UPP Circle 8 Members Wanted!!

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  1. CarlRadford

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    Hi Folks

    Lots of people seem to be keen on print exchanges and print appreciation. How about thinking of joining Circle 8 of the UPP. Large Print Monochrome - 10x8 or larger - traditional silver-based prints. 12 boxes a year that travel around the country which you put print in and it allows people to comment on your work and you theirs. Great source of help and inspiration - you can't beat having real prints to look at.

    http://www.geoffcamber.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/circle8/

    Contact the group secretary through the site!

    All the best

    Carl
     
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    This circle is now in danger of being merged with a non-traditional circle due to lack of members - your chance to see some real print and you your work commented on!?
     
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    It would be a shame if it were merged. I was a member of circle 22 ( large mono prints) until I lost my first darkroom five or so years ago, and had to withdraw, so I can vouch for the interest that the boxes hold, and can recommend membership. Im fact early last year I tried to rejoin the UPP, but was unable to get an answer to my messages, so ended up joining the PPC instead. I guess what I'm trying to say Carl is that the front office needs attention if you are to attract new members.
     
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    Now looking for a way to improve my work, away from my local photographic club which is 95% digital and about to kill slides off. I am interested in traditional darkroom skills. Is this what the circle specialises in? Is it now defunct?

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    The circle I'm in (2) specialises in monochrome images, of the 15 photographers in that circle, two do digital prints. Link below.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Dave.
    This sounds like a good way to set myself some goals and get out photographing. I will try to get more info on Circle 8.
    (is that a little pun? circle-8 as in the pictures circulate by post??)

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    Both the UPP, which Carl mentioned, and the PPC to which I now belong circulate folios of pictures around a small group of members, typically 10 to 15. It the case of the PPC we make 5" x 7" prints to circulate, enjoy and comment on. Apart from the enjoyment, and challenge of producing small pictures, it puts a little pressure on me to get out snapping occassionally. I have never though of the term "Circle" but it must derive from circulate as you suggest. Our website is worth a look, lots of information there.
     
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    Thanks for all the info and links. I'm up for this, I like the idea of having my (real) prints critiqued and the chance to give comments on the prints of the group. I can see this as a way to advance my printing and photography and be some fun too. I will make an application to circle 8 and get printing.
    BTW, I received a book today from Amazon, Tim Rudman's Master Darkroom printers course. This looks to be packed with info, it's going to be a great year for my photography.

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    I agree, Tim's book will be very helpful to you, I learnt to make picture with it. The postal circles are great fun, and a good learning tool too.