New Clubhouse from Thursday 14th September 2023
Thursday 7th September 2023 – We will be meeting at Ludgvan for the last time.
Thursday 14th September 2023 – We will have our first meeting at: St Piran’s Hall, Goldsithney TR20 9LF – w3w: ///employ.broadcast.duplicate
St Piran’s Hall
South Road, Goldsithney, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 9LF
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After five years at the Ludgvan Community Centre, it is time for a new location, so, from Thursday 14th September 2023 you will find us at the above address in Goldsithney.
Our new clubhouse is a warm and welcoming venue with a seating capacity of around 35-40 people. There is plenty of parking with level access to the building and disabled facilities. We have access to the large kitchen, enabling us to offer hot and cold drinks during a half-time break in our evening programme.
Our Thursday evening winter programme is held entirely in the clubhouse with a good mixture of events catering for all our members.
Having said that, there is one exception which is GIG NIGHT. This is now held on a Friday evening because the main hall and stage that we use for this event, is being used by other groups on Thursdays.
Every winter, we hold several guest speaker evenings where we invite speakers to come along and entertain us with their photography-related presentations based on their work or interests.
Since the pandemic, most of our speakers are online and projected in the clubhouse. This allows us to see speakers we could not afford to meet in the clubhouse. The speakers are selected to cover as many different genres each year as possible.
There are several speaker evenings throughout the winter programme involving our members. These can be a whole evening with just one member, or two members doing a half evening, these normally involve travel images from trips our members have been on. The third option is several members with short presentations. These are where members present their recent work, offer advice, ask for help, have images critiqued… and do anything else related to photography.
A while ago a member gave a demonstration of camouflage he uses for his wildlife photography.
This is our serious evening(s) when we score all images put forward for our external competitions.
From this, all the prints and digital images that are required for our major competitions WCPF ICC (inter-club championship) and CPA Annual competition are selected.
This process also helps us select the images required for our Inter-club battles, that are held online, in our clubhouse and when we visit other clubs.
Since the pandemic our Lightroom and Photoshop clinics have been rebranded as ‘Technical Tuesdays’ and are online events held on Tuesday evenings.
There are three practical evenings in the clubhouse, a still life/tabletop evening using light boxes, continuous or flash lighting, a portraiture evening with a couple of models and studio setups, and finally, there is GIG NIGHT when we invite a local band to come in and play a live gig.
Our final evening of the club programme. A relaxing evening that includes the Chairperson’s thoughts, trophy presentations and the launch of our new programme. Followed by a small buffet and social gathering.
The evening where we review the past twelve months and plan the next. Loads of fun!
One evening in January we invite a local band to come along for a live practice session and face our cameras in the process. We add additional lighting, extra backdrops and a smoke machine. These have turned out to be very enjoyable evenings for our members and the bands, who get free images.
The Landing Party
Image of the Year
An evening with an external judge who selects our digital image and print of the year. Winning images are shown on our website.
2023 saw the introduction of sub categories and memorial cups and shields in the memory of members lost.
Five evenings where our images are shown on the big screens and judged by guest judges.
Eight rounds in total, four rounds of digital images and two of prints.
Four rounds are themed and four are open.
10 Day Challenge
Then take part in the 10DC.
Four themes with the four winning image each getting a bottle of wine.
An evening with a guest judge and members from other clubs. Both digital and printed images are critiqued and scored by the judge.
The club with the most points win the bragging rights until next time.