27th February 2018

This evening started with our chair man welcoming the group on this very cold snowy evening and reminding the club that we will be going to Hornacastle on the 6th March 2018.
Competition time- tonight's competition was a fixed subject but open to creativity of silhouette . Once the club had voted our tonight's winner was Steve followed by 2nd place Mark and 3rd place Derek .
After our competition we began our beginners night. We where first shown some subjects on learning our cameras before going over different types of composition .
After our chair man asked what did we want to learn. Some one asked how do we put a bullet hole in a head. I chair man did a quick demonstration on how to do this on elements and using the selection tools.
To finish the evening we watched a video on how to improve sharpening in processing and all the different types.
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.