22nd may 2018

This evening our chairman cheryl welcomed the group and reminded everyone the battles start on 23rd may as well as any other notices.
The meeting then started with our monthly competition where members could bring in a photo on any subject and manipulated as much as they wanted as long as the photo was taken within that month and it all belonged to them. Members then voted on the ones they thought best ending in 3rd place was derek, 2nd Cheryl and 1st place was Mark, well done everyone.
After a short break members was about to play about with their cameras by learning and actually doing hands on Macro shots within the club. This was good help for our members as our next monthly competition subject was Macro.
After having a play and a chat the night came to an end with Derek passing out our free photography newspapers and photography books members can take home and read and bring back.
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.