New Member Info

Welcome…

Your club, which you are now an important part of, is one that is friendly and easy going. Photography is our central activity and you will learn a great deal in a manner that is professional and inspirational. As well, you will make friends with people who have the same love of photography that you do.

You are now a member … what next?
Try to be active – come along to as many Exhibition and Info nights as you can. Exhibition nights are on the first Wednesday of the month and Info nights are on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings start at 7:30pm, although you can arrive earlier if you wish. If you are exhibiting Prints please arrive by 7:15pm.

After you settle in as a member, think about submitting images on any of the Exhibition nights. A good start for newer members is to submit  DPI (Digital Projected Images) images and then move on to printed images later.

Submitting Images
What images should you choose to display?
Your best ones! Always aim to put your best images on show. This will ensure you learn & improve at the fastest rate.
DPI – Digital Projected Images need to be a certain size so that they can be projected at their best.
Up to three digital images can be shown on an exhibition night. These are to be re-sized to 1024 x 768 pixels and in JPG format.
For information on how to do this, please follow the link to the
Image Preparation page. (currently being updated)
Images are to be submitted electronically using the following email address – [ ubmcc.dpi@gmail.com ]
Each image should have a title and include your initials. For consistency in our records and readability please use the following format…
[ Title_initials ] – ie Coastal Sunset_JW.jpg (when saved as a jpg this will generally be added automatically)
Prints – Prints may be entered in two sections –  Colour Print [CP] or Monochrome Print (B&W) [MP]. Up to four prints can be shown in each category on an exhibition night.
Prints should be mounted on cardboard (mat) to keep them flat which allows them to be shown to their best advantage. Follow the link to the
Image Preparation page to find out how to do this. (currently being updated)

Judging – When you submit images on exhibition night, they will be critiqued by an experienced judge. This will broaden your photographic knowledge and improve your photography. Please keep in mind that judges are human and have their own likes and dislikes not matter how objective they try to be. One judges lead might be another one’s silver. However, do try to learn from the comments they offer.

Financial Matters
Fees are paid annually and are due in February each year. Full membership is $35 and concession is $20.
As we have to pay a fee to rent the hall, we do require that $5 be paid at each meeting to cover the cost of this. Payment should be made as you sign in at the entrance to the hall. Please remember to sign in, as it is vital for our Public Liability Insurance cover.
As a club member, you can give feedback to the committee on any issue by email.  Click here for [Contact Us] page.
If there are things you like … tell us. If there are things you think could be improved … tell us. With your help we can make the club even better. We hope you will enjoy this club as much as we do!