I just had an Idea this morning, a bit google-ish - and that was to change our front page, for one day only to show our South Tyne Area Print Comp entry 2010 , as judging takes place tonight! - but I did not have the file of Carls image which makes our sixith print - - so sorry Carl.
Take a look at THIS video footage a photographer made of himself being arrested for taking photo's!!!!
And this ONE, the conclusion is shocking - and the arrogance of the pretend Policeman is unreal( a most noteable element here is his insitance that the girl shows him her ID - I did not know that it was a requirement to carry ID in this country! And here the Guardians Paul Lewis, who made the two reports above, heads out in to the City of London with his camera/phone to the 'Gherkin' again with alarming results! each clip is about 10 min's in length so you will need some time to view them all in one go.
Robert Canis, professional landscape and wildlife photographer from Kent. Has emailed the club wondering if anyone would be interested in attending one of his courses - here are the rough details, more can be discovered HERE.
the courses will be held in the Peak District in April. This follows on from an article he had been commissioned to write for Outdoor Photography magazine on Baslow and Curbar Edge which appears in the current (March) issue. Two dates are already fully booked, with the exception of Saturday March 27th with one place remaining, so he has decided to add another day being Sunday April 11th. The price will be £105 per person which includes tuition and a pub lunch. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of just 6 on a first come first served basis, enabling Robert to spend quality time with each person. Full details can be found on his website (see link above) . If two or more book at the same time he is happy to offer a discounted rate of £95.00 per person .
This Tuesday we have round 2 of our Five a Side comp this week it is the turn of team A to do the scoring, with teams B & C competing. come on team B we need a win - am I biased, you bet!!!
This Thursday the South Tyne Area Print Competition 2010 takes place , this year hosted by Gateshead CC, it's a 7.30 start at St Helens Church Hall, Bellle View Bank , Lowfell. see HERE for map, you will need to activate the zoom in control! Please try and go along and show support for our entry, and to help carry the trophies back!!
We have been asked to vote on the Alnwick Camera Club photo' of the year, to do this you need to go HERE and click the Alnwick CC link and follow the easy instructions - a novel idea to determine their best image and get a bit of publicity, a shame Gateshead no longer has a local newspaper.
Yes all the bargin's are here, fellow club member Norman, has for sale an EPSON R1800 A3+ printer, same model as the one we have at the club, the asking price is a very reasonable £100.00 inc some inks, I'm sure that if needed Norman will show you it making a print - so if your interested then give him a call, his details are on the members list which you should all have or drop me a line and I will give you his contact info - cheers!
And you could help . . .
On Friday 28th January 2010 A section of the Flickr community dedicated the day to Haiti. The idea was that everyone would submit a photograph of themselves wearing a hat.
In a special event incorporating the photographs they raised around £700 or $1,100 for Haiti that day.
Some of those great photos have been compiled into a commemorative book which is now available to buy through Blurb. All profits from the book will be donated to a Hiati benefit charity.
Why Am I telling you all of this?
Well, one of our club members, Richard Watson, has 4 images in the book, so if you can please do buy a copy, a soft cover copy is just over £21 so it wont break your bank you can help to heal & unite the world.
you can make a purchase HERE
Or view it in its entirity online HERE
Richards images can be spotted on:- page 12 bottom right hand corner / page 17 bottom center /page 18 bottom left corner and page 54 main b&w image
After last weeks heated comments about the rights of photographers to photograph here is a couple of website which may be of interest :- HERE and HERE
Thanks to John Winship for the links.
Sad fact which I noticed on one of the forums (from Photographer not a terrorist site) is that Photogrpahy is banned at the National Media Museum - once known as the National Museum of Photography - how nutty is that!
You can now see the wining images from PDI Comp no2 HERE on our PDI results page.
The spring edition of Northern Focus (the newsletter of the NCPF) is out now - I have four copies to hand out - now don't all rush at once!! but you can download a copy from our downloads page -- WCC gets a mention.
That ALL visitors and members of WCC must be either :-
A - A member of The West End Club or affiliated with another CIU club.
B - Be signed in to the premises by a member of the West End Club.
If your not yet a member of the West End Club - consider joining it's less then £3.00 then only 50p for a year - support the West End as they Support WCC every week.