Monday, 13 April 2015

HPS Extended Season


HPS is extending its 'season' this year, until the end of May. There will be no lectures or presentations, but the aim is to concentrate, in-house, on practical photography and the program is listed below.

1 May
Setting up for International weekend
We need a lot of help, and to interest as many as possible, we aim to have a practice with some
members acting as judges, operating keyboards etc once setup.
We need as many helpers as possible both for Friday night setup and all over weekend.
Come along, enjoy, learn and help.

8 May

2/3 scanning tables setup so members can be shown and practice.
Need 2/3 people to bring scanning kit/laptops
We can scan a small number of people's slides/print images as part of practice.
(Bring pen drive to save own images on)

15 May
Macro evening

2/3 macro tables setup so members can be shown and practice.
Margaret and John Sixsmith will demonstrate
(Bring pen drive to save own images on)

22 May
Post Processing

Basics of PP eg 'why' use RAW and need processing rather than shoot JPG
and not need more processing.
Basics of Photoshop: from ingestion through processing to saving... And

29 May
Taking advantage of later evenings:

Bring camera along
First half: (outside) take 6 (different) JPG images
Second half: show and discuss images ... Any problems, exposure etc?
Does anyone have any issues with camera we can assist with?

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Annual Competitions

Hoylake Photographic Society's seasonal program of competitions, talks, and events is running to a close and they finish with the "Annual Digital Projected Images" competition and the "Annual Print" competition.

This Friday, 17th April is the judging of the "Digital Projected Images" competition. This year our guest judge is Phil Chadwick, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE3* As you may guess from the honours following Phil's name, he's a very experienced photographer and he'll be running his critical eye over the best digital images that club members have produced over the season. 

The annual competition is a re-run of our six monthly competitions that were held from September 2014 and it always turns the monthly results on their heads. All club members who feel they were hard done by in the judging of the monthly competitions will have a second chance of success or confirmation from a second judge that their images weren't very good in the first place. Stay resolute fellow members, there's always the Summer to capture better images for next season. 

The judging takes place at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start and a 10 pm finish. Visitors are welcome to take a look at the club with an interest in joining in the new season which starts in September 2015. 

The "Annual Print" competition takes place on Saturday, 18th April at Newton Village Hall and will be judged by Mark Power, CPAGB, BPE3* This will be a live judging event and Mark will be discarding prints on the fly along with the dreams of the viewing members. If you've not experienced this competition before it's tense and a lot of fun. Members need to turn up at 9 am and the judging goes on until midday. 

Thursday, 2 April 2015

PSA Inter Club Competition

Inter Club Competition
Hoylake Photographic Society takes part in a number of Inter Club Competitions organised by the Photographic Society of America competing against other clubs – mostly American but also including UK and Belgian Clubs.  In the Projected Images Open Competition Hoylake is currently lying 5th out of  22 in Group A – the top Group.
In Round 2 Judith Dundas won an Award with “New Friends”
New Friends - Judith Dundass
In Round 3 Paul Anderson won an Award of Merit with “Leaving for the last time” and Gill Lewis gained an Honourable Mention with “Cardinal Fritillary”
Leaving For The Last Time - Paul Anderson
Cardinal Fritillary - Gill Lewis
 Well done all. A reminder that there's no meeting on Good Friday. Our next meeting is on 10th April when we'll be having a "Members Night" at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby. The doors open at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start and a 10 pm finish.