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2017 March 2nd - Digicam Group Meeting Report
10.00 a.m. Clive welcomed members to the meeting and gave a warm welcome to a prospective new member Marilyn Luffman.

Apologies: Lucy & Ron Arnett, Eileen Grayson, Brett Harris, Robert Ibbotson
Jean & Gordon Moss

Attendance: 16 and one visitor

Meeting Notes:

Referring to the Table Top Photo-shoot of the February 2nd meeting the conclusion was that
There was not quite enough room for a Table Top Photo-Shoot?
In view of this, Clive has had a word with the Caretaker about the use of the main Hall for
this type of meeting and was told it would be OK for us to use the main Hall, unless anything
else was planned for the same day.

Photo-Shoot- Alford Manor House
Dependent on the weather a provisional date of May/June has been arranged.
We would have the use of the House, gardens and grounds.
Refreshments would be provided in the marquee -Tea, Coffee, biscuits, cakes etc.
Price: A donation was requested!! Clive suggested 3 per member to cover this cost.

Clive said a lady of the Alford U3A had approached him regarding the donation of
Photography books held by her late husband. These were put on display for members to
browse, they are FOC. A small donation to our Group would be welcome, any remaining
books to be taken to an appropriate charity.

The 6th April meeting.
To be a demonstration in the use of RAW.

10.20 a.m.
Critique of Photographs - DOF exercise. (Depth OF Field)
Members had been asked to bring along up to three 5" x 7" photographs taken at the February meeting Table Top Photo-Shoot, and to write on the back of the photographs, aperture, speed, ISO and focal length. He also pointed out that this was more of a difficult exercise for members with compact cameras (Small sensors).

Clive did a critique on the photographs submitted and these were passed round to members
to look at the results. There was a lot of input from members and some very technical
advice given. Clive said this exercise had been a good effort from members.

10.55 a.m. Coffee Break.

11.20 a.m. Meeting resumed.

Members were treated to a slide show created by Clive relating to the new Skegness
Lifeboat - "Joel and April Grunnill" which arrived on 28th January 2017.

This was followed by a further slideshow of our Annual Dinner at The Willow restaurant in
Alford and the presentation of trophies at the February 2nd Meeting 2017.

April Meeting?
Before the meeting closed Peter suggested that members may become bored with a
whole meeting on RAW and perhaps we needed something else as well .

George suggested we had a two part meeting? 1). RAW 2) A "Challenge Competition"
Members to bring a photo of a TREE on a USB pen.
The photographs would be displayed on the screen and a winner would be chosen.
(Members to vote the winners by ballot?).
Finalised details to be emailed to members later.

11.58 a.m.
The meeting closed and Clive thanked members for their attendance and support,
looking forward to seeing everyone at the April meeting.

Keep clicking and practicing.