. Don’t get it done from Boots just because they’re average, Harrison’s are fine but Peak Imaging have got a reputation for being better. Good printing is a lot to do with making sure the colours are the same as the colours as they appear, Boots are average because they don’t pay the attention to this process that Peak Imaging do.
These are some good online mount and frame sellers:
http://www.mapleframing.co.uk/
http://www.pictureframeworld.co.uk/
For mounting, there will be a short demonstration in a meeting next semester (most probably the 12th of Feb).
In short, mounting is gluing a photograph to a piece of card or foamboard with a bit of card left around the outside. There is a wealth of youtube videos on this, but basically,
Print photo at Peak Imaging
Buy some black or white card (ivory shade of white is my personal preference, but consider black for effect too)
Get some spray glue (you can buy both card and glue from Staples (directions from the IC here). You can also get glue from WHSmith in the town centre, but not from Wilkinsons as they don’t stock it.
DO NOT GET STAPLES TO MOUNT IT FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE RUBBISH.
Use a ruler to cut your card with a scalpel/other cutting device it to leave an inch or so around the outside of your photo (that’s about 2.5 to 3cm if you’re metric, but use what you think looks best).
Consider using pencil guidelines to help you stick the print straight.
Cover surfaces, maybe open a window to ventilate
Spray glue all over the back of the print. Wait about 10-15 seconds until the glue becomes tacky.
Stick carefully.
If you mess it up, act quickly, peel it off and stick it down again. (If it’s seriously bad, cut round the print so no mount is showing and stick it on another bit of card, no one will know)
You may supply a price for your submission if you want viewers to be able to buy your piece. However, keep in mind that in the event of a sale Bank Street Arts will take a commission from this (more info to come soon on % of commission).
I think that just about covers it. If you have any questions email the Photosoc account at shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com or post on the group or on here.

Be in our Exhibition! Details here :D

Dear Photosoc members,

Photosoc is having an Exhibition!

In Bank Street Arts, from the 23rd until the 28th of February 2015.

Here are the long awaited guidelines for submitting your photos to the exhibition!

  • Firstly all printing, mounting and framing must be submitted by Thursday February 19th.
  • There is no minimum or maximum size for your submission. – In regards to sizing of prints, we have printed a few at 12? x 8? and others at 9? x 6?. This is down to personal taste, as 12? x 8? won’t mount on an A4 piece of card, but I think a good size to look at.
  • Each paid member may submit up to 4 pieces
  • You do not have to frame your submission(s), but theymust be mounted. Foam board and card are both allowed.
  • Clip frames are not allowed as these are awkward and look messy (example of what a clip frame is)
  • When submitting, please supply us with yourname, the title of the piece, and the date. This is so we can make some labels up and credit your work.

We strongly recommend Peak Imaging (http://www.peak-imaging.com) to print your shot. It’s an online service, it’s based in Sheffield, and it’s one of the best for quality printing. Don’t get it done from Boots just because they’re average, Harrison’s are fine but Peak Imaging have got a reputation for being better. Good printing is a lot to do with making sure the colours are the same as the colours as they appear, Boots are average because they don’t pay the attention to this process that Peak Imaging do.

These are some good online mount and frame sellers:

http://www.mapleframing.co.uk/

http://www.pictureframeworld.co.uk/

For mounting, there will be a short demonstration in a meeting next semester (most probably the 12th of Feb).
In short, mounting is gluing a photograph to a piece of card or foamboard with a bit of card left around the outside. There is a wealth of youtube videos on this, but basically,

  • Print photo at Peak Imaging
  • Buy some black or white card (ivory shade of white is my personal preference, but consider black for effect too)
  • Get some spray glue (you can buy both card and glue from Staples (directions from the IC here). You can also get glue from WHSmith in the town centre, but not from Wilkinsons as they don’t stock it.
  • DO NOT GET STAPLES TO MOUNT IT FOR YOU BECAUSE THEY ARE RUBBISH.
  • Use a ruler to cut your card with a scalpel/other cutting device it to leave an inch or so around the outside of your photo (that’s about 2.5 to 3cm if you’re metric, but use what you think looks best).
  • Consider using pencil guidelines to help you stick the print straight.
  • Cover surfaces, maybe open a window to ventilate
  • Spray glue all over the back of the print. Wait about 10-15 seconds until the glue becomes tacky.
  • Stick carefully.
  • If you mess it up, act quickly, peel it off and stick it down again. (If it’s seriously bad, cut round the print so no mount is showing and stick it on another bit of card, no one will know)

You may supply a price for your submission if you want viewers to be able to buy your piece. However, keep in mind that in the event of a sale Bank Street Arts will take a commission from this (more info to come soon on % of commission).

I think that just about covers it. If you have any questions email the Photosoc account at shefuniphotosoc@gmail.com or post on the group.

There will also be an Exhibition night held at Bank Street Arts itself on the evening of Friday 27th of February to celebrate the exhibition. This is your exhibition made of your work, so invite your friends to come along! I will be emailing further details and a link to an event page and poster at the beginning of next semester.

Much Love Photocats and enjoy your Christmas vacation,

Joss

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