Open PDI competition – 21st October 2013

The first PDI ( Projected Digital Image ) competition of the season saw us welcome a judge who was new to the cub, Mark Wilbury.  From the start he made it clear that his comment style might come across a little differently from our normal judging experience. Part of this being due to it being an open competition round meaning the subject matter and style of the entered images would make it impossible to directly compare images. Emphasis would be made on the stadium and punctum…

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Roger on the panel – Roger Hague DPAGB

It has been quite a few years since we last had a ‘panel of’ competition at the club. With the return of a competition round on the 10th March 2014 that is dedicated to panels Roger was invited to share his thoughts and experience. Before Roger started I let him know that my using a ‘phone during his presentation was to make notes that would form the basis for this blog post. He was openly happy for people to be taking notes. So, here is…

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Practical workshop 30/09/13

Following the questionnaire at the end of last season showing that members wanted more on close-up and macro photography, this session was aimed at those areas. There were four setups, two flash and two with Lupo HMI lights. Various objects and sets were available for members including items that they brought with them. Unusually for me I did not actually take any photographs on the night, too busy with the setups and helping people. I did however take a few earlier in the day when…

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Open print competition – September 2013

With this being the first competition of the season there was much anticipation and some nervousness. Last year, Steve Geary, a newcomer to the club but not new to photography competitions, clearly announced his arrival going straight into the Advanced category and he had a very strong year. What might happen this year ? Amongst the Intermediate entries there were first time entries from people who had just  joined the club and not previously entered a competition; some from people who joined last season but had not yet entered…

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MCPF Portfolio

Congratulations go to a number of club members for having their images selected for this year’s Midland Counties Photographic Portfolio 2013. Pride of place must go to Steve Geary with his Highly Commended colour print – Chesil Beach. Steve was also had successful acceptances with ‘Challenging for the lead’, ‘True grit’, ‘Jonny Worcester’, ‘Making the bend’, ‘ Is there anybody there’ and ‘Into the light’.   Also successful with acceptances were George Robinson, David Slade, Andrew Tomkinson, Shelagh Tomkinson, Richard Bryant, and Cliff Hughes. Willhttp://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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