17th July 2018

Tonight's meeting started with our monthly competition which was open subject and manipulated in any way. The chairman spoke of the competition rules for the new upcoming members. Members then went round and voted on the pictures they thought was best with the winner being Mark.
Mark then picked out the bag the next subject for the next monthly competition which was leading lines. Our chairman then googled some ideas for members on leading lines.
The next part of the evening was a quick look over at what a panel is, how to enter and some panels that members brought in to show.
After the break our chair man then went round and asked the new upcoming members to introduce themselves and talk a little about their history of photography and their interests. Then before the evening came to a close our chairman went round everyone and asked their ideas of what they want to get out of the club and what they think the club needs to carry on and improve.
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.