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Posted on February 18, 2018, 3:14 pm by Freya Corner.
Hi all,

Another full newsletter for you all! Sorry to those members who attended the scavenger hunt - due to poor photography weather it was cancelled - however we hope to put something similar on in the very near future.

Cheers,
Freya
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1. Medium format talk - SU - Gromit Room (4th floor) - Tuesday 20th February - 18:30–20:00
2. Trip to Wildlife Photographer of the Year - M Shed - Wednesday 21st @ 4pm
3. BTP Socials - Boston Tea Party, Park Street - Wednesday 21st Feb - 5pm
4. Exposure launch - Saturday 10th March
5. Competitions
6. Save the date - workshops

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1. Medium format talk - SU - Gromit Room (4th floor) - Tuesday 20th February - 18:30–20:00
In this talk Odysseas will be talking about medium format photography. But what is medium format and what is the secret behind the stunning images it can produce? Why would someone choose to shoot on medium format, especially in the digital era? Why do some of the world’s finest photographers insist, to this day, on using these old weird film cameras? How do they differ from our typical 35mm cameras?
In this talk he’ll attempt to give you an insight into the world of medium format and answer the above (and more) questions while showcasing a breadth of work from all styles & genres, hopefully providing an useful introduction for anyone wishing to foray into the magic that is medium format.
Event found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/217668818795339/

As usual SU Gromit room - Tuesday 20th Feb - 18:30

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2. Trip to Wildlife Photographer of the Year - M Shed - Wednesday 21st @ 4pm
On Wednesday afternoon before the tea social, we'll be heading down to M Shed to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The renowned wildlife photography competition from the Natural History Museum is back with 100 spectacular images. From frozen wastelands and peculiar species, to tropical paradises and fascinating animal behaviour; this year’s selection is a call to action – a plea to band together and protect our fragile planet.

Meet just inside the entrance on the ground floor, it should be free for students on Wednesdays (so remember your student card!) and we'll go in at 4pm, giving us an hour before heading up Park Street for the tea social.

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/109990246494776/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1518973677271158

More info:
https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2017/

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3. BTP Socials - Boston Tea Party, Park Street - Wednesday 21st Feb - 5pm
Just to re-iterate to members the Boston Tea Party socials are now every other week.

There will be one this Wednesday - 21st of February so it would be lovely to see members there! Bring along your photos, photo books or just come for a drink and a chat!

Starts at 5pm, Boston Tea Party, Park Street.


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4. Exposure launch - Saturday 10th March
Save the date!! The magazine launch will be taking place on Saturday March 10th at Cafe Kino - more information will follow shortly but we really hope this will be a big night!

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5. Competitions
Competitions will no longer be run fortnightly, from next week, (Week 18 by the university calendar), submissions will be accepted every week with a prize handed out every Tuesday! Taking inspiration from Dogwood photography’s 52-week challenge we have put together our own six week Photosoc Challenge!

We will release the full list of topics and revamped rules very shortly via email and on the photosoc facebook group. If you aren't already a member you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ubuphotosoc/

Our competitions manager has worked hard on this challenge and we really look forward to seeing some great entries! The aim of the new competitions are to inspire photography so photos must be taken for this competition.

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6. Save the date - workshops
We are fortunate to have Jamie Corbin giving two workshops over the coming weeks. These a proposed for the 4th and 11th March so if you want to find out more about using editing software please save these dates! The workshops will be held in the afternoons (1pm onwards).

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