About Will

Chairman and 'Webmaster' with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

Landscape / Seascape print competition 13th January 2020

Our judge for the competition was Roger Evans FBPE EFIAP Silver MPAGB from Wrekin Arts. It was clear that he was going to have a difficult task separating out the best images in each section. Images to follow Intermediate 1stMuckross LakeCharles Harris2ndCliffs of MohelCharles Harris3rdSouthport sunsetDavid HulmeHighly commendedSouth Stack lighthouseTony SalmonHighly commendedPenmon lighthouseTony SalmonCommendedDes res KillarneyCharles HarrisCommendedSydney SunsetGordon ClaytonCommendedLiving under the skyscrapersGordon Clayton Advanced 1stHigh tideIrene Stupples2ndRain clouds over TryfanCliff Hughes3rdSunrise over Mam TorDavid SladeHighly commendedParkhouse HillAlastair GortonHighly commendedDark hedges Wendy IrwinCommendedStanage EdgeCliff Hughes CommendedStill…

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Chairman’s Christmas Challenge

The details: Two teams, since we have access to two projectors.Maximum of 6 people in each team.Each team to have a maximum of 25 images.Images can only be used once.The number of rounds will be determined by the time that is available and the length of time each round takes. If at the end of the expected time it is a draw then a final round will take place. Images are to be projected at the same screen size to remove the possible advantage the…

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Open Print competition 18th November 2019

The judge for this competition was Graham Walton DPAGB. Most of the images in the galleries are ‘phone photos of the prints so they do not reflect the actual quality of the print. Intermediate 1stIn the scrumDavid Hulme2ndThe CandlemakerCarmel Saum3rdIt’s redChris LordHighly commendedSunset at ThurneChris LordHighly commendedWaterfallGordon ClaytonCommendedI’m in chargeDavid HulmeCommendedChrissy Rouse Superstock 1000David Bourne Advanced 1stActing the goat Wendy Irwin 2ndGrebe feeding chickLes Beardmore3rdFirst into the cornerPaul WayHighly commendedBrown hare Les Beardmore Highly commendedShort eared owl hunting Les Beardmore CommendedAn ode to Frida Kahlo…

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Open PDI Competition 14th October 2019

The person with the unenviable task of judging this competition was Dave Tucker EFIAP/silver, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3*. The standard of the images and, particularly in the advanced, the number of images was high so separating them out was quite a task. Intermediate 1stTulip texturedChristine Lovatt2ndHey, that’s me !David Bourne3rdBoats at DerrianaCarmel SuamHighly commendedStrike a lightJohn SuamHighly commendedWastwaterDavid HulmeCommendedGypsy ladyDavid HulmeCommendedChaosCarmel Suam Advanced 1stJaws of BorrowdaleDavid Slade2ndFemale BullfinchLes Beardmore3rdMountain hareLes BeardmoreHighly commendedFemale Orange TipRichard BryantHighly commendedSearching for foodWilliam BrownHighly commendedIngredients for mischiefWendy IrwinCommendedThe grasstrackersCliff HughesCommendedThe ebbing…

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Practical night 21/10/19

Ross Pointon GPUK GFight Gear

The main focus of this evening is a studio style model photo session. Our model for the evening is Rachyy of whom you will have seen some photos in club competitions. If using lighting or working with a model is new to you, do not worry. Rachyy can fluidly auto-pose and technical help with cameras and settings will be available. Intentionally the first part will be a continuous lighting setup with classic Hollywood ‘key and kicker’. Given that it is continuous lighting you can use…

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Cheadle CATS cast photos

Cancelled. I’ve had a message today that the cast have decided not to have photos this time. I’ve been asked about taking some photos for Cheadle CATS’ next production on either Saturday 26th or Sunday 17th October. Normally I put this out, open to the club since that is notionally the basis on which it is done. I might not be available this time. It will be at Bishop Rawls Primary School, Cheadle and there are, I’ve been told, 5 cast members. If interested, please…

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Best of the rest competition – 16th September 2019

Our judge for the evening was Len Claydon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3*. With the competition being for prints that did not get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd in competitions last season there were a lot of quality images to choose from. Most of the images below are photographs of the prints taken with a ‘phone, hence the flash reflection and lower quality. Intermediate 1stOne eachIan Smith2ndPheasant reflectionDavid Bourne3rdGrand MosqueIan SmithHighly commendedBlack Country LadyChristine LovattHighly commendedThe harness raceDavid HulmeCommendedWaterview WorkshopGordon ClaytonCommendedEmbroidering in DubrovnikGordon Clayton Advanced 1stJacobean SoldierDavid…

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Key points from the colour management session 09/09/19

a) If using in-camera JPEG files, set the colourspace in the camera. b) Use the colourspace for your output. For most this will be sRGB. if you have a printer that has more than cyan, magenta, yellow and black then Adobe RGB might be better to use. c) Wider colour spaces can introduce more problems than they are worth. d) If using JPEG then setting the white balance correctly before taking the photograph is important. e) Auto-whitebalance usually does a ‘good job’ in daylight conditions.…

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Monday’s meeting is a workshop night – 9th September 2019


This is a workshop night. there will be three sessions to choose from. Each session will be repeated after the tea break. Image critique session – Paul & Irene Please bring along images that you would like some constructive critique on. These need not be ‘finished’ images and can be prints or digital files. Layers and blending – Wendy The use of layers and blending those layers into the final image. Insight into how Wendy creates her images. Colour management from capture to print –…

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