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Maidstone Camera Club - Accepting New Members

Due to the Covid-19 situation we are unable to meet in our normal hall.  All our club meetings are being carried out online and by Zoom.

If you are interested in becoming a new member of Maidstone Camera Club, please contact us.

Maidstone Camera Club - 13th October 2020 Meeting

A change to the programme for 13th October 2020

We now have Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5* with his talk "Why I Switched"

 

Maidstone Camera Club - Zoom Meetings ID's & Password Emails

The chairman will send club members the Zoom meeting ID and Password, for the next upcoming meeting by email.

If any member does not receive the email with the details, please could we ask they check junk email folders, in case it has been delivered into there by mistake

Maidstone Camera Club - Covid-19 Update & Programme 2020

Since the programme was first published, on 23rd June 2020, there has been two changes of speaker and our AGM is now on 29th September 2020.  Please keep checking the Programme page for any more updates.  Any new updates will be highlighted in green text.

With the COVID-19 situation, we will be unable to meet in the hall for the remainder of the year (2020).  The committee have produced a programme of online meetings\talks\competitions members can attend using Zoom.  Details on how to download and use Zoom will be added to the clubs website soon.  IDs and passwords for the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all club members in advance.

All meetings\talks\competitions will commence from 19:30.  When joining a meeting\talk you may enter a waiting area until the host allows you in.  

For competitions, only the competition secretary’s & judges microphones will be enabled.  All members viewing the competition will only be able to view and hear the meeting.  You will not be able to ask questions or comment etc.

The Digital Group, Portrait Group & AV Group will NOT be meeting for the rest of this year (2020), however the Natural History Group are planning to hold a online Zoom meeting once a month.  Details on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members of the group.

Information updated on 29th June 2020

Website Updates

The Maidstone Camera Club website has been updated with:

  • Results of the 2nd Monthly PDI Competition

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PDI Competitions in 2020 Season

Members that would like to enter the upcoming PDI competitions will need to email their entries in. 

With the extra time required, to make sure everything is correct for the competitions, the following rules apply to the three PDI Competitions:

> No entries on memory pens can be accepted at this time

> All entries MUST be received two weeks before the competition date.  This is to allow the competition secretary time to check all the images, setup the competition and send a copy of all the images to the judge to view        on their own screen. Please see the programme for entry due dates

> Entries must be within 1400px width and 1050px height

> No late entries will be accepted (e.g. the day after entries were due)

> The competition secretary will not be able to resolve any image issue(s) (e.g corrections to colour space, image size) or replace incorrectly entered images

> Any images not entered correctly will be rejected

> All entries must be in a ZIP file and entitled with the members name (e.g Joe Bloggs, Joe Bloggs LRPS)

> All entries must be numbered 01, 02, 03 followed by the title (e.g. 01 My Best Photo, 02 Windmill in Kent, 03 Bird on a stick)

> If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified

> We cannot accept a paper entry slip, at this time.  Members can either scan in an entry form and send it with their images or list in their email the order and titles of their images.  Please make sure your entry information matches your PDI files

> Include in the subject of your email, the PDI competition number you wish to enter (e.g PDI Competition Number 1)

If any member does not wish for their images to be possibly selected for external competitions, please could they let the competition secretary know by email.

The images displayed in the Zoom meeting\competition will NOT be the images judged and will be displayed for members to see only.  The judge will be asked to mark based on the images they received and viewed on their own profiled screen

Please send your entries to:

competitions@maidstonecameraclub.org.uk

The competition secretary will confirm that your entry has been received, by email.

Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) by Peter Kirby

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Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopos major) by Stella Gould

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Cowslip (Primula veris) by Jason Boswell

Cowslip (Primula veris) by Jason Boswell

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