Hexham & District Photographic Society
Newsletter November 2013 Issue 67
It is that time of year again when we set the ball rolling for our Christmas Buffet.
We are holding the Christmas buffet in Newton Community Hall and it takes place on 17th December at 7-30pm.
We did consider using the Torch Centre but for 2 main reasons we have opted for Newton.
* We cannot serve wine in the Torch Centre. It must be purchased from them.
* The hall is not as atmospheric as Newton nor does it have sufficient room in the kitchen.
For those members new to the club or anyone who has not attended previous buffets I will give you some information about the event.
The buffet costs £10 per person and includes a 2 course meal with wine or soft drinks.
We set the room out so that everyone sits at tables for 6-8 people and it is set out very informally and Christmassy with the hall decorated as well as the tables. The food is delicious and home cooked by members who volunteer to help every year. If finances allow we serve canapés on arrival, and then the main course is a selection of cooked ham, roast turkey, salmon, chicken with many salads and potatoes. This is followed by a selection of desserts that could grace any good restaurant, then coffee or tea. We aim to have background music during the meal and in previous years we have also sung Christmas Carols.
The event normally finishes about 10-30pm.
I do hope that you can attend this year and if you are interested please put you name on the list which will be on the noticeboard as from 29th October.
Spouses, partners and friends can also attend.
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
This exhibition opens on 30th November and continues until 2nd March 2014 at the Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle.
Mavis is leading an assignment to Craster & Dunstanburgh Castle on Saturday, 30th November. She will meet everyone in the harbour at Craster at 10-30am. A list will be on the noticeboard if you want to attend.
Whickham Photographic Club is hosting a RPS event on 8th November at 7-30pm. They meet in Whickham Community Hall, Front Street, Whickham. NE16 4JL There will be Licentiateship, Associateship and Fellowship panels on view with comments and thoughts by Leo. This is quite a unique event to see so many panels in one venue. Admission is free.
I have received a letter from Will Cheung announcing a new newspaper called Photography News which is the UK’s first free photography title written exclusively for camera club members. Every month it will be packed with the latest news, reviews, opinions and practical advice. There is also plenty of opportunties for clubs to get involved with the paper. I have received 20 copies of the first edition but I have asked if we could have more based on our membership. I will bring these to the club on Tuesday and if you do take a copy maybe you could return it the following week so that other members have the opportunity to read it.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS2
I know that some of the newer members have taken advantage of the free download of Adobe Photoshop CS2. If you are not familiar with Photoshop you may be interested in some of the tutorials on the web. There are lots to choose from and some fairly good tutorials on You Tube.
The link below takes you to some of these:
Are you signed up to Hexham & District PS Facebook page? There are a number of members signed up now but if you haven’t contact Bob Turner.
Do you want to put some of your images onto the Gallery? Then contact Bob who will give you the dimensions required.
Don’t forget to access the following website to see what is happening in the Northern Counties photographic scene. http://www.ncpf.org.uk/