The Photo Club has a dozen regular members, French and English, beginners or not, who engage in or want to engage in digital photography. The club meets approximately one Saturday per month from 14:30 to 16:30. Normally, the club meets at the prefab by the lake in Callac.
Each quarter, there are, in rotation :
1 session ” Photo of the Month ” (September , December, March and June)
1 session of ”Theory and Practice”
1 session to practise in situ.
The themes for the Photo of the Month are always given a few weeks in advance to give everyone time to complete the assignment. The photos are viewed and commented on, and the members present then choose the Photos of the Month .
On Sunday, 30th October 2016, the Running Club of the ACLICS (another Callac association) had the first Trail de l’Epagneul. It was a big success, with wonderful weather, an efficient and friendly team and a lot of runners and walkers.
The Photo Club of the Association Des Amis agreed to accept the invitation they had received from the Running Club, asking us to cover the event by taking as many photos as possible. Thanks to nine members of the Photo Club (Anthea, Catherine, Keith, Liz, Luciano, Michael, Modwenna, Sue and Val), about 1,500 photos were finally handed over to the Running Club.
Here is a very small selection:
The selected themes for March are:
Hope of Spring
We also decided on the dates for the following meetings :
Saturday 4th February (Theory and Practice),
Saturday 4th March (Photo of the Month and checking how we are doing with our photos for the May exhibition)
Friday 7th April (exceptionally the meeting will take place on a Friday morning) when we will make the final decision on the photos for the May exhibition.
The May exhibition will be entitled Le Pays de Callac and will run from Saturday 13th May to Saturday 27th May 2017 at the exhibition-room of the Callac library.
The preview will be on Friday 12th May at 18:30. As usual, all the members of the Association Des Amis are invited.
Last year's exhibition Ouvertures (Openings) will be shown again in February 2017 at the EHPAD (old people's home) in Callac.
The Photo Club met on Saturday, 3rd December and voted for the Photos of the Month ; the themes were Food & Drink, Black & White and the usual Free Theme. The three winning photos can be seen below:
Food & Drink
Black & White
After meeting on Saturday, 4th February to work on the photo exhibition due to be held in May, and having Theory and Practice on Saturday, 18th February instead, the members of the Photo club met on Saturday 4th March to choose the 3 photos of the month; the themes were Rural Life, Hope of Spring and the usual Free Theme.
Here are the winning photos. Congratulations to the photographers!
Photo Exhibition - Saturday 13 May to Saturday 27 May
The preview took place on Friday 12th May at 18:30. More than forty people attended, among them several members of the Conseil Municipal, the maire of Callac Lise Bouillot and the former mayor Carole Le Jeune. The journalists of Ouest-France and Le Télégramme were there too and published articles.
The exhibition can still be visited on Wednesdays and Saturdays until Saturday 27th May.
On 10th June, it was a Photo-of-the-Month session at which we were pleased to welcome three new members. The themes were : Decay, Summer and the usual Free Theme. Here are the three winners.
The next meeting will be on Saturday 16th September, a Photo-of-the-Month session with the following themes : Animals, Still Life and Free Theme.
The theme for next year's exhibition has also been chosen, it will be "Life's like that!"