Tuesday, 10 March 2015

March Club Meeting

The next meeting of Rainbow Camera Club will be held this coming Thursday, 12th March, in our usual venue of The Cabin, Rossinver, Co Leitrim (beside the football pitch) from 8pm to 10pm. I hope to see as many of you there as possible. New members are always welcome. 

There are a number of things happening on the night. These will include:-


It was decided at the January meeting that we shall hold photoshoots monthly on the Sunday after the monthly meeting. That means that our photoshoot this month shall be on Sunday, 15th March. We will need to decide on a location and time for this at the meeting.

It was decided at the February meeting to maybe try to visit Glenveigh National Park in Donegal for a weekend later in the year, with May being a suggested time as the rhododendrons would be in flower. Club member Marty Cooke offered to try and find details of accommodation, either in the Bunbeg or the Letterkenny area. Hopefully he will have some news for us at the meeting.

Club member Regina Magee has offered to give us a talk this month on the topic of Printing Photographs. This was deferred from the February meeting due to unforeseen circumstances. I am sure this will be of use to all of us, and look forward to hearing her advice.

At our February meeting it was decided that we would go ahead with the Print Battle between our club and the North West Camera Club. The nine chosen themes were:
  • Wildlife
  • Macro Photography
  • Sport
  • Reflections
  • Decay
  • Street Photography
  • Contradiction
  • Circles (the shape)
  • Open
We have between now and May 25th to get our nine images taken and printed. As they have to be printed at A3 size, they need to be high quality images. At this month's meeting some time will be put aside to discuss this. Maybe we will need to look for volunteers for different categories. And we will have to have a discussion on how we select the images for the different categories. It would be great if we could have lots of club members' prints, rather than just prints from a few members.

Two of the themes happen to be our motivational themes for April (Wildlife) and May (Reflections) - which may be of help to us.

The club will, of course, arrange for the images to be printed once they have been selected.

The motivational theme for this month's meeting is "Shapes". A slideshow of the images that members have sent in will be shown after the break at this month's meeting. Full details of the monthly motivational themes for 2015 can be found here and the slideshow from the February 2015 "Emotion and/or Freedom" theme can be seen on the club's YouTube page here.

Finally a reminder that membership fees for 2015 are now due. Fees are unchanged from last year, and are €25 for the year (€10 for junior members). If you have not already paid, please try to remember to bring your fees to this month's meeting.

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