Wednesday 8 February 2017

Tuesday 7 Feb - celebrating more success

They say success breeds success and it's certainly true for our club right now!  

At last Sunday's EAF Interclub PDI Championship we not only progressed into the second round, we finished joint second.  It was very tense and stressful sitting there as the images flashed up for just a few seconds and the three judges' scores were called out!  Our entry of 25 images came from 12 club members and two of them Robin Orrow and Di Jackson, scooped Selector's awards - well done everyone.  This result means that WDPC go forward to the National Championship in July.   

And that's not all...  Robin announced the PAGB GB Open and Nature Cup results and again we did really well and finished up with the big boys in this national competition!  In the GB Cup (Nature) we finished 18th and in the GB Cup (Open) we finished in 14th place.  Caroline Tillett had a surprise when Robin announced she had been awarded a bronze medal for her image 'Spectator' - congratulations Caroline. 

It doesn't end there!  Paula Cooper has had two images accepted in the International Garden Photographer of the Year both of which have been included in the printed book - well done Paula.

After the amazing announcements of the recent club successes we settled down to hear what Robin had to teach us about NIK software.

Starting with the basics Robin clearly explained the principles of how the software worked and then continued to demonstrate the various different software in this suite of programmes, culminating in a very powerful demonstration of how to convert  a coloured image into a black and white. He made the use of the control point technology look easy whilst at the same time showing how powerful and effective it could be.
There was something for everyone, from beginner to advanced. 

Robin had encouraged all members to download NIK which is now freely available, so everyone  should now be able to get to grips with this powerful software to improve their images so we can achieve even more success.

Thanks to Robin for an excellent evening. 

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