New Digital Competition launched. Deadline looming. See details further down this newsletter.
Virtual Meeting (29th June, 2020).
Our next Offshoot Zoom event is on the 29th June, 8pm.
The presenter will be the Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer, Cathal McNaughton (https://www.cathal-mcnaughton.com/collections ).
Invites to members will be circulated approx 24 hours before the event (so they do not get lost in your mail box).
The weekly Offshoot Flickr Theme is 'Nature'. This could be as simple as a flower or as panoramic as a landscape. Subjects could include gardens, flower boxes, animal shots such as pets, etc., or just your interpretation of Nature.
The more creative the better. It can be indoors, outdoors, studio style, tabletop or from the great outdoors. No limit on subject / style, colour or mono.
Deadline for submission is 9pm next Friday night. We often receive entries after this deadline, which are not considered for our Picture Of The Week, as time is required to select the image and incorporate into the newsletter.
NB. 1. Just to clarify, our preference for the weekly theme is a shot taken after the date the theme is announced. However, we do not really mind if you have to go back into your archives to find an image, but if you do then you need to reprocess it. The basic idea is to have an image to work on and present via our Flickr page.
NB 2. Images used in the weekly Offshoot Flickr themes can be used in club competitions also.
NB 3. The following theme will be 'Geometry' , just to give advance notice and get the creative energies engaged. Our world is full of circles and squares and rectangles and triangles and ellipses and other geometric forms. Capture the most original combination of geometry from the world around us (inside or outside).
Images can be posted to our Flickr group from now until next Friday night at 9 pm. Remember to put ''Nature'' at the beginning of the Flickr title field.
This is not a competition but an opportunity to have fun with your camera or post-processing skills or both. These exercises are good for getting us to use our cameras and our minds, and to look for unusual compositions or situations related to the theme. Remember there are no judges, no-one checking for over-sharpening, for eyes out of focus or rules of thirds. We are looking for variety and expression. Normal Flickr rules apply.
Members do not have to enter every week. The only condition is that you enter the Theme title ''Nature'' at the very beginning of the Title Description field when uploading to Flickr, so we can recognise 'Themed' images. People can continue to post non-themed images to Flickr.
[Note. To join the Offshoot Flickr group, you must first be a Flickr member. Then send the email address used to join Flickr to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get an email when you have been added to the group. Please be patient as this is a manual process.]
We wish to emphasize that all of the activities are all optional. The basic idea is to have a few things to focus on to maintain your hobby, continue to develop your skills, familiarity with your equipment. It is an opportunity to experiment and share with others the fruits of your labours.
NB. SWM and Exhibition notices removed just to simplify the newsletter. We will add back when these events progress.