2017 / 2018 BBCC Photo Comps - Print or Digital?
Following our survey and follow up emails it was found that there was no unanimous preference for print or digital images for our photo competitions. Half of our club members wanted digital only and half wanted a mixture of print/digital (with one member preferring print only). As a result, we will have a mixture of print and digital competition nights for the 2017 / 2018 BBCC photo competition (from July 2017 to June 2018). This will allow us to improve how we deal with digital competitions and get us more familiar and more comfortable with its benefits or otherwise. We will review arrangements in June 2018.
Our Open and Set Subject ("Wood") images in July will be print based, with the August comps (set subject "Solitary") being digital, with print and digital alternating from then on.
For results of the recent survey of members, with commentary by the committee on some of the important points raised, click this link - Survey Results
PRINTS vs DIGITAL
The presentation given at the February 2017 workshop - on Prints vs Digital Images for BBCC competitions - can be found on our YouTube channel
With the demise of Picasa web albums due to an ill-considered decision by Google, the club has decided that Flickr is the online image storing and sharing solution best suited to our needs.
Flickr is an image and video hosting website, acquired by Yahoo in 2005. Users can store and share photos and videos on Flickr. Photos can be stored singly, in albums, or in collections; and they can be made public, private or just shared with friends.
Flickr has free accounts and paid accounts, but the free account is all that is needed. It is recommended for all BBCC members to become Flickr users, after which they can become a member of the BBCC Flickr group, where they can see and comment on the photos of other members, and share their own photos.
Flickr is as good as Picasa and better than Google Photos.
A presentation about Flickr can be found on our YouTube channel at What is Flickr?
To sign up for Flickr, go to www.flickr.com
To find out more about Flickr, check out this page -
Get started with Flickr
CHANGES FOR BAY and BASIN CAMERA CLUB
The Bay and Basin Camera club moved to a new location from July 2016. The club now meets at the Vincentia Community Hall located at the rear of Coles car park in Vincentia.
"This venue is more central for our membership and hopefully will encourage more folk from Sanctuary Point and the Basin area to join the club" advised Mary Furness, the former club President. "It is a great venue and suits the club's needs very well".
The second big change is that the club will meet twice a month instead of just once. The first meeting of the month will be the photo competition. The second meeting will be a learning workshop.
"We believe this will make our meeting less rushed and more social" said Mary. "Members meed time to ask questions and talk and having two meeting will help this to happen. The meeting will start at 7.30 and end about 9.30. No more late nights!"
The club looks forward to a good 2017 photographic year and invites anyone who want to join us to come to a meeting. Visitors are welcome to a meeting or two to see if they like it.
So meetings are now held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, February to December, 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Vincentia Community Hall in the rear of the Coles carpark at Vincentia.