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Portland Camera Club
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The Brian Lynch Challenge
BLC 2015
2015 Exhibition
IoPHT Photo Comp
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Littlemoor Photo Comp

Welcome to Portland Camera Club.

Next Meeting
Our current season ended with our AGM on May 13th and the new season begins on Wed 2nd Sept at 7:30pm, although we have plenty of things organised for our members in the mean time
Summer Outings
Our 4 official Summer Outings are:-

Sat 13th June 10am Abbotsbury.
Wed 1st July 6pm Nothe Gardens / Newtons Cove / Stone Pier
Wed 22nd July 6pm Ferrybridge & Eastern Fleet.
Sat 15th August 10am Kingston Maurward

Informal Meet / Skills Evening
Wed 5th Aug - 7:00pm

These are great for getting advice and help and may have an optional specific skill or theme to practice. The venue and any theme/skill will be decided nearer the time.
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.

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
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 hopes to run it again in 2015, but it will probably move to November.
The next Committee meeting will be held on Wed 12th August at 7:30pm.

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.
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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