Club News - August 2019

Welcome to the Wetherby & District Camera club August 2019 newsletter.


We have an exciting program (including 10 lectures, 3 practical nights and plenty of competitions including a new creative challenge comp) lined up for the 2019-20 season, so now is the time to contact your friends, family and colleagues interested in photography and invite them along.


Last year's opening evening saw a number of potential new members turn up on the night, so please introduce yourself and make them feel welcome. This is really important as we often only get one chance to attract new members.


View the 2019-20 program.


We will soon be starting the process of formulating the program for the 2020-21 season. This is your chance to influence the program next year. If you’d like to join the program group or you have ideas for next years program, please get in touch with a committee member.


10th September First Club night of the season

Our opening meeting will be the 10th September 2019 (as we are starting a week later than normal) at St James’ Church Hall, with a chance to show a sample of your Summer PDI images, so please bring 5+ along on a USB stick.

We will be displaying a variety of A4 and A3 prints showing a range of Member's images. There will be examples of 'before and after' prints showing the effects of software manipulation.

Also illustrated examples of projects, an explanation and prints of 'themes' we refer to in our competitions.

We will have a presentation (and assessment/discussion) of the submitted images after tea time.


16-20th September WDCC Display in Specsavers window (all week)


Image from 2018 display

For the 8th year in a row Specsavers are sponsoring the club and have happily allowed us to put a display in their window the week of 16-20th September. If you are passing by, please take a look and nip in shop let them know how much it is appreciated.


17th September Practical Night - Around Tadcaster

We are meeting in Wetherby @ 19.30 prompt, or 19.45 Tadcaster Central Carpark behind Cyclesense. We will have access to photograph in the Church with various tasks to be issued on the night. Don’t forget to bring your camera and tripods etc... 


24th September - Review of Images from the "Around Tadcaster" practical 

Members to bring a USB with 5 PDI's

Subs are due this evening.


1st October 2019 - KL Falconry Lecture & Practical


An Introductory lecture about raptors with the opportunity to Photograph them.

Don't forget to Bring your Camera and Tripods etc.



19th October 2019 Annual Exhibition at Wetherby Town Hall

This year we have a full day booked in Wetherby Town Hall for our annual exhibition. This is an important event to help promote the club and we'd love to see you there. This will be an informal event with tea/coffee/biscuits/cake etc, where we have an opportunity to display mounted photographs from members and hopefully a slideshow on a TV. It starts at 10am and ends at 4pm. If you can spare a bit of time to come down and help promote the club, talking to visitors and handing out programs, please contact a committee member.


Summary of Summer Trips

We have had three Saturday outings this year. The idea has been to encourage Members to be involved in different styles and subjects at the varied locations in Yorkshire. So far, the trips have taken us to Paddy's Hole, Wensleydale Waterfalls and Swaledale. The Malham Trip is re-scheduled for Saturday August the 17th, 08.30 start in the Wilderness car park.


Each has its own challenges and, with some guidance and encouragement, has hopefully improved our understanding, observation and techniques in capturing images. Perhaps the only disappointment was the low turn out and it does lead to questions as to the usefulness of this type of event whether it is the locations, subject matter, duration or suitable days. If you have any ideas for future events, please chat with Ian Butterworth.



West Burton Waterfall - Ian Butterworth  8/10 Mystery Judge


Competition Entries

The first competition is the Ingram (Open) on 8th October. Members can submit up to 2 entries in each of the “colour print”, “black & white print” and digital competitions. DPI Images should have a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200.   In practise, this usually means resizing the landscape orientation to 1600 wide or the portrait to 1200 high, thus keeping the aspect ratio.


Don’t forget, prints don’t have to be A3 mounted and in past years A4 mounted images have often done just as well.