____________________________________________________________________________________ Rules for the Projected Digital Image knock-out competition.
Closing date for entries Friday 7th November 2014
Competition date Saturday 22nd November 2014 http://www.lcpu.org/docs/2014/Comps/Knockout_Rules_2014.pdf
____________________________________________________________________________________ Links page at the L&CPU website with an extensive list of further websites of photographic interest http://www.lcpu.org/lcpu/Links.php
____________________________________________________________________________________ The purpose of this website is to provide you with everything you need weather-wise in order to find out what happened, what's happening right now and what will happen in the future weather-wise for your location.
The most important feature is the location toolbar located at the top of every page. Once Metcheck can recognise your location, all data on the site will relate to where you live.
You can enter your location in a variety of ways, either your postal code, your town or perhaps your county. If you're not sure, then simply click on the Postcode graphic and you can select your location from a drop down list. http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/HOME/
____________________________________________________________________________________ Anybody can be a good photographer, including you!
The secret to great wildlife photography is nothing to do with expensive cameras or impressive looking lenses. It's knowing how to take a good photograph and that is something you can learn with an interactive tutorial. This tutorial comes in 13 monthly parts. Each month you will receive the next DVD in the set and add to your knowledge of photography. It covers every aspect of the natural world, from stunning landscapes to tiny insects, flying birds to fields of flowers.
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____________________________________________________________________________________ Photo Paper Direct Ltd has teamed up with leading suppliers of high quality inkjet media. We offer these highest quality products directly to our customers through our web site. The products are packed and shipped directly from our warehouse to UK customers. We hold large stocks of all inkjet products on offer and they are normally dispatched the same day as orders are received. We can offer highly discounted prices because of our low costs and partnership deals with major suppliers and we have no other outlets apart from our web site. This allows us to pass on huge savings to our customers. www.photopaperdirect.com
____________________________________________________________________________________ The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) is an organisation that co-ordinates specific activities for photographic clubs in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. It does this through 15 geographical regions known as Federations.
The PAGB organises national competitive photographic events for its Federations and for clubs. It also offers other services such as Recorded Lectures to clubs and its own photographic Distinctions (known as awards for photographic merit) direct to qualifying club members. http://www.thepagb.org.uk/
____________________________________________________________________________________ The Photographic Society of America (PSA) is a worldwide organization for anyone with an interest in photography. Founded in 1934, the Society is for casual shutterbugs, serious amateurs, and professional photographers.
PSA has members in over 70 countries. Individual and photo organization memberships offer a wide variety of services and activities: a monthly journal; online photo galleries; image evaluation; study groups; courses; competitions; an annual conference; opportunities for recognition of photographic achievement and service; and discounts on photography-related products and services. www.psa-photo.org/
____________________________________________________________________________________ The Internet's Best Picture Resizing Tool - easily crop, resize, and edit your images online for FREE at PicResize. http://www.picresize.com/
____________________________________________________________________________________ Great photo magazine. The website has a wide range of photographic articles and news.
Become a member of Professional Photographer. Membership to the site is FREE! Becoming a member will allow you to:
Comment and rate articles
Enter our competitions
Keep up to date with the latest industry news with our regular newsletters
Contact the professional photographers who have a portfolio on the site
Create your own photo album. http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk
____________________________________________________________________________________ The BPE exists to encourage photographers to enter exhibitions and to recognize successful entrants via the issue of the Crown Awards photographic distinctions. Exhibition members share ideas, promote each other's exhibitions and generally work together to promote competitive photography.
This website aims to inform photographers about the exhibitions that are part of the BPE circuit including the dates they occur, whom to contact for each exhibition and where possible, provide downloadable information such as entry forms and promotional posters. http://www.britishphotographicexhibitions.org.uk/
____________________________________________________________________________________ The L&CPU - the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union was formed on the 9th October 1905, and at the time was the largest organisation of photographic societies in the world. Today there are 96 Societies in the Union with a total membership of just under 4,000 photographers.
The objectives of the Union shall be to foster and encourage the advancement of the science and practice of the art of photography, to provide means for such to federated societies and to provide means for the mutual benefit and protection of federated societies and to form a link between them and the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.
The Union further shall: -
a. Arrange for the circulation of photographic portfolios to its member societies.
b. Organise or join in organising photographic competitions, exhibitions and meetings.
c. Present Awards and / or Certificates of Merit when appropriate.
d. Maintain a panel of judges for competitions and exhibitions.
e. Maintain a panel of lecturers. http://www.lcpu.org/
____________________________________________________________________________________ Websites for photographers and artists. Clikpic is an award-winning service for photographers and artists who want to design great websites to show and advertise their work without the cost and hassle of setting one up from scratch.
The Grange Photographic Society uses Clikpic for it's website.
With minimal expertise required, you can use the online admin system, a variety of beautifully designed templates and a vast array of additional functionality and customisable features, to create and edit your own website quickly, easily and very cost-effectively. http://www.clikpic.com
____________________________________________________________________________________ The royal photographic society is a membership organisation that exists to promote photography and image-making and to support photographers in realising their potential, irrespective of their level of knowledge, equipment or skills. It has an international membership. The Society also acts as a public advocate for photography and photographers. http://www.rps.org/
____________________________________________________________________________________ Free software for editing and resizing images. See Members Blog for more details. www.websitesforphotographers.co.uk
____________________________________________________________________________________ The Photographer’s Ephemeris (TPE) helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes. It’s a map-centric sun and moon calculator: see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth.
TPE is a universal app with optimized user interfaces for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch devices as well as android, PC desktop and surface
TPE has changed - there is nothing to download simply run the web app from your favourite browser.
TPE also shows the path of the moon anywhere on any dates.
For full instructions see the next link below. http://www.photoephemeris.com/
____________________________________________________________________________________ The best way to get up to speed quickly with the new Photographers Ephemeris web app is to download the Quick Start Guide – a free, 2-page PDF that gives a concise overview of all the key functionality. You can download it here. http://photoephemeris.com/file_download/17/tpewa-quick-start-guide-01.pdf
____________________________________________________________________________________ Free software from GOOGLE for editing and curating images. Can be setup to tag images by facial recognition. http://picasa.google.com/