16th January 2018

Good evening everyone and welcome to the first meeting of the year.
On this cold evening our chairman cheryl started our meeting with the following reminders:
On the 13th February please can members bring in 8 images each on a memory stick. These images will be shown and chosen for this years fosters competition and the battles. These images must not be older than 2 years and have not been in any of the LPA or DPI competitions before .
Another reminder is that on the 6th of March the club will be visiting Horncastle.
Please can members have a think about where they would like to have a camera club night out. So far we are thinking may time and going to Gibralter point.
After these reminders cheryl went onto greeting and introducing our guest speak Ian Wright.
Ian started off with showing us some of his images, mostly from abroad. These images usually are in sets.
Ian spoke about the true meaning of these images . The images are stories from his life and speak to him of his life and he shared this with us. After looking through this slide show he went on to speaking about the great photographers from the past that has inspired him and demonstrated some of their work.
After our break Ian showed us how his images where produced and created. He explained how he uses a Fuji film camera and a cannon camera but says he prefers Fuji as it is a lot lighter meaning he can bring more with him.
Ian then showed us the before and after photos and explained how a simple bad photo can be made good. He spoke about how he loves capturing the light and how he uses light room and photoshop along with plugins like NIK . Ian explains how he rarely sharpens and uses contrast correction instead and how he pulls back the lighting.
At the end of our meeting we all congratulated Ian on his work and thank him. He finished off with showing us some of his final prints which was amazing and told us about how if we was interested we could join as a group like others and meet up and show and talk about our work out side of the competitor photography circle and focus more on how to improve our work which everyone showed an interest in doing.
Thank you and see you all next meeting for our monthly open competition remembering you can edit as much as you like.
Minutes of meetings

Cheryl Welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Apologies: Elina

Cheryl reminded everyone that we need members to bring in 2 colour photos each on a stick for the Fosters Competition by 14th March. They must have been taken within the last 2 years, and not been in any LPA competition before

Shelley updated the meeting on upcoming LPA events: Monochrome group - 5th February; Day of Photographic Entertainment - 19th March. Also details of the competition being run by the Market House Photography Group, Long Sutton - this years theme is Lincolnshire Towns & Villages.

She also reminded everyone that the next meeting was a talk on Night Photography and to bring cameras for the second half. The meeting would start promptly at 7pm.

Derek suggested a change to the way points were allocated for the monthly competition. 20 points for the first, 18 for 2nd, 16 for 3rd and so on. This was agreed.

Monthly Competition was held - Open. Terry was 1st, Dave was 2nd and Cheryl 3rd. The draw for the next competition was done. This is for the Fixed Photograph on 28th February and the topic is WILDLIFE.

After the tech talk at the previous meeting, some members HDR photos were then looked at and discussed.

Richard then gave a tech talk on the technique of Panning. Members to bring in their own results on the 28th February.


Keith asked why we were not entering the Photographic News competitions this year. Terry said that the photos he was receiving were not up to standard and the administration of it was too time consuming.

Derek mentioned that he has a camera bag for sale at £10.