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Littlemoor Photo Comp

Welcome to Portland Camera Club.

New members are always welcome - please see the "About Us" & "Club Info" pages.
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This is on Wed 25th November from 7:30pm. We are having a studio night at Art Asylum in Weymouth. This is courtesy of Sean Hepburn and Felix Thompson. They intend to supply a professional model and members should bring their cameras.
IoPHT Photo Comp 2015
The 31st annual Isle of Portland Heritage Trust Photographic Competition took place on Fri 16th October and the Exhibition of all entries was held on Sat 17th & Sun 18th October.
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/ where the winning photos will be featured soon.
Joint Photo/Art Exhibition
Sat 6th June

Our fourth annual joint exhibition with the Royal Manor Workshops Art Group took place on the above date. It was a great display as usual and there were plenty of visitors who praised the work on show and quite a few prospective new members were obtained.
Please see the "2015 Exhibition" page for a report of the event and the gallery page with photos of all the display-stands.
Wessex Battle 2015
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.
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 hopes to run it again in 2015, but it will probably move to November.
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wed 4th November at 7:30pm.

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.

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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