18/10/2020 Vocal Point

Hi all

We were properly entertained this week with not just one presenter, but five. Many thanks to Judith, Paul, Ele, Nick and Jan for sharing their photographic and other experiences with us. It is particularly good to see how the skills and interests of our members develop over time.

What I do particularly enjoy about being a member of Bromsgrove PS is the opportunity to learn new skills. Sometimes you can set out to learn about a new subject, other times you will just pick up a tip without really trying. This week I learnt about how to use colour space both in taking and processing images. I hadn’t even thought about using anything other than sRGB, but now I’ve discovered the benefits of Adobe RGB – many thanks for that Nick. Just prior to that I experimented with back button focus – now I realise that it is something I will use most of the time – and this was just from an overheard conversation between club members.  So, don’t be afraid to try new things and if you want advice from another member, don’t be afraid to ask.

A date for your diaries. On Sunday 14 November we are participating in an interclub competition on Zoom – involving 24 other clubs from different federations. It is organised by Rhondda Photographic Society in the Welsh Federation. More information will follow in due course.

This week we look forward to the return of Damien Demolder. Many of you will remember Damien’s presentation last year on street photography. It was the most talked about evening last year and we are all looking forward to Damien’s images this week.

Finally, those of you that attended our Zoom meeting this week will be aware of the legacy that the society has received. For those of you who were not present, we have received a legacy of £2,000 from our deceased chairman Roger Lewis. We also stand to receive a similar legacy from the estate of Gail Lewis once matters are finalised. Their tragic passing was a huge loss to Bromsgrove PS and none of us will take any pleasure from receiving money in this fashion. Their tremendous hard work to make our society so successful was always evident. It is now our responsibility to ensure that this massive gesture is used in an appropriate manner in the future. It is difficult to say any more at this stage.

I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday

Best wishes


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