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Portland Camera Club
About Us
Club Info
The Brian Lynch Challenge
BLC 2016
Wessex Battle
2016 Exhibition
IoPHT Photo Comp
Club Emails
Littlemoor Photo Comp

Welcome to Portland Camera Club.

New members are always welcome - please see the "About Us" & "Club Info" pages.
Next Meeting
The current season ended with the AGM on Wed 11th May and the next will start in September. During the summer, we have various local meet-ups and summer outings which may be found on our Programme page. Members will be emailed details prior to each one.

Brian Lynch Challenge
The fourth annual Brian Lynch Challenge took place at Portland on Wed 2nd March and was judged by Malcolm Macnaughtan. See the separate "BLC 2016" page for a report. The next one will be held at Weymouth during Feb/Mar 2017.

Art Asylum Studio Night - 25th Nov. 2015
Our members had a great evening at the Art Asylum photographic studios and gallery in Brewers Quay, Weymouth. Thanks to Sean Hepburn and Felix Thompson for organising this for us. The gallery is well worth a visit and the studios are available to hire at reasonable rates
. Some of the images from the night are now available on our Photo Gallery page.

Joint Photo/Art Exhibition 2016
Our fifth annual joint exhibition with the Royal Manor Workshops Art Group took place on Sat 4th June.
  It featured paintings and prints with some digital images copied by the artists as an interesting link between the two groups. Please see the "2016 Exhibition" page for a report of the event and the gallery pages with photos of all the display-stands.

New Annual Club Awards
From the 2015-16 season we have added two new annual awards to go with our existing "Photographer of the Year". See the "Annual Club Awards" page under the "Info" section.

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.
IoPHT Photo Comp 2015
The 31st annual Isle of Portland Heritage Trust Photographic Competition and exhibition took place over Fri 16th Oct to Sun 18th.
There were fewer entries this year with 480 prints, but the quality of images was very high and the size of prints generally larger which meant a great display that still managed to fill all three halls.
See the "IoPHT Photo Comp" page for a report and list of winners.
See www.stgeorgesreforne.co.uk/ for some of the winning photos.
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th November at 7:30pm.

Wessex Battle 2015
This annual inter-club competition was held on Monday 26th October at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester. Nine of the top clubs from across Dorset competed with just 8 images each and Dorchester regained the trophy with a deserved win. We did very well this year coming in 7th place - well clear of the two clubs below and not too far behind the ones above. Our top two images on the night were by Hayley Roberts and Gerry White which both scored the full 10 marks and were awarded Highly Commended. The judge on the night was Sheila Haycox ARPS DPAGB EFIAP who had a tough job with lots of high quality images of varied subjects and styles. See the results and our images on the separate "Wessex Battle" page.

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.

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