Calne Camera Club

Committee Meeting 9th February 2017

These are not the official minutes of the meeting but cover the points immediatly of interest to members.

1. The committee discussed the club’s poor showing at dpic. The blame was laid on the fact that we had so little to choose from.

Background the selection.
We determined to choose our entry from winners and placed in the preceding season. However some members had elected to enter their images for another club which left us with left with just 24 images from which to choose 18. Thirteen of those were nature, we were only allowed to put in five. That means 8 of our images were ineligible. Meaning we had 16 images from which to choose 18.
The only way forward was to include the Highly Commended as well to give us any choice at all.

In the event the selection was fated to loose to the images not available to us. Our images simply did not match up to the opposition.

The committee discussed at length ways of ensuing all images used in club competitions would be available for inter club competitions. There was no real resolution to this.

2. Various suggestions were put forward for additions to the club nights programme. The programme Secretary is pursuing several of these.

3. The club has been approached by CALNE OUR PLACE a voluntary non profit association working to promote the town's heritage via the Heritage Centre and Quarter to promote its nearby assets for tourists and to increase the footfall in the town as part of the A4 Great West Tourist route soon to be promoted by Visit England. In short they are looking for photographs of Calne and the area around it. We hope to be meeting with their representative soon to discus how we may help.

4.We have been approached by a parent regarding including minors in the club we all agreed we would like to include them but were unsure as to how we might comply with all the varied legislation covering the care and welfare of under 18's in a club environment. We did decide that we could admit them if they were accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

5. The meeting concluded with our Chairman David Evans saying he was very disappointed and disheartened with not having to have been able to carry the club forward to greater success .

This had caused him great heartache and concern. A recent confrontation with one member had led him to conclude that the effort he put in was not worth the worry it caused him and he was choosing to resign the Chairmans post with immediate effect. He was not to be deterred by this by the committee and we according thanked him for his efforts over the past five months

Monday 6th February, Eddy kept us entertained with a selection of Av's which have been placed in recent WCPF competitions. There was mention of permissions for using other peoples's music. The answers to this are already on the club pages but for you convenience I'll repeat them here.
Copying music from any source to use with an AV presentation requires a licence from the IAC (The Film & Video Institute) Their download form is Here.
A licence for Public Performance is also needed. This is usually the responsibility of the venue where your work is shown, ie they are the licence holders. Read more on that here.

You may also be interested in:
PicturesToExe  -  AV presentation software
Audacity  -  free sound editing software
Film Free Projection  -  This is the software we use for club nights. A bit of a misnomer as it isn't actually Free

Peter Brisley

On Monday 30th January we were treated by Peter Brisley ARPS to an evening of mostly black and white prints. His personal interpretation of photography with pictures from his travels, which covered among others countries such as Libya, Syria, Myanmar and Mongolia. Close up portraits of their peoples and cultures.

Then occasionally he threw in a surprise with abstract shadow pictures from his home or garden. All in all a throughly entertaining evening.

See more of his work here

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