Once again our U3A Photography Group, with the addition of a couple of friends, has raised over £1000 for local charities, we challenge any other Group to beat us, over £4000 in three years. How? We took over 1000 photographs during the Kop Hill Climb, at least 4 of every entrant and allowed Princes Risborough Rotary to sell them. We think we have a right to be proud!
The Peter Dixon/Tony Roberson stranglehold on the Photography Group’s Annual competition was broken this year when it was won by Tim Addison with Tony Roberson and Tony Hennel close behind.
The rules of the competition are that up to 3 prints can be submitted of any subject. They must have been taken this year and can be any shape but the minimum dimension is 8” (so 8” x 10” is OK, but 8” x 6” is NOT OK). The prints must be mounted on suitable board/card and can be double mounted to create a frame or window around the print. Editing is allowed without limit but if one image is pasted into another image both must be originals.
We were delighted to have John Minter, an experienced photographer and independent of the U3A, as the judge. John had inciteful comments and helpful things to say about all the entries. Well done to all who entered.
After the cup was presented the group shared seasonal refreshments.
At our Group meeting members showed digital presentations using Picasa and Powerpoint to illustrate the various uses of slide-shows. These included educational – ‘What to do with Photographs’, selling – a Wedding presentation, themed subjects – ‘Springtime’ and holiday memories from Spain and Italy. Unfortunately we can’t include them here – some need you to download them and then run them on PowerPoint for example.
Having exhibited some of its work at the January General Meeting the Photographic Group was pleased to welcome several new members. In the hope that this will continue, the group will be relocating from above the Bead Shop to the Methodist Church Hall from next month. We are grateful to Tony from the Bead Shop for making us so welcome over the past few months.
At its March meeting members of the Photography Group displayed prints of their recent work and Tony Hennel’s shot taken at Wisley was agreed to be photograph of the month. There was a further discussion on depth of field and on what to do with photographs once we have taken them. Continue reading Depth of Field Revisited→