Welcome to Portland Camera Club.
Next Meeting - The current season ended on 14th May with the AGM and the new one will start on Wed 3rd Sept with a "Summer Outings" competition.
Summer Outings - We have our usual 4 summer outings between June and August - see the Programme page for details.
Informal Meet-Ups - These are a new idea to offer help for those who need it and will occur fortnightly on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer break. Members will be emailed about these events.
Littlemoor Photo Comp - The second of this new annual event took place on Sunday 29th June. There 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 2015.
Committee - The next Committee meeting will be on Wed 13th August at 7:30pm.
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.
BUDHS Summer Show - This is on Sat Aug 16th and is a regular local event with photography sections. See their web-site for details which is on our "Links" page.
Dorset County Show - This popular annual event on Sat/Sun 6th-7th September has photography sections. Entries need to be in by Friday 29th August - see their web-site for details which is on our "Links" page.
Joint Photo/Art Exhibition - Our third joint exhibition with the Royal Manor Workshops Art Group was held on Saturday 3rd May. 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.
Brian Lynch Challenge - This took place at Portland on Wed 12th Feb and was the second annual inter-club competition against Weymouth CC. It was judged by Janet Haines ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB who did a very good and fair job and gave constructive criticism where appropriate. Weymouth won the overall competition by 298 points to 285½ to avenge their defeat by us last year. However, our members took first place and one of the highly commended placings.
IoPHT Photo Comp - The 29th annual Isle of Portland Heritage Trust Photography Competition took place during October 2013 with our club well-represented by 12 of us taking part. Our members picked up a total of 8 awards and won 4 of the 13 available trophies. See the "IoPHT 2013" page for a report and all the results.
Wessex Battle 2013 - This was held on Mon 28th October at 7:30pm at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester. Unfortunately we were unable to repeat last year's result of joint sixth and we came in tenth place. The judge seemed to prefer images which told a story or had some meaning to them and even well-taken landscapes or still-lifes did not score well. All the top images involved people in them and none of ours did which didn't help.