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Programme 2024.
(unless otherwise stated all meetings will be at the Siston Village Hall)

20 May 2024 - Members Evening - "Something Different" - Are you exploring or developing a new subject, a new way of working, different techniques (such as infrared or toned images) or would you like to set off in a new direction and need advice. New work also welcome. (Prints & DPI accommodated)

We will also confirm numbers and car share arrangements for the Members Outing (28 May 2024)

28 May 2024 - A Members Outing to the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley - We will car share or otherwise meet in the Museum's Car Park (DY1 4SQ) at 9am for a full days photography until 4pm. (Current entry for over 65's costs £18.25)

17 June 2024 - Peter Young LRPS CPAGB APAGB AFIAP - "Meanderings of a Monolophosaurus" - Peter is President of the WCPF and Chairman of its International Salon whose knowledge of the darkroom is legendary and, above all, is an old friend of Crown. His presentation emphasises the similarities between Darkroom and digital.

15 July 2024 - A Member's Evening in two halves - First Peter Brisley will present some of his recent work followed by the opportunity for the membership to share New Work especially any images taken on The Black Country outing.

19 August 2024 - Members Evening with the theme "Before they are skipped" - Over the decades, we have all accumulated prints, each of them a masterpiece in their time, so let's give them another viewing before the kids put them in a skip. New Work also welcome.

16 September 2024 - Members select the images for Crown Mono's 2025 Calendar (A3 size) - Target is to select 16-18 images to be printed by Pixaprint (approx. £9 each) Max 4 submissions per member from which max 2 may be chosen. File sizes, print dimensions and other specifications to follow.

21 October 2024 - Roy Carr AWPF - Making Two minute Documentaries - Roy explains "The idea is to invite subjects to have their portrait taken, sitting with an object that is important to them, and to (audio) record their reasons why the object was chosen. Then to overlay that recording over a short slide show. My intention is to learn additional skills and to get to know more people in my village".

18 November 2024 - Members Evening - "Do you have a project?" - Are you working towards any form of distinction? Do you intend to hold or participate in an exhibition? Do you feel you are bringing something new to the medium of Monochrome? Do you have new work to show? Whatever it is - please share it with us.

16 December 2024 - Mike Clatworthy - An evening of projected images - David Bathard explains. "Mike is a member of Cymru Monochrome whose postings I have followed keenly on Facebook, frequently making positive comments. I am very pleased to welcome him to Crown."
Please note this is our Christmas Meeting with all the usual 'Cheer'.

Programme 2025.

20 January 2025 - Members Evening - "This is me" - Members are invited to bring prints or projected images that they consider show their style of photography and to explain how that style was developed.


Rocks & Water
Rockpool by Steve Bridgen as interpreted by Bill Aven