Vocal Point 10/02/2020

Good morning everyone.

What a stormy weekend, I hope none of you has been affected by the extreme weather. Perhaps some of you went storm chasing for images of crashing waves. For anyone into landscape photography, or anyone that appreciates stunning images, then have a look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-51386024 Some great work, and plenty of inspiration for everyone.

Talking of stunning images, it is not long to our set subject competition – Architecture. This is for PDIs and will be held on 3 March. There is still plenty of time to get some images under your belt. In the West Midlands we are lucky to have such a wide range of architectural design from different eras, so I look forward to seeing your work.

And talking of good work, I am delighted to report that Julie Hall has had 4 acceptances in the Solihull Open Exhibition – 2 of which scored 14 out of 15 She now only needs 2 more acceptances for her BPE 2*. Well done Julie.

Finally, this week we should have seen the return of the ever popular Roger Lewis Foundation Course in our early session. We have, at short notice, a change to the early session this week. Unfortunately, Beks has been called away to work at some distance from home and is unlikely to get back to Bromsgrove in time. I will bring forward the presentation I was planning for 3 weeks time which will be an introduction to using layers, and why you should get into the habit of using them all the time. We will cover the adjustments that can be made within layers. Now, all I need to do is prepare something.

This is followed by the 3rd Print Competition judged by Ralph Duckett. Good luck everyone, and I will see you there. Best wishes David