Wednesday, 30 June 2010

8th July - Malden Camera Club Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances our scheduled speaker Glyn Edmunds has had to cancel.  However Dave Mason will give a digital presentation on street photography from various European locations called "Sequential Images". His website is

Photographers' rights campaign spawns lens cloth launch


Rules on photography in public places have been spelled out in black and white on a photographers' lens cloth set to be given away with Amateur Photographer (AP) magazine's 10 July issue.

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Surrey InterClub Slide Competition 2011

After the success of this years Surrey InterClub Slide Competition, with 14 clubs taking part, a second competition is planned for 2011.

Date:- Saturday 15th January, 2011

Time:- 5 p.m. for 6 p.m. start

Venue:- Molesey Methodist Church Manor Road, East Molesey.

Judge:- Ron Tear ARPS, MPAGB

The rules will be the same as this year i.e.

1. Each club must submit 8 35mm slides mounted in glassless Gepe type mounts. No individual can submit more than three slides.

2. All images must be film based and produced in camera. No digital manipulations whatsoever is acceptable.

3. Images must not have been submitted to a previous SPA competitions.

You will be competiting for The Surrey Plate, won last year by Richmond and Twickenham P.S.

There will be a small entry fee in the region of £7.50 per club.

Photography news, reviews, comment and features | Art and design |

The Guardian has an interesting page devoted to photography with lots of news and food for thought

Photography news, reviews, comment and features Art and design

Life on the canals of Coventry and Oxford | Society |

Coventry factory worker, Robert Longden took these photographs of working life on the canals in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Inland Voyage: Life on the Coventry and Oxford Canals opens at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, on June 26 and runs until August 30

Life on the canals of Coventry and Oxford Society

Friday, 18 June 2010

Colour Confidence > FREE Colour Confidence Colour Expo (London) - 22nd June 2010

Register now for the London Colour Expo. It is your chance to meet the world’s leading colour management and digital imaging manufacturers, and see the latest exciting new products in action, together with a chance to get face-to-face expert advice on any colour issue.

Just off Fleet Street, the St Bride Foundation is the spiritual home of printing boasting superb facilities including the definitive British Printing Library, exhibition areas and even a theatre! Our Colour Expo brings together the leading industry manufacturers on whose stands you will see the latest products, can obtain expert advice, enjoy a rare chance to ‘try before you buy’ and take advantage of some very special ‘on the day’ offers

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18th-century painters give photography new perspective - tech - 17 June 2010 - New Scientist

New Scientist reports that :-

Wide-angle lenses are great for taking dramatic photographs with a big scenic sweep, but they've got a big weakness too – they distort objects towards the edge of the frame. Now software can make wide-angled digital photos with perfect perspective, thanks to a secret of 18th-century painters. The so-called Panini software can even turn shots taken with a fish-eye lens into natural-looking images.

Wide-angle views are notoriously difficult to display on a flat surface because of perspective problems. In the case of photography, most cameras use rectilinear lenses, which are designed to keep straight-edged features straight in the captured image. That's fine for many shots, but lenses that capture views wider than 120 degrees skew objects towards the edge of the frame, says Thomas Sharpless, a retired software engineer, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who created the Panini software.

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