Thank you George Redgrave for a very interesting and entertaining evening on Wednesday. Flickr is a great resource for photo sharing so if you haven’t tried it have a look at it. It’s free and very easy to use. The rally photos were judged on Monday and winners can be seen on our Facebook page.
The week ahead:-
Monday 27th June
AGM. Please come along and let us have your views on what you would like to see for the coming season. There is no cost for this evening but donations of biscuits would be gratefully received!!
Wednesday 29th June
Judgement day for the June monthly challenge FLIGHT. 3 images each please titled and named and prefixed A, B, and C
See you there
You can now get updates, reminders and images from the Club on Twitter.
It provides an additional online public storefront for the Club’s activities and images (in addition to website and Facebook) and is also a handy reminder for upcoming and past events for members.
You don’t have to register with Twitter to see the messages.
Just go into your browser and search/goto twitter.com/@crawleycamera
This takes you to our public “home page” which shows messages sent from the Club or forwarded (“retweeted”) messages we’ve received. We “follow” messages from some photography sources (journals, organisations, etc.) as news feeds and retweet those that may be of wider interest – if you have other suggestions let us know (the manufacturers have some interesting announcements but also a lot of marketing stuff).
Bookmark the twitter page to visit it regularly to view updates.
We will include images from Club evenings and competitions in order to make the posts more interesting (like website and Facebook) and assume no-one objects to our random use of accessible images.
Broadcasts (“tweets”) are succinct (always less than 140 characters) and may have up to four images attached. They are presented in reverse chronological order (most recent first, then in order posted) – so always scan down the list to see earlier messages. Twitter includes some “ads” between tweets (it’s how it gets funding) but they are generally sparse – please just ignore them.
Have a look at twitter.com/@crawleycamera and send us feedback. Bear in mind it’s partly about being useful to members and partly about providing awareness of the Club to the public.
Registered Twitter users can “follow” @crawleycamera to receive real-time updates from the Club directly to your own feed/‘inbox’.
You can “like” individual messages/images to improve the look/feel of our site.
You can also send messages/images to the Club, which can be re-broadcast (retweeted) by the Club – start it with @crawleycamera and we get a notification when it arrives.
(e.g. ‘@crawleycamera some images from the studio session last night’).
Just remember that in general your tweets can be viewed publicly (even those with @crawleycamera in the message).
Additionally the Twitter “app” for your smartphone/tablet makes it easy to keep up to date with Club news. Watch out for @CrawleyCamera tweets mixed in with those from other feeds you might follow.
If you want to register as a new Twitter user – creating a username is straightforward on the website twitter.com – all it needs is an email address (I used a spare email address until I had confidence in Twitter – but have now changed to my main one – it’s not published). No need to include any other personal information. You can be as personal or anonymous in your username as you want, for example, @insideHut16