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Welcome to Portland Camera Club.

Next Meeting
This is
on Wed 12th November, starting at 7:30pm, and features a "Sport" club competition. Our judge is to be Ian Brooke who will give us a talk after the break - the subject of which is yet to be confirmed.
Synergy Grant
We have kindly been awarded the sum of £340 towards a replacement laptop and Photoshop Elements 12 license. This enabled us to update our original one and also gain an extra machine for use in image-editing tuition.
The club wish to thank Synergy for this opportunity.

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.

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. 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 2015.
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.

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 on Tue 4th November at 7:30pm.
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.








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