Since joining the Newent and District Camera Club just over a year ago, I had started to enter monthly competitions, with some limited success; a couple of 4th places and a few highly commented results. Our latest competition; the ‘Project Cup’ requires members to enter a series of 10 images, with an additional title image if we wished, on a linked theme. My favourite and most successful theme so far has been flowers, mainly close-ups taken with a macro lens, most of with have been taken with one or other of the TAOP units in mind. Ten members submitted projects all of which were of a very high standard. The competition was judged by an FRPS accredited photographer, John Gould, and I was stunned to get 1st for my submission! A Feast of Flowers – Project Cup Entry
Not sure if this is a success or not, more of a mixed blessing, but I have been elected chair if the Camera Club for next year, teach me to keep my mouth shut in future!
I visited Focus on Imaging at the NEC at the beginning of the month and finally succeeded in getting myself a new printer; an Epson R2880. Haven’t had the chance to put it through its paces yet as I’ve been trying to get ahead with the next part of TAOP but hopefully will get it going this weekend. One thing I was disappointed in with regard to Focus this year was that the OCA wasn’t there. That is where I signed up for TAOP and really hoped to be able to scan through the materials for the other level 1 courses to help me decide which to do when I’ve finished this one.