Good evening, everyone!
This will be my last newsletter to you all, and it fills me with sadness to have to hand down the reins what feels like so soon after taking them up!
1. Photosoc AGM – This Friday!
Every year we hold an AGM to hand over the committee roles onto new members of the society. It is in this way that the society can begin afresh each year and continue to grow!
This year’s AGM will be held at 7:30pm in the Highland Room at Pleasance. For the sake of fairness, it is ESSENTIAL that we get as many people involved with this meeting as possible. It is here that you can vote for your new committee and ensure the society is the best it can be for the following year!
If you wish to put your name forward to take on a role on the committee, you must attend this meeting and nominate yourself when the role you want is called. Those of you who wish to run for president of the society must have a small speech prepared to give to the rest of the membership. You need to sell yourself!
2. Photosoc Exhibition – 22nd March – 4th April
The entries from our latest competition will be hung around the walls of the fantastic Hula Cafe and smoothie bar during the next two weeks. I highly recommend you swing by, buy some soup and a milkshake, and admire the work put in by fellow members of your society! Feel free to head down at any time before 6pm and really get to enjoy the art!
3. Photo opportunities
I am having a small wedding in Edinburgh at the start of June.
Would you know of anyone qualified or qualifying that might be interested in being our photographer for the afternoon?
Of course we would pay but given our budget, we can’t afford the prices being quoted currently.
I’m part of the committee organising the Chemistry Ball this year on March 27th. We are looking for a photographer to take photos at the ball and I was wondering if you have anyone who is interested? The photographer will be paid (£50) but unfortunately will not be fed at the event. Please can you let me know how the procedure works to find someone who might be interested?
Darkrooms are up and running in full, so those of you who have had tutorials, feel free to develop to your heart’s content! Please remember if you are using the enlargers (Pleasance or Kings) to switch them off at the plug after use. We had an issue with over heating recently that caused the Bulb to blow, so remembering to switch them off means everyone can use them without a hitch. If you are still looking to have a tutorial send us a new email with the subject “Darkroom Pleasance” or “Darkroom KB” and one of our tutors will get back to you and arrange a session to get your access card!
The society has a large range of equipment available to rent for free by our members, including a range of film/digital SLR cameras, lighting equipment and lenses.
To see what we have to offer have a look at: http://www.photosoc.com/
Send an e-mail with ‘Rentals’ in the subject and we’ll get back to you!
6. The PhotoShop
Our lovely photosoc shop has now been restocked, so we now have a nice fresh stock of film and paper for sale at great prices! Simply come along to one of our meetings, let us know what you’re after and either myself or our Treasurer Alex will sort you out!
That’s it for me! Thank you all so much for making this a great society once again. I leave you now with an image of a rather happy sheep:
El Presidenté (For now)