The objective of the NDPS Members’ Message Board is to impart information and facilitate communication efficiently whilst saving members the time and hassle involved in sorting through emails etc. to learn about activities and other matters solely that affect members of the Society. Messages posted on the Board will also in some cases be posted automatically to the NDPS Members’ Only Facebook Page. This means that those members who are not on Facebook will now be able to receive the messages that currently are only seen by those mmbers who use Facebook for example information about the monthly photographic challenge. The Board can also by a member who want to share with information with other members. For example to give details about a shoot they are organising or simply to advertise a piece of kit they want to sell. All they have to do is send an email to the Secretary with a suitable image and it will get posted..
Finally, because the Board is on the in the ‘Members’ Area’ of the website these messages can only be read by the members of the Society.
Tomorrow night at the beginning of the meeting we shall be taking a look at the new website. In those circumstances to be entirely fair to new members Iit has been decided to extend the deadline for submitting images until 12 mignight on Wednesday 18th September.
Already a large number of images that have been already entered for POTY 1 are incorrectly named and in some instances also saved in the wrong colour space
NDPS are exploring the opportunity of Damien running a workshop exclusively for NDPS members either here in Norwich or perhaps further afield for example In Cambridge or London
Damien is offering a practical shooting sessionfor NDPS members, in which he teaches street photography to a group of about ten (10) members. These are instructional sessions that will teach members to see and shoot in a new way that most people find amazing. There are set exercises and tasks, and Damien reviews what the group is doing the whole time. The seesion is NOT a street walk where everyone gets together just for a social occasion, though Damien stresses they it will be fun, and participants of all levels will enjoy the day immensely.
The Dropbox folder opens on Monday 2nd September for the first Monthly Challenge of the new season. Every month (except during December) the challenge begins on the first Monday of the month and the Dropbox closes on the third Friday – September’s challenge therefore closes on Friday 20th September.
All submitted images will be posted on the NDPS members only Facebook page and on the Message Board to allow members the opportunity to review the images. September’s entries will be reviewed by a selection panel of members and those images selected will be reviewed at the meeting on Tuesday 15th October.
Opening Night, Tuesday 3rd September, will be a busy night, especially for our Treasurer who will be seated at the entrance to the Hall from 6:30PM to collect annual subscriptions from both rxisting members and anyone new who is applying to become a member for the forthcoming season. Annual Subcriptions for FULL members are still just £40 and JUNIOR members £25.