Thursday 26th February 2015
33rd Annual Print Competition
Monday 9th March 2015
Arnold is approximately five miles north of Nottingham city centre. We are a group of amateur photographers and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting photography within our area. Our members range in skill from the beginner to the accomplished amateur.
Meetings are held at Pond Hills Lane Community Centre. A typical club night begins at 7:30pm with the programme event starting at 8:00pm. We have a coffee/tea break about 9:00 pm and close around 10:00-10:15pm. The first two visits are free and thereafter a nominal entry fee is charged.
The Club holds, for members, competitions for projected images and prints with trophies (shields) awarded to the winners at the end of the year. The competitions are in two sections, one is 2 rounds of themed images and the other is 2 rounds of open images, so everyone has a chance of winning. There is also an annual print competition and a trophy is awarded for the winning print. This competition forms the Annual Exhibition which is usually displayed in the Arnold Library each year. Members are also eligible to enter external competitions under our affiliation with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.
The Club is now well equipped thanks to Lottery money awarded in 2007 from Awards For All. This has enabled us to offer even more to our local community and members. Digital audiovisual shows are now a regular part of our annual programme. We are now well placed to pass on our expertise in all aspects of digital photography as well as traditional film based techniques.
The Club is very grateful to Awards For All for this huge boost to help with ongoing and future projects.
TABLE TOP EVENING
There were some very inventive ideas from the members for this second practical night of the new season.
With the theme being “water” five or more tables were set up with twigs, glasses, flowers and bowls etc. to create some amazing camera shots using flash and slow shutter techniques. Syringes and syphons were used to send water droplets down onto the twigs and glasses. One person was seen, showing much patience, whilst dropping a large strawberry into a glass of milk to get that splash impact effect. Thank goodness for digital he says after 20 attempts.
Hopefully we will see a few of the results at future meetings.