President’s Night: Angy Ellis
It was a tour de force from Angy – hugely entertaining and giving fascinating insight into her world in which she knows no fear. Generously giving appreciation to fellow members such as Mavis Ord, Ivor Miller, John Cogan and the late Robin Wallace (to name but four) for their support and advice, she took us on a journey that ranged far and wide. She has become a truly accomplished and creative photographer with exceptional ability to connect with and portray people from so many walks of life from her Aunties, to children to alternative models to cage fighters. And there was Jetski, Tough Mudder (take a bow Martin), excellent street photography, compelling social commentary and more.
Altogether, it was an impressive debut as President – fun too, and at times deeply moving
Now due for 2016 and a large number of members have (happily by the look of them) paid up. New members can attend up to four meetings before having to part with the cash (or cheque or bank transfer)
22nd January Bowburn Hall. It’s always an enjoyable, convivial occasion. You can bring a guest of course. Put your name down next Thursday if you haven’t already. Alan Sharp is organising and we’ll post a NewsBlog from him soon
Saturday 23rd January, NRM Shildon meeting at 10.00 am. All members welcome. They know we’re coming!
Botanic Gardens Exhibition
Call for prints! This year our annual exhibition in the Botanic Garden cafe is in March. Don Bennett needs your name on the list on the board if you’d like to show one of your best prints. Room for 47 prints only so hurry, first come first served. Ideally 20×16” mount to fit the frames. Deadline for the prints is 4th February at the club.
NCPF Judges Seminar
21st February, Clara Vale. You could be a new generation judge! Link to more information is on earlier NewsBlog and Hot Dates
It’s a photography challenge – not a competition but could be competitive! The balls are now in circulation. Put your name down to take a turn (or more). See NewsBlog 2016 here we come! for more. Google for ideas (other search engines are available)
New! Member’s Galleries 2016
This year we will be showing individual galleries for each member. Three are up in Galleries already. See earlier NewsBlogs for details
New benefit for members: mounts for prints and framers tape (best for fixing print to mount) will be available for sale at the club from next week at cost price
The London Salon of Photography Annual Exhibition 2015. Superb photography from one of the top 3 UK Salons
Also it’s closing date for the 1st Progress PDI competitions= which has a Section A for experienced workers and a Section B for less experienced. Be sure to enter, especially ‘Newbies’, you won’t regret it. Check rules carefully and get it right for new Competition Secretary PDI Ian Peele. Ask any experienced member if you need advice. Contact details of committee members are in your programme
Also look out for a new article by Joe Grabham entitled “In Praise of the Progress”! Coming soon!
Pictured: two acceptances into earlier London Salon by Joe Grabham EFIAP/selver