About Us 2017 - 2018 Looking Back and Forwards
The Group ended last season ( 2017 - 2018 ) with a 40 strong membership, A number of the members fall into the " Entry Level " section and " Intermediate Level " section
The committee has also benefitted from our beginners and around 30% of committee strength will (10 members strong) come from that section this new season.
We have a "selection committee " for all external competitions this year where all members can have the opportunity to take an active part in selecting some of the work that will represent the group in the Club Challenge series. It's a great way to learn what makes an acceptable picture and a challenge to every member to pick future winners, we had one successful wins against Ossett but succumbed to Batley Normanton, we hope to do better next season, At the interclub we didn't do as well as expected and ended up 10th out of 10, but with a new format for choosing the entries we hope to perform better in the 2017/18 season.
This year 2017 we have changed the format for our annual print and image competition, The annual has been broken down into five smaller sections in place of one big competition, this was to help the members submit more prints and images but in smaller numbers over the season, the sections are either print only or images only with one section having both.
Apart from this making it easier for members it also allows judges to spend more time on the judging night to give their critiques on individual entries, there is also a specific section purely for entry level and individual members only which is an open category so that they can expand their knowledge of subject with varied competition.
Work from the 2017 - 2018 competitions are to be exhibited from in Dewsbury Town Hall at various times, Then again periodically when competitions have been judged, Every member that enters the annual will have all or some of the prints exhibited, all images entered will be shown on a large screen TV. we are always looking for exhibition opportunities to showcase the Group. It remains a part of the groups inclusive policy that all members who wish to exhibit work are given the opportunity to do so.
Presentation of members work can be improved by the colour calibration spider which members can borrow. we will have a bigger range of mounting boards plus 4 sizes of window mounts, A3, A4, Square and Letterbox, all cut into 500mm x 400mm good quality board. We buy at bulk purchase price and pass the saving onto members.
The cost of joining the group remains the same with a subscription fee of only £20 for the year with a charge of £2 paid on the door at every session attended which includes refreshments. First time members are welcome to come and have a look at us with no charges for their first two meetings. All members are provided with a pocket sized programme and a group handbook which covers in fine detail all things important to group life. The programme and sections of the handbook can be found on the menu at the left of this page.
To would be photographers we would invite you to come on down to one of our Monday meetings at Dewsbury Town Hall, you will be made very welcome and we'll show it. Alternately why not take the first step by using the CONTACT US LINK at the bottom of the page,
Or check out our link page which shows where the town hall is situated in Dewsbury.
The group was asked to make a photographic record of a number of shop fronts in Dewsbury town centre which is part of the Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative.
The last phase is an ongoing record of the refurbishment of Pioneer House, which is been converted into the new Dewsbury College, three of our members that are competent with architectural photography are already recording the improvements which should be completed in late 2018.
For Dewsbury Photographic Group.