NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2009
JAN 19th: Monthly Competition - Symbiosis
FEB 9th: Monthly Competition - TBA
Jan 19th: Monthly Meeting (postponed from 12th)
The Meeting (start time 2000hrs) will be at our normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map) It is easiest to access it via Durban Road, off Highwood Road - you can turn right at the traffic lights if coming from the Gloucester Road direction. The Casson Centre is the left hand part of the Patchway Community Centre, immediately next door to the Patchway Town Council Offices. There is off road parking adjacent to the Centre and further spaces along Rodway Road, near to the local Spa shop.
The monthly competition theme is 'Symbiosis'. Send your digital files to Bob (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and please include BUPG on the subject line. Note that all images are to be in by midday on the Sunday before - this will be the standard cut off time unless advised otherwise by Bob. Unsure about entering? Even if you don't feel you have any winners, send some in to benefit from the audience feedback - it's an ideal way to learn.
Rob Bailey will give a short presentation on his recent visit to Eilat and his experience as a competitor in the Epson Challenge
The Foto Forum will discuss the monthly theme for February 2010 - TBA
Monthly Theme Competition - Pairs
With our extended feedback session in mind, the entries have now been limited to two per person. This month there were twenty two entries.
The Open Portfolio Competition attracted twelve entries but two arrived too late for the cut-off, so were disallowed. Of the remaining ten entries, the top six were:
BSoUP Open Portfolio
Another fantastic performance from BUPG members, particularly Trevor Rees who took First Place by a wide margin. In all, we took four of the top six places:
1st Place Trevor Rees
2nd Place Rob Bailey
4th Place Cathy Lewis
5th Place Tamsin Eyles
Only Cathy submitted the same portfolio as in our own Competition, the others taking the opportunity to make some changes. This worked particularly well for Trevor whose BUPG entry was judged as overly fussy and did not fare so well.
That makes Trevor the winner of all the BSoUP Portfolio Competitions this year (other than the Beginners) - is this a record? All the details are on the BSoUP website.
I'm sure many readers will have thought about producing their own calendar but few ever get around to doing it. If you want some inspiration, or want to buy a calendar, check out Jeremy & Amanda Cuff's website. They have kindly donated two calendars to BUPG and we will use them as prizes in our Annual Print Competition in February.
A Merry Christmas to all,