News from the Whangarei Camera Club
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Next club night is on Thursday 5 March starting at 7.30 pm  at classroom 1, St John Ambulance Station.

Self Assignment and Open competition results will be viewed.
Our annual prizegiving was enjoyed by all who attended. Congratulations to those  who received trophies and certificates. Check out the website to see who the winners were. Barb's  flashback, all the images for 2019, showed what a talented bunch we all are. The evening ended with Margaret Hooper's hilarious booby prizes for those who bloopered last year.
A very warm welcome to all new and existing members. If you are interested in joining, don't hesitate - come along and join the fun.

Due 5 March
On the Beach
Shadows (Gisborne Exchange)

2nd  April
Vintage and Open
 How to Label Your PRINT Images for Competitions
The Judging Panel note that some Print images are labelled incorrectly. Ruth will be giving a practical demostration next club night. Please note the following instructions:
1. On a label print your member number.
2. Your grade: S (Salon), I ( Intermediate), N (Novice)
3. Image Title. eg: 48s title of image
4. On the BACK of your image tape the label to the top left hand corner.
write or attach labels to the front of your image. This distracts from your image and could result in a lesser award.

Subscription fees are now due:
Single member $65, Double or Family membership $85, Junior member (to 18 years) $45.

Fees can be paid to the treasurer on club night or can be paid directly into the club bank account.
ASB 123093 0144102 00 
If fees are paid directly into the club account, please include your name and club number on the bank form.
ALSO please send an emai
l to indicating that your payment has been made. 

Club outings coming up  
29 February 20 
Pasifika Northland, Town Basin Whangarei                   
21 March 20
Waro Rocks Hikurangi
& Mangakino Waterfalls Vinegar Hill Rd.
Bring a picnic lunch & meet 11am onwards.
Further details nearer the time. 



The President's Challenge
the correct spelling is VANITAS
Oh what a challenge it's going to be. Good one Pam!
"A genre of still life painting that flourished in the Netherlands in the early 17th century. A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures; it exhorts the viewer to consider mortality and to repent." Cheerful stuff.
Visit with Mr Google to see more examples. The two links below are worth a look. The first is a tutorial on how to set up a Vanitas shot.


    Time to fossick around in back of the wardrobe and
  find all those old things not used anymore. Antiques
(all care no responsibility), collectibles, clothes, the odd skull maybe.  Good practice for the Vintage and Vanitas competitions coming up.
Please bring with you :Your Old Stuff
                             Some form of lighting, torch/lights/candle with secure stand.
New Mats for print images
 Pam has a new source for mats at a reasonable price. If anyone requires new mats contact Pam with your details and she can place a bulk order.

New website launched (and how to use it)

The new website is up and running and ready for you to upload your photos.


Logging in

Please click on the person icon in the top right hand of the screen to log in. If you have any trouble logging in, please contact Donna Russell 09 4347310.
I have noticed with some browsers you might get a notice about cookies which need to be enabled. (Some people have turned these off in their browsers). Just log in again and you should be fine.

Members' Area

Once you have logged in, you'll see a MEMBERS menu tab become available that is not showing for the general public. In this section you can find information for you, including Competition Rules and Enter Competitions.

Entering a competition

When you click on this menu tab, you will see all of the competitions for the year. These are coded for the year and the competition number.
You can now enter your images for these at any time during the year. 

Once you have uploaded your limit of two photos for any of the competitions, you won't be able to add any more to that competition. However, you can now go back and delete and change the images you have uploaded at any time until the competition closing date.

The competition pages for each month will now also keep a record of what images you have uploaded for each competition so that you have an easy reference.
 Hopefully the cookies issue has now been fixed so that you  won’t get a warning when you are logging into the website. But if you do still encounter that, please just log in twice and it will let you through.
Cookies are needed so that the website can remember your details.

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