During last week’s talk by John Smith on AV, John mentioned that the Great Northern Festival is approaching. This is a weekend of Entertainment, Competition and Learning for all Audio Visual enthusiasts. It takes place in Chorlton from 4th to 6th December.
Those of you at the Library last night will already be aware that our first competition is taking place on Monday 5th October. Consequently, your entries are required by next Monday, 21st September.
This is an Open, digital-entry only competition. Most of you already know the sizing rules etc. but if you need a reminder then all the info is available under the Competition Info tab on this website. The entry form is also there for you to download.
Please check the News page regularly for future competition updates as email reminders will no longer be sent. We will, of course, continue to remind you at the club meetings.
Val has continued her good form in the Amateur Photographer Of the Year competition this month. This month’s theme was Macro photography. Val’s image of a snowdrop gained 17th place. The judges commented “By using a shallow depth of focus, Val has isolated this single snowdrop”.
Val was also placed in the top 50 in last month’s round on the theme of ‘Shallow Depth of Field’.
More good news for Camera Club members Val Lear and Mark Helliwell who have been awarded an exhibition grant for next years Barnaby festival for their work with a local lady, Rachael.
Rachael is a hoarder who was first diagnosed with OCD some 35 years ago. She recently made contact with Val and Mark through the Camera Club, seeking help from willing photographers to help her construct a record of the process of decluttering the many living spaces in her home. She feels this is vital to her recovery, and hopes that it will lead to her home becoming once again a liveable/navigable space so that some degree of order and contentment will return to her life.
To address the above Val and Mark are designing an exhibition with the aim of :
providing a more informative insight into the thoughts and feelings of a hoarder
using multi-media to convey the clutter and cumulative claustrophobia of the living space
showing how the space changes as the hoarder sorts and clears.
The photos below shows Rachael watching tennis in her armchair , one of the few spaces available to her. Also, a pile of paper that has been used by Rachael to collect and sort her hair.
Well done Val and Mark a terrific accomplishment , I am sure all the club members will come and support you at the exhibition next June.