Several reminders:

1. Monday 1 August is a Development night, with a focus on lighting, especially flash. I hope some experienced members will come along to share ideas with newer members who have queries. Bring your cameras and flash units.

2. Midday Sunday 7 August is the closing time for online entries for Winter Salon, and print hand-in is Monday 8th.

Monday 8 August meeting: we will do a club member selection of our entries for the Wellington region interclub print battle. Bring along lots of prints that could fit the subjects below, and we’ll set them out on tables and all vote for the topics one by one – this is always fun. Smaller unmounted prints OK – but if they are chosen we need to get them printed bigger and mounted – if they are fairly standard shapes (2×3 proportions) I have mounts that can be recycled.

Subjects: Reflections, Looking Up, NZ Landscape, Happiness, NZ Wildlife, Macro, Impressions, Blue, Landing, Tryptich based on the Haiku: Winter leaver, buds tightly rolled, silence.

3. The actual Interclub gathering is Wednesday 17 August, 7.30pm at Khandallah – we’ll organise car-pooling to get people there.

4. Mahara exhibition –  BW environmental portraits of Kapiti retired people – the dates are 15 October to 27 November, so they include the two weekends of the Kapiti Arts Trail, which is really good. Anyone in the club is welcome to offer work for selection, and I can arrange the printing. So do consider approaching a friend, neighbour or relative who would be an interesting subject, and we’ll have a first look at what is available at the end of August. Still time after that if we need more to be taken!