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Love in the Mist by Sue Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming in Colour by Ian Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyes on the ball by Chris Edgecombe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright for the images on this site are held and retained by the individual photographers.

 

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club is a friendly well established club with a thriving membership. The club always welcomes newcomers whether experienced photographers or complete beginners. 

We offer a broad range of improvement, how-to and practical evenings, internal and inter-club competitions, critique evenings, lectures and instruction by experienced photographers as well as inspirational speakers.  

As a club we seek to faciltate what the membership wants as well as educate and broaden everyones skills.

You would be welcome to to join us to see if we are the club for you.

 

Currently we are meeting fortnightly on Tuesdays 7.45pm via Zoom Video-Conferencing.   

When it is safe to do so, we will revert to physical meetings once again, but for now, this is our "new normal".    

 

 

Membership

 

Normal Membership fees are Sept 2020 - April 2021 inclusive are

(Reduced membership post Christmas)

Single 20

Student/Junior Reduced rate 12.50

On the evening all members and visitors 2.50 inclusive of draw ticket, tea & biscuit with an additional charge for visitors for selected speakers, and you can attend for two weeks without having to formally join.

 

However at the present time we are only meeting via Zoom, so we have implemented a nominal flat fee of 5 to 31st December 2020.   

 

New members are particularly welcome at the start of our season and throughout the year.  So whether you've been thinking about it sometime or you have a new interest in photography, please come and visit our club.  We pride ourselves on being the friendliest club in the region and you will be most welcome.  

 

We are a growing club, with a programme that is strongly influenced by the members and we are sure you would enjoy any evenings with us. 

 

Why not come along and enjoy many fantastic images and photographic discussions.  Last season 688 images were entered by members into our competitions with a mixture of both print and digitally projected images (DPI) covering every subject and genre imaginable.

 

We look forward to seeing you. 

 

 

 

Saltwater Anemone by Charlotte Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Owl with Cricket by Lesley Carr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

24th November 2020

DPI League 2 Competitions

Magnificent Macro and Own Choice

 

Tonight we see the 2nd of our DPI League Competitions.  We had an outstanding entry, so many that we had to reduce from the 3 entered per member to just 2, however the quality was also excellent.

 

All members have already had an opportunity to vote on the images and comment on them.  Tonight you will hear all the comments as part of the presentation, together with the results of the competitions.  

 

I'm sure our members will enjoy seeing the images and hearing the comments.

 

Tonight is also the deadline for DPI 3 - Into the Light/Contre jour and Own Choice 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to join us and are not currently a member, please make contact via contact form on this website for further information.

 

 

 

AGM 6th October 2020 - 7.45pm

 

The 2019-20 Annual General meeting has now taken place and was attended by 19 members.  The committee thanks those members that took the time to attend and discuss the matters arising.  A number of committee members had stood down at the end of the 2019-20 season and all present were thanked by Lesley our Chair for their hard work and years of service to the club!  The club cannot survive without the committee so we were very pleased when there were willing volunteers from audience to fill vacant roles.  We are pleased to announce a fully staffed committee.

The new committee members can be seen on this website via the info tab at the top of the page.

 

 

 

Tuesday 29th September 

Shiela Haycox Presentation

 

 

We had yet another brilliant evening via zoom on Tuesday 29th September with Sheila Haycox ARPS, MPAGB/AV, EFIAP, admirably demonstrating both the quality of her photography and her editing skills in photoshop. 

 

She showed us amongst other things, how via a "Smart Object" , a fabulous abstract "Twirl" image could be created.  She further explained how the actions could be recorded for future use and saved as a preset. 

 

We were entertained in between the editing demonstrations, with some of her fabulous Audio Visual (AV) sequences.  Here is a sample picture produced by one of our members within 10 minutes of the meeting ending, following her tutorial.   

 

 

Before manipulation, it started out as this image below:

 

 

 

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Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, it is currently not possible for us to be able to use the church as a meeting venue and in line with advice from the Government, PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) and the WCPF (Western Counties Photographic Federation), we are now holding fortnightly meetings via Zoom Video Conferencing.

 

 

Any prospective new members who wish to join us should contact the club for further info.  New members will only be charged a discounted flat fee of 5 to 31st December 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier Announcement to Members and Visitors on 14th March 2020

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club is disappointed to announce that due to the level of risk to members, visitors, visiting judges and speakers during the current CoronaVirus Pandemic that no more meetings as detailed in this seasons programme will take place.  This decision has not been taken lightly and is unanimously supported by the committee. 

 

DPI4 will take place electronically with each member being sent each of the two sections as executable slideshows.  The members will be requested to vote via email and following the deadline (to be published) the result will be announced.

 

It is hoped that DPI of the Year will also go ahead in due course with each entrants nominated DPIs (digitally projected image) being sent electronically to the judge to assess and appraise remotely with comments returned via the same method.

 

It is intended that Print of the Year will also take place with collection points for those prints and a single point of contact with the judge if acceptable.  Again assessment and appraisal will be made remotely and notes and comments returned with the prints.  Members will receive instructions via email in due course.

 

There is an intention to continue with some sort of summer programme, if this is feasible.

 

The committee of Plymstock Camera club extend best wishes to all members and friends and their families during this testing period.  We will be back next season and hope everyone makes good progress with their photography until we all meet up again.

 

 

 

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WOW     WOW    WOW    !!!

 

 

What a bumper season we are having

 

Plymstock CC have done it again!!

 

 

 

 

On Monday,  Plymstock won the Gerry Trophy

 

On Thursday, Plymstock won the Tamar Trophy

 

 

      

 

Congratulations to all our members who made this fantastic achievement possible

 

 

 

 

Last week we said:

 

Its a busy week for the club as we also participate in two annual Interclub Competitions. 

 

 

The first is the Gerry Trophy which is a Digital Image Competition taking place on Monday 24th Feb at The Athenaeum (7.30-9.30) where we are competing against our friends in Plymouth Camera Club, Plymouth & District Camera Club and Saltash Camera Club.  Last year we came a very respectable 2nd, so it will be good to see how we do this year.  
 

 

The second is the Tamar Trophy which is a mono print competition and it will take place on Thursday 27th Feb at the Wolseley Community Resource Building 7.30 - 9.30.  We will be competing against Ivybridge Camera Club, Plymouth Camera Club and Saltash Camera Club.  Again we came 2nd last year, however our respected member Sue Bishop won the Individual Trophy for the best print of the competition, lets see if we can repeat this performance or do even better.

 

 

As usual we welcome visitors to join us at our club, why don't you come along on Tuesday to see if you enjoy our company and if you would like to join, you can do this for the remainder of the season for half of the normal annual membership fee, we'd love to see you.

 

 

Plymstock Camera Club moves onwards and upward!

 

Another fantastic result for Plymstock as the club improves its standing in the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Digitally Projected Image Competition (DPIC).

 

56 clubs in the region put their best 18 images forward and Plymstock came joint 14th!! which is up from joint 26th place last year.  Not only that, the highest score any picture of ours achieved, was a 12 (out of 15) in 2019, however this year, one image scored a 14 and two images a 13.

 

To add to the achievement, we give a massive congratulations to our very own Charlotte Douglas for winning a ribbon.  To win such a prestigious award out of 1008 images from the best in the west is outstanding.

 

Charlotte won the ribbon with her image entitled "Don't get beaten up!" 

 

 

 

 

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Clean Sweep by Plymstock Camera Club at the Inaugural Interclub Alliance Event

 

On the 20th November, Plymstock Camera Club, Kingsbridge & District Camera Club, and Ivybridge Camera Club were hosted by Plymouth and District Camera Club for the opening opening Alliance Event. 

The evening and the 60 images were judged by Brian Northmore. 

We are proud to announce that Plmstock Camera Club received the highest total vote for its set of images from the Judge and Plymstock Camera Club member Ian Douglas, received 20/20 for his image Elgar Views Hereford Cathedral. 

 

There was an additional category where each of the clubs had in turn voted on the other 3 camera clubs images.  A statistical survey was carried out to determine which clubs' members voted nearest that of the final independent judge.  Following this survey Plymstock also triumphed in this area.

It was a great night and although there were one or two teething problems, Mr Brian Northmore did a great job appraising the images and awarding a score.  

 

 

Club Member Matt Curtin achieves success in BBC Radio Devon Photographic Competition

 

Last summer BBC Radio Devon ran a competition to find 20 great images that celebrate where we live.  They wanted to celebrate our county and the talented photographers who capture so many amazing images of life here in Devon. The winning images are to be blown up and used to cover the BBC broadcast vehicles which are seen by thousands of people across the region.  

 

Matt's image of Plymouth Hoe was one of the winning images.

 

Well done Matt and many congratulations from all your friends at the club