Programme 2020


 

CLUB PROGRAMME FOR September 2020 – December 2020

Last Updated: 27th July 2020

Please keep checking this page for any changes to the programme.  Any changes, since the last update, 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.


PDI Competitions 2020

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.


 

Date Subject Judge/Speaker for the evening
Sept 1st Welcome to the Club Night & PAGB Talk\Lecture First part of the evening will be hosted by our Chairman, Peter Brook LRPS
Second part will be a PAGB talk\lecture
Sept 8th Close-up and Macro Nature Photography

Email entries for 1st Monthly PDI Competition

Daniel Bridge
Sept 15th PAGB Talk\Lecture
Landscape with narration
Irene Foy
Sept 22nd 1st Monthly PDI Competition Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS ARAGB
Sept 29th AGM  
Oct 6th “Why I Switched” Roger Hance FRPS
Oct 13th PAGB Talk\Lecture
“Essential Guide to Macro Photography”Email entries for 2nd Monthly PDI Competition
Oct 20th “Double Act 2” Paula Davies CPAGB EFIAP/s EPSA
Oct 27th 2nd Monthly PDI Competition Cherry Lacombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE*5
Nov 3rd Macro Photography Tony North BPE3 CPAGB
Nov 10th “Underwater Photography 1 – From Swimming Pool to Sharks David Keep ARPS DPAGB FBDE EFIAP
Nov 17th “Starting from a Blank Canvas”

Email entries for 3rd Monthly PDI Competition

Polina Plotnikova ARPS EFIAP
Nov 24th PAGB Talk\Lecture
“Essential Guide to Wildlife Photography”
Dec 1st 3rd Monthly PDI Competition Kirsty Ralph LRPS QCP ARPS
Dec 8th “A Project-Based Approach to Photography – Producing Images With That Wow Factor” David Keep ARPS DPAGB FBDE EFIAP
Dec 15th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Dec 22nd CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting
Dec 29th CHRISTMAS BREAK No Meeting