19/09/2021 Vocal Point

Hi all

Last week we were entertained by Hunter Kennedy showing us a mix of images – old and new – on a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, we did suffer from broadband gremlins and had a few interruptions to the proceedings. Despite that it was a very enjoyable night.

This week we will have our first practical evening of the season. This is a hands-on evening so please bring your camera. We will start at 8-00. There will be no early session as there is a lot to be set up for the main event. Please note – due to the nature of the evening we will not be running a Zoom transmission. We hope to run the following –

A Camera Clinic – experienced members will give you advice on use of your equipment, with an emphasis of moving away from Auto settings.

Print mounting – run by Paul Smith – see below.

A still-life table with studio lights and light-tent.

A small studio setup on the stage for “model” work.

We won’t be providing any models on the night – that will happen on our studio nights – but I’m sure that you can find a willing member to act as a model giving you a chance to learn more about your camera settings for studio work and trying out different poses and types of lighting.

Whilst you’re at it, you could also bring along some items for the still-life table or props for a “model”. It’s your night so be prepared to let your imagination run riot.

We will also be running our sales table with a range of second hand equipment available. If you have any items that you would like to sell, then please bring them along. As you will be using a club night to promote your sale, we do ask that you donate 10% of any sales to Bromsgrove PS.

Print mounting –

will teach the technique to mount professionally a print to a pre-cut purchased mount principally A3/A4 so that it sits in the chosen mount correctly. Also moving on to why/how to use a backing board to provide stiffening to the mount and finally encompassing both mount and board with adhesive tape, finishing it off with a purpose made label declaring Name of society(Bromsgrove Photographic Society) Genre / Nature/Colour /Mono /Authors name and the title of the image. Prints and mounts will be supplied for demonstration purposes, and it is intended that everyone will get the opportunity to do it themselves hands on, thus gaining competency in the procedure. As well as the above. information will be given as to ordering the pre-cut mounts, the colours /sizes available , backing boards /tape /labels. with the intention that a bulk order will go in to the supplier.

Finally, this Tuesday is the deadline for submitting your images for the 1st PDI competition – Colour and Mono sections. Good luck with your entries.

See you all on Tuesday

Best wishes


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