We wish all our members a Happy New Year.
Our Events page has now been updated for 2021 with details of the competitions, lectures and other events.
These will take place via Zoom meetings until we are able to meet again at the School hall and members will be kept up to date with when this may happen.
It is hoped that the restrictions will be relaxed during the Spring. We will then be able to meet up again in small groups and enjoy taking photographs together to help and inspire each other again.
Despite the lockdown and social distancing due to the CoronaVirus, the Fordingbridge Challenge Plate for 2020 still took place using the Zoom app. All eight clubs took part with eight PDIs from each and a total audience of about 120 members from the clubs attended which was remarkabale, including 21 from Beaulieu Camera Group. Our thanks go to Fordingbridge Camera Club for all their hard work in making the evening a success and to Louis Rumis AFIAP MPAGB who judged and scored the 64 images during the "live" online meeting.
The Plate was won by BH Photography Club with a total score of 72.5. This was the 10th Anniversary of the competition and BCG's highest position during that time was in 2015 when we finished in 2nd place. This year we came 4th, which matched the 2018 result, in a very close fought match, with a total score of 70.
The images selected to represent Beaulieu Camera Group in this year's competition can be viewed in the Gallery
To see the scoresheet with details of all eight clubs' marks and entries and the total scores and positions please click on this link: Fordingbridge_Challenge_Scoresheet_FINAL2020.pdf
Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary
Beaulieu Camera Group is continuing to have meetings using the Zoom app, albeit with a changed programme during the difficult times. The Events Page is being updated with any changes on a regular basis.
We are taking the opportunity to still have our usual PDI competitions and our Monthly competition, but also enjoying tutorials from various members in the use of Lightroom and Photoshop and we have lots of exciting projects and speakers in the pipeline.
We have a WhatsApp Group, a FaceBook page and a Twitter account where members are keeping in touch, posting images and sharing their photographic knowledge.
Twitter: Beaulieu Camera Group @group_camerahttps://twitter.com/group_camera
In view of the development concerning the Coronavirus, the AV evening on 18th March has been cancelled. We hope to rearrange it for later in the year.
Notifications regarding future events will be posted on the BCG website and also e-mails will be sent to members. Our WhatsApp and FaceBook apps will also be kept updated.
Following Maggie White's success last November in gaining the Credit Award of the Photogrphic Alliance of Great Britain, she was presented with her Certificate by Glyn Edmunds APSA EPSA EFIAP/g at the meeting of Beaulieu Camera Group on 19th February.
Many congratulations to Maggieon this wonderful achievement.