25/04/2021 Vocal Point

Hi all

It was a pleasure to see Julian Elliotts presentation this week with images from Mongolia. We rarely see images from this part of the world and it was absolutely fascinating. Julian’s presentation style went down well with the membership. In his career as a professional travel photographer he has images from around the world. It would be a pleasure to see him at Avoncroft in the future for an in person presentation.

This week it is the turn of the Open competitors for the Annual Print and PDI competition. Good luck to all who have entered. Our judge is Peter Young LRPS, CPAGB, AFIAP HonPAGB, who we all know very well.

You will all have received an invite to take part in a survey from our Programme Secretary. Committee is busy making decisions on how BPS will run from September onwards. Whilst we can all hope that the country is back to normal by then, that will be far from guaranteed. It is also possible that a significant proportion of members will be unwilling to return to in-person meetings for some time. We need your help in making decisions as to how our society will run in the next season so please take part in the survey as soon as possible.

We are optimistic that we can run a summer programme this year – whilst complying with any rules or regulations relating to the coronavirus situation at that time. We plan to have a mentoring system in place, whereby more experienced members will be available to help small groups of members with advice on topics such as camera settings, composition, nature topics, and much more. Beks has done an excellent job in running the Roger Lewis Foundation course this season. Now is the time to put all that theory into practice. 

Should we return to Avoncroft for our meetings next season, then we will be putting a lot of focus on the early sessions – with theoretical and practical advice on improving your photography. So – watch this space.

Finally, our Publicity Officer – Anne Galbraith-Jellie – does an excellent job maintaining our social media on Facebook and Twitter. This is an excellent way of spreading the word about Bromsgrove PS. I realise that Facebook isn’t for everyone, but if you are on it then please LIKE and follow Bromsgrove Photographic Society. Also, when you receive a post from our page then why not share it with your Facebook friends. Positive publicity is always good for our society and its future.

See you all Tuesday

Best wishes


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