Welcome back everyone to another exciting photographic year
As discussed at our AGM in November we will be trialling the ''evaluation method'' which has become a very popular means in other camera clubs, of improving all aspects of your photography.
With this in mind, Mike Smyth of Lane Cove Camera Club will be coming along to discuss with us the process used at Lane Cove and the benefits to you of this method.
So please come along so that you can understand what the system is all about. There will be heaps of opportunities for you to ask questions.
Membership fees are now due for 2017. The rates of memberships are:
Single Member: $50.00
Students under 19: $20.00
Please pay David on arrival on January 30th.
A reminder that unfinancial members are not permitted to enter competitions.
Digital Image of the Year
Girl With Shawl
The Year Ahead
We have lots of exciting and different plans in store for 2017. This will include a fun challenge of using a disposable camera during a set period of time. This is for all members who wish to take part - and we really hope you do - details available soon.
Due to popular demand we will be holding a workshop up in the Blue Mountains with Len Metcalf. This will take place over the weekend of July 1 and 2. More info on this will be given in the next few weeks as we will be requiring registration to attend and a non refundable fee payment.
We are no longer having annual trophy competitions for Australian Landscape, Creative and Nature. This in turn allows us to have 3 additional comps throughout the year for other Open or Set Subjects.
The Honour Boards for all previous winners of trophies will shortly be added to our web page - so all the winners dating back to the 1960's will be there for all of us to see.
One of the sponsors of the 2016 FCC Interclub was Momento. Some of our members are already users of the photo books and calendars printed by Momento. They have now forwarded to me their Welcome Pack, which includes samples of their various papers and cover materials. I will be bringing along to the next meeting the Welcome Pack so you can all see the quality of materials used. For our members wishing to create a photo book with Momento they are offering a 30% discount to our financial members off their first order, all subsequent orders will receive a 10% discount.
2016 FCC Interclub
Did you have an image in the 2016 FCC Interclub and are curious as to the score you received or do you just wish to see how we performed, then click here for all the results.
Colour Print of the Year
A condition of our use of the facilities of Pittwater RSL is that all members of PCC must also be current, financial members of Pittwater RSL.
If your membership has lapsed or falls due in 2017 please renew your membership BEFORE rejoining PCC for 2017.
David will be recording updated membership details.
Our Program for 2017
Our program for 2017 can be found here
The program is "work in progress" and will be updated where necessary over the next few weeks.
Our first outing for 2017
Many of you attended our 'Follow the Fleet' outing last year and had a fantastic day out on the harbour. We enjoyed it so much we are organising it again. It's a great day out.
Follow the Fleet - Great photo opportunity
Saturday, 25th February, 2017
With camera in hand, be on board the ferry which follows the Vintage 18 ft Skiffs as they race on Sydney Harbour.
Lunch as the Sydney Flying Squadron Club House prior to the ferry departure is optional, however it is highly recommended.
Ferry cost is $25.00 per person, lunch menu on the website
Sydney Flying Squadron Web site
As the ferry has a limited capacity, we would need to confirm numbers by Monday 3rd Feb, of those who are coming (Please specify Ferry only or Lunch and Ferry)
Email any questions and / or confirmation to Brian Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Family and friends welcome.
Australia Day and the Chinese New Year is fast approaching so for all the latest things to do and places to go don't forget to refer to our club calendar which appears at the bottom of all newsletters and is also reachable via the club website.
If you already have a personal Google calendar - you can link our club calendar to yours. Check out the how to's on Google.
Mono Print of the Year