13th February 2018

Minutes of 13th Februarys 2018's meeting

Tonight our chairman Cheryl opened tonight's meeting welcoming everyone. Cheryl gave out this weeks information which was from John Byford inviting all members to come along to his preview exhibition at the Embassy Theatre at 6pm on the 16th February. This exhibition is of photographic images taken by Alec Manning from the 1950s in which John had found his negatives in a junk shop on Drummond road back in 1999.
Cheryl then went onto asking members what they would like to learn for our next beginners meeting. we had ideas from learning the basics on camera to editing photographs.

Our night then went onto choosing our photos we want for this years Fosters competition and the Battles competition. Members brought in 8 images on a stick all that had not been in the LPA before and that are no more than 2 years old. As a group theses images was then shown on our big screen and then each one rated. We then as a group narrowed it down to 6 images for the Fosters and 16 for the battles.
We ended the night there and wished everyone a safe journey home.
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.