Month: November 2021

Close up practical evening 25th November 2021

This week we are having a practical evening based around close up work. Please bring along cameras and other useful accessories ( closeup lens, tripods, etc) – along with any items that you think may be interesting to photograph. We’ll also have some closeup attachments for phone cameras that members can use. As always everyone is welcome, a zoom link has been sent via email for those who prefer.

Future Monthly competition themes
M3 – 9th December (entries in by 28th Nov) – 7 Deadly Sins
M4 – 13th Jan (entries in by 2nd Jan) – Patterns
M5 – 10th Feb (entries in by 30th Jan) – Close up 

Subscriptions are still being collected by cash, cheque and bank transfer for anyone who hasn’t managed to pay yet 😊

Competition 2 results


Many thanks to Simon Ray, who judged and critiqued our images.
Song Titles

In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King 1st – Rhys James

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Poker Face 2nd – Ellen Bell

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Time Warp 3rd T– Graham Dean

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The Man in the Mirror HC – Janet Taylor
I Drove All Night HC – Rhys James
You Raise Me Up Comm.– Beth Robertson
Marvin Gaye – Wherever I Lay My Hat Comm. – Richard Moriarty
Shrimp Boats by Joe Stafford Comm– Fernley Stribling
Message in a Bottle Comm.– Linda KnapperNature

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Gannet with foliage 1st – John Hughes


Guillimot – John Hughes



House Sparrow 3rd- Janet Taylor

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Camouflaged Serval Cat HC – Peter Bagnall
Sea eagle  HC – John HughesOpen

Flying Cutters 1st – Steve Bird

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Matilda 2nd – Rhys James

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Live by the Sword 3rd – Ellen Bell

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Tools Make Light Work of DIY HC – Ellen Bell
Blue Gin BottlesHC – Steve Bird
High flyer Comm.- John Hughes
Can’t Put a Good Book Down Comm. – Beth Robertson


Nov 25th  – practical evening – taking close ups
Bring cameras, tripods and any accesories that you may have for taking close ups (one of the themes for a future competition). Also bring along objects which you think may be interesting to photograph. I’ll bring along some close up attachemenst for phone cameras and some objects to photograph.


Future Monthly competition themes
M3 – 9th December (entries in by 28th Nov) – 7 Deadly Sins
M4 – 13th Jan (entries in by 2nd Jan) – Patterns
M5 – 10th Feb (entries in by 30th Jan) – Close up

Subscriptions
It would be great if those who haven’t yet paid subscriptions could do so as soon as possible (among other things, this will enable us to book the meeting room for the remainder of the season). For those who wish to pay by cash or cheque, please bring to a meeting (if Phil isn’t ther, we’ll make sure it’s passed on). Bank transfer details have been sent via email. It would help Phil if you email him to let him know you’ve paid

Monthly competition 2 -18th November

Many thanks to those who joined in last Thursday evening talking about images that they admire – it proved a very interesting meeting and illustrated the variety of members’ interests.

Nov 18th – Monthly Competition.
Simon Ray will be judging our entries this month – set subject ‘Song Titles’ There will be a raffle, so please bring pennies and/or prizes!


Nov 25th (provisional) – practical evening – taking close ups
Bring cameras, tripods and any accesories that you may have for taking close ups (one of the themes for a future competition.
Future Monthly competition themes
M3 – 9th December (entries in by 28th Nov) – 7 Deadly Sins
M4 – 13th Jan (entries in by 2nd Jan) – Patterns
M5 – 10th Feb (entries in by 30th Jan) – Close up

Subscriptions
It would be great if those who haven’t yet paid subscriptions could do so as soon as possible (among other things, this will enable us to book the meeting room for the remainder of the season). For those who wish to pay by cash or cheque, please bring to a meeting (if Phil isn’t ther, we’ll make sure it’s passed on) Bank details have been sent ia email for those who wish to transfer 😀

11th November – I Wish I’d Taken That!

I Wish I’d Taken That! – members are invited to show us three photographs that they admire and tell us why.
Images can be emailed in advance to competitions.mcc@gmail (either a copy of the image itself, or the address of the website which displays it) or brought along on the night on a memory stick, (or even a physical copy!). If you’re joining us via Zoom, then you will be able to share your screen.
Search out your favourite images from the web, magazines or exhibition catalogues. If you have any questions, or need help sending images – just email  Zoom link has been sent via email 😊

Adventures of a Wedding Photographer and M2 entries due!

Many thanks to David Goodier who delivered an extremely entertaining and informative talk on Thursday night – all who attended thoroughly enjoyed the talk. The link to the recording is availablevia email.

Nov 8th – Closing date for entries to monthly competition
Please email up to 4 images spread across the 3 sections (Open, Nature, Song Titles) to competitions.mcc@gmail.com to arrive by the end of the day.

Nov 11th – I Wish I’d Taken That
Members are invited to show us three photographs that they admire and tell us why.
Images can be emailed in advance to competitions.mcc@gmail.comcompetitions.mcc@gmail.com (either a copy of the image itself, or the address of the website which displays it) or brought along on the night on a memory stick, (or even a physical copy!). If you’re joining us via Zoom, then you will be able to share your screen.
Search out your favourite images from the web, magazines or exhibition catalogues. If you have any questions, or need help sending images – just email me.

Nov 18th – Monthly Competition 2.
Simon Ray will be judging our entries this month.

4th November – Being a Wedding Photographer – talk by one of our new members David Goodier

One of our new members has just moved here from Yorkshire (where he was a judge and lecturer for the Yorkshire Photographic Union). You can see some of David’s work at his website.He has been persuaded to give his talk to us – it would be great to see a good audience to welcome David to MCC. For those who are unable to join us in person the link to join with Zoom has been sent via email.

11th November – I Wish I’d Taken That! – members are invited to show us three photographs that they admire and tell us why.
Images can be emailed in advance to competitions.mcc@gmail.comcompetitions.mcc@gmail.com (either a copy of the image itself, or the address of the website which displays it) or brought along on the night on a memory stick, (or even a physical copy!). If you’re joining us via Zoom, then you will be able to share your screen.
Search out your favourite images from the web, magazines or exhibition catalogues. If you have any questions, or need help sending images – just email.

18th November – M2 – (entries by 7th November) –  Song Titles As usual, please email entries to competitions.mcc@gmail.comcompetitions.mcc@gmail.com – members can enter up to 4 images spread across the 3 sections (Nature, Open & Song Titles). A reminder that Nature should not contain domesticated or farm animals, or cultivated plants. Photographs taken of animals in zoos are ok 😊

4th November – Being a Wedding Photographer – talk by one of our new members David Goodier

One of our new members has just moved here from Yorkshire (where he was a judge and lecturer for the Yorkshire Photographic Union). You can see some of David’s work at his website.He has been persuaded to give his talk to us – it would be great to see a good audience to welcome David to MCC. For those who are unable to join us in person the link to join with Zoom has been sent via email.

11th November – I Wish I’d Taken That! – members are invited to show us three photographs that they admire and tell us why.
Images can be emailed in advance to competitions.mcc@gmail.comcompetitions.mcc@gmail.com (either a copy of the image itself, or the address of the website which displays it) or brought along on the night on a memory stick, (or even a physical copy!). If you’re joining us via Zoom, then you will be able to share your screen.
Search out your favourite images from the web, magazines or exhibition catalogues. If you have any questions, or need help sending images – just email.

18th November – M2 – (entries by 7th November) –  Song Titles As usual, please email entries to competitions.mcc@gmail.comcompetitions.mcc@gmail.com – members can enter up to 4 images spread across the 3 sections (Nature, Open & Song Titles). A reminder that Nature should not contain domesticated or farm animals, or cultivated plants. Photographs taken of animals in zoos are ok 😊