30th January 2018

30th January 2018
Tonight's meeting started off with our chairman cheryl introducing a potential new member and the following reminders:
1)The club will be visiting Horncastle on the 13th of feb
2) for members to remember to bring in their best 8 pictures no more than 2 years old on a sick for the next meeting to decide which photos are entered into the fosters and battles competitions this year.

In response Ron complemented on our last meetings guest speaker and how he was spot on that a photo is only as good as the photographer wants it and it does not matter what others think of it.

We then started the night off with our monthly competition which was open subject and can be manipulated in any way . Tonight's winners was 1st place steve, 2nd terry and 3rd Cheryl. Steve picked out our next subject which is silhouette. Cheryl then demonstrated with a video how this can be achieved to help members.

As a club we have invested in new speakers for our beginners nights. It was suggested at the a.g.m that we start back from the beginning so tonight we studied F stops.
We handed out some sheets for demonstrating what f stops are along with a presentation. we then went onto watching you tube videos about f stops, aperture and more.
We found a good video demonstrating all of this and suggesting to get a good depth of field it includes distance, focal length and aperture. it suggested the following changes to get the results:

using subject                                     using focal length                                              using aperture               

move far away                                   short focal length                                          small aperture  = large d.o.f
move closer                                        long focal length                                          large aperture= short d.o.f

Thank you all for coming and remember if you wish to take part in the free library short course you must book your seats and also can members still keep in mind where they want the next outing to be.... we are thinking gib point
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.