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

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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Print of the year competition 2019


Our judge for the evening was David Gibbins – ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5 As is befitting for our final competition of the season he was presented with some tough decisions due to the high standard of the entries. Intermediate 1stOil rig sunsetIan Smith2ndPilot cottagesIan Smith3rdJulieAlan LovattHighly commendedWhat are you looking atDavid BourneHighly commendedPort of Dubai -Misty skylineIan SmithCommendedSudden stopDavid BourneCommendedCanal sideAlan Lovatt Oil rig sunset – Ian Smith ( photograph of the print )Pilot cottages – Ian SmithJulie – Alan LovattWhat are you looking at – David…

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People / Portrait Competition – 01/04/19


Our judge for the evening was Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB AFIAP BPE5 Intermediate 1stWatching the world go byIan Smith2ndMinaAlan Lovatt3rdWalking to morning prayersIan SmithHighly commendedBlack Country ladyChristine LovattHighly commendedJulieAlan LovattCommendedMother and childGordon ClaytonCommendedMad HatterChristine Lovatt Advanced 1stSamDavid Slade2ndHerman’s gallery of stolen artWendy Irwin3rdViking sword maidenWendy IrwinHighly commendedJacobean soldierDavid SladeHighly commendedPortrait of AmyWendy IrwinCommendedWaitingWilliam BrownCommendedThe puffer ladyStephen Simcox People / Portrait of the year – ‘Sam’ by David Slade. WillChairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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