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Welcome to Portland Camera Club.

Next Meeting
Wed 4th March

There will be a "Dereliction & Decay" themed club competition which will be judged by Stuart Morris. In the second half of the evening, Stuart will give us a talk which will include some of his own work.
Synergy Grant
We have kindly been awarded the sum of £340 towards a replacement laptop and Photoshop Elements license. This has enabled us to update our original one and also gain an extra machine for us to use during image-editing tuition sessions.
The club wishes to thank Synergy for this opportunity.

Brian Lynch Challenge
The third annual Brian Lynch Challenge took place at Weymouth Camera Club on Tue 24th Feb and was judged by Penny Piddock. See the separate "BLC 2015" page for a report.

Wessex Battle 2014
This
annual inter-club competition was held on Monday 27th October at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester. Nine clubs from across Dorset competed with just 8 images each. This years judge was Adrian Herring ARPS, DPAGB who did a consistent and fair job with the excellent and diversely-themed images entered. We managed to do a little better than last year, coming joint eighth with Weymouth. The overall winners were Blandford - congratulations to them for their deserved win and in breaking Dorchester's recent run of victories.
Club Emails
Please refer to this page when joining the Club to ensure that you receive all necessary communications as there have been a few email issues.
Littlemoor Photo Comp
The second of this new annual event took place on Sunday 29th June 2014. T
here were around 110 entries including some from 5 of our members, 2 of Weymouth's and other non-club entrants. In the 5 adult categories, there were a total of 20 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd plus one HC for each of Landscape, Wildlife, B&W, Pets & Novice). Portland members managed to take 9 of these awards which was an excellent result. This was a great event which would benefit from more entries in future as the competition becomes more well-known. Jan Hinton did a great job of organising it and hopes to run it again in this year.
IoPHT Photo Comp
The 30th annual Isle of Portland Heritage Trust Photography Competition and exhibition took place during 17th - 19th October 2014. There was a record entry of 708 prints and members of the club did well. See the "IoPHT Photo Comp" page for the full results.
Dorset County Show
This popular annual event took place on Sat/Sun 6th-7th September 2014 and had photography sections. Well done to Portland Camera Club's Sara Harpley who gained both a First and a Third place.
Committee
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wed 25th March at 7:30pm.
Joint Photo/Art Exhibition
Our third joint exhibition with the Royal Manor Workshops Art Group was held on Saturday 3rd May 2014. There were 43 paintings and 142 photos on display. A further 8 photographs and paintings were shown where the photos had been reproduced by the artists to provide an interesting link between the groups. There were refreshments and a raffle and both groups received some favourable comments on their work. The exhibition proved to be very well-received, although visitor numbers were lower than previous years due to the large number of alternative events also being held during this bank-holiday weekend. Images of all display stands may be found in our gallery.








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