Present:- Leonie, Roger, Vin, Dot, Graham, Wally, Denis, Coral, Grace, John S. Alan, Avis and Lynnis
Apologies:- Irene and Doug Dysart
Denis went through the ten photos that had been chosen for the Interclub Competition, the subject being ‘Water’. It was interesting to hear the judge’s remarks (on the back of each photo) and how many points each one had scored.
I must apologize for not outlining the Oct. Club competition in the last newsletter. Nobody realized it was in fact for the Mountain Trophy, which entails four images presented on 2 x A4 size backing sheets. As all images were presented ‘singlely’ they will be judged as such for this year. Denis has suggested we need to move into digital photography more next year and therefore we should look at changing the format of the Mountain Trophy. Maybe we could look at either Diptych or Triptych photography which sounds challenging but very exciting.
Avis brought along her ‘Momento’ Photo Album for us to see. This is something that can be downloaded off the Internet for free, where you design your own layout using your own photos and then it is made into a hardbacked album (which you pay for). Another great option for presenting our images.
As digital photography is becoming more popular, Denis gave us a few pointers on dimensions etc. for presentation purposes.
For presentation on a projector, the size is very important.
Maximum size – 1024px. Wide and 768 px. High.
They must be jpgs. Also fill sides on a portrait image or top and bottom on a landscape image with black to bring it up to the 1024px x 768px. Size.
The night was not without some drama, when Vin had a nasty fall down those steep concrete steps. Thanks to Avis for taking Vin home for the night, as he was not in a good state to drive all the way home to Russell. Vin phoned today, and I am pleased to advise he is well on the road to recovery and is off on a good holiday. Look after yourself Vin and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year, without your 2 black eyes and bumps and bruises.
As this is the last newsletter for the year, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, but hope to see you ALL at the AGM, with a plate, on the 9th December at 6pm.
Kaikohe Citizen’s Hall, Tawanui Road, Kaikohe.