Alford & Dis. U3A Photography
Thursday December 5th 2013 10am.
Workshop: Bring a Photo and Talk
Apologies: John Barker/Ron & Margaret Arnett
Attendance: 20 including 2 prospective new members
Matters arising: None.
Notices: 2014 Calendars:
With orders to fulfil we have ordered a third consignment…We still have a small quantity for sale.
Clive expressed grateful thanks (Bob & I) to members who help to keep our group running smoothly;
To Denise for the accounts…To Margaret’s secretarial work…To Ron for technical help & advice…To
Frances for our Diary Dates Calendar…Not forgetting Bob, and of course, members continued support.
Bob and I are quietly pleased with members continued improved photographic ability, very encouraging to us both. Well
done to you all.
On the technical side, Bob commented that in the beginners group, although they had made excellent progress, he had
noticed that some member’s prints were slightly out of focus, explaining ways to overcome this difficulty.
Something to think about: Closing the brief AGM report, Clive advised the meeting that Bob and I are both octogenarians,
how much longer can we keep our group functioning?
Accounts: Available in January our year end.
Meeting agreed fully paid up members were eligible to enter all group’ activities from date of membership. (U3A)
Photo Editing/Processing…To be processed by the entrant at all times.
Group Advancement: (Competitions)
Beginners: Two 1st places in any given year automatically promoted to the Advanced Group
Meeting agreed to continue with 2015 Calendar
To be judged in June in future.
Cont. Page 2
Calendar – Continued Page 2
Invite different judges/to include Ladies…Vary categories/subjects/Seasons. (Too many flowers!)
Following Calendar year page to be inserted. (2016) More expensive!
Advanced Group…Only two prints can be selected from three entries… In the event
of low entries three prints may be selected, or at the discretion of the organisers.
More Entries required!!
Annual Photo Competition:
To invite different judges/to include Ladies.
Diptych Photo Competition.
Meeting agreed to replace… By Possible DPI. (Digital Projected Images)…To be investigated.
Speakers: To be investigated…Suggestions: Gary Hicking
Photo-Shoots: Please e-mail your suggestions…Skegness RNLI/Seagull Centre/ Hoplands Wood?
Annual Lunch & Prize Presentation: Agreed…To follow February 6th meeting. (12.30 for 1pm)
Workshops: To be investigated.
Expenses: Meeting agreed for Bob & Clive to submit expenses.
To defray Group expenses Members agreed to charge £5 annual subscription fee.
Competition prints on our website: Clive to investigate.
11.00 Coffee break.
11.15 Meeting Workshop…Bring a photo and Talk… (Photo prints or USB images).
No.1) Frances. Showed photos were projected, explaining locations, talking about where, when and why they had been taken.
No.2) Alan showed three different edited variations of the same photo. (DPI).
No.3) Deena showed a bookcase collage, Macro pinecones and Wet Rocks. (DPI).
No4) Bob, Three photos: Bell Book & Candle, Fishing Fleet and Maestro. (DPI).
No.5) Clive, Three photos: Alford in Bloom Planters, Cruising up the river Witham and Sibsey Trader Windmill. (DPI).
No.6) Craig, Three prints: The Blues and Royal in London, Two prints of sand racing on
Skegness beach (Prints).
12.00 pm. Clive closed the meeting thanking members for their attendance wishing them a Happy Christmas, a healthy
and wealthy New Year.
Bob & Clive