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Competition M1 – Rust 28th Oct

Our first monthly competition of the season will be judged by Graham Currey.
You may send up to 4 images spread in any way between the 3 sections (Open, Nature & Set Subject – Rust). images should be no wider that 1600 pixels and no taller that 1200 pixels, with the title of the image as the file name (new members, don’t worry if you’re not sure how to send your image in this way – just send your image and let me know the title and in which section the image should be entered). If anyone has problems sending their images by email, then use a free online file transfer service such as https://wetransfer.com/. Images should be sent to competitions.mcc@gmail.com to reach me by the end of the day on Wednesday 27th October.
Accumulator Competition – members may enter a single image for this competition. It will be scored by the different judges of the monthly competition over the season, with results announced in April or May. The image should be sent along with entries for the first monthly competition. It can be one of the entries for the monthly or a different image.
If you have any questions about the competitions – please don’t hesitate to ask – either in person on Thursday or via email.

Photoshoot at Stables near Lancaster
We have been invited to photograph at the stables where Lesa keeps her horses on Saturday 30th October. Those who would like to take Lesa up on this offer should contact Ellen. 

Subjects for future monthly competitions
Close up, Song Titles, Patterns & Seven Deadly Sins are the themes for future monthly competitions (not neccessarily in that order).

Equipment Demo Thursday 21st October

At this week’s meeting, Phil will demonstrate some of the equipment which was purchased with our grant from the Post Code Lottery. Members may have the opportunity to try out some of this, so you are invited to bring along cameras and laptops. The equipment includes studio flash, backgrounds and a screen calibration spyder. For those unable to join us in person the meeting will be streamed via Zoom and recording available to watch via catch up 😊 Please see email for Zoom link. As always everyone welcome!

Other upcoming events include:
28th October
Our first onthly competition of the season will be spot judged by Graham Currey.
You may send up to 4 images spread in any way between the 3 sections (Open, Nature & Set Subject – Rust). images should be no wider that 1600 pixels and no taller that 1200 pixels, with the title of the image as the file name (new members, don’t worry if you’re not sure how to send your image in this way – just send your image and let Graham know the title and in which section the image should be entered). If anyone has problems sending their images by email, then use a free online file transfer service such as https://wetransfer.com/. Images should be sent to competitions.mcc@gmail.com to arrive by the end of the day on Wednesday 27th October.
Accumulator Competition – members may enter a single image for this competition. It will be scored by the different judges of the monthly competition over the season, with results announced in April or May. The image should be sent along with entries for the first monthly competition. It can be one of the entries for the monthly or a different image.
If you have any questions about the competitions – please don’t hesitate to ask – either in person on Thursday or via email.

Photoshoot at Stables near Lancaster
We have been invited to photograph at the stables where Lesa keeps her horses on Saturday 30th October at 10.30am. Those who would like to take Lesa up on this offer should contact Ellen. 

Subjects for future monthly competitions
Close up, Song Titles, Patterns & Seven Deadly Sins are the themes for future monthly competitions (not neccessarily in that order). Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday 😊

Knockout Results

The winning image from last night’s KO Competition was Book and Candle by Steve Bird:

with Oystercatcher chasing Avocet by John Hughes the runner up.


Other images which made it to the the final rounds were:
Avocet by John Hughes
Tranquility by Chris Hellier
Catch me if you can by Janet Taylor
Jack’s Jokers by Beth Robertson
Dragonfly laying eggs by Peter Bagnall
Thanks to all who entered and those who joined in, either in person or via Zoom.


Next week (21st October) – Demonstration of club equipment (which is available for members to borrow)
More details of this will be sent out next week. Photoshoot at Stables near Lancaster
We have been invited to photograph at the stables where Lesa keeps her horses on Saturday 30th October. Those who would like to take Lesa up on this offer should contact Ellen.
Exhibition and talk by Richard Davis – Friday 22nd October 2021 7pm
“On the opening night of my exhibition, Streets in the Sky, I’ll explain how I came to squat in the notorious district of Hulme in Manchester during the 1980’s and how I converted my living space into a Photographic Studio and Darkroom. What followed was an unforgettable intense period of creative freedom which led to a desire to document, via photography, my surroundings in the Brutalist inspired environment that was Hulme. Along the way I also took a series of portraits in my flat of the many talented individuals that emerged from the arts scene which dominated in the City of Manchester during this time including Steve Coogan, Caroline Ahearne, Lemn Sissay, Henry Normal, Jon Ronson & John Thompson. I have used the inspiration from that time to develop a similar approach to a series of images taken in Morecambe”
To book a (free) place at the talk, visit: https://moremusic.org.uk/whats-on/3613/
Our exhibition is still online: https://morecambecc.weebly.com/ displaying the best images from last season.

This Thursday (14th October) – Knock Out Competition

Everyone is invited to enter up to four images for this competition – please email to competitions.mcc@gmail.com to arrive by the end of the day, Wednesday 13th Oct (alternatively use the free https://wetransfer.com/ website). Entries will be projected in pairs and the audience (in the meeting room and via Zoom) will vote on their favourite which will continue to the next round. In the end we should be left with one winning image.
If anyone has any questions about this competition – please don’t hesitate to email. We look forward to seeing you all either in person or via Zoom next week.

Congratulations!!

hanks to all who joined us for our first meeting back on Thursday, either in person or via Zoom. It was lovely to see so many faces -both old and new 🙂 Our first hybrid meeting went better than expected, despite a few technical issues! Hopefully things will run smoothly next week! Congratulations to the worthy trophy winners (see photo), well deserved photographer of the year Janet Taylor, and winners of various other awards were; Steve Bird, who unfortunately couldn’t be present, Graham Dean, Peter Bagnall and Ellen Bell. Also to Joe Greenaugh who won this year’s Chair’s Award for his outstanding commitment to the club.

New Season Starts 7th October :-)

Whether you are a novice or an experienced photographer, Morecambe Camera Club is open to everyone. We have a variety of evenings including, lectures, competitions and practical nights to help improve your technique. New members are welcome anytime. You can come along to up to three meetings before you need to join. During the season we meet every Thursday at 7.30 at The Church of The Ascension, Torrisholme. Our first meeting is face to face and is on Thur 7th Oct and is an informal welcome evening, with presentation of the trophies from last year, an introduction talk for any new members and a chance to catch up with everyone! Tea and coffee will be available for a small fee. If you want something stronger, bring your own! We will be having a raffle, so don’t forget to bring your pennies, prize donations also welcome! Will will also be having a short EGM to vote on the subscriptions as this was left over from the AGM due to the pandemic. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

S, T, U Fun Competition Results

Last night’s summer competition was one of the best supported in terms of entries, but with fewer members logging on. More details of first face to face meeting nearer the date (7th October). Congratulations to those who produced the winning images in each section – thanks to those who entered – choosing the best images wasn’t an easy task 🙂


4 images shared top spot for the letter S:

Spider Queen and Surprise by Janet Taylor; Superb Starling by Peter Bagnall; and Delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding by Marcus Shearn

T was won with ‘Trees’ by Rhys James and Tomatoes by Steve Bird

U’s winner was Under the Umbrella by Steve Bird

S, T, U Fun alphabet competition

This Thursday 23rd September is our final summer evening before we start back for the main season on 7th October. We have the next of our alphabet themed fun competitions, this week based around the letters S, T and U. I am looking forward to seeing all the creative images and titles! There’s still time to send your entries to the usual address (competitions.mcc@gmail.com) by the end of the day on Wednesday 22nd. A reminder, you can send up to 4 images which relate to one of the three letters of the alphabet: S, T or U (last month’s winning images can be viewed on our website). As always, everyone welcome, current, potential and new members alike. Just drop us a message! Link for Zoom has been sent via e-mail. Hope to see lots of you on Thursday,

Astrophotography Evening

Weather permitting, this Thursday 9th September is our much loved annual astrophotography evening. We will be heading to the Crook O’Lune again this year. Look out for final details of meeting points and times to be confirmed via e-mail very soon. As always, visitors, regular, new and potential members welcome, so feel free to message if you want adding to the mailing list 🙂 And keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds!!

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