24th April 2018

This evening we started off with Ron giving a talk and demonstration on exposure compensation. He talked about how we all use our cameras and how to do exposure compensation followed by a demonstration which showed us how we cant just go by what our camera thinks.
Ron also showed us how a light metre can really help our images.
After a short break we held our monthly competition on dark . In first place was glen, second Elena and third Derek.
Finishing off our meeting we discussed what time we are meeting at Gibraltar point for our next meeting and we decided 6pm. We also spoke about the changed the committee had suggested which brought up a big debate so we have decided to carry on we our monthly competitions one being open and the other with a subject. These competitions can be edited in anyway however all editing must belong to the user and only been done within the two month period of the competition. We will review these changes and how they are going at the next AGM.
The meeting came to a close around 9pm.
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.