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Members Photo Forum & News

Please all dont forget about the New Photo Forum

This is where you can find many interesting tutorials , Hints , Tips and photo discussion

This Weeks Program

27th September

Monthly Internal Digital Competition - Reviewing entries for the digital competition Open - 2 colour & 2 B/W images

Next Weeks Program

27th September

Monthly Internal Digital Competition - Reviewing entries for the digital competition Open - 2 colour & 2 B/W images

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How to Find Us

Our Location

 We have now moved to Hermon Chapel, Waun Deri, Pembrey.

Directions to the Club

Click the link below to view the directions from google maps
 

Directions to the Club

Directions
 
From llanelli head towards  Pwll and Kidwelly
go through pwll and continue on the top road, just after exiting pwll you come to a roundabout go straight across this heading for Burry Port ( don’t go along the coast road) or go in to Burry Port Town
 
At chivers corner petrol station follow the road right , just after this there are 2 speed cameras   30 mph
go up the hill and down the other side , keep on this road 
 
After you see the Pembrey Sign take the 2nd left in to Maes y Capel 
 
if you get  to pembrey church on your left then you have gone too far
 
just before maes y capel  you will see a light up traffic sign if you go over 30 mph and there are some traffic islands in the middle of the road
 
Once in Maes y Capel turn first right , we are at the end of this cul de sac.There is a very small car park
 
from the car park go down the left side of the building and in through the main doors
 
Directions On Foot 

The chapel is situated between Waun Deri and Rhoddfa Capel which are both turnings right off Maes-y-capel Pembrey

You can access the chapel on Foot from Rhoddfa Capel

To get to the very small car park,

From Gwscwm Road turn into Maes-y-Capel, then turn Right in to Waun Deri. The chapel is at the end of this Cul de sac

Follow the link below for a Street View of the Chapel.

StreetView of the Club

 
 

Constitution & Rules

 

 

Constitution and Rules of the Society

These rules regulate the structure, administration and activities of the Pembrey & Burry Port Photographic Society (hereinafter called ‘the Society’).

THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY ARE:

  • To foster and promote photography in all its aspects, and the furtherance of Photographic Art and Technique by exchanging friendly ideas and mutual assistance among members as well as organising and holding lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions, etc.
  • To provide a forum at which presentations can be made and discussions held on topics of common interest to promote a wide exchange of knowledge and experience
  • To collaborate and co-operate with other individuals or bodies which can help the Society achieve its aims.

Membership

  1. Membership is open to all persons interested in photography.
  2. The club is for the enjoyment of all of its membership and because of this, standards of good behaviour, mutual support and courtesy are expected at all times
  3. Membership fees must be paid on or before the last day (or club Meeting) of january of that financial year.
  4. There will be a probationary period of 3 months during the season of september to june for new members. After attending for 3 weeks from first attendance the prospective member will be liable to pay weekly fees.At the end of this probationary period ,if accepted as a member by the committee, yearly membership fees will be due.
  5. The club’s facilities are available to members without discrimination and any fees are set at a level that does not pose a significant obstacle to membership or use of the club’s facilities.
  6. Due to current laws governing children and young people the society is not able to accept minors (under 18 years). The committee will keep the matter under review.
  7. A Member will retain his or her membership until he/she has resigned, or is deemed to have resigned as the result of his/her Society subscription being 2 months or more overdue.
  8. If a member or probationary members behaviour is not consistent with the aims and objectives of the club, or is by 2 or more officials of the club considered to be undesirable or detrimental to the Club, he or she may have a private warning from a club official.
  9. The Committee may terminate the membership and expel any member who, in its opinion, may bring the Society into disrepute. Any member or probationary member that has his/her membership terminated in this way, would be given a refund of yearly subscription for any remaining months of that season.No refund of weekly subscription or other money paid will be returnable. If necessary, the Treasurer can be instructed not to accept that person’s future subscriptions.

 

Subscriptions

The Club's financial year runs from 1st september to 31st August.

Subscriptions will be Due annually on the first Club meeting of September, at a rate agreed in the previous AGM.

The subscriptions will be for:

  • Full Member
  • (Below Subscriptions Removed September 2014)
  • Person not in Employment (Student / Retired / in receipt of benefits)
  • Joint membership (i.e. 2 members of the same family)

New Members admitted between the months of May and August and will be exempt from payment of yearly membership fees for the remainder of the season but not the Weekly Fees.

Management

  1. The affairs of the Society will be managed by a Committee consisting of the Officers of the Society and up to three ordinary members, who will be elected at each AGM.
    In the event of there being less than 15 paid up members at the AGM then clause 1a will apply.
    The Committee will have the power to co-opt / Elect additional members if the need arises. The Committee may, also at its discretion, elect a President who may attend meetings but may not vote in that capacity.
    1a. Whilst the membership at the date of the AGM remains below 15, the Society will form an “all member” committee. A person would have to be a member of the Society for the preceding 12 months to be on the all member committee , once they have been a member,then after which time he/she would automatically become a member of the committee at the next AGM.
    Once the membership increases to 15 or above the Society will revert to an elected and agreed number of committee members.
  2. The Committee will hold office following its election at an AGM until its dissolution at the next AGM.
  3. The Committee will hold and administer for the benefit of the membership all funds, equipment and property owned by the Society.
  4. The Officers will consist of Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and Competition Secretary.
  5. Committee members and Officers will remain in post, unless opposed at an AGM.
  6. Members may oppose an existing committee post if a proposer and seconder sponsor them and the secretary receives the nomination before the deadline set before an AGM.
  7. If a committee post is opposed, a ballot will be conducted at the AGM
  8. Committee decisions will be determined by majority vote, with the chairperson having the casting vote.
  9. The Chairperson will normally take the chair at all meetings of the Society and of the Committee at which he/she is present, and his/her decision on matters of procedure will be final. The Chairperson will have a second or casting vote if a situation so requires it.
  10. The Secretary will record the Minutes of all meetings and will conduct the correspondence of the Society. The Minutes of Committee proceedings will be open to inspection by any member who approaches the Secretary to do so.
  11. The Competition Secretary is responsible for conducting the internal print and / or Digital Image competitions listed in the Club programme in accordance to the competition rules. He / she is also responsible for submitting the Club's entries to external competitions.
  12. The Treasurer will be responsible for all monies received or paid on behalf of the Society. All cheque's issued on behalf of the Society will be signed by two out of three nominated Committee members, one of whom will be the Treasurer. At the close of each financial year the Treasurer will prepare for consideration by the Committee a statement of Income and Expenditure to be submitted to the AGM.
  13. Candidates for election to the Committee will be proposed by one fully paid-up member and seconded by another. All Officers and Committee members are eligible for re-election each year at the AGM.
  14. Candidates for election to the offices of Chairperson, Secretary, Competition Secretary and Treasurer will have previously been a fully paid up member of the club or served on the Committee for at least one year.

 

Meetings

Annual General Meeting

  1. The Annual General Meeting of 'the Society' will be held in July each year. Notice of the meeting and the Agenda will be advertised on the club website or otherwise transmitted to all paid-up members at least twenty-one days before the meeting.
  2. The Notice will identify those members of the Committee who are standing again and will request nominations for Officers and other members of the Committee. Committee members standing again will be deemed to have been nominated by the Committee.
  3. The Notice of the meeting will also include the text of any motions proposed by or to the Committee. Any member may propose amendments to such motions and may propose any further motions for consideration at the meeting. However, all proposals for consideration must be received in writing by the Secretary at least seven days before the date of the meeting.
  4. The Officers and other members of the Committee will be elected at the meeting by a show of hands or, at the Chairperson’s option, by ballot. If a Nominee stands unopposed, he/she will be deemed to have been elected.
  5. The quorum at an AGM will comprise a minimum of 3 Officers and one third of paid-up members.In the absence of a quorum, the meeting will be adjourned and will be convened again within 21 days. For this adjourned meeting the members of the Club will be notified 14 days in advance. At this adjourned meeting three Officers and any number of members present will be a quorum.
  6. The Agenda at the AGM will include:
  7. Apologies for absence
  8. Minutes of previous AGM
  9. Matters arising
  10. Chairperson’s report
  11. Treasurer’s report
  12. To establish the fees and subscription rates for the following season
  13. Other reports, as relevant
  14. Election of new Committee
  15. Proposals in respect of which due notice has been received
  16. Any other business

Extraordinary General Meeting

  1. An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society may be called at the discretion of the Committee, providing that a simple majority of members then serving on the Committee so request.
  2. Alternatively, the Committee will call an EGM upon receipt of a request to do so signed by no fewer than twenty five per cent of the members of the Society, provided that the request states the reason for the meeting and contains the text of at least one motion proposed for consideration.
  3. The business of an EGM will be that for which it was convened and no other.
  4. Members will be given a minimum of fourteen days' notice of an EGM and the proposals to be made.
  5. A quorum at an EGM will comprise a minimum of 3 Officers and one third of paid-up members.

Voting

Voting of any given motion at a general meeting will be by show of hands or by ballot, as the Chairperson may decide, and motions will be carried by the affirmative votes of a simple majority of voting members. In the event of an equality of votes the Chairperson will have a casting vote.

 

The Committee

  1. The Committee will meet not less than twice a year.
  2. A simple majority of voting Committee members then serving will form a quorum for a meeting provided, however, that no quorum will be formed without the presence of either the Chairperson, Treasurer ,Secretary or the Competition Secretary.
  3. No resolution may be adopted by the Committee unless it has the affirmative votes of a simple majority of those members present and entitled to vote. In the event of an equality of votes the Chairperson will have a casting vote.
  4. Committee vacancies occurring during the year may be filled by co-option, and these co-opted members will have full voting rights.
  5. No member of the society will receive payment directly or indirectly for services to the society other than for legitimate expenses.

Dissolution

  1. The Society may not be dissolved except as the result of a vote taken at an Annual General Meeting or an Extraordinary General Meeting.
  2. A proposal to dissolve the Society will be subject to a ballot and, in order to be carried, it must receive the affirmative votes of seventy five per cent of the TOTAL paid up members of the Society.
  3. If the dissolution of the Society is voted in accordance with the preceding provisions of this Rule, the Committee will proceed without delay to realise the property of the Society and to discharge the Society's outstanding liabilities. Any net assets remaining will be distributed to another charitable organisation with similar aims.

 

Amendment Of Rules And Matters Not Covered By Them

  1. These Rules may only be amended by a simple majority of all paid up members at an AGM or EGM convened for that purpose.
  2. The Committee will have the authority to decide any matter not covered by these rules.

Constitution Amended July 2015

Items in Bold and Italic show the changes from the previous version.

Competition Dates

Here are the standard battles that the club takes part in every year 

Biennial Battle with Abertawe Photo Club

Our Biennial Home or Away battle with Abertawe photo club.

Usually In October.
Its 20 Projected Digital Images from different Photographers

This will be a Tuesday evening

 

Brian Jennings Trophy Battle

The Brian Jennings Trophy Battle will be held on the 2nd or 3rd Monday in January

Due to Christmas day being on the 25th December yet again :) we would like you to have brought your prints to Trostre by latest second week of December.

The requirements is as usual for 5 prints from different Photographers.

Sosban Trophy Battle

The Sosban Trophy Battle will be held on the 3rd  or 4th Wednesday in June at Dafen Community Centre.

 

On the LAST Wednesday of the month

Our own Internal digital competition Maximum of 4 images each; not previously shown. Judged By using the online Gallery. 

Any Entries not following competition rules will not be allowed for entry.

 

Image Resizing

Resize Images

Many of you have come across the problem of resizing your Digital images to the correct size for projection.

This is the Information according to the WPF

"Digital Projected Images must be in JPG format with a maximum width of 1400 pixels and a maximum height of 1050 pixels

Images should be no more than 1400 pixels wide or 1050 pixels high saved as a large JPEG no more than 2.2Mb in size.
When sizing an image for projection the only dimensions that matter are the width and height in pixels. Many people feel the need set resolution at 72PPI or 96PPI but Pixels Per Inch (or Centimetre) are only relevant when preparing an image to print.
A 1400 pixel x 1050 pixel image at 300 PPI will project identically to a 1400 pixel x 1050 pixel image at 72 PPI.

The maximum dimensions of submitted files is 1400 pixels horizontal by 1050 pixels vertical.
(Please note: NOT 1400 pixels vertical). 

To some of you this is a difficult task so hopefully by using a Photoshop Action this can be resolved and all images whether they are landscape or portrait format will be the same size for projection either as a club or at competitions.

Russell Brown Original Action

The action below is the original action that resizes your image AND then brands the image with a watermark

The video is here

http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/BrandingSM.mov

The actual Action is here

http://www.russellbrown.com/images/tips_downloads/Watermark_Action.atn.zip


Modified Actions

I have created an action that works in Photoshop but Mine Only resizes the image and sets the maximum dimensions to 1400 pixels horizontal by 1050 pixels vertical.
If you need to download this then please contact the Webmaster and he can provide a link to this for you


How to import the action
A detailed step by step guides (not done by me )can be seen here

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-actions/page-17.php

Or a detailed section on all parts of using actions in photoshop can be found here

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/basics/photoshop-actions/

To actually Import this action or any action into photoshop you

Open up Adobe Photoshop.
If the actions panel is not visible, Under the "Window" button, scroll down to Actions and click it. Once you click it, a checkmark should appear next to it and an Actions window should open.
On the Actions window, click the small arrow on the top, right-hand side.
Choose the option, "Load Actions".
Locate the Action you want to use (you can only load one at a time) and click Open.
This will now Load the action for use every time you open the actions Panel
This Action is Mac and PC compatible.
To use your Action (on an open image) you can now, on your layers window, check the box of the action you want to use and hit the Play button on the bottom of your layers window.

 

How to Join

Hopefully here is all the information you may need about becoming a member of the Club

 

We do allow you to come along FREE OF CHARGE for a few evenings and meet our members.Should you then decide to join, our rates can be found below.

Once you wish to join then speak to the Webmaster / Treasurer and advise him and you can then use the Create an account link to set up an account.

If you still have unanswered questions, please Contact Us for further information.

 

Membership Fees

Our club membership is £35.00 per annum payable in September each year, This may be paid in installments ,But must be paid in full before 31 january each year.

Contacting us

If you want to contact us by Email then please use the contact form on our Contacts Page for further information.

Our Address and Postal Contact:

We have now moved to Hermon Chapel, Pembrey.

The chapel is situated between Waun Deri and Rhoddfa Capel which are both turnings right off Maes-y-capel.

You can access the chapel on Foot from Rhoddfa Capel

To get to the very small car park,

From Gwscwm Road turn into Maes-y-Capel, then turn Right in to Waun Deri. The chapel is at the end of this Cul de sac

Follow the link below for a map of the area.

StreetView of the Club

Directions to the Club
Heres the directions from google maps
 

Directions to the Club

 
from llanelli head towards Pwll and Kidwelly
go through pwll and continue on the top road, just after exiting pwll you come to a roundabout go straight across this heading for Burry Port ( don’t go along the coast road) or go in to Burry Port Town
 
A chivers corner petrol station follow the road right , just after this there are 2 speed cameras 30 mph
go up the hill and down the other side , keep on this road
 
After you see the Pembrey Sign take the 2nd left in to Maes y capel
 
if you get to pembrey church on your left then you have gone too far
 
just before maes y capel you will see a light up traffic sign if you go over 30 mph and there are some traffic islands in the middle of the road
 
Once in maes y capel turn first right , we are at the end of this cul de sac. there is a very small car park
 
from the car park go down the left side of the building and in through the main doors
Club Email addresses:

The club now has the capacity to provide ALL members with a Club email address.
If you would Like an email address @pembrey-buryport-ps.co.uk please Contact the Webmaster to get this set up.

 

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