Our friends ” Companions of the Longbow ” have extended the following invitation to any of our members who would like to attend.”Black Cat Archery”, is holding a small-scale Medieval Festival over the weekend of Sat/Sun 4th/5th Sept, running from 10am to 5pm both days.They have been holding it annually for around 5 years now, and it is slowly growing in size. (If you search for “Battle For Black Cat Bridge” on Facebook you can find a page with a bit more info).It is located at, and can be found by following signs for, Roves Farm in Sevenhampton just outside Swindon.If any of your members are interested then it is free to attend, and would offer some photo opportunities for TCC as far as medieval archery demos and knight fighting is concerned, with an organised battle reenactment each day, should you wish to come along.There will also be traders, a food outlet, bar etc and the Companions of the Longbow will be attending and running an archery Have-a-Go for a small fee to raise some club funds, should you or your members feel like trying it out.”
I have received some sad news about a former member of the club: Michael Hayward passed away on Tuesday June 1st, he was until quite recently a prominent member of the club having joined it not long after its formation.
During his time with the club he held various offices including that of competition secretary, which he did for, I believe, about 20 years. He will be sadly missed, his funeral will be at Trowbridge Cemetery at 13/30 on July 1st.
This week is the final meeting for this season(but not quite), the format of the meeting will be follows:
A retrospective of the year presented by Nick.
Announcement of the overall competitions winners for the four projection competitions we have held this year.
The Duck Tape challenge – just a fun look at the images you have submitted on a silly subject.
A discussion on the activities we have planned for the summer break, including the some addition informal meetings we are calling “Camera Café”, the Landscape images Competition and a potential outdoor photo shoot.
A final discussion opportunity for members to give their views and suggestions on the coming season.
It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Graham Harries as our final speaker for this season. Members will no doubt recall that Graham opened our season back in September with his breath-taking images of Chernobyl. This week Graham takes us on a journey into the world of Drone Photography.
Let’s see if we can have a bit of fun at our last meeting of the season on 29th April by looking at some images members have taken with the theme ” “Unusual Uses of Duct Tape” aka Gaffer tape.
I’m sure that we get images with all the imagination and creativity we witnessed at the SPAM CHALLENGE a few months back
Please submit you images to email@example.com
No deadline as long as we have a bit of time to collate the images before the 29th.
This week is the Flora and Fauna Competition. Our judge for the evening will be Harry Gardiner AWPF.
From Walker Evans to Luke Agbaimoni and The Tubemapper Project.
Alan is from Carmarthen Photographic Society. Tonight he is presenting his unique appreciation of several exciting photographers and their work.
Alan has promised that we might even get a Quiz!
This week’s it’s a members evening. We have 2 interesting and different presentations lined up, from Kevin Wright who is going to show his video of his trip to Antarctica and Rob Dyer who going to show us images from his trips to Africa. There will be time for questions.
This is a slight change to the published programme, Emily Middleton will now be joining us on 8th April to review our images from the photoshoot.
Derbyshire based Photographer Simon Palmer take us through some of his stunning images.
Closing date for Projection Competition 4 entries – Subject Flora & Fauna: 1st April
Jeff, our projection secretary, has added a very useful guide on how to size entries for projection competitions. This is a PDF download and available as a download pdf.