Vocal Point 20/1/2020

Hi all

It will be good to get back to the serious side of photography this week. The New Year Party and the Knockout Competition were a lot of fun and gave us a chance to enjoy the social side of our hobby. This Tuesday night we have our 3rd PDI competition (Mono and Nature sections). Hopefully, you have all entered – our judge is John Bissell.

There is a discrepancy between our printed programme and the programme on our website this week, but I would like to confirm that we have an early session this week. Colin will be running a print critique evening. It’s a chance to bring along some of your print work – any size, subject, colour, mono or nature, mounted or unmounted – for an evaluation, positive critique and advice. Evenings like this will build up your confidence in your work.

This is also a reminder that the closing date for entries to Midphot is 8th February 2020. I was blown away by the quality of prints on display at the Knockout Competition last week. I have no doubt that many of the images on display would easily qualify for acceptance to Midphot. If you have never entered an external competition before, then this is a perfect one to start with. PDIs can be entered online, Colin will coordinate our prints so they are taken to Smethwick – rather than needing to post them. If you are worried about the expense it is only 75p per entry. For more details please visit http://www.mcpf.co.uk/

Good luck to all who have entered in the competition this week, and I will see you all then.

Best wishes

David